Skip to main content
Jimmy Frank Chester

Jimmy Frank Chester

also known as Jim Chester, J. F. (Jim) Chester

About me

I am a business & innovation lawyer, and I help people and solve problems for a living.


My law firm provides core legal representation to innovation and intellectual property-based companies operating interstate, internationally, and/or on the Internet.


Experienced business attorney with over a decade spent advising Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and mid-sized companies in a variety of industries regarding:
- business formation and transactions;
- trademark, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property protection & licensing;
- international business transactions, agreements and joint ventures; and
- import/export and other international trade regulations.  


Photos and videos

701124 1358534548

701124 1358534537

701124 1358534483

701124 1358534468

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    18 years
  2. Business: 35%
    18 years
  3. International Law: 15%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Jason Eric Kipness

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jason Kipness Animal & Dog Bites Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rustin Scott Polk

    Jim is hard-charger with the smarts to get it done. I've had the pleasure of seeing his organizational skills and his work ethic, and both are off the charts. Highly recommended.


    Rustin Polk Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chester Jeter Siekierski LLP

6301 Gaston Ave
Suite 730
Dallas, TX, 75214


DCActive 200405/26/2013
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199710/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
FellowDallas Bar Foundation2010
FellowTexas Bar Foundation2009
Texas Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Texas Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2008
College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2006
Best Paper AwardCLUTE Institute2005
Alumni AmbassadorTexas A & M University2000
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChester Jeter Siekierski LLP2013 - Present
CEO/PrincipalCHESTER, PLLC2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBaylor University School of Law2001 - Present
PartnerKlemchuk Kubasta, LLP2010 - 2011
ShareholderCowles & Thompson, A Professional Corporation2008 - 2010
Managing PartnerChester Associates, PLLC2003 - 2008
AssociateBraumiller & Rodriguez, LLC1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
GREATER EAST DALLAS CHAMBERDirector & Chair, Entrepreneur & Innovation Committee2015 - Present
Metroplex Technology Business CouncilMember, Innovation Team2012 - 2014
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2008 - 2012
International Trademark AssociationMember2008 - 2013
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2006 - 2012
Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationRegulatory Committee2004 - 2012
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - 2013
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember1999 - 2005
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ecommerce company acquisitionclosed
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Chester's Guide to International Trade RegulationChester's Guide to International Trade Regulation2008
HR QuarterlyThe Accidental Exporter: Examining the Deemed Export Rule2006
Texas LawyerCreating Profits thru Savings using Foreign-Trade Zones2005
National Law JournalCAtching the 'Tweeners: Overlapping Issues between IP and International Trade2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterInternational Economic LawLL.M - Master of Laws2000
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Texas A&M University, CommerceEconomics/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Issues in International TradeLegal Issues in International Trade2008
International Trade FinanceLegal Issues involved in International trade finance2008
Exports Controls and TechnologyExport Controls and Technology2008
Monthly Section MeetingPracticing Law in a Flat World: A Discussion of Common International Legal Issues2007
Monthly MeetingImporting into the US: Procedures; Pitfalls, and Possibilities2006
Annual ConferenceInternational Trade Issues in Tech Transfers2006
Trade Mission to TaiwanDoing Business with the U.S2003