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Joseph F. Cleveland Jr.

Joseph F. Cleveland Jr.

Practice areas:

Litigation, Intellectual Property, Antitrust & Trade Law, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
  2. Litigation: 40%
    24 years, 200 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. Antitrust & Trade Law: 10%

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Contact Info

Brackett & Ellis, A Professional Corporation

100 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commercial and Intellectual Property LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2008
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Texas Super Lawyer, Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Top Attorney, Anti-trust and Intellectual Property LitigationFort Worth, Texas Magazine2006
Texas Super Lawyer--Business LitigationTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2005
Top Attorney, Business/Commercial LitigationFort Worth, Texas Magazine2003
Tarrant County Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardTarrant County Young Lawyers Association2002
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Top Attorney, Business/Comercial LitigationFort Worth Magazine2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Briefing AttorneyUnited States District Court, Northern District of Texas1990 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--San AntonioConferee2011 - 2011
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--New OrleansConferee2009 - 2009
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--San AntonioConferee2007 - 2007
Tarrant County Bar FoundationFellow2006 - Present
Advisory Panel for the reappointment of the Honorable Paul D. Stickney to United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas DivisionMember2006 - 2006
Tarrant County Bar AssociationDirector2004 - 2005
Advisory Panel for the reappointment of the Honorable Charles Bleil to United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth DivisionChair2004 - 2004
Federal Bar Association (Fort Worth chapter)President2004 - Present
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--AustinConferee2004 - 2004
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtBarrister2002 - 2003
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--DallasConferee2002 - 2002
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--New OrleansConferee2001 - 2001
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--San AntonioConferee2000 - 2000
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--HoustonConferee1999 - 1999
District Court Advisory Committtee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasCo-Chair1998 - 2006
Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference--New OrleansConferee1998 - 1998
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationTreasurer1994 - 1995
State Bar CollegeMember1993 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember1992 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rotella v. Wood, 528 U.S. 549 (2000)United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed dismissal of Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claim involving insurance fraud
MGE UPS Systems, Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial, Inc., 612 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 2010)United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered a take nothing judgment in favor of General Electric in an appeal of a multi-million dollar jury verdict.
Arkoma Basin Project, LP v. West Fork Energy Co., LLP, 2010 WL 2711088 (5th Cir. 2010)United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a take nothing jury verdict in a securities fraud and breach of contract case involving the oil and gas industry.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Fort Worth Business PressMissappropriation of Trade Secrets2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Texas Christian UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Law SectionMisappropriation of Trade Secrets--Procedures for Handling New Employees to Avoid Liability2009