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Brett Matthew Chisum

Business Attorney at Dallas, TX

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Brett M. Chisum joined McCathern in 2012 after graduating with honors from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and was named a partner in 2019. Brett handles a wide variety of both transactional and litigation matters, including drafting company agreements, providing regulatory compliance, pursuing and defending claims based on breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, commercial real estate litigation, business disputes concerning shareholders, negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, RICO actions, and first-party bad faith litigation.

In particular, Brett represents property owners that suffer damage arising from wind and hail storms, and has successfully obtained millions of dollars for his clients to assist in the repair efforts. In a notable example, Brett’s work on behalf of his client Dunhill Partners contributed to the successful defeat of two motions for summary judgement which eventually resulted in a confidential settlement (see full story here). In a separate 2018 case, Brett successfully represented a commercial property owner that suffered severe hail damage to a multifamily property that also reached a confidential settlement.

In addition to his work on transactional and litigation matters, Brett is part of McCathern’s Banking & Mortgage Section, where he focuses on regulatory compliance in the consumer financial services industry. He has provided guidance to his clients regarding the sweeping regulatory changes that occurred with the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This included providing legal opinions and drafting various mortgage instruments and disclosures to ensure compliance with the new and updated federal regulations. Brett has also provided counsel in regards to judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, Regulations X and Z, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and more. In addition to residential real estate work, Brett’s work in this section includes representing land developers and financial institutions in litigation involving commercial real estate and commercial leases.

Brett practices in both Federal (all four judicial districts) and State court, and has obtained favorable outcomes representing clients including professional sports franchises, hospitality companies, C-Level executives, commercial property management companies, transportation companies, small businesses, and individuals.

Brett was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. This list includes the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Texas. In 2019, Brett was also named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars Up and Coming 100 attorneys in Texas, which recognizes the state’s top Rising Stars. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) and has served on the advisory board of the Carr Cares Foundation charity founded by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.

Licensed for 10 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/23/2022

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McCathern, PLLC
3710 Rawlins St
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX, 75219-4258
McCathern Law
One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX, 75034
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCathern, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Undergraduate
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company v. Dunhill Partners, Inc. et. al
  • Settlement

Associations

  • Carr Cares Foundation
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
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Publications

  • McCathern's Banking and Mortgage Regulatory Update
  • May Update
  • 2013
  • McCathern's Banking and Mortgage Regulatory Update
  • April Update
  • 2013
  • McCathern's Banking and Mortgage Regulatory Update
  • March Update
  • 2013
  • McCathern's Banking and Mortgage Regulatory Update
  • January Update
  • 2013
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Banking Attorney | Aug 17
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 06
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 06
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Banking Attorney | Jun 06
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Commercial real estate Attorney | May 13
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Dallas Business Lawyer Brett Matthew Chisum
Brett Matthew Chisum
Business Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 10 years