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Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel, a Recongnized Texas Super Lawyer, and a Top-Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by Martindale-Hubbell and American Law Media.  Practice includes commercial and business trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, including construction law, contract and tort claims, real estate, franchise, automobile dealerships, DTPA, insurance, libel/slander and First Amendment issues.  Also state and federal appeals including multiple arguments before Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    40 years
  2. Appeals: 18%
    38 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 7%
    40 years
  4. Construction: 5%
    38 years

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3333 Lee Parkway, Tenth Floor
Dallas, TX, 75219


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerAmerican Law Media2012
AV-Preeminent Peer-Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top Rated Lawyer in Construction LawMartindale-Hubbell and American Law MediaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP2007 - Present
PartnerBragg Chumlea McQuality1981 - 2007
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney Generel of Texas1976 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Law Section, State Bar of TexasFormer ChairN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John A Broderick, Inc. v Kaye Bassman International CorpSuccessful appeal for client
Francis v Gaylord PublishingSuccessful appeal for client
Houseman v Publicaciones Paso Del NorteSuccessful appeal for client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Texas School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973