Levi G. McCathern, II is recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyers in Texas. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – a double certification held by only 26 of the 87,000 attorneys in Texas.
He specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.
Levi serves as primary trial counsel for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., the Jerry Jones Family and their related entities, and is panel counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in the specialty areas of Business Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Law, Advertising Injury, and more.
He has been named to Super Lawyers’ coveted group of elite practitioners in Texas for more than 15 years. He achieved this milestone in 2003 and 2004 and every year from 2008 through 2019. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list, designed to identify the state’s top attorneys, is based on a statewide survey of attorneys, independent research, and evaluation of candidates. Levi was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine for Business/Commercial Litigation in 2016 & 2014 and for General Corporate Law in 2012. Levi was listed by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2021 edition) for Litigation – Labor and Employment. He is also listed as one of America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, an invitation-only honor bestowed upon trial attorneys with successful experience in high-stakes business litigation matters.
In 1993, Levi was licensed to practice law in Texas. He started as an associate with Godwin & Carlton, P.C. and, in less than 5 years, was named as the youngest shareholder in the firm’s history. On October 1, 1998, Levi founded McCathern Wadlington Mooty, LLP. He is licensed to practice in Texas and New York, and is admitted for practice in all Texas state and federal district courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all state courts in New York, and all federal district courts of Arkansas.
Levi was born in the small town of Perryton, Texas and obtained a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1990, where he was selected Phi Beta Kappa. In 1993, he earned a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University, where he became a member of the Order of Barristers. While in school, Levi served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Travis, Texas. Levi brings an “everyman” perspective to his vibrant practice that juries love and is seldom found in Texas litigation. His strength is the same both in and out of the courtroom — relating to all people, from blue collar workers to CEOs, on their level.
Levi has been interviewed and quoted by many leading media organizations, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesmen, and The Houston Chronicle.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||11/24/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Lawyers in Dallas||D Magazine||2017|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyers in Dallas||D Magazine||2014|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Lawyers in Dallas||D Magazine||2012|
|Texas Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2003|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||N/A|
|Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||N/A|
|Managing Partner||McCathern Law||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Godwin & Carlton, PC||1993 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Baylor University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Baylor University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Rios v. Dr. Pepper|
|John Poteet v. Lide Industries, Inc.|
|Omnibus International, Inc. v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd , and American Blast Fax Inc.|