Jesse Copeland



Jesse Copeland joined McCathern in 2020 as an associate attorney (pending bar results) at the firm’s Dallas office. Jesse is focusing his early career work on Real Estate Transactions, Oil & Gas, Construction Litigation, Corporate Services, and Business & Commercial Litigation, gaining valuable experience in these practice areas working alongside McCathern’s seasoned attorneys.

Jesse earned his juris doctor from the SMU Dedman School of Law. While there, he was a Student Bar Association Mentor from 2018-2019 and a director of the mentorship program from 2019-2020. In 2019 he competed on the Energy Law Negotiations Team and from 2019-2020 he was the president of the Real Estate Law Association. Jesse was also a member of the Corporate Counsel Externship Program in the fall of 2019 and worked at the Corporate offices of Pizza Hut.

Prior to law school, Jesse graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in business administration. While there he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was chairman of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Chilifest, Inc., which has raised over $3.5 million for charities in the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas of Texas.

Jesse lives in the Dallas area with his fiancée and is an avid golf and fitness enthusiast.