Shane Eghbal joined the McCathern Dallas office in 2016 as an associate attorney and was named a partner at the firm in 2023. Since joining the firm, Shane has developed and displayed a versatile legal skillset, representing his clients in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters on both sides of the docket in state and federal court, as well as various administrative proceedings. Throughout his career, Mr. Eghbal has litigated and successfully tried a range of multi-million dollar corporate, commercial, and personal disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, director and officer liability, and personal injury claims.
In this regard, Mr. Eghbal was recognized by Top Verdict for obtaining the second highest personal injury settlement in Texas for 2021. Shortly thereafter, he was named lead associate attorney in the high-profile AstroWorld litigation in Harris County where, in conjunction with his successful commercial practice, he is representing the estate and family of a nine-year-old minor child who tragically passed away following injuries sustained at the 2021 festival in Houston.
Additionally, Mr. Eghbal has taken a lead role in negotiating corporate transactions and preparing complex corporate agreements for several multi-million dollar entities. Notably, during only his second year as an attorney, Mr. Eghbal negotiated, tailored, and ultimately oversaw the forensic examination of a national, quarter-billion dollar company, which included all servers, accounts, and devices utilized by all of the company’s officers and employees over a three-year period.
In recognition of his work, Mr. Eghbal was named to the prestigious Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for both Litigation – Labor and Employment and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in 2024.
Prior to graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Mr. Eghbal worked as a law clerk at McCathern, honing his craft and gaining hands-on experience that has demonstrably earned him a leg-up in his flourishing career as an attorney. Before law school, Mr. Eghbal worked in the accounting department at McCathern while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. From his time as an employee and law clerk at McCathern, Mr. Eghbal’s dedication to the firm has carried over into his current role as an attorney, establishing him as an invaluable asset to the firm.
While attending law school, Mr. Eghbal was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity and was involved in many other campus activities. Mr. Eghbal has also devoted many hours giving back to the community, including his volunteer work with Heart House Dallas, where he assisted with the mentoring and care-taking of disadvantaged children after school.