September 24, 2019  | By Matthew Kellogg

McCathern, PLLC is proud to announce the promotion of Dallas attorney Brett M. Chisum to partner. The firm celebrated the announcement with Mr. Chisum on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

McCathern partners are attorneys whose professional expertise has continuously served their clients well. In addition to having a track record of legal and business success, they are perpetually devoted to the McCathern team and have displayed exceptional leadership qualities that will help develop the next generations of partners at the firm.

Brett Chisum Makes Partner
Brett Chisum Celebrates Making Partner with Founding Partners Carl Evans, Levi McCathern, Arnold Shokouhi and Paul Grinke

McCathern leaders were effusive in their praise of Brett and his deserving promotion.

“I just love the guy,” said Founding Partner Levi McCathern. “Brett is a great attorney, a great father, a great husband, and a great friend. I’m proud to have him as part of our family. “

“Brett started his legal career with McCathern as a summer law clerk, and through his hard work, legal acumen, and dedication to his clients he has earned the right to be a partner at McCathern,” said McCathern Managing Partner Arnold Shokouhi. “We could not be happier to be a part of Brett’s success and are very happy to welcome him and his family into our partnership.”

Brett echoed his appreciation for the promotion and those who helped him get there. “I am grateful to the Firm’s partnership for this incredible opportunity. I also want to thank the Firm’s paralegals and legal assistants for their tireless work that puts our clients in the best position to be successful,” he said.

In addition, Brett is looking forward to continued success for his clients and the firm, stating: “Becoming partner demonstrates the Firm’s confidence in my abilities as an attorney and member of this team and it’s a tremendous honor. I’m excited to continue putting in the work necessary every day to achieve positive results for my clients.”

All of the attorneys and staff members of McCathern, PLLC wish to congratulate Brett Chisum for his achievement.

About Brett Chisum:

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, business disputes concerning shareholders, negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, RICO actions, and first-party bad faith litigation. 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. Brett practices in both Federal (all four judicial districts) and State court.

Brett was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. 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) and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL).