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Brett M. Chisum - Dallas, TX

3710 Rawlins StreetSuite 1600 Dallas, TX 75219

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Updated: 10/28/2020

Dallas Business & Commercial Litigation Lawyer


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 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, commercial real estate litigation, business disputes concerning shareholders, negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, RICO actions, and first-party bad faith litigation.

In particular, Brett represents property owners that suffer damage arising from wind and hail storms, and has successfully obtained millions of dollars for his clients to assist in the repair efforts. In a notable example, Brett's work on behalf of his client Dunhill Partners contributed to the successful defeat of two motions for summary judgement which eventually resulted in a confidential settlement. In a separate 2018 case, Brett successfully represented a commercial property owner that suffered severe hail damage to a multifamily property that also reached a confidential settlement.

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. He has provided guidance to his clients regarding the sweeping regulatory changes that occurred with the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This included providing legal opinions and drafting various mortgage instruments and disclosures to ensure compliance with the new and updated federal regulations. Brett has also provided counsel in regards to judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, Regulations X and Z, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and more. In addition to residential real estate work, Brett's work in this section includes representing land developers and financial institutions in litigation involving commercial real estate and commercial leases.

Brett practices in both Federal (all four judicial districts) and State court, and has obtained favorable outcomes representing clients including professional sports franchises, hospitality companies, C-Level executives, commercial property management companies, transportation companies, small businesses, and individuals.

Brett was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. 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), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) and has served on the advisory board of the Carr Cares Foundation charity founded by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.

About Brett M. Chisum

Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Banking & Mortgage
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Insurance Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Other Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association (DBA) (Member)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) (Member)


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 2012
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
  • West Texas A&M University in Canyon, 2004
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Mass Communications
    Major: Emphasis in Broadcasting

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Board, Carr Cares Foundation


Other Sources of Feedback About Brett M. Chisum

Included on the 2022 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Brett M. Chisum on Super Lawyers


  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 - 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars Up and Coming 100 attorneys in Texas, 2019 - Present


Office Information


3710 Rawlins StreetSuite 1600 Dallas, TX 75219


  • (214) 741-4717

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30 to 6:00


Representative Cases

  • State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company v. Dunhill Partners, Inc., d/b/a Dunhill Property Management, et al. Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-03770-P, in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
  • Cowboys Stadium, L.P. v. Pasco, Inc. Case No. 348-258337-12; In the 348th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, Texas
  • National Land Records, LLC v. PeirsonPatterson, LLP and Digital Docs, Inc., Case No. 15-02287-158; in the 158th Judicial District Court, Denton County, Texas

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