Brett M. Chisum
Brett Chisum joined McCathern as an Associate in 2012. He currently practices in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus in employment litigation, the mortgage and banking industry, and federal compliance matters for mortgage loan servicers based on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Brett worked with one of the largest preparers of residential mortgage documents in the country, and prepared them for the sweeping industry-wide changes associated with the Dodd-Frank Act. He continues to work with that company at McCathern, ensuring it meets compliance standards for every state in which it transacts business. Brett also authored a lengthy article on the impact the Dodd-Frank Act will have on lenders, as well as consumers seeking a mortgage loan.
Brett is a cum laude graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in broadcasting. Prior to attending law school, Brett was a Program Director and radio personality for Clear Channel Radio in Amarillo, Texas, and later served in many capacities for CBS Radio’s KVIL in Dallas.
Brett graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While attending law school, he was involved in numerous activities, including moot court and negotiation competitions, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity, and was a student member of the William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court.
Brett is currently in the process of being admitted to all Texas state and federal courts and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. In his spare time, Brett enjoys traveling, golf, cycling, photography and raising awareness for adoptable dogs and cats in local shelters.