Brett M. Chisum



Brett ChisumBrett joined McCathern in 2012 after graduating with honors from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.  Since that time, Brett has become a leader in the firm’s Banking and Mortgage section.  Brett assists his clients in a wide variety of both transactional and litigation matters, including drafting company agreements, compliance, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, business disputes concerning shareholders, negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, RICO, and workplace injury.

As a member of the firm’s Banking and Mortgage section, Brett focuses on regulatory compliance in the consumer financial services industry.  Brett 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 to ensure compliance with the new and updated federal regulations.  Brett has also provided counsel in regards to 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.

Brett practices in both Federal 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.

Representative cases and results include:

  • 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.  Attorney for Dunhill Partners.  Dunhill Partners sought recovery for damages sustained to properties from severe hail storm.  Successfully defeated two motions for summary judgment. Resulted in confidential settlement.
  • Cowboys Stadium, L.P. v. Pasco, Inc. Cause No. 348-258337-12; In the 348th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, Texas. Cowboys sought damages for Pasco’s breach of its’ suite lease agreement with Cowboys Stadium, L.P.; Settlement: Confidential.
  • Represented individual in claim against high profile car dealership for forging his signature on a lease agreement multiple times.  Obtained confidential settlement.

Brett was named to the Super Lawyers’ 2016 Rising Stars list, which includes only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 in Texas.  He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and has served on the advisory board of the Carr Cares Foundation charity founded by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.