Brad Caldwell is a principal at Caldwell Cassady & Curry. He is a trial lawyer who focuses on patent infringement and complex commercial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Caldwell’s courtroom success before judges, juries, and arbitration panels includes cases involving digital media, telecommunications and computer networking, data security, computer imaging, medical devices, enterprise software, banking technology, and oilfield services.
Mr. Caldwell consistently is recognized by his peers in the legal community based on his work in patent disputes and business litigation. In 2019, he became the only lawyer in Texas and one of only 10 in the country to be named a "Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar" by the national legal news publication Law360 based on courtroom victories during the past year. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by his legal peers and the publishers of D Magazine since 2016 and an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the publishers of The National Law Journal. He was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer magazine two different times in 2016 after scoring record-setting patent infringement verdicts against Apple Inc. Mr. Caldwell also was one of five lawyers nationwide and the only Texas attorney to be named to the Law360 2017 Rising Stars list in the intellectual property category. The publishers of Texas Lawyer newspaper also named him on the 2017 Lawyers on the Rise list for his work in patent cases.
In addition to earning a spot in The Best Lawyers in America since 2016, Mr. Caldwell has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America since 2014. He also has earned selection to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list since 2015 and the affiliated Texas Rising Stars list (2006-2009, 2011-2015) based on his work in patent cases. His role in helping a client win a $250 million patent verdict was featured in a 2009 profile article published by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, Mr. Caldwell was named a leading U.S. patent litigator by the publishers of The Legal 500, and he previously was honored by D Magazine in its annual listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40.
Prior to founding Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Mr. Caldwell was a principal at McKool Smith. At the University of Texas School of Law, he received the Dean’s Achievement Award in Patent Litigation. Before attending law school, Mr. Caldwell earned a degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He now serves as a member of the electrical engineering department’s External Advisory & Development Council. During an externship from Texas A&M, Mr. Caldwell worked for a year as an electrical engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, where he obtained a top-secret security clearance and was awarded multiple merit-based citations.