Levi G. McCathern, II is recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyers in Texas. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – a double certification held by only 26 of the 87,000 attorneys in Texas.
Mr. McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.
Mr. McCathern serves as primary trial counsel for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., the Jerry Jones Family and their related entities, and is panel counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in the specialty areas of Business Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Law, Advertising Injury, and more.
He has been named to Super Lawyers’ coveted group of elite practitioners in Texas for more than 15 years. He achieved this milestone in 2003 and 2004 and every year from 2008 through 2019. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list, designed to identify the state’s top attorneys, is based on a statewide survey of attorneys, independent research, and evaluation of candidates. Mr. McCathern has was also selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine for Business/Commercial Litigation in 2016 & 2014 and for General Corporate Law in 2012. He is also listed as one of America’s Top 100 Bet-The Company Litigators.
Mr. McCathern was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1993. He started as an associate with Godwin & Carlton, P.C. and, in less than 5 years, was named as the youngest shareholder in the firm’s history. On October 1, 1998, he founded McCathern Wadlington Mooty, LLP. He is licensed to practice in Texas and New York, and is admitted for practice in all Texas state and federal district courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all state courts in New York, and all federal district courts of Arkansas.
Mr. McCathern obtained a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1990, where he was selected Phi Beta Kappa. In 1993, he earned a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University, where he became a member of the Order of Barristers. While in school, he served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Travis, Texas.
Levi McCathern brings an "everyman" perspective to his vibrant practice that juries love and is seldom found in Texas litigation. His strength is the same both in and out of the courtroom — relating to all people, from blue collar workers to CEOs, on their level. Levi has been interviewed and quoted by many leading media organizations, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesmen, and The Houston Chronicle.