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Bradley E. McLain

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  • After graduating from college with a degree in Political Science, Bradley E. McLain first worked for a law firm in Dallas and then for his congressman in Washington, D.C. Those experiences led him to pursue a law degree, and he is now a member of SettlePou's Insurance Defense, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Litigation, and Eminent Domain & Condemnation practices.  In recent years, Brad has also developed an extensive appellate practice representing clients in appeals and original proceedings before the Texas Courts of Appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.   

    Areas of Practice:
    Commercial Litigation
    Financial Services Litigation
    Insurance Defense
    Eminent Domain & Condemnation

  • About

    Brad analyzes issues objectively and critically, assessing the strengths and weakness of each claim or defense in order to help clients evaluate the financial risks and benefits of their case to obtain the result that is in their best interests.

    When he’s not at the office Brad enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs taking walks around White Rock Lake, playing golf, and running, having completed a full-marathon and several half-marathons. He is also a devoted lifelong fan of the local professional sports teams, especially the Texas Rangers along with his Texas A&M Aggies. He is actively involved in his church, Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he has led several small groups.  He recently completed his Masters of Theological Studies at SMU Perkins School of Theology pursuing his lifelong interest in theology and church history.  He is also a music enthusiast and attends live music events whenever his schedule permits.


  • Education

    Texas A&M University, College Station, B.A., 1997 (magna cum laude)

    University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003; Legal Research Board, The Review of Litigation

    Southern Methodist University, Masters of Theological Studies, 2015 (summa cum laude)


  • Admissions & Honors

    Texas State Bar Admittance, 2003

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2003

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2008

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2009

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2009

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014

  • Associations

    Dallas Bar Association

    Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


  • Articles & Presentations

    Author, “State Valuation Methodology in Condemnation of Outdoor Advertising Property Interests” by. J. Allen Smith and Bradley E. McLain, OAAA Webinar

    Author, “The Rule 263 Trial By Agreement,” by J. Allen Smith and Bradley E. McLain, Texas Lawyer

    Martinez v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., No. 03–14–00721–CV, 2015 WL 7698090, (Tex. App.—Austin Nov. 15. 2015, pet. denied).

    Boren v. U.S. Nat’l Bank Ass’n., 807 F.3d 99 (5th Cir. 2015)

    Jett v. Am. Home Mortgage Serv. Inc., 614 Fed.Appx. 711 (5th Cir. 2015)

    Mt. Pleasant Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Elliott, No. 06–13–00115–CV, 2014 WL 1513291, (Tex. App.—Texarkana April 17, 2014, pet. denied).

    Graman v. IBP Retail No. 5., L.P.,  No. 05–12–00565–CV, 2013 WL 3956920, (Tex. App.—Dallas July 30, 2013, no pet.)

  • Articles & Presentations Continued

    State v. Moore Outdoor Prop., L.P., 416 S.W.3d 237 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2013, pet. denied)

    Loewe v. Commons at Willowbrook, Inc., No. 14-07-00265-CV, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 9294, (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008, no pet.) (mem. op.)

    Harris County Flood Control Distr. v. Roberts, 252 S.W.3d 667 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no pet.)

    City of Houston v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., 233 S.W.3d 441 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, no pet.)