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Braden M Wayne

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  • From the courtroom to the boardroom, Braden M. Wayne provides corporate litigation and business counsel services to an array of clients, from financial institutions and healthcare providers to third-party insurers and retailers. 

    In 2018, Braden was selected by D Magazine as one of Dallas' Best Attorneys Under 40 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

  • About

    A native Dallasite, Braden has a passion for helping local businesses navigate the corporate and legal terrain of North Texas.

    Prior to rejoining SettlePou, Braden served as General Counsel for one of the largest diamond wholesalers and jewelry retailers in the country, where he was responsible for all legal matters, human resources, real estate acquisitions, and enterprise growth.

    Braden is a member of SettlePou’s Commercial Litigation and Business Counsel Services Sections.

    Braden graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Richmond where he studied philosophy and was a member of the Men's Ice Hockey Team, and the SMU Dedman School of Law where he was a Dean's Scholar. 

  • Education

    University of Richmond, B.A. 2007
    • Magna Cum Laude
    Southern Methodist University, J.D. 2010
    • Cum Laude
    • Dean’s Scholar
  • Admissions & Honors


    D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40, 2018

    Super Lawyers, Rising Star


    Texas, 2010

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

    U.S District Court, Eastern District of Texas

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (pro hac vice)

    U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (pro hac vice)

    National Arbitration Forum

  • Associations

    State Bar of Texas

    Dallas Bar Association – Business Litigation Section

    Dallas Bar Association – Corporate Counsel Section

    Cardozo Legal Society

    Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

    CASA Young Professionals

  • Articles & Presentations

    Co-Author: Corporate Cloak & Industrial Dagger: When Competitive Intelligence Becomes Economic Espionage, 26th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course, September 2013

    Speaker: EGL Overgrading & Other Legal Traps, Texas Jewelers' Association Annual Event, October 2018

    Co-Author: Surface Water: Valuable Resource or Common Enemy? SettlePou SPeak, May 2011

    Author: Another Win for Texas LLCs, SettlePou SPeak, February 2016

    Author: Domain Games: Trademark Protection in the Digital Age, SettlePou SPeak, July 2016

    Author: Out of State Business Registration in Texas, SettlePou SPeak, November 2017


    Mitchell v. American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., et al.,No. 13-12-00649-CV, 2013 Tex. App. Lexis 11570 (Tex.App.—Corpus Christi September 12, 2013)

    Pate v. Zeintz, No. 4:09cv643, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 44897 (E.D. Tex., March 9, 2011) 

    Diamond Consortium, LLC d/b/a Diamond Doctor v. Brian Cummings, FA1605001675435 (National Arbitration Forum, June 24, 2016)

    Diamond Consortium Inc. v. Manookian,  2017 WL 1495091 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 26, 2017)

    Diamond Consortium, Inc. v. Mark Hammervold, Hammervold, PLC,  No. 17-40582 (5th Cir. 2018)