Blake J. Brownshadel

Blake Brownshadel

Phone 972.764.8334 

Blake joined Dunn Sheehan LLP in 2017 after spending seven years at the world’s largest law firm, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the county in high-stakes litigation. Blake has extensive first-chair experience as a trial lawyer in Texas state court, taking multiple cases to successful verdicts. While Blake’s footprint is in Texas, he handles complex cases across the country across a range of litigation topics, including contract disputes, fraud, negligence, intentional interference with business relationships, theft of trade secrets, and other business torts.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained seven figure judgment following four day bench trial in Texas state court for a small business owner in property tax lending dispute.
  • Successfully defended several healthcare officers and directors against wrongful fraudulent billing claims.
  • Successfully defeated national moving company’s dispositive motion under the Carmack Amendment in favor of small business owner in interstate transport dispute.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, 2010, JD, Managing Editor, Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
  • The University of Texas at Austin, 2005, BS, Neurobiology

Admissions

  • Texas
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Miscellaneous

  • In July 2017, Blake led a trial team to help score a major victory on behalf of Lucky, a 57-year-old Asian elephant living at the San Antonio Zoo. The Lucky team defeated the Zoo’s motion for summary judgment, which will allow the case to proceed to trial in October. In the suit, brought in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Zoo is accused of multiple violations of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). The Lucky team fought to prove that the Zoo's inadequate enclosure and conditions have caused, and continue to cause, physical and psychological harm to Lucky. The Western District of Texas agreed with the Lucky team's interpretation of the ESA, and also agreed that the Zoo's self-proclaimed compliance with the Animal Welfare Act did not protect it from liability under the ESA.

Accolades

Nominated to the Texas Rising Stars 2018 and 2019