Mr. Levi Glenn McCathern, II

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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.

He 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.

Levi 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 10 years. He achieved this milestone in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 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. Levi has also been 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.

In 1993, Levi was licensed to practice law in Texas. 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, Levi 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.

Levi was born in the small town of Perryton, Texas and 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, Levi served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Travis, Texas. Levi 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.

Here are just a few of the many news articles where Levi has been quoted:

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones testifying today in Super Bowl XLV seating trial The Dallas Morning News

Lawsuit Says Texas Students Wrapped Rope Around Black Girl’s Neck The New York Times

Texas girl’s neck burn from school outing ignites dispute Fox News

Super Bowl ticket holders appeal award over Cowboys Stadium seats The Dallas Morning News

Sexual assault lawsuit against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dismissed USA TODAY

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Trucking
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Services
  • Employment Law
  • ERISA and Non-Subscription
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Large Loss Subrogation
  • Liquor Liability
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Casualty and Bad Faith Defense
  • Directory and Officers Liability
  • Restaurant and Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-741-2662  Phone
214-741-4717  Fax
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; 1993, Texas; New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Dallas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas

Peer Reviews

Dallas, Texas

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