M. Brandon Waddell
Banking and Financial Institutions
Direct Dial: 214.979.7420
Mr. Waddell concentrates his practice on construction and business litigation matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Waddell has represented a wide variety of businesses and individuals including contractors, architects, engineers, Fortune 500 companies, commercial landlords, and software development companies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Waddell served as an associate at Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, L.L.P.
Mr. Waddell received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance from the Baylor University in 2000. He attended Baylor University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review prior to earning his law degree in 2003. Mr. Waddell then obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Represented various contractors, architects and engineers in drafting and negotiating construction contracts, preparing liens and defending construction disputes including professional liability claims in excess of $10,000,000.00.
Represented commercial landlord in defense of claims for breach of lease agreement valued in excess of $45,000,000.00. Obtained favorable settlement for client.
Represented publisher in defense of copyright infringement claims. Obtained settlement for less than 1% of the $9,000,000.00 in damages sought by the opposing party.
Represented a national restaurant financing association in successful defense of a class action.
Represented international restaurant chain in its successful defense of an application to designate its Dallas location as a historical landmark.
Represented numerous financial institutions in recovery of debt and collateral valued in excess of $7,500,000.00.
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
- State Bar of Texas (2003)
- State Bar of Oklahoma (2009)
- American Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Named a Texas “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Media, Inc. (as published in Texas Monthly Magazine) in 2010 and 2011. Less than 2.5% of Texas attorneys under the age of 40 are named to the “Rising Stars” list each year.