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Mitchell C. Chaney

Mitchell C. Chaney

Managing Partner

Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: 956-295-3070
866-345-9545
Fax: 956-541-2170
Email: Email Me
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyers Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Railroad Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1981
  • Texas, 1982
  • Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. – 1981
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.A. – 1978

Published Works

  • “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Texas” (Co-Author), National Business Institute, Inc.
  • “Daubert Update: Admissibility of Expert Testimony In The Wake of Kumho Tire” (Co-Author), National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • “Spoliation in Texas”, Texas Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Classes/Seminars

  • University of Kansas School of Law-Deposition Skills Workshop, 2010 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell, for over 25 years
  • Texas Super Lawyers, by Thomson Reuters, 2004 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward White Inc.,  2009-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice
  • Bar Association of Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Cameron County Bar Association, Awards Chairman, 1988 – 1989
  • Cameron County Bar Association, Director, 1988 – 1990
  • City of Brownsville, Heritage Council, Heritage Review Committee, 1999 – 2001
  • City of Brownsville Heritage Council, President, 1998 – Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Lawyers Professionalism and Ethics Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Products Liability Advisory Counsel, Sustaining Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, 1995
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2006
  • Texas Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • City of Brownsville, Brownsville Citizens Advisory Committee, 1992 – 1996
  • State Bar of Texas, Young Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Dropout Prevention/Literacy Committee, 1989 – 1990
  • State Bar of Texas, Young Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Rights of the Homeless Committee, 1990 – 1991
  • State Bar of Texas, Young Lawyers Association, Director, District 15, 1989 – 1991
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, United States Magistrate Merit Selection Panel, 1998
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, United States Magistrate Merit Selection Panel, 2000
  • West Brownsville Little League, Board of Directors, 1992 – 1994
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Council Member
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Board of Governors


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