Blake Brownshadel

Blake BrownshadelWilliam D. Dunn

Blake spent the first seven years of his practice at the world’s largest law firm, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes. Under the tutelage of some of the top litigators in the country, Blake honed his advocacy skills and made business litigation in Texas state court his wheelhouse to thrive in. Blake has first-chair experience as a trial lawyer in Texas state court, taking one case to a successful jury verdict and another case to a successful bench verdict.

While Blake’s footprint is in Texas, he also handles state and federal cases across the country in a range of industries, including general commercial, energy, and financial sectors pertaining to contract disputes, defamation, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, intentional interference with business relationships, theft of trade secrets, and other business torts. In August 2017, Blake left Dentons US LLP to join Dunn Sheehan LLP to grow his own client base and expand his practice.

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.
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