Trial Attorneys Join Houston Office of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

DALLAS – Trial and appellate lawyer Brannon Dillard recently joined Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

Over the past 18 years, Mr. Dillard has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of litigation matters and appeals in state and federal courts across the country. His extensive litigation experience includes representing energy, oilfield services, insurance, automotive, distribution, real estate, and financial services clients in contractual, business tort, insurance coverage, partnership, real estate, intellectual property, and trade secret disputes, among others. His experience also includes handling arbitrations, including both customer and industry disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has tried cases to the bench, jury, and arbitration panels.

In addition to his diverse litigation practice, Mr. Dillard regularly provides clients with insurance coverage analysis and advice on property, liability, and other types of insurance, as well as assistance navigating the insurance claim process. He also assists clients with entity formation and related corporate governance, business guidance and planning, pre-dispute risk analysis and management, and litigation avoidance counseling.

A Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Mr. Dillard joins the firm from Winstead PC, where he had practiced since 2011. He began his career in 2004 at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP after receiving his J.D. from Baylor Law School, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers. He obtained his B.B.A. in Management from Baylor University in 2000.

“Clients know they can rely on Brannon’s tenacity and creative problem solving to successfully represent their interests when facing litigation,” says firm founder John Shackelford. “His expertise will complement the firm’s existing work to better serve the needs of our clients.”

Steve Wedemeyer, the managing partner of the firm’s Houston office, praised Mr. Dillard’s addition to the firm. “I have practiced with Brannon for over 15 years, and he is a seasoned business litigator and trusted advisor to his clients. He has deep Houston roots, and his addition will help expand the breadth of services we are able to provide our clients on their legal needs in Texas and beyond.”

Also joining Shackelford’s Houston office is litigation associate Joseph Colvin Jr. Mr. Colvin’s practice focuses on matters involving fiduciary duty issues, commercial disputes, non-competition agreements, fraud, trade secrets, contract disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Colvin has significant trial experience in both state and federal courts and has taken jury trials to verdict.

Mr. Colvin joins Shackelford from Hughes Watters Askanase LLP. He earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2011. He obtained his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, graduating summa cum laude in 2008.

In describing Mr. Colvin, Mr. Wedemeyer noted, “Joseph is a skilled litigator whose impressive resumé already includes substantial trial experience.”

“We are thrilled to add Brannon and Joseph to our growing Houston office and litigation team,” Mr. Shackelford added.


About Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP  

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, is a transactional, litigation, aviation and entertainment law firm with attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston, Frisco, Fort Worth, and Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Learn more about the firm at   

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