Chad’s practice includes nonsubscriber employer representation related to liability and ERISA matters, banking and commercial law, oil & gas, commercial transportation, employment law, general liability and collections. A portion of his practice is devoted to assisting employers who have opted out of the Texas Worker’s Compensation System – known as nonsubscribers – in connection with claims for benefits and liability claims made by injured employees. He is well versed in the area of federal preemption as it relates to employee injury claims covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), and he offers representation to clients from the time a claim arises and through to trial when required.

Mullin Hoard & Brown’s banking practice group handles both transactional and litigation matters and the group provides training presentations for banks that include subjects including UCC filings, records requests, foreclosures and employment matters.

The firm’s commercial transportation group handles defense of commercial vehicle accidents, drug and alcohol testing, cargo claims and OSHA issues as they impact the transportation industry.

Chad began his practice in the West Texas area where he gained valuable experience, both inside and outside the courtroom, representing both individual and commercial clients. He continued throughout his career to handle matters in West Texas, and he moved to Dallas in 1998 and has represented several large and small companies in the DFW area and throughout the state.

Chad was raised in Levelland, Texas. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University in 1992. In 1995, he earned his law degree, with honors, from Texas Tech University where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He was licensed to practice law in November of 1995, and he is admitted to practice before all state courts in Texas as well as the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Bar Admissions

State Courts
  • Texas (1995)
U.S. District Courts
  • Eastern District of Texas (2004)
  • Southern District of Texas (2004)
  • Western District of Texas (2004)
  • Northern District of Texas (1997)

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • TXANS – Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers