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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Brenda T. Cubbage
Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 2300
Dallas, TX 75201
T:Work 214-722-5194
F: Fax214-981-9203
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: University of Virginia School of Law
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Construction Litigation: Business (40%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Industry Groups: Construction, Financial Institutions, Real Estate


 Brenda T. Cubbage has practiced business and commercial trial work in North Texas for over 30 years. With an emphasis on construction, real estate, title insurance and business litigation, Ms. Cubbage has represented a broad range of individual and business clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout Texas. Ms. Cubbage co-authored, "The Complete Guide to Mechanic's and Materialman's Lien Laws of Texas", from 1985 to 2006, a publication that has been cited as authority by numerous courts in Texas, including the Texas Supreme Court.

Ms. Cubbage is also a certified attorney-mediator, and has successfully resolved thousands of disputes since 1990 in all areas of civil law, but particularly in real estate, construction, employment, eminent domain, and partnership disputes. She has been a CLE speaker on mechanic's liens, real estate and construction topics. She also serves as a private arbitrator, primarily in the areas of construction and real estate disputes. Ms. Cubbage is also licensed to practice law in the State of Wyoming.

Ms. Cubbage helped to found the firm of Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc in 2008, a majority woman-owned law firm located in Dallas. In 2014, Ms. Cubbage re-joined the Dallas office of Patton Boggs LLP which combined with Squire Sanders shortly thereafter. In June of 2015, Ms. Cubbage joined Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP as an equity partner.

Ms. Cubbage is on the Executive Board of the Girl Scouts of NE Texas and has been a board member of that organization for over ten years.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2015

About Brenda Cubbage

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Honors and Awards:

  • 2008-Recipient of the Girl Scout Honor Pin-Girl Scouts of NE Texas, 2014-Receipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award-Girl Scourts of NE Texas, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Member of the  Dallas Bar Association, Member of the Business Litigation, Construction and ADR sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association; licensed in all federal district and bankruptcy courts in TX and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 2012
  • Ms. Cubbage has served as a Board Member of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and the Tejas Council since 2004. She regularly provides pro bono legal work to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and serves on various committees, including the Executive Committee. Ms. Cubbage received the Girl Scout Honor Pin in 2008. She has served as a judge for the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Ms. Cubbage has also assisted in home building with Habitat For Humanity in Dallas.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Mediation Considerations in Eminent Domain Cases"--Eminent Domain Institute Conference, 2013
  •  "Mediation: Preparing an Eminent Domain Case from the Condemnors' and Landowners' Perspectives", Speaker, 7th Annual Conference of the Eminent Domain Institutue, 2012
  • "Conflict Resolution in Eminent Domain", Speaker, 6th Annual Conference of the Eminent Domain Institute, 2011
  • Co-author of, The Complete Guide to Mechanic's and Materialman's Lien Laws of Texas, Lexis-Nexis, 1984-2006, Construction, Financial Institutions, Real Estate

Educational Background:

  • 1975- B.A. in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, with high honors,  1981- J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law
Last Updated: 9/24/2015
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