Arnold Shokouhi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Dallas, TX

McCathern, PLLC
 | 3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-741-2662
Fax: 214-741-4717
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Banking (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Arnold Shokouhi is an equity owner and the Managing Partner for McCathern. Arnold currently practices in the area of commercial, director and officer liability, and employment litigation.

Arnold also heads McCathern's Banking and Mortgage section, and has extensive experience in the mortgage banking industry. His section handles everything from drafting mortgage documents to dealing with state and federal compliance matters for financial institutions and service providers.

Additionally, his experience handling transactional matters has given him the ability to effectively filter through the intricacies of complex commercial litigation matters. Arnold has played a critical role in the litigation of multi-million dollar disputes between billion dollar corporations. For example, Arnold took the lead role for Cowboys Stadium, L.P. in the litigation involving the highly publicized suite lawsuits at Cowboys Stadium.

Arnold’s experiences allow him to represent both small and large clients in the commercial and employment litigation arenas. Arnold follows the belief of there being no small client or matter, and handles all clients and matters with the utmost diligence and importance.

As Managing Partner, Arnold has overseen an 88% growth in the firm in 2013. He has spearheaded an expansion of McCathern that has seen office openings in Houston and Los Angeles. Arnold has worked closely with the management of the firm to expand the vision and brand of McCathern by increasing practice sections and markets sectors that have a synergy with McCathern's existing business. Arnold believes in the firm's slogan of "Improving People's Lives" and attempts to incorporate that in every aspect of his management of the firm.

Arnold was raised in Austin, Texas and moved to the Dallas area in 1999 to attend Southern Methodist University. Arnold received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Consulting (a hybrid finance/accounting degree) from the Cox School of Business in 2003. He received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where he earned a certificate of concentration in corporate law.

Arnold was licensed to practice law by the State of Texas in 2006 and the State of California in 2011. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Young Lawyers Association. Arnold is also licensed to practice law in all the United States District Courts in both Texas and California.

Arnold was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star® list in 2013, 2014 & 2015. Additionally, Arnold was named by D Magazine as a Dallas' Best Lawyer for Banking in 2014 and 2015. He was selected as one of only 20 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law for 2015 by Texas Lawyer.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Banking (50%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Business Organizations


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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About Arnold Shokouhi

Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected as one of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas for Banking, D Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2015
  • Selected as one of twenty Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law by Texas Lawyer. , Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law, Texas Lawyer, 2015
  • Selected as one of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas for Banking, D Best Lawyers, D Magazine , 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of concentration in Corporate Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern Districts of Texas
  • California
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Cox School of Business, B.B.A. in Financial Consulting (a hybrid finance/accounting degree), 2003

Industry Groups

  • Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)


  • “Arnold has embraced his role as Managing Partner and has spurred the tremendous growth of this firm.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Arnold Shokouhi

3710 Rawlins Street
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-741-2662

Fax: 214-741-4717


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Last Updated: 11/28/2017

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