Brenda T. Cubbage

Top rated business litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Calhoun Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
Brenda T. Cubbage
Calhoun Bhella & Sechrest, LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Construction litigation, Alternative dispute resolution

Licensed in Texas since: 1982

Education: University of Virginia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2022

Calhoun Bhella & Sechrest, LLP

325 N. St. Paul Street
Suite 2300
Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-722-5194 Email: Brenda T. Cubbage Visit website


 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. For 2022, she has been named a Best Lawyer in the area of alternative dispute resolution by D Magazine.

She has been a CLE speaker on mechanic's liens, real estate, eminent domain 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 merged with Squire Sanders shortly thereafter. In June of 2015, Ms. Cubbage joined Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP as an equity partner.

Ms. Cubbage has served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas for the past 15 years, including on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Property Committee. She is presently the Chair of the Outdoor Leadership Task Force for GSNETX. She is the recipient of the Honor Pin, Spirit of Excellence Award and the Thanks Badge, the highest honor given to adult volunteer Girl Scouts.

First Admitted: 1982, Texas

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Ms. Cubbage has served as a Board Member of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and the Tejas Council from 2004-2019 and from 2021-2022. She regularly provides pro bono legal work to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and has served on various committees, including the Executive Committee from 2015-2018. Ms. Cubbage received the Girl Scout Honor Pin in 2008, the Spirit of Excellence Award in 2014, and the Thanks Badge in 2019, the highest award given to an adult volunteer Girl Scout. She also serves on the Dance Theatre Arlington Board of Directors. She has previously served as a judge for the National High School Mock Trial Championship.   
Educational Background:
  •  B.A. in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, with high honors; J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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
  • In October 10, 2019, Ms. Cubbage spoke at the Eminent Domain Conference and CLE in Dallas on mediation topics in eminent domain law., Lecturer, Eminent Domain CLE, Owners And Condemnation Authorities- Mediator, 2019
  • "Conflict Resolution in Eminent Domain", Speaker,, 6th Annual Conference of the Eminent Domain Institute, 2011
  •  "Mediation: Preparing an Eminent Domain Case from the Condemnors' and Landowners' Perspectives", Speaker, 7th Annual Conference of the Eminent Domain Institutue, 2012
  • "Mediation Considerations in Eminent Domain Cases"--Eminent Domain Institute Conference, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Board of the DBA's Construction Law Section, 2017
  • 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
  • 2008-Recipient of the Girl Scout Honor Pin-Girl Scouts of NE Texas, 2014-Recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award-Girl Scouts of NE Texas, 2019-Recipient of the Thanks Badge, the highest award given to adult volunteer Girl Scouts Best Lawyer 2022 by D Magazine- Alternative Dispute Resolution, Best Lawyer -Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • ADR
  • Business
  • Construction
  • HOA- Condos
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate; Landlord-Tenant

Office location for Brenda T. Cubbage

325 N. St. Paul Street
Suite 2300
Dallas, TX 75201


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2022

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