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Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Brackett & Ellis, P.C.
100 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-339-2454
Fax: 817-870-2265
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation (40%), Business Litigation (40%), Appellate (10%), Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Cleveland is Board Certified in Civil Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Board Certification signifies a mark of excellence and distinguishing accomplishment achieved by fewer than 10% of practicing attorneys in Texas. As a Board Certified attorney in Civil Trial Law, Mr. Cleveland is a recognized as a specialist in civil litigation involving contracts, businesses and business owners. To achieve board certification, Mr. Cleveland was required to pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate extensive expertise and knowledge in his specialty area. He must also engage in a continuous course of study in his specialty.

He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Third, Sixth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas

Certificates and Credentials

About Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr.

First Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Tarrant County's Top Attorney, Intellectual Property Litigation, Fort Worth Texas Magazine (2011-2016)
  • President's Certificate of Outstanding Achievement presented by the Tarrant County Bar Association (1999)
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County (2002)
  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation (2011-2016)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings denoting very high to preeminent legal ability and very high professional standards of conduct and ethics

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Federal Bar Association, Fort Worth Chapter (2004-present)
  • Board Member, Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals, 2020
  • Chair, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Chair, Trade Secrets Committee, Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas (2013-2016)
  • Officer, Council of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2020

Representative Clients

  • General Electric, AT&T, Google

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Bar Association Of The Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • Texas And Tarrant County Bar Foundations
  • Texas Bar Association
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Office Location for Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr.

100 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Last Updated: 3/2/2021

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