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Overview

Chalon is a litigator who assists clients in contracts disputes, contract and lease risk mitigation, employer/employee relations, collection-related matters, foreclosures, fraud, banking, partnership, real property, mortgage lending, construction and brokerage/securities issues.

Chalon also represents clients in employment-related lawsuits, including claims related to discrimination, noncompete and theft of trade secrets. In addition, she has experience drafting employee handbooks, policies and codes of conduct.

Chalon serves on the firm's Diversity Council.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2018
  • Who’s Who in Black Dallas, 2017
  • National Diversity Counsel, Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, 2017
  • The Network Journal, Forty Under 40, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2016
  • Lawyers of Color, Hot List, 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Leadership Class, 2012-2013
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class, 2012-2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    • The Review of Litigation
    • Texas Journal of Women and the Law, Articles Editor
    • Recipient of the Presidential Scholarship in Law; Texas Leaders Scholarship; and Marion Boner Scholarship
  • B.B.A., University of Houston
    • cum laude
    • Finance

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, Panel Chair, 2018
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair, Judicial Internship Committee, Judiciary Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Board of Directors, Judiciary Committee, Minority Participation Committee, Bench-Bar Committee
  • Dallas Black Women Attorneys Association, 2012 Chair, 2011 Co-Chair
  • Dallas Women Lawyer Association, Mentor
  • Federal Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, Task Force on Diversity Committee
  • JL Turner Legal Association, Mentorship Program Mentor, 2012
  • Network Empowering Women Roundtable, Founding Member, Treasurer
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2014-2017; Associate, 2012
  • State Bar of Texas, CLE Committee, 2012-2014
  • William “Mac” Taylor Jr. American Inn of Court, Barrister

Clerkships

The Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2006-2008

Experience
  • Secured $1.45 million jury verdict in accounting malpractice case claiming negligent misrepresentation on financial statements; affirmed on appeal.
  • Avoided $7.5 million claim and class action certification, winning motion for summary judgment in federal court in case alleging tortious interference and violations of the Texas Optometry Act. The result was a take-nothing judgment for plaintiff.
  • Avoided $2.3 million jury verdict on breach of fiduciary duty claim in partnership dispute.
  • Disposed of more than 200 mortgage defense cases via summary judgment, including award of attorney fees, based on wrongful foreclosure, fraud and breach of contract.
Community Leadership
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor, 2009 – 2012
  • Big Thought, Host Committee, Fair Park Live Presenter, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, Scholarship Committee, 2017-present
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow; Bar None Show, Cast Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow