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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

  • Texas Monthly, Top Women Attorneys in Texas, 2020
  • Dallas Business Journal, Minority Business Leader, 2019
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2018-2020; Best Lawyers Under 40, 2018-2019  
  • Presidential Citation, Dallas Bar Association, 2018
  • Who’s Who in Black Dallas, 2017, 2019
  • National Diversity Council, Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2019
  • National Diversity Council, Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, 2017
  • The Network Journal, Forty Under 40, 2017
  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2019-2020; 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 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
    • Finance
    • cum laude

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 Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, Panel Chair, 2018
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair, Judicial Internship Committee, Judiciary Committee, 2013-2016
  • Dallas Bar Association, Board of Directors, Judiciary Committee, 2013; Minority Participation Committee, 2013-2015; Bench-Bar Committee, 2013-present
  • Dallas Black Women Attorneys Association, Co-Chair, 2011; Chair, 2012
  • Dallas Women Lawyer Association, Mentor, 2017
  • Federal Bar Association
  • JL Turner Legal Association, Mentorship Program Mentor, 2012-2016
  • Network Empowering Women Roundtable, Founding Member; Treasurer, 2015-present
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate, 2012; Barrister, 2014-2017
  • State Bar of Texas, CLE Committee, 2012-2014
  • Texas Bar Association, CLE Committee, 2012-2014 
  • The University of Texas School of Law Recruiting Committee
  • William “Mac” Taylor Jr. American Inn of Court, Barrister

Clerkship

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

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent
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.
  • Avoided $15 million product liability claim in jury trial resulting in a take-nothing judgment for plaintiff.
  • Avoided $15 million product defect claim in jury trial resulting in a take-nothing judgment for plaintiff.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for international manufacturing client and avoided $14 million claim in product liability matter including failure to warn and defective product design.
News Releases | October 14, 2019
National Diversity Council to Recognize Chalon Clark and Katharine David as "Top 50 Women Lawyers"

The National Diversity Counsel seeks to recognize women in the legal field who have overcome barriers and made it more possible for others to follow in their footsteps.

News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | February 14, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to 2019 Who's Who in Black Dallas

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark was named to the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas.

News Releases | January 24, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Under 40 for 2019

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark has been named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 for the second year in a row.

News Releases | December 31, 2018
Chalon Clark Named 2019 Minority Business Leader in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal has recognized Husch Blackwell partner Chalon Clark as a 2019 Minority Business Leader.

News Releases | May 10, 2018
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's 2018 BL Rankings Best Lawyers© in Dallas

Chalon Clark is recognized among the best lawyers in Dallas, a peer-nominated listing across 34 categories.

Media Mentions | January 13, 2018
Photo Recap: D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40 Celebration

D Magazine celebrates Chalon Clark and other Best Lawyers Under 40

News Releases | January 04, 2018
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Under 40

Chalon Clark is honored for her professional excellence by Dallas’ D Magazine.

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
  • KERA, Board of Directors
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Delta Sigma Theta public service sorority, 2000-2018

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