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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.




  • Texas Monthly, Top Women Attorneys in Texas, 2020
  • Dallas Business Journal, Minority Business Leader, 2019
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2018-2019; 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; 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


  • 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


  • 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, 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


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


  • Spanish, fluent
  • 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.
Thought Leadership
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