Chad is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected to Best Lawyers in America and made the list of Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas the past five years.
He is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Gene Cavin Award, the top award given by the State Bar of Texas each year for lifetime contributions to continuing legal education in the state.
“Chad provides an added dimension to the formidable JohnstonTobey team, “ says firm founder Randy Johnston. “By adding his expertise in the appellate arena, we are able to give the highest level of representation to clients from the beginning of a litigation matter until the end, all within our firm.”
In the past 24 months, Chad has:
- Represented the Office of the Dallas County District Attorney, successfully obtaining reversal and a judgment on acquittal on a contempt of court conviction against the DA.
- Served as Dallas County District Attorney Pro Tem in the appeal of the criminal fraud case against Hunt Oil heir Albert G. Hill III, successfully obtaining a reversal and reinstatement of the criminal charges.
- Represented one of the Navy SEALs who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.
- Represented the family of murder victim Marjorie Nugent in seeking the return of her killer, Bernhardt Tiede (made famous by the movie Bernie) to prison to serve out his life sentence.
Chad has served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar, is chair of the State Bar College and has been honored by the Texas Access to Justice Commission as a Pro Bono Champion. Chad is the only four-time winner of the Helen Cassidy Award from the State Bar of Texas Appellate Law Section and just received the Section’s first annual lifetime achievement award for continuing legal education. Chad also serves as a contributor to Black’s Law Dictionary.