Brandon Maxey

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Brandon Maxey Partner

  • Dallas
  • 214.379.6917
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Brandon Maxey, a Partner in Mayer LLP’s Dallas office, represents clients in appellate and trial courts across Texas and the country. His matters have included a wide range of subject areas, including business disputes, employer liability, products liability, and constitutional issues. Brandon has experience in all facets of litigation, including having served as part of a national trial team for a large transportation manufacturing company. He regularly takes key depositions, develops and implements discovery strategy, and argues complex legal issues.

In addition to his trial court experience, Brandon has represented clients in appellate matters. For example, he successfully obtained reversal of a denied motion to dismiss under the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute. Brandon also recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of several prominent law professors from across the country.

While in law school at the University of Arkansas, Brandon served as an editor for the Arkansas Law Review. He was also a teaching and research assistant for two professors in property and constitutional law.

Additionally, Brandon has extensive experience on political campaigns, including work on the presidential, gubernatorial, and local levels.

Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as pulling for his Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals.


  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation


  • University of Arkansas, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, B.S., Public Affairs, cum laude, 2011


  • State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Distinctions & Certifications

  • D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40, 2022-2024
  • Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2022-2024

Representative Experience

  • Embedded on trial team that achieved complete defense verdict in a California toxic tort case.
  • Part of trial team that earned a complete defense verdict in Houston, Texas in a high-stakes fraud case.
  • In the 12th Court of Appeals for Texas, obtained reversal in favor of client on a trial court’s denial of a Texas Anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss.
  • Lead appellate attorney on matter of first impression that settled after the Texas Supreme Court requested full briefing on client’s Petition for Review.
  • Filed amicus brief on behalf of prominent law professors on evidentiary issue in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professional Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce

Publications & Speeches

  • Breaking into the Appellate Practice as a New Attorney: Be Proactive and Play the Long Game; DRI: For the Defense (February 2019)
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Tips for Improving Legal Writing; DRI: For the Defense (August 2018)
  • Don’t Get Snakebit: Strategies for Identifying and Defeating the Evolving Reptile Strategy; ABA-TIPs Conference (2018)
  • Want Appellate Experience as a New Attorney? Be Proactive; Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (March 2017)
  • Explaining Compensable Activities under FLSA, Texas Lawyer (March 2015)
  • Beacon: Signaling a New Duty to Future Homeowners in California?; DRI: The Critical Path (December 2014)
  • How the John Lewis Voting Rights Act would fix the constitutional issues in the Voting Rights Act of 1964 created by Shelby County; UNT Dallas College of Law, Accessible Law (Apr. 2021)
  • Saving Nine? Court Packing Revisited; DRI: For the Defense (Feb. 2021)
  • Ethical Considerations as Counsel for Amici Curiae; DRI: Certworthy (Vol. 21, Issue 2) (2021)
  • Getting Around Ritchie: Choice-of-Law in Minority Oppression Claims; Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes (Oct. 2019)

Community Involvement

  • Together Richardson (nonprofit board member, 2017-2018)
  • Volunteer with local political campaigns and organizations
  • Leadership Plano, Class 37
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