Wade L. McClure Partner
Wade McClure, a Partner of the Firm in the Dallas office, primarily represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including business divorce cases, fiduciary duty litigation and fraud litigation. Wade also works on matters involving claims of minority shareholder oppression, investment fraud, and oil and gas disputes. Over the past thirty years, Wade has also represented manufacturers in products liability matters throughout Texas and the Southwest. Wade is a seasoned trial lawyer who is one of the few attorneys in the country to be Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, as well as being Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
- University of Oklahoma, J.D. 1985
- University of Oklahoma, B.B.A. 1982
- State Bar of Texas, 1985
- State Bar of Oklahoma, 1986
- 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
- Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law
- Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law
Distinctions & Certifications
- AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell
- Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003–2007, 2009–2018, 2021-2023)
- Best Lawyers, D Magazine (2012 – 2023)
- Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
- Best Lawyers in America® (2021–2024)
- Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2023)
- Successfully resolved breach of fiduciary duty cases involving owners of closely held companies where the shareholders were family members.
- Successfully resolved breach of fiduciary duty cases involving owners of closely held companies where the shareholders were also involved in romantic relationships.
- Represented corporation and majority shareholders in lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duties.
- Represented minority shareholders in lawsuits and disputes against a corporation and its majority shareholders for breach of fiduciary and other duties owed to minority shareholders.
- Represented companies in arbitration concerning allegations of improper investment offering and suitability issues.
- Represented companies in fraud and fraudulent inducement litigation.
- Obtained unanimous take-nothing defense jury verdict in a products liability case for a smoke alarm company in an East Texas case involving a fire in a mobile home which resulted in the deaths of four children and a grandmother.
- Received a dismissal before trial in a products liability case for a gas odorant product manufacturer in an Oklahoma case involving a fatal gas explosion.
- Successfully resolved products liability cases in far west Texas involving an explosion and fire at an oil refinery plant.
- Successfully tried cases throughout Texas for elevator and escalator manufacturers in product liability disputes.
- Successfully resolved OSHA investigations and cases for manufacturing clients.
- Successfully resolved a trade secrets dispute involving the alleged theft of a trade secret by a former employee of the product manufacturer.
- Successfully resolved a trade secrets dispute involving the design of a new product.
- Texas Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association
- Texas Bar Foundation and Dallas Bar Foundation
- Cherokee Nation Bar Association
Publications & Speeches
- Co-Author, “Informal Fiduciary Relationships: Can Trust Heighten Duties?”; Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (October 2008)
- Author, “The Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provisions” (September, 2008)
- Presenter, “The Choosing and Courting a Jury Course,” TexasBarCLE (March, 2011)
- Co-Author, "Getting Around Ritchie: Choice-of-Law in Minority Oppression Claims" (October 2019)