Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys Named to 2016 Texas Rising Stars List

DALLAS – Six attorneys from the Dallas-based patent infringement and commercial litigation firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry have earned spots on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers based on their work for clients in intellectual property cases.

Caldwell Cassady & Curry principals Jason D. Cassady, J. Austin Curry and Justin Nemunaitis are included in the exclusive listing along with firm associates Hamad M. Hamad, Daniel R. Pearson and Chris S. Stewart.

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The Rising Stars list is published by Thomson Reuters’ legal division and Super Lawyers magazine. It also will be included in Texas Monthly magazine later this year and available online at

The list recognizes Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger and those who have been in practice for no more than 10 years. The honorees are nominated by other lawyers before being vetted by the publication’s research team. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys earn the award each year.

This is the eighth year Mr. Cassady has been recognized among Texas’ top attorneys. He focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation, including patent cases involving such diverse technologies as secure computer networking, integrated circuits, video game controllers, drill bit technology, balloon angioplasty catheters, and computer operating systems. Mr. Cassady has served as trial counsel in numerous cases resulting in nine-figure verdicts for his clients.

Mr. Curry earned his third selection to Rising Stars. He provides experience in cases involving electrical engineering and computer science technologies, including claims related to manipulation of document architecture, systems and logic designed to facilitate the creation of secure communications, algorithms for efficient usage of routing cache, and techniques for down-converting carrier RF signals to baseband. He also has helped several clients win nine-figure jury awards in a variety of cases as trial counsel.

This is Mr. Nemunaitis’ first appearance on the Rising Stars list. His practice focuses on patent infringement disputes and complex commercial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has helped clients secure multiple multimillion-dollar verdicts and successfully defended similar high-value cases.

This is the second time Mr. Hamad has been listed by Texas Rising Stars. His work includes handling depositions of adverse technical expert witnesses, briefing and arguing claim construction and pretrial disputes, and preparing expert witnesses for trial.

Mr. Pearson earned his third spot on the Rising Stars list. He represents a wide range of clients involved in patent disputes, including experience in cases involving electronic checking transfers, dynamically configurable computer processors, embedding interactive objects in web pages, methods for improving the speed and efficiency of web servers, systems for facilitating the creation of secure communication links, and systems related to fighting data piracy.

This is Mr. Stewart’s first time on the Rising Stars list. He focuses his practice on patent and general commercial litigation, including conducting and coordinating discovery in complex cases, handling depositions, drafting pleadings and motions from case inception through post-trial, arguing summary judgment and pretrial motions, and trial preparation/support.

Dallas-based Caldwell Cassady & Curry represents clients in intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation claims. The firm is home to trial lawyers who have tried and won some of the biggest verdicts of the past decade against some of the largest companies in the world.