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Cade Browning

Browning Law Firm
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Cade Browning
Browning Law Firm

Cade Browning's practice is devoted to litigation. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and is licensed in both Texas and Oklahoma.

Cade was born in Lucas, Texas where he grew up raising, training, selling and showing cutting horses. He continues that tradition today at his ranch in Coronado's Camp where he lives with his wife, Katie, and their two boys, Barrett and Bede.

Cade graduated from Texas A&M University and Baylor University School of Law, where he was twice elected President of the Student Bar Association. Professionally, Cade has served as president of the Abilene Bar Association, president of the Abilene Young Lawyers Association, was named Abilene's Outstanding Young Lawyer and was voted Runner-Up Best Attorney in Abilene by the readers of the Abilene Reporter-News.

Cade currently serves as President of the Central West Texas Chapter of ABOTA and on the Executive Committee for the Litigation Council of the 9,000 member Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas where he has served for the last ten years. He was also elected to serve on the Texas Young Lawyers Association's Board of Directors for four years representing his thirty-four county area in West Texas. Cade has served on multiple State Bar Committees, including the Grievance Committee where he was Panel Chair, and the Local Bar Services Committee. In 2009, The Texas Bar Foundation selected Cade as a Fellow, a distinction awarded to only 10 percent of the attorneys in Texas. He now enjoys membership as a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Foundation.

Locally, Cade has been very involved in Abilene and West Texas. Cade currently serves on the board of trustees and executive committees for the Grace Museum, Taylor County Expo Center, and Western Heritage Classic. Cade was previously on the board of directors for the Abilene Preservation League, Abilene Community Foundation- Future Fund, St. John's Episcopal School, Big Country Health Education Center, Texas Frontier Heritage and Cultural Center Advisory Board, and Abilene A&M Club. Cade was honored to serve as the president of the board for the Abilene Preservation League, the chairperson of the board for the Abilene Community Foundation Future Fund, and the Chair for the Board of Trustees for the Grace Museum.

In 2014 Cade was honored to be asked to run for Justice on the Eleventh Court of Appeals in Eastland, a twenty-eighty county district, stretching from Stephenville to New Mexico. Although he won Taylor, Jones, Fisher, Shackelford, Stonewall and Ector Counties, the bid was unsuccessful, allowing him to happily return to private practice.

Cade was admitted in 2007 as a life member to the Million Dollars Advocate's Forum, which is limited to trial lawyers who have recovered a verdict, award or settlement for a single case of a million dollars or more and has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer- Rising Star six times and was designated a Super Lawyer in 2019.

License to Practice

State Bar of Texas
Licensed Attorney in Good Standing
2000 - Present
State Bar No. 24028748

Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law, 2010

Re-certified 2016

Oklahoma Bar Association

Licensed Attorney in Good Standing
2013- Present

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Admitted to Practice
2003 - Present


Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence, July 2000
Student Bar Association Student Body President, two terms, Baylor Law
Dean's List Fall 1999, Baylor Law
Student Bar Association Second Year Class President, Baylor Law
Practice Court 2000 High A, Baylor Law
Delta Theta Phi member, Baylor Law
Who's Who of American Law Students 2000, Baylor Law
Dawson & Sodd Fall 1998 Moot Court Competition, Baylor Law
Texas A&M Club Baylor Law


Abilene Bar Association
- President (2007-2008)
- Board of Directors (2002-Present)
- Secretary/Treasurer (2001-2002)
- Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year (2005)

Abilene Young Lawyers Association
- President (2004-2005)

State Bar of Texas
- Litigation Section; Officer Rotation 2017-2023
- Litigation Section; Council Member 2007-2017
- Local Bar Services; Committee Member, 2007-2011
- District 14-D Grievance Committee , Panel Chair 2007-2014

Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Board of Directors District 15 Director representing 34 counties in West Central Texas, 2003-2007
- Bar Leaders Conference Chair, 2005, 2006
- Local Affiliates Committee Chair, 2004-2007
- Member Services & Outreach Committee Vice-Chair, 2004-2007
- Long Range Planning Member Services Committee Chair, 2005-2006
- Long Range Planning Redistricting Committee Member, 2005-2006
- TYLA President Award of Merit 2004-2005
- Legislative Committee Chair, 2003-2004
- Member Services & Outreach Committee Co-Chair, 2003-2004
- Local Affiliates Committee Vice-Chair, 2003-2004
- Lawyers as Leaders Vice-Chair, 2003-2004

Texas Bar Foundation
- Life Fellow, 2010-Present

Community Foundation of Abilene
- Future Fund Board of Directors Chair, 2010-2011
- Grant Committee Member, 2007-2008
- Future Fund Board of Director, 2007-2011
- Future Fund Grant Committee Chair, 2007-2008
- Future Fund Membership Chair, 2008-2009

Abilene A&M Club
- Board of Directors, 2006-2007

Abilene Preservation League
- Board of Trustees President, 2010-2011
- Board of Trustees, 2007-2011

Grace Museum
- Board of Directors, 2009-2018
- Board of Directors, Chair 2013-2014
- Board of Directors, Chair-Elect 2012-2013

Western Heritage Classic
- Rhinestone Round-Up Co-Chair, 2012-2018

Expo Center of Taylor County

- Board of Directors, Treasurer 2016-2018
- Board of Directors, 2012-2018

National Cutting Horse Association

Abilene Chamber of Commerce

American Quarter Horse Association

Publications and Presentations

"Premises Liability: Basic Rules and Defenses", Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2002 Spring Meeting

"Electric Utility Law: Defending and Handling Claims", Texas Electrical Cooperative - West Central Texas District Number 7, 2002 Spring Meeting,

"Avoiding Grievances", Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2001 Fall Meeting

"Legislative Update; HB 4, What You Need to Know About the New Legislation", Texas Young Lawyers Association, November 2003 E-News

"Legislative Update; Changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure", Texas Young Lawyers Association, January 2004 E-News

"Legislative Update; Proposed Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 8a Update", Texas Young Lawyers Association, February 2004 E-News

"Court Soliciting Comments on Referral Fee Proposal", Texas Young Lawyers Association, September 2004 E-News

"Referendum Scheduled on Rules Regarding Referral Fees and Lawyer Advertisements", Texas Young Lawyers Association, November 2004 E-News

"Referendum Voting Deadline is December 20th", Texas Young Lawyers Association, December 2004 E-News

"Court Amends Various Rules of Procedure in Accordance with House Bill 4", Texas Young Lawyers Association, December 2004 E-News

"PartyTalk, The Lawyer's Guide to Friendly Requests for a Little Advice", Texas Bar Journal, December 2004

"Referendum 2004 Passes", Texas Young Lawyers Association, January 2005 E-News

"A Brief View of Several Proposed Bills of the 79th Legislative Session", Texas Young Lawyers Association, February 2005 E-News

"Learning to Litigate with Apps", State Bar of Texas Litigation Update, 2012

"HB 274 - What Passed?", Abilene Bar Association, Spring Meeting 2012

"Learning to Litigate with Apps", Corpus Christi Advanced Civil Litigation Semniar, 2012

"Shattered Dreams", Early, Texas 2012

"Learning to Litigate with Apps", Advanced Trial Strategies Seminar, 2013

"State Judicial Panel: Dos and Don'ts in My Courtroom", Moderator, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update, 2015

"What is this Critter? Uninsured/Underinsured Causes of Action Post-Brainard", State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, News for the Bar - Spring 2015

"Top Jury Verdict of 2014" (No. 17 top jury verdict in Texas for Motor Vehicle Accident), Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2014, Texas Lawyer

"State Judicial Panel: Motion Practice in My Court", Moderator, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update, 2016

32nd Annual Litigation Update Institute, State Bar of Texas , 2016 - Course Director

"Mediation in the Trenches: What Works and What Doesn't", Moderator, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update, 2017

33rd Annual Litigation Update Institute, State Bar of Texas , 2017 - Course Director

11th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation, State Bar of Texas , 2019- Course Director

"Let the Great Ax Fall: Exemplary Damages in 2019", State Bar of Texas Damages in Civil Litigation , 2019

"Let the Great Ax Fall: Exemplary Damages in 2019", State Bar of Texas Evidence and Discovery , 2019

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