M. Chad Berry



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  • +1.817.328-2942 Fax

M. Chad Berry

Mr. Berry has been advising and representing businesses for 25 years.  Mr. Berry’s practice primarily consists of civil, commercial, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Berry has multiple years of broad trial experience prosecuting and defending claims on behalf of businesses and individuals. Over the years, Mr. Berry has represented small businesses, banks, lending institutions, leasing companies, commercial landlords, aerospace companies, churches, residential and commercial contractors, publishing companies, production companies, and service companies.


Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Banking operations and transactions, financial transactions, secured lending transactions, and loan document preparation
  • Creditor’s Rights (Litigation, Extraordinary Remedies, Collections, Foreclosures, and Post-Judgment Collections)
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Negotiation, Review and Preparation of Contracts
  • Contract/Lease Litigation
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Litigation
  • Business Torts (Fraud, Deceit, Conversion, and Embezzlement)
  • Churches, Ministries and Religious Institutions


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D. (1997)
  • Abilene Christian University, B.A. Political Science (1993)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Civic Activities

  • Texas Mediator
  • Mission Work – Nepal & Tanzania
  • Dallas FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association

Teaching and Publications

● Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law (2020 – Present)

● Continuing Legal Education

– What Does the Bible Teach About the Role of Government, Gateway Equip (2017)

– What Does the Bible Teach About the Courts, Justice and Conflict Resolution, Gateway Equip (2017)

– Advanced Trial Tactics, NBI (2014)

– Collection Law from Start to Finish, NBI (2013)

– The Creditor Paralegal’s Guide to Preparing for the Collections Lawsuit, IPE (2011)

– Collection Law from Start to Finish, NBI (2010)

– The Paralegal’s Guide to Preparing a Summary Judgment Motion, IPE (2009)

– Collection Law from Start to Finish, NBI (2008)

– Collection Law from Start to Finish, NBI (2007)

– Collecting Debts: Tips and Strategies to Legally Get What You’re Owed, NBI (2007)

– Collection Law from Start to Finish, NBI (2006)

– Successfully Collecting Debts and Judgments, NBI (2006)

– Pre-Judgment Remedies/Writ of Sequestration, NE Tarrant Co. Bar Assoc. (2005)

– Complete Guide to Consumer Debt Collection in Texas, NBI (2005)

– Collecting Commercial Debts Effectively in Texas: From Small Claims to Post Judgment Remedies, NBI (2004)

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