W. Cade Lovelace

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Burleson, Texas

W. Cade Lovelace has been practicing law since 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Killen has represented clients in hundreds of lawsuits, and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation, oil & gas, real estate litigation, business torts, probate litigation, employment law, civil appeals, contract representation and negotiation, premises liability, and debt collection. Mr. Killen also represents clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. W. Cade Lovelace has successfully served as lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials, with extensive experience taking and defending depositions and arguing a wide array of motions at hearings in court. Mr. Killen has also successfully represented numerous clients in cases seeking and resisting claims for injunctive relief. Throughout his career, Mr. Killen has effectively used his knowledge of the law and abilities in the courtroom to yield successful results for his clients.

W. Cade Lovelace is very active in the legal community. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, Appellate Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Co-Founder and former Chairman of Tarrant County Bar Association Energy Section, former Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, and is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association. Mr. Killen also serves on the City of Burleson Planning and Zoning Commission.

W. Cade Lovelace has been recognized by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation published in Texas Monthly Magazine (Texas Rising Star from 2008 through 2014). Mr. Killen has also been recognized as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine from 2005 through 2014.

First Chair Experience Arguing Numerous Jury and Bench Trials
Seeking and Resisting Claims for Injunctive Relief
Summary Judgment Practice
Post-Judgment Enforcement
Extensive Experience Taking and Defending Depositions and Arguing a Wide Array of Motions at Hearings in Court
Oil & Gas Litigation (Royalties, Operating Agreements, Lease Termination, Surface Damage, and Oilfield Service.)

Areas of Practice

  • 40% General Litigation
  • 15% Oil & Gas Litigation
  • 15% Probate Litigation
  • 15% Real Estate Litigation
  • 15% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • Texas, 2001


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2001
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Honors: Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Texas A&M University
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1996
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly, 2008 - 2014
  • Tarrant County's Top Attorneys, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2006 - 2014
  • Top Attorney (Litigation) by Forth Worth Magazine, 2005 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Energy Section, Co-Founder and Chairman
  • Johnson County Bar, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Winstead PC, Attorney, 2007 - 2012
  • Blaies & Hightower, LLP, Attorney, 2003 - 2007
  • Gray & Becker, PC, 2001 - 2003