Dan MacLemore

Dan  MacLemore


Waco, Texas

Dan is a highly experienced and seasoned trial attorney who has served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, trade dress, wrongful death, employment, construction, insurance coverage, and business litigation cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas. Dan has also represented clients as lead trial counsel in a variety of matters in Arkansas, Georgia, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida. In addition, Dan regularly serves as lead counsel on appeals and has successfully presented oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

As lead trial counsel, Dan has secured jury verdicts in state and federal courts.  He has also successfully obtained judgments for clients through motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss in state and federal courts. In addition, Dan has provided pro bono legal services as lead counsel for individuals in consumer and civil rights litigation in the Western District of Texas.

Dan currently serves on the Albright Working Group in the Western District of Texas, consulting for and assisting in drafting rules and procedures for managing Waco’s patent docket. He served as Judge Albright’s appointee to the Local Rules Committee for the Western District of Texas and on the Magistrate Selection Committee that led to the appointment of Magistrate Judge Derek Gilliland.

Dan uses his broad litigation experience to assist clients with construction contract negotiations, lien rights issues, human resource planning, and insurance coverage matters.

Dan MacLemore joined the firm as a member in 2019 after 14 years with another litigation firm. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr. of the Western District of Texas, Waco Division.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Appellate Law 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • J.D., cum laude - 2002
    • Texas Tech Law Review, Outstanding Casenote/Comment Editor
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. - 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Cove Board of Directors (2022-present)
  • Vanguard College Preparatory School Board of Directors (2012-2018); Vice Chair (2014-2016)
  • Waco Montessori School Board (2004-2008, 2012-2015); Vice President (2004-2005); President (2005-2006)
  • Texas Exes Scholarship Committee (2004-2015)
  • McLennan County Republican Club Board of Directors (2010-2014)
  • Waco Texas Exes Board of Directors (2007-2012); Scholarship Chair (2008-2013)
  • Landon Branch Neighborhood Association Board of Directors (2004-2009); Vice President (2005-2006); President (2007-2009)
  • Keep Waco Beautiful Board of Directors (2004-2009); Vice President (2007-2009)
  • City of Waco Plan Commission (2007-2008)
  • Waco Aviation Advisory Committee (2003-2007); Chair (2006-2007)
  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2004-2005)
  • Waco Center for Youth Volunteer Services Committee (2003-2004)
  • City of Woodway Community Development Board (2002-2003)

Legal Activities

  • Abner McCall Inn of Courts
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section
  • Member of the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee