The Road to the Dallas 100™: McCathern Used To Be A Small Boutique Firm. Busting COVID Helped Them Hit The Big Time.

August 11, 2023


In the bustling city of Dallas, a tale of ambition, collaboration, and resilience unfolds. As the legal landscape evolves, the demand for firms that can navigate the complexities of various legal needs while maintaining a personal touch has never been higher. Recent statistics indicate that boutique law firms, which offer specialized services, have seen a surge in demand, especially in the Dallas area. Amidst this backdrop, the story of the McCathern law firm stands out as a strong example of what can be achieved when vision meets determination. From their humble beginnings in 2012, the firm has expanded its footprint from 12 employees to over 100, spread across five cities in the U.S. Their journey, marked by resilience and adaptability, especially during the challenging COVID-era, has earned them the moniker of the “COVID Busters”. A testament to their unparalleled growth is their recognition at the D100 Awards in both 2012 and 2022. So what’s the secret behind their success?

On this episode of The Road to the Dallas 100™, host Daniel Litwin sits down with Levi McCathern, Founding Partner of McCathern, and Arnold Shokouhi, Managing Partner of McCathern, to unravel the story behind their firm’s meteoric rise. The three discuss…

– The inception of the McCathern law firm and its evolution from a boutique litigation firm to a multi-practice powerhouse.
– The challenges and successes faced in expanding the practice to multiple states.
– The firm’s unique approach of combining the power of a big firm with the personal touch of a boutique one.
– McCathern’s impressive accolades, including winning the D100 in 2011 and 2022.
– Their unprecedented growth during the COVID era.
– The importance of culture, vision, and collaboration in building a successful firm.

Levi McCathern, a visionary in the legal field, is the Founding Partner of McCathern. With a rich history in the industry, McCathern’s expertise and leadership have been pivotal in the firm’s success. Arnold Shokouhi, the Managing Partner, brings a blend of dynamism and strategic thinking. His entrepreneurial spirit, backed by a strong network and a passion for law, has been instrumental in shaping the firm’s trajectory.

A precursor to the SMU Cox Dallas 100 AwardsThe Road to the Dallas 100 is a showcase of the stories behind the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the Dallas area, celebrating the company’s founders and their achievements, business journey, challenges, and strategies. Learn from Dallas’ best so you can take the keys, get behind the wheel, and pave your own road to the Dallas 100.

Article by Rafael Abreu

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