McLean Hunter


Majority of practice consists of representing clients in all manner of commercial and business disputes with an emphasis on large complex litigation. Represents a broad spectrum of clients including individuals to large publicly traded companies. Significant experience with complex disputes involving contracts, fraud, employment agreements, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, construction, real estate, leases, mineral interests, oil & gas, insurance coverage, personal injury, products liability, and health care. Has obtained favorable verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements on behalf of clients and successfully defended clients against multimillion dollar claims. In addition, represents clients as outside general counsel on various matters and in connection with certain transactions and contracts.

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized as a Super Lawyer 2013-2017 and Rising Star in 2006 and 2008. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Recognized as a Power Attorney in 2014 by the Fort Worth Business Press

Recognized by Fort Worth Magazine as a Top Attorney in each year from 2002 through 2014.

Recognized as “40 Under 40” by Fort Worth Business Press, 2008.

AV Rated Martindale Hubbell®: Preeminent™.

AVVO rated Superb

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution

– Arbitration

Business Law

– Represents select clients as outside general counsel.


– Business Litigation

– Construction Litigation

– Health Care Litigation

– Insurance Coverage Litigation

– Intellectual Property Litigation

– Large Complex Litigation

– Non-Compete Litigation

– Real Estate Litigation

– Trade Secret Litigation

Career Highlights

Represented the City of Fort Worth in connection with pursuing claims against developers and street and utility contractors related to premature street failures. Involved several subdivision and large damages. Obtained favorable settlements.

Represented a national and publicly traded physician practice management company, in a dispute with physicians that violated their covenants not to compete and attempted to misappropriate a medical practice. Received a favorable arbitration award that restored the business to my client and recovered millions in damages.

Represented national pharmacy transaction management software company in defense of multi-million dollar claims involving breach of an acquisition agreement, non-compete issues and tortuous interference. Obtained a favorable verdict after a four week trial.


Publications & Presentations

"Why Businesses Prefer to Arbitrate," 2016

“Arbitration From Arbitrator’s Perspective,” Tarrant County Bar Association Section of Business Litigation, 2014.

Current Arbitration Practice: Users, Advocates and Arbitrators, 2013


"Hunter is an outstanding strategic thinker.  His leadership, judgment and counsel have proven to be wise.  He is a valuable business partner and a trusted and effective advocate for us."

Michael Stanley, MD, President – Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

"Hunter's keen business sense has added value to our company.  He is always thoroughly prepared and a step ahead of opposing counsel.  There is no one I would rather have on my side."

Brett Austin, Flatiron Energy Partners, LLC


Peggie Muir, General Manager, City Club of Fort Worth





Associations & Memberships

AAA Arbitrator

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

State Bar of Texas

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Council Member (2013)

Business Litigation Section

Construction Section

Intellectual Property Section

Litigation Section

Oil & Gas Section

Real Estate Section

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Texas Bar Foundation


JD University of Houston School of Law (1993) Associate Editor; Houston Journal of International Law

BBA Southern Methodist University (1990)

Bar/Court Admissions

Texas Bar (1993)

Arkansas Bar (1994)

US District Courts for the Northern (1994) and Southern (2000) Districts of Texas

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

US Supreme Court

Industry Specific Resumes


Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...

13 of 34 Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 13 of our 34 attorneys have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers...

11 Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk has 11 named to 2015 Super Lawyers List. Congratulations to John Allen Chalk, David Flowers, Charles Gunter, Tim...

Hunter McLean Named as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine

Hunter McLean named as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine in litigation and construction.

Hunter McLean Named 2014 Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press

Hunter McLean was named as a 2014 Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press.  He will be recognized at...

Hunter McLean has been Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014 by Thomson-Reuters

Hunter McLean has been named a Super Lawyer in  Business Litigation by Thomson-Reuters. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in...

Hunter McLean Receives an Appellant Victory in an Insurance Coverage Case

Hunter McLean received an appellant victory in an insurance coverage case.  The 8th Court of Appeals issued its opinion in...

Hunter McLean Obtains Trial Victory in Construction Defect Case

Hunter McLean obtained a victory at trial as lead counsel in a construction defect case.   Mr. McLean represented the Plaintiff...

Hunter McLean Obtains Summary Judgment Victory in Favor of his Client

Hunter McLean successfully defeated claims of breach of a non-compete agreement against his client and obtained dismissal of all claims...

Hunter McLean Files Suit on Behalf of the City of Fort Worth Against Street and Utility Contractor

Mr. McLean files suit on behalf of the City of Fort Worth asserting claims related to street construction defects.  Mr....

Hunter McLean Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters

Hunter McLean has been named a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Thomson-Reuters. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed...

Hunter McLean Named a Member of the State Bar of Texas ADR Council

Hunter McLean has been named a Member of the State Bar of Texas ADR Council.

Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Recognized as Top Attorneys by Fort Worth City Magazine

Thomas Brandon, John Allen Chalk, David Childress, Clark Cowley, John Fahy, Charles Gunter, Bruce McGee, Hunter McLean, Vernon E. Rew,...