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Dominique D. Calhoun is the managing partner at Calhoun, Meredith, & Sims, PLLC – a boutique
law firm specializing in advocating for its clients in government relations matters, tort-related
issues, and business law affairs.


Prior to becoming a partner at the law firm, Calhoun was the chief government relations officer for Texas Southern University where he developed the legislative and appropriations strategies for federal, state, and local governments. During his tenure, Calhoun secured over $40 million through state and local government for the institution. Chief among his achievements were obtaining $16 million in state appropriations to improve the university’s infrastructure and $15 million from county appropriations for the Cleburne Street Improvement project. In addition, under his direction, the university was able to repeal a law that detrimentally impacted the university’s athletics program, ensuring that the program would continue to receive $2 million annually. Before joining TSU, Calhoun was the district director for Senator Borris L. Miles and clerk for legal and budgetary affairs for then-State Representative Sylvester Turner.


In his litigation practice, Calhoun represents corporations in contract disputes, public entities in
various matters, and individuals injured as result of someone’s negligence. He has resolved
hundreds of personal injury matters - either through settlement or the civil trial process. In
addition, he has vigorously defended and aggressively pursued claims on behalf of his corporate clients.


Dedicated to improving the lives of all Texans and citizens throughout the country, Calhoun has
contributed his legal and business acumen to a number of non-profit organizations, including
serving as Vice President for the National Bar Association, National Liaison to the March of Dimes for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., board member for Undies for Everyone, Vice Chair for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation, and member of the State Bar of Texas’s Diversity in the Profession Committee.


Calhoun is a graduate of TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he was appointed by
Governor Abbott to serve as student regent – the highest-ranking student leadership position at the
university, and two-time graduate of Midwestern State University, where he earned a Master’s in
Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and served as president of the Student Government
Association.

Education

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctorate

  • Honors: Graduated in the top 10% of his class
  • Appointed by the Governor of Texas to serve as the Student Regent for Texas Southern University
  • President of the Student Bar Association
    Member of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Law Review
  • Inducted into The Order of the Barristers
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Honors:  Graduated in the top 10% of his class

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science
  • Honors: President of the Student Government Association

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Vice Chairman for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation
  • Board Member for Undies for Everyone
  • National Liaison for March of Dimes – A Kappa’s Promise

Professional Associations

  • Vice President for the National Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas’s Diversity in the Profession Committee
  • Board Member for the National Board of Directors Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Board

Fraternities

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
  • Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity

Accolades

  • Rated by Super Lawyers | Selected in 2022. Thomson Reuters.
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