Graduating from the top 10% of his class at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Dominique D. Calhoun is the managing partner at Calhoun Meredith, PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in advocating for its clients in tort-related issues, commercial litigation, and government relations matters.
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 was 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 a state senator and clerk for legal and budgetary affairs for then-State Representative Sylvester Turner, who is now the Mayor for the City of Houston.
Today, Calhoun represents hundreds of people and has recovered millions for his clients through either settlements or the litigation process. In 2021, he was named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers for his dedicated representation of his clients.
In 2022, Calhoun was President-Elect of the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest bar association in the United States of America comprised of Black lawyers, judges, and members of the legal profession. In addition, Calhoun is the 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.
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctorate