Chad graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in Hungary and Bosnia as an operations officer and - after being promoted to Captain - at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as a training officer and Company Commander. For his service and leadership, Chad was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, and the Airborne and Expert Field Medical Badges.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Chad attended the nationally recognized Texas Tech University School of Law and graduated with honors. He initially clerked for Judge Terrie Livingston, an appellate judge at the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas in Fort Worth. Subsequently, Chad worked as a toxic tort and personal injury attorney for Baron & Budd, P.C., where he learned the art of representing victims of negligence. Chad then opened his own firm in Oak Cliff, near his home and community.
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