Brad Nitschke is an experienced advocate and counselor, whose clients look to him for pragmatic advice and creative advocacy to protect their interests.
A partner in both Jackson Walker’s Litigation and Special Investigations/White Collar Defense practices, Brad is equipped to help clients navigate the wave of complex issues that begins to build the moment a problem or dispute arises. From the outset of an engagement, Brad works with clients to define the challenge at hand, identify the goal, and chart a course to the client’s desired end result, working within the framework of the client’s mission, financial and operational needs, and internal and external reputation. Clients faced with a crisis that demands immediate attention count on Brad to quickly identify key facts to determine “what really happened,” advise the client’s communications team in planning for trial in civil courts and the court of public opinion, and implement a response plan that helps solve the core problem and manage legal risk. Brad has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has particular experience in investigations and crisis response involving allegations of sexual misconduct, financial improprieties, and healthcare fraud and abuse.
Brad’s extensive experience in these areas also equips him to work with proactive clients who want to identify areas of potential exposure and develop policies and practices to help minimize future risk before a problem arises.
B.A., Texas A&M University
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Supreme Court of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
- “Best Lawyers Under 40,” D Magazine, 2020
- “Texas Rising Star,” Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2020
- Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2019
- Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, 2019
- “Dallas County Issues “Shelter in Place” Order to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19,” Jackson Walker Insights (March 22, 2020)
- “Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order on Essential Services and Activities,” Jackson Walker Insights (March 19, 2020; Updated March 31, 2020)
- “COVID-19: Returning to Work,” Jackson Walker Webinar (May 1, 2020)
- “What Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Means for Texas Businesses,” JW Fast Takes podcast (April 1, 2020)
In the News
- “Do Restaurants Have to Tell You When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19?” NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (June 12, 2020)
- “Prayer services during a pandemic: Why some churches stay open,” The Christian Science Monitor (April 6, 2020)
In addition to helping lead Jackson Walker’s diversity and inclusion efforts as a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, Brad’s leadership extends outside of Jackson Walker to a number of community organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Forefront Living, a nonprofit and faith-based senior living, home health care, and hospice provider, and the City of Dallas Housing Finance Corporation, which finances affordable housing in Dallas. He is a past board member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, for which he chaired a number of committees, and of the Dallas Domestic Violence Legal Help Center. He also serves as the Senior Warden of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Oak Cliff.
Brad is a member of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2017, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class of 2011, a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Litigation and Fraud and Abuse Practice Groups, and the National LGBT Bar Association.