Chris Cude first experienced the leverage many large corporations exert over consumers when he worked in medical sales prior to attending law school. Mr. Cude observed health care professionals pressured to prescribe “gray market” drugs (prescriptions manufactured for foreign markets that do not meet FDA requirements which, in turn, are then sold in the U.S.) because their patients and practices could not afford the sky-high prices some pharmaceutical companies charge for their drugs. Baron & Budd eventually provided a perfect platform for Mr. Cude to apply his exposure to corporate pharmaceutical wrongdoing in helping patients get the expert representation they need to obtain compensation for their injuries.

Mr. Cude received his B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University and subsequently earned his J.D. with honors from the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, where he made the Dean’s List every semester. While in law school, Mr. Cude interned for the Honorable Ed Kinkeade of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. While there, he evaluated decisions from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to establish leading cases in Kinkeade & McColloch’s Texas Penal Code Annotated. He also summarized 84th Texas legislative session bills for updated analysis.

In addition to an internship with the North Texas Tollway Authority, where he conducted extensive legal research on issues facing the agency, and an externship with the U.S. Trustee, where he worked to ensure bankruptcy filers did not abuse the system, Chris Cude found time during law school to volunteer with the Human Rights Initiative, an international group dedicated to helping abuse victims forge a path to safety, liberty, and opportunity. He also led a weekly mentorship program alongside local attorneys to raise awareness about domestic violence and served as Acquisitions Editor for On the Cusp, the College of Law’s digital law journal published by members of the UNT Dallas Law Review.

Outside of work, Mr. Cude excels in leisure sports involving a minimal amount of athleticism, including darts and shuffleboard. Additionally, he enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors with friends and family, preferably on a patio or the golf course.

Education

University of North Texas Dallas College of Law (Juris Doctor, 2017)

Baylor University (B.B.A., 2011)

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas

Professional Associations

Dallas Bar Association