Joseph Callister is a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation group. He represents companies and individuals in a broad variety of matters, including: contract disputes, mergers/shareholder litigation, labor/employment, landlord-tenant, business “divorces”, non-compete and other restrictive covenant disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, health care fraud/False Claims Act, bankruptcy litigation, statutory/regulatory compliance, antitrust counseling, government investigations, post-judgment enforcement/collection, class action lawsuits, and other commercial disputes. He has represented clients in federal and state courts across Texas and the United States, successfully tried several cases and arbitrations, and obtained temporary restraining orders and injunctions. Joseph’s clients range from high net worth individuals to large, publicly traded companies.
Joseph graduated with a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006. Immediately after law school, Joseph clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Prior to joining Wick Phillips, Joseph was an associate with the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and California.
Joseph has been selected as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was the chair of the Dallas chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in 2014 and 2015 (an organization for BYU and LDS-affiliated lawyers). During law school, Joseph was on the executive board of the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and published a note on the federal bank fraud statute. He also devotes substantial time volunteering in his church and community, including the Boy Scouts of America.
- Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly (2020)
- Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly (2013-2018)