James Creedon

Deputy Managing Partner, Impact Initiatives
Intellectual Property


Dallas, TX
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James Creedon is an experienced leader in brand growth and protection, having worked with some of the largest brands in the world as they expand their reach and consolidate their markets. He advises clients on securing trademark registration, developing operational and marketing strategies, acquiring new revenue through licensing and portfolio purchase, and enforcing intellectual property rights.

James is a thought leader in socially conscious approaches to business. He is a speaker in the Conscious Capitalism movement and founded the first B Corp certified law firm in Texas. His commitment to service began as a New York City paramedic and 9/11 rescue worker, and continues in his military service as an Army officer. He is a graduate of the Army Air Assault, Airborne, and Ranger schools, and he currently serves in the Army Space Cadre.

James is dedicated to education, and regularly lectures on topics including intellectual property and innovative technologies. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, where he previously led the Trademark Clinic and now teaches on artificial intelligence and intellectual property.

Together with his wife Eliza, he is on the board of the Creedon Foundation — a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children in need pursue their interests.

Areas of Expertise

Brand Growth & Protection

Intellectual Property

Outside General Counsel

ESG & B Corp Certification

Prior Associations

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

United States Army

Klemchuk LLP

Creedon PLLC

SMU Dedman School of Law (Adjunct)


City University of New York

Fordham University School of Law

Bar Admission

New York


Articles and Press

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