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Chad M. Pinson

CEO, Managing Partner

Direct: 214.346.5805

Chad is the CEO and Managing Partner of CRI. Chad plays an integral role in executing the firm’s growth strategy, service to its clients, and success of its employees.

During his almost 25 years in professional services, Chad has practiced as an AmLaw 50 Law Firm equity partner, led an elite national cybersecurity and consulting practice, become a sought-after technologist, and served as a trusted advisor to boards of directors, officers, and C-suite leadership. His proven track record of leading service-delivery teams, integrating multiple service lines to meet client needs, and innovating and taking new service offerings to market makes him a multi-dimensional asset to CRI and its clients.

Years of Experience



The University of Texas at Austin
Duke University School of Law

Professional & Civic Leadership
  • Board of Directors for Cornerstone Achievement Center
  • Treasurer & Board of Directors, Scots Wrestling Club
  • Member, Dallas Justice & Watermark Justice
  • Leader, Conflict Resolution Training in DR Congo, Kenya & South Sudan
  • Past Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Privacy, Data Security & e-Commerce Committee
  • Past Board of Directors for Advocates for Community Transformation
  • Past member, Terry Foundation Advisory Board
  • Past President, Armstrong Elementary Dads Club
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Law & Politics, Texas Rising Star, 2004-2011
  • Forrester Wave – Leader in Cybersecurity Incident Response Services Q1 2022 Report
I am invested in the Dallas special needs community, committed to legal-justice ministries, and on mission in Congo providing care to war-affected children and orphans.