Meet Cannon Cain
I have been a member of the Texas legal community since 2002. I have served as a Judge Advocate for the Texas Army National Guard and the National Guard Bureau for eight years. Further, my legal career has included experience as In-House patent counsel for a major USA manufacturing company, associate positions at major and small law firms, and work as a field Landman. I am an avid outdoorsman and the divorced father of a 10-year-old boy. I think that my legal experience, dedication to the principles of our Republic, and my personal experience and temperament are the best fit to be your next Judge for the 431st District Court.
National Guard Bureau Special Victims’ Counsel Regional Manager:
I was a “Plank Holder” for the National Guard Special Victims’ Counsel Program. I drafted procedures and rules for multi-jurisdictional practicing SVCs. I served as an Instructor for the SVC Program module at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Virginia. I provided legal services for military members, qualified family members, and children clients associated with military sexual assault claims. I drafted multi-jurisdictional guidance on due process and privacy rights of survivors of sexual assault. I represented multiple clients at Courts-Martial and administrative proceedings where the accused received prison sentences and other penalties. I provided assistance to state military department legal commands in implementing Department of Defense directives.
Texas Army National Guard Brigade Judge Advocate:
I served as the direct legal advisor to Command for all aspects of military operations including military justice, Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement, and combat deployment preparation. I provided legal assistance to all eligible service members, dependents, and veterans. I provided services to military members that included wills and estate document drafting and interpretation, negotiated landlord-tenant disputes, drafted debt collection rebuttal letters. I conducted legal reviews on military and civilian law affecting military operations.
Oil and Gas Legal Experience:
As an Oil and Gas Title attorney, I drafted original, division order, and limited acquisition title opinions on Texas oil and gas properties. Prior to my law firm position, I spent several years training to be an Independent Landman contractor. I researched title, prepared Runsheets, and resolved title curative issues on-site in counties throughout Texas.
In-House Patent Counsel Experience:
I prosecuted utility and design applications for flashlights, solar lights, barbeque grills, automobile covers, GPS tracking modules, and improved camping gear for The Brinkmann Corporation. I conducted licensing and contract negotiations regarding the intellectual property held by The Brinkmann Corporation. I reported directly to the President of the company and coordinated and oversaw the work of outside counsel.
Professional Licenses and Associations:
Texas State Bar 2002
The United States Patent and Trademark Office 2002
Texas Army National Guard Judge Advocate 2010-2018
About Cannon's Military Service
United States Army
Citation to Accompnay Award of The Joint Service Commendation Medal
The Joint Service Commendation Medal
"Captain Cannon M. Cain, United States Army, distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service in the Regional Special Victims' Counsel Program while assigned to the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel, Arlington, Virginia from March 2014 to September 2016. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and ceaseless efforts of Captain Cain resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program.
Captain Cain zealously represented survivors in the demanding South-Central region of the Special Victims' Counsel Program covering the states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
As a child-certified Special Victims' Counsel, Captain Cain distinguished himself among his counterparts. He earned this distinction by taking an additional forty-hour child victim advocacy specialization course. Aside from expertly managing a demanding caseload, Captain Cain achieved extraordinary outcomes for survivors.
Captain Cain successfully represented a survivor through an active duty court-martial held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. That court-martial involved multiple survivors and resulted in the offender receiving an eight-year sentence at Leavenworth. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Cain reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Army, and the Department of Defense."
Text of Citation to Accompany Award of The Joint Service Commendation Medal.
DISCLAIMER: This statement above is not an endorsement by the Department of Defense.
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