Heath Cheek

Heath Cheek


Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

Heath Cheek is a partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas, Texas. One of Texas’ top emerging trial lawyers, Heath has been recognized by his peers and business leaders throughout North Texas. A “Super Lawyer Rising Star” and featured in Texas Monthly five times (including as one of the Top 100 young attorneys in the state), among the “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” by D Magazine, recognized as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation and a “Legal Leader on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer, and featured on the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, Heath continues to make his mark.

An active litigator whose poise, confidence and acumen in the courtroom are forged by his experience serving as lead counsel on dozens of cases with amounts in controversy ranging from $1 million to over a billion dollars. Heath’s client roster features a broad range of entities, including Fortune 500 companies, startup businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. Matters often extend to issues such as complex, high-stakes litigation involving securities, business divorces, fiduciary duty, contractual disputes, real estate, labor and employment, intellectual property and trade secrets, non-subscriber defense litigation, high-net-worth trusts and estates, internal investigations, and general commercial issues.

Heath’s practice covers state, federal, and arbitration forums and has litigated in dozens of counties (both urban and rural) across the state of Texas and over a dozen states across the country.

With a practice that transcends the courtroom, Heath also:

  • Regularly represents private clients in disputes with government bodies and the Office of the Texas Attorney General over the scope of the Texas Public Information Act (PIA) and other open records laws.

  • Routinely represents employers on collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for overtime and minimum wage compensation.

  • Represents employers in proceedings to protect their trade secrets and to enforce restrictive covenants relating to competition from former employees and dissemination of company information.

  • Has been involved in more than a dozen FINRA arbitrations on both the claimant and defense side involving suits by investors brought against financial advisors.

An active member of his community, Heath has long been involved with the State Fair of Texas Development Team, where he serves as Chairman. In support of the Fair’s mission to provide scholarships for inner-city Dallas and rural Texas students attending in-state colleges and universities, Heath has helped raise more than $10 million since 2017.

Heath also sits on the national board of directors for the Texas Tech Alumni Association, serving in numerous leadership positions for them and helping to advance Texas Tech including chairing efforts for its upcoming centennial in 2023.