Charles Shewmake Featured in Law360 on Joining T&K

“Thompson & Knight Lands Former BNSF General Counsel”

Thompson & Knight LLP announced Thursday it has added BNSF Railway Co.’s former general counsel, who brings nearly 30 years’ experience in labor, regulatory and environmental litigation, to the roster of attorneys in the firm’s Dallas offices.

Charles Shewmake started at Thompson & Knight on Tuesday, making the firm only his second employer in the legal field, having worked at BNSF — which has used the firm as outside counsel — in some capacity since the late 1980s. Having only worked for one company, he said he was ready for a change.

“BNSF is such a great company and I loved the people I worked with there and learned so much; … it just felt like personally and professionally that it would be a good time to start doing some other things,” Shewmake said. “Obviously in my old job I worked with a lot of different law firms, but I’ve worked with Thompson & Knight for 20 years, or a little bit more, and I never regretted an engagement with them.”