Chance Dean Weldon

Chance Dean Weldon

Director of Litigation, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Chance Weldon is a Senior Attorney and the Director of Litigation for the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Chance was one of the first attorneys hired by former litigation director Rob Henneke in 2015. Since joining the Foundation, Chance has worked on some of its most important cases. From protecting the rights of property owners along the Red River in North Texas (Aderholt v. BLM) to striking down the City of Austin’s onerous short-term rental regulations in Zaatari v. City of Austin, to defending peoples’ ability to maintain their property without suffering ruinous penalties in F.P. Development, LLC v. Canton, to reinvigorating the Commerce Clause in TPPF’s litigation against the Federal Government’s Eviction Moratorium and Vaccine Mandate, Chance has been at the forefront of protecting constitutional rights in Texas and across the country.

Before joining the Foundation, Chance served as a fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento, California and the Institute for Justice in Austin, Texas. As a fellow, he worked on wide breadth of litigation involving economic liberty, free speech, school choice, and private property rights.

A Houston native, Chance earned his J.D. from the University of Houston, where he was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for all three years. Prior to law school, he received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Houston. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, California (inactive status), the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits.


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