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John Jansonius and Kurt Nondorf Named 2014 Lawyers of the Year

Jackson Walker partners John Jansonius and Kurt Nondorf were recently named "2014 Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as a "Lawyer of the Year." Lawyers who receive this honor are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments that Best Lawyers conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year.


Mr. Jansonius was selected as Dallas' Labor Law — Management Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Jansonius has more than 30 years' experience in labor and employment law. He focuses his practice on the defense of employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, unfair labor practice claims under the National Labor Relations Act, and denial of benefits claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has represented clients in numerous jury and nonjury trials in state and federal court and has presented oral arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court and several federal courts of appeals. Mr. Jansonius is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Drake University and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Southwestern Law Journal.


Mr. Nondorf was named Houston's Real Estate Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Nondorf has diverse experience in real estate transactions law, including the representation of institutional clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of office buildings, apartment complexes, industrial sites, warehouses, and hotels. His most frequent assignments involve work in the commercial capital and leasing markets, representing buyers and sellers of improved properties and landlords and tenants in commercial leases. Mr. Nondorf received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law.


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