JW Diversity & Inclusion Report
As the world experienced major cultural change, we have worked to change along with it. At the heart of our Firm's diversity and inclusion activity in 2021 was our commitment to listening, learning, and engaging.
We have also begun to embark on one of the largest—if not the largest—D&I initiatives to date for our Firm through our participation in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process.
After two years spent in a global pandemic, a lot has changed.
Jackson Walker, and the world as a whole, had to pivot to a virtual world with the hope that life would go "back to normal." We have faced new COVID variants, "Zoom fatigue," physical distancing, and—most of all—a social justice movement.
In 2020, many in the U.S. and around the world took a stand against systemic racism and social injustice. The time since has given us an opportunity to focus internally on the work we are doing to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for every individual at our Firm. This included partnering with Pastor Richie Butler and Project Unity to host a series of Together We Dine events and introducing our Diversity & Inclusion Hours.
As the world experienced major cultural change, we have worked to change along with it. At the heart of our Firm's diversity and inclusion activity in 2021 was our commitment to listening, learning, and engaging. We hosted more Diversity & Inclusion Hours, presented our second series of Together We Dine events, and prepared to launch six affinity groups for attorneys from similar backgrounds and their allies to connect with one another and provide a voice to those who need to be heard.
We have also begun to embark on one of the largest—if not the largest—D&I initiatives to date for our Firm through our participation in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process. Designed to boost the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership, the Mansfield 5.0 process requires participating firms to hire and promote diverse individuals, track candidate pools in a disaggregated manner, increase the external visibility of diverse attorneys, and ensure diverse representation in client pitch meetings.
In the year ahead, our Diversity & Inclusion Committee will continue its evolution as we remain committed to listening, learning, and engaging, and to challenging ourselves to be better.
Firmwide Managing Partner
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair
2021 in Review
of the Management Committee are Women or Diverse
of the Compensation Committee are Women or Diverse
of our combined Management, Compensation, and Hiring Committees are Women or Diverse
Together We Dine encouraged attorneys and staff to explore different perspectives.
As a Firm, we have embraced our commitment to listening, learning, and engaging through our partnership with Project Unity to host a series of Together We Dine programs. In 2021, we partnered again with Project Unity for Together We Dine 2.0, which invited our attorneys and staff to participate in four virtual events where they could share their personal experiences and learn how to support one another.
In addition to Together We Dine, Project Unity launched Together We Can, which aims to educate, enable, and empower a lifestyle of mindfulness and action against racism. In support of this initiative, our Firm provided all attorneys and staff with Together We Can bracelets, which is “a statement that you are not silent to racism, that you are part of the solution.”
- Asian American / Pacific Islander
- First Generation
These groups also provide a forum for mentorship, networking, open dialogue, and the exchange of ideas.
At Diversity & Inclusion Hours, attorneys and staff share personal stories and reflect upon current and historical events.
Every other month, we hosted a Diversity & Inclusion Hour for all employees to share their personal stories, news, historical events involving diverse groups, and the current state of our Committee's initiatives.
These D&I Hours have included important discussions about the historical context of Black Lives Matter; the fight for LGBTQ+ rights; the disproportionate incarceration of people of color and the work our Pro Bono Committee is doing to help; the desegregation of schools; the origins of labels such as Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx; the historical violence—both explicit and implicit—against Chinese Americans in the U.S.; the laws put in place to prohibit race-based hair discrimination at work and in schools; and the commitment to making our website more accessible.
For the last D&I Hour of the year, the Dallas office provided participants lunch from minority-owned catering company Rocco’s Catering. In 2022, the Firm intends to increase its use of historically underrepresented vendors and suppliers through a comprehensive supplier diversity program.
To help retain high-caliber associates and partners who require more flexibility in their time, we provide an alternative work schedule compatible with personal and family responsibilities and with the needs of the Firm, while maintaining the opportunity for professional growth. In addition, we ensure our policies reflect a supportive environment for all through an expressed non-discrimination policy, an anti-harassment policy, inclusive benefits, back-up care days for children and elderly family members, parental primary and secondary leave, family leave, and disability leave.
Jackson Walker Women (JW2) helps recruit, retain, and promote women professionals.
Over a decade ago, the Jackson Walker Women (JW2) initiative was created to attract, retain, and promote women professionals. Through its programs, JW2 creates opportunities for women attorneys to develop their professional skills while supporting their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities. The initiative also provides a platform for women attorneys to generate business and pursue leadership positions.
In 2020, we established four key areas we call our Pillars of Success to affirm our commitment to support the growth and advancement of our diverse attorneys.
In 2021, we continued growing these pillars by forming leadership teams to better define the objectives and metrics of success associated with each pillar.
We connect with future attorneys early on.
From high school through State Bar admission, prospective attorneys can find support in their journey at Jackson Walker. Through mentorship programs, networking events, and law school affinity groups, we are able to connect with students and help guide them in their pursuit of a legal career.
1L / 2L Events Hosted or Attended
Job Fairs Attended for Recruitment of Under-Represented Students
Pipeline Program Partnerships
Law Schools Where JW Collected Resumes
Virtual On-Campus Interviews Attended
Law School Affinity Groups Supported
For students considering a career in the legal field, we partner with the Akins High Law Practicum, Houston Bar Association’s Project TRAIN, Houston Urban Debate League, University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Pre-Law Pipeline Program, University of Houston Urban Experience Program’s Summer Bridge Program, University of Texas Minority Women Pursuing Law, Southern Methodist University Pre-Law Scholars Program, and Youth Justice Alliance. We also serve as a corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Dallas Corporate Work Study Program, which provides students from families with limited financial means with the opportunity to earn a portion of their school tuition.
For law students, we participate in the following diversity job fairs and clerkships: Houston Bar Association's 1L Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Scholars Program & Summit, PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program, Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, Southeastern Minority Job Fair, Southwest Black Law Student Associations Job Fair, and Sunbelt Minority Job Fair.
To connect with law students, we supported the following law school affinity groups: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (South Texas and SMU); UT’s Asian Pacific Law Student Association; UHLC’s Asian Law Student Association; Black Law Student Association (SMU, UHLC, South Texas, and WashU); UT’s Chicano Hispanic Law Student Association; Hispanic Law Student Association (UHLC, SMU, and South Texas); Duke's Latin American Law Student Association; SMU’s Muslim Law Student Association; UHLC’s Muslim Legal Society; UT’s OutLaw; SMU’s South Asian Law Student Association; UT’s Thurgood Marshall Legal Society; UT’s Texas Law Disability Alliance; SMU’s Women in Law; South Texas’ Women’s Law Society; and UT’s Women’s Law Caucus.
A look at our year in hiring and training
New Fall Associates are Women or Diverse
New Lateral Attorneys are Women or Diverse
We prepare summer associates for Firm life after law school.
Every summer, we invite highly qualified JD students who are interested in private practice to participate in our Summer Associate Program.
At the start of the program, Jackson Walker hosted a panel discussion focused on diversity and inclusion efforts at the Firm. Committee Chair Suzan Kedron moderated the panel, which included Sang Shin, Trey McDonald, and Marisela Peña Gonzalez.
During the program, Suzan also hosted welcome calls with each summer associate and traveled to each city for a happy hour hosted by the D&I Committee.
Huey Rey Fischer, recent new fall associate and a 2019 summer associate, noted: "Jackson Walker’s summer associate program is some of the best preparation I could have gotten for firm life after law school. Partners and associates assigned me to projects that touched different areas of the law. In one matter, I researched and drafted a motion on res judicata, the Mexican intestacy laws, and Texas probate courts. In another matter, I shadowed a high-profile bankruptcy proceeding.
As a queer Latino, I am comfortable being myself and practicing law with my colleagues at Jackson Walker. After two summers with Jackson Walker, I knew the firm would be a great fit for a person like me."
We seek talented lateral attorneys who enhance the Firm’s personality, diversity, culture, and focus on human values.
The Firm’s culture and commitment to excellence have been major factors in its economic success. That is why we seek talented lateral attorneys who enhance the Firm’s personality, diversity, culture, and focus on human values. As we continue to explore new ways to increase the diversity of our applicants, we are proud to have welcomed 47 practicing attorneys over the past year—25 of whom are women and ethnically or racially diverse attorneys.
Demi Williams, who joined the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice in 2021, noted, “During my time at Jackson Walker, I have had the opportunity to continue meaningful work in the sports, media, and entertainment space. In one matter involving unconstitutional rules and treatment of a student-athlete, our legal team—comprised primarily of diverse attorneys—prevailed before the trial court, court of appeals, and Supreme Court of Texas. I look forward to all that is to come.”
Development & Advancement
Management Committee Members are Women
of the Hiring Partners Committee are Women or Diverse
Houston Managing Partner Priya Coffey works to ensure every individual is empowered to be themselves.
Priya Coffey's immigrant Indian parents preferred she go into medicine or engineering, but her love for reading, writing, and history—in particular, the role law plays in history—led her to become a lawyer.
In college, Priya studied political science and wrote her thesis on the dowry system and the law, and upon the encouragement of one of her professors, she went on to get her master’s in public policy and expanded on her undergraduate thesis.
"My professors appreciated my thesis but asked me to rewrite it from an 'Eastern' perspective—not the 'Western' perspective I had grown up with," Priya said. "The exercise was challenging and an incredible experience. I learned through that exercise how law is integral to culture and culture to the law. I was hooked and wanted to study law more, so I went to law school."
After clerking for the 14th Court of Appeals, Priya started as an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice group of Jackson Walker and ultimately transitioned into the Real Estate practice group. When she joined the Firm, she was the only person of color in her section and on her floor. However, there was no shortage of support provided to her over the years, especially as a mother.
In 2005, the year Priya was up for partner and pregnant with her second child, Mike Wilson, former managing partner of Jackson Walker, after conversations with Priya about her own personal situation, convened a task force to create an alternative work schedule option that provides attorneys with the flexibility to balance their responsibilities at work and at home.
"That pretty much sealed the deal for me regarding loyalty," she noted. "What I love about JW is we've always adapted and grown, and they let me be me. I never felt the need to conform to be someone I’m not."
Now in her 23rd year at Jackson Walker and her second year as managing partner of the Houston office, Priya is working to ensure every individual feels they also have the freedom and support to be themselves.
Jennifer Ferri and Erica Benites Giese were elected to the Firm's partnership in February 2021.
Several of our attorneys and staff have completed or are in the process of completing D&I certification programs.
As part of our commitment to growing our D&I initiatives, several of our attorneys and staff have completed or are in the process of completing D&I certification programs that provide best practices on counteracting unconscious bias, fostering an inclusive environment, and improving engagement within the workplace.
D&I Committee Chair Suzan Kedron completed the DiversityFIRST Certification Program presented by National Diversity Council, and Diversity & Inclusion Engagement Manager Chad Cole completed his certification through Cornell University and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.
As members of the Diversity & Inclusion Counseling practice, Jamila Brinson, Dawn Holiday, Michelle Miller, Sang Shin, and Courtney White completed their certifications through Cornell in order to better design and implement individualized plans tailored to our clients' organizations to improve the workplace and minimize risk.
Our attorneys participate in a number of external development programs.
- Jesse S. Lotay and Josué J. Galván participated in two training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Jesse joined the Fellows Program, which focuses on high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and consisted of class meetings, learning experiences, leadership lunches, and events facilitating professional development and networking opportunities. Josué and Eric participated in the Pathfinder Program, which provides early-career diverse attorneys with foundational leadership skills, career development strategies, and tips on building professional networks and relationships.
- Jesse S. Lotay, Wasif Qureshi, and Edwin Buffmire participated in the Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for Executives: Lessons from the Army and West Point on campus at West Point in October and November, 2021. The program offers participants a fully immersive experience with role models who have demonstrated superior leadership skills in highly challenging and ever-changing situations leading teams and individuals in extraordinary circumstances.
- Minoo Blaesche participated in the Dallas Bar Association’s 2021 WE LEAD program, which is designed to address challenges facing women lawyers by preparing participants for leadership roles within their firms and the communities they serve.
Community Impact & Sponsorships
Jackson Walker proudly partners with and contributes to local, regional, and national civic, charitable, and professional organizations that support and advocate for diversity and inclusion for all.
- Anti-Defamation League
- Asian American Bar Association of Houston
- Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
- Brighton Center
- Catholic Charities Dallas
- Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law
- Chinquapin Preparatory School
- Community Council of Greater Dallas
- Covenant House Texas
- Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
- Diversity Fellowship Program, Austin Bar Association
- Diversity Lab
- Equal Access to Justice Campaign, Dallas Bar Association
- Equal Justice Works
- Family Compass
- Family Houston
- Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association
- Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Hope Supply Company, Attorneys Serving the Community
- Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
- Kelsey Research Foundation
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- National Diversity Council
- National LGBT Bar Association
- Project Unity, Union Development Corporation
- Pre-Law Pipeline Program, University of Houston Law Center
- Retina Foundation of the Southwest
- South Asian Bar Association of Houston
- Texas Minority Counsel Program
- Texas Women's Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration
- Thinkery's Spark After Dark to Support Open Door Initiative
- Travis County Women Lawyers' Association TCWLA/TCWLF Annual Grants & Awards Luncheon
- Women's Business Council - Southwest
- YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and Greater Houston
A deep-rooted commitment to the community is an important part of our culture. We strive to promote altruism and leadership within the areas we live and work through serving at-risk communities and eliminating barriers.
Retta Miller & Shannon Teicher
Nate St. Clair
Amanda Van Deusen
Priya Coffey, Wade Cooper, and Kurt Nondorf spent the night outside on November 18, 2021, for Covenant House Texas.
Jackson Walker served as a silver sponsor for the SABA Houston Bollywood Extravaganza held on December 5, 2021.
JW offices organized holiday donation drives for our communities.
Our Dallas office came together and raised $31,385 to support the North Texas Food Bank in providing access to nearly 94,200 nutritious meals to the families NTFB serves.
Every year, the Houston legal community unites to provide gifts to some of the city's neediest children. Through the Houston Young Lawyers Association Adopt-an-Angel gift drive, our Houston office fulfilled the wish lists of 65 angels from Bastian Elementary. Many thanks to Michael Drab, Tori Emery, and Javier Gonzalez for volunteering on pick-up day!
Also, as part of the HBA AIDS Outreach Committee, Jamila Brinson dropped off a carload of gifts for the committee's Annual Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program.
The women in our San Antonio office came together to help support one family in need during the holidays. On December 14, 2021, JW delivered nine large bags full of gifts and goods as part of the Adopt-a-Family program of the Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
Jackson Walker ranked #73 in The American Lawyer's 2021 Diversity Scorecard, which records the average number of full-time-equivalent diverse attorneys—Asian-American, Black, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys—at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms in the calendar year 2020. Lawyer counts are average full-time-equivalent figures.
Jamila Brinson was featured by Texas Rising Stars magazine for her volunteer experiences.
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Women and diverse attorneys were recognized by local and national organizations.
- Chevazz Brown was selected by representatives from the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQ+, and Gender Fairness committees as one of two recipients of the 2021 HBA Diversity Award in the Individual Category.
- The Racial Justice Institute recognized Scott Fiddler with the Racial Justice Champion Award in honor of his commitment to helping further racial equity.
- Julia Mann was honored with a San Antonio Business Journal Women’s Leadership Award.
- Retta Miller was inducted into the Women's Business Enterprise Hall of Fame.
- Leisa Talbert Peschel was invited to join the American Bar Foundation as a fellow.
- Wasif Qureshi was recognized as a 2021 IP Star for Texas by Managing Intellectual Property.
- Denise Rose was presented with the 2021 Pink Granite Supporter of Women Award. In addition, Denise was elevated to Capitol Inside's list of “Hired Guns,” ranking No. 56 among the top lobbyists in the state.
- Amanda Van Deusen received the AAPL Special Award – Education from the American Association of Professional Landmen.
- Ashley P. Withers was named this year's recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumna Award by SMU Women in Law.
- Jamila Brinson and Julia Mann have been named among the top women lawyers of 2021 by the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC), the local state affiliate of the National Diversity Council.
- Michelle Rosenblatt and Josué Galván were elected fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
- In the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 57 of the 178 Jackson Walker attorneys who were recognized are women and diverse attorneys. Congratulations to the following 37 women and diverse attorneys who were recognized as Best Lawyers: Ali Abazari, Amanda Bush, Jennifer Caughey, Stephanie Chandler, Priya Coffey, Greta Cowart, Raman Dewan, Linda Donohoe, Lenora DuBose, Elizabeth Freeman, Rick Garza, Luke Gilman, Meghan Griffiths, Nancy Hamilton, William Hornberger, Suzan Kedron, Pamela Madere, Julia Mann, Retta Miller, Sarah Mitchell Montgomery, Christopher Mugica, Jonathan Neerman, Cindy Nelson, Emilio Nicolas, Jorge Padilla, Sierra Quinonez, Wasif Qureshi, Amy Osberg Roberts, Michelle Rosenblatt, David Schlottman, Sang Shin, Michelle Moore Smith, Robert Soza, Katherine Staton, Erin Tuggle, April Vasquez Leibman, and Ginger Webber. In addition, the following 19 women and diverse attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch: Meredith Brewster, Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Jackie Wheeler Davis, Josué Galván, Genevieve Graham, Sara Harris, Cody Martinez, Alisha Mehta, Amanda Neinast, Shannon Quine, Veronica Polnick, Gaby Rawlings, Matt Rodriguez, Jessica Schwartz, Devanshi Somaya, Jackie Staple, Austin Thomas, and Sara Thornton.
- In the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, 14 of 40 of Jackson Walker's honorees are women and diverse attorneys, including Jennifer Caughey, Stephanie Chandler, Amanda Crouch, Linda Donohoe, Meghan Griffiths, Mary Emma Karam, Julia Mann, Susan Mead, Virginia Alverson Mimmack, Lindsey Moorhead, Cindy Nelson, Joshua Romero, Robert Soza, and Katherine Staton.
- Sue Ayers, Amy Baird, Chevazz Brown, Jennifer Caughey, Stephanie Chandler, Greta Cowart, Meghan Griffiths, William Hornberger, Julia Mann, Retta Miller, Cindy Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, Kathy Silver, and Robert Soza were selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2021 “Texas Super Lawyers” list.
- In Super Lawyers' list of the 2021 Texas Rising Stars, 20 of 35 of Jackson Walker's honorees are women and diverse attorneys, including Vienna Anaya, Jamila Brinson, Jennifer Caughey, Amanda Crouch, Josué Galván, Gracie Garcia, Genevieve Graham, Carey Hain, Shari Mao, James Carlos McFall, Lindsey Moorhead, Kati Orso, Jorge Padilla, Veronica Polnick, Gaby Rawlings, David Schlottman, Jeremy Sheng, Michelle Moore Smith, Jennifer Wertz, and Catharine Yen. Notably, Amanda was named among the "Up-and-Coming 50: 2021 Women Texas Rising Stars."
- Lawdragon listed Ali Abazari, Meghan Griffiths, and Jesse Lotay among the eight Jackson Walker attorneys to be named to its list of the 500 Leading Environmental and Energy Lawyers, and Jamila Brinson, Greta Cowart, Richard Garza, and Dawn Holiday were recognized among the list of the Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.
- Austin Monthly Magazine named 20 Jackson Walker attorneys to the "Austin's Top Attorneys" list, including Alicia Duleba, Meghan Griffiths, Pamela Madere, Christopher Mugica, Emilio Nicolas, Jorge Padilla, Joshua Romero, Michelle Rosenblatt, Michelle Moore Smith, Erin Tuggle, and Jennifer Wertz.
- Vienna Anaya, Sara Borrelli, Jackie Wheeler Davis, Suzan Kedron, Virginia Mimmack, and Nate St. Clair were named among the 23 Jackson Walker attorneys recognized in D Magazine's list of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.
- D Magazine listed James McFall among the “Best Lawyers Under 40” of 2021.
- 360 West Magazine named 15 Jackson Walker attorneys to its "Top Attorneys" list for 2021, including Sierra Quinonez and Ginger Webber.
- Erin Camp and Erica Benites Giese were included in San Antonio Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021.
- Scene in S.A. listed Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Josué Galván, Daniel Maldonado, and Eve Searls among the 2021 “Rising Star Lawyers” list.
- Stephanie Chandler, Lauren Ciminello, Amanda Crouch, Erica Benites Giese, Ann Leafstedt, Julia Mann, Shari Mao, Kati Orso, Cassie Ross, and Leah Smith Sanchez were named to Scene in S.A.'s inaugural list of "San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law.”
Denise Rose was presented with the first-ever Pink Granite Supporter of Women Award.
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Denise Rose was presented with the first-ever Pink Granite Supporter of Women Award in honor of her work at the Texas Capitol and her service to the community.
In presenting Denise with the award, Hope Osborn, founding board member of the Pink Granite Foundation, said, “She is a champion for every woman and will only ever say good things about you, behind your back, and to your face. Everyone should aspire to be a D Rose.”
From the top down, we express how significant diversity and inclusion are for the Firm through commitment, communication, and action. To ensure our entire practice promotes equality for all, our Diversity & Inclusion Committee, comprising both attorneys and staff, directs diversity-related goals and collaborates on best practices for implementing initiatives.
- Committee Chair: Suzan Kedron | Partner, Dallas
- Sam Allen | Partner, San Angelo
- Serene Ateek | Associate, Dallas
- Chip Babcock | Partner, Houston
- Treeman Baker | Associate, Austin
- Melissa Bates | Director of Attorney Development, Houston
- Minoo Blaesche | Senior Counsel, Dallas
- Jamila Brinson | Partner, Houston
- Shelisa Brock | Associate, Dallas
- Chevazz Brown | Partner, Houston
- Katie Brown | Associate, Dallas
- Marilyn Brown | Partner, Austin
- Jennifer Bryant | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Aron Burnett | Partner, Austin
- Chuck Campbell | Partner, Austin
- Art Cavazos | Partner, San Antonio
- Matthew Cavenaugh | Partner, Houston
- Lauren Ceckowski | Associate, Dallas
- Stephanie Chandler | Partner, San Antonio
- Bart Cicuto | Senior Counsel, Austin
- Priya Coffey | Partner, Houston
- Chad Cole | Diversity & Inclusion Engagement Manager, Dallas
- Wade Cooper | Partner, Austin
- Jackie Wheeler Davis | Associate, Dallas
- Raman Dewan | Partner, Austin
- Mario Perez Dolan | Partner, Dallas
- Matt Dow | Partner, Austin
- Alicia Duleba | Partner, Austin
- Tyson Ehlinger | Associate, Austin
- Ross Forbes | Partner, Dallas
- Luke Franz | Associate, Dallas
- Alex Frutos | Partner, Dallas
- Josué Galván | Associate, San Antonio
- Luke Gilman | Partner, Houston
- Larry Glasgow | Partner, Dallas
- Joel Glover | Partner, Houston
- Marisela Peña Gonzalez | Partner, Houston
- Genevieve Graham | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Abigail Griffith | Associate, Austin
- Joseph Guajardo | Partner, Dallas
- Peter Hansen | Senior Counsel, Austin
- Rob Harlow | Partner, Houston
- Brian Harris | Partner, Houston
- Joel Heydenburk | Partner, Fort Worth
- Dawn Holiday | Partner, Houston
- Peter Hosey | Partner, San Antonio
- Gary Ingram | Partner, Fort Worth
- William Jenkins | Partner, Fort Worth
- Bailey Jones | Associate, Fort Worth
- Kevin Jones | Partner, Dallas
- Jonathan Judkowitz | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Mahira Khan | Associate, Houston
- Greg Lambert | Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Houston
- Bob Latham | Partner, Dallas
- Julie Lewis | Chief Operating Officer, Austin
- Daniel Maldonado | Associate, San Antonio
- Julia Mann | Partner, San Antonio
- Shari Mao | Partner, San Antonio
- Trey McDonald | Partner, Houston
- Scott McElhaney | Partner, Dallas
- James Carlos McFall | Partner, Dallas
- Alisha Mehta | Associate, Austin
- Carrie Miller | Partner, Fort Worth
- Retta Miller | Partner, Dallas
- Lindsey Moorhead | Partner, Houston
- Chris Mugica | Partner, Austin
- Jonathan Neerman | Partner, Dallas
- Amanda Neinast | Associate, Austin
- Emilio Nicolas | Partner, Austin
- William Nilson | Associate, Austin
- Nicola Noel | Director of Human Resources, Dallas
- Miguel Ortiz | Associate, Dallas
- Jorge Padilla | Partner, Austin
- Kristhy Peguero | Partner, Houston
- Beth Pflomm | Senior Counsel, Dallas
- Valery Piedra | Associate, Houston
- Meghan Pier | Director of Associate Recruiting, Austin
- Brian Prewitt | Partner, Austin
- Wasif Qureshi | Partner, Houston
- Katy Ragsdale | Research Attorney, Dallas
- Gaby Rawlings | Associate, Dallas
- Joe Regan | Partner, Fort Worth
- Amy Osberg Roberts | Partner, Dallas
- Debbie Robinowitz | Partner, Dallas
- Matthew Rodriguez | Associate, Houston
- Josh Romero | Partner, Austin
- Chris Rourk | Partner, Dallas
- Bruce Ruzinsky | Partner, Houston
- Jim Ryan | Partner, Dallas
- Rachel Saunders | Associate, Dallas
- Jessica Schwartz | Associate, Dallas
- Jeremy Sheng | Partner, Houston
- Sang Shin | Partner, Houston
- Kathy Silver | Partner, Houston
- Michelle Moore Smith | Partner, Austin
- David Snyder | Partner, Austin
- Devanshi Somaya | Associate, Dallas
- Joan Sostek | Of Counsel, Dallas
- Robert Soza | Partner, San Antonio
- Noah Speck | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Nate St. Clair | Partner, Dallas
- Bridgette Stahlman | Chief of Partner Recruiting & Integration, Austin
- Yenmi Tang | Staff Attorney, Houston
- Mike Taten | Partner, Dallas
- Austin Thomas | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Christian Triantaphyllis | Partner, Houston
- Kirk Tucker | Partner, Houston
- April Vasquez Leibman | Partner, Houston
- Jonathan Vinson | Partner, Dallas
- Jerry Webberman | Partner, Austin
- Courtney White | Senior Counsel, Dallas
- Catharine Yen | Senior Counsel, Houston
- Lauren Zang | Associate, Dallas
The information on this page, including the statistics and information about our attorneys and their involvement, was accurate as of December 31, 2021.
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JW Standing in Solidarity
Racism, bigotry, and hate have no place in our society. Jackson Walker stands united with our colleagues, clients, and community partners in the fight to end systemic racism and social injustice. We believe that inequitable treatment of our fellow human beings is unacceptable. As one of the oldest law firms in Texas, our response demands that we listen, learn, and work for equality. Jackson Walker condemns and denounces all acts of racism and prejudice. We stand in solidarity and can only progress in unity.