Jackson Walker Announces Election of 5 Attorneys to Partnership

February 12, 2024 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 5 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. On Friday, February 9, 2024, the following attorneys were named partners:

  • Shelisa E. Brock
  • Tiana DeLeo Dunn
  • Clinton J. Kuykendall
  • Justin V. Lee
  • Brett A. Reamer

Meet Our Newly Elected Partners

Shelisa Brock

Shelisa Evelyn Brock has represented clients in a wide range of labor and employment law, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes. In her advisory role, Shelisa counsels clients on employee policies and procedures, layoffs, executive contracts, and other matters affecting the employer-employee relationship. In 2018, she was selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program.

Dallas labor & employment partner John Jansonius stated, “Shelisa has demonstrated time and again the ability to manage complex projects and lead a team. She has technical skills, relationship skills, and substantive legal knowledge to efficiently guide employers through challenging needs involving a changing workforce.”

In recognition of her practice, Shelisa has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. She obtained her B.A., with distinction, and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tiana DeLeo Dunn

Tiana DeLeo Dunn represents clients in all facets of commercial real estate, including leasing, financing, acquisition/disposition, and management of commercial assets throughout retail, office, industrial, medical, and mixed-use spaces. Tiana also handles the real estate component of bankruptcy cases, including workouts and restructurings on behalf of landlords and tenants involved in Chapter 11 reorganizations.

“Tiana has become an invaluable part of the team. By endearing herself to one of our clients, she caused a significant expansion to the leasing workstream. That’s great leadership on her part that not only benefits two practice groups but also the entire firm,” Houston bankruptcy partner Matthew Cavenaugh noted.

She obtained her B.A., with honors, from the University of Florida and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law.

Clinton Kuykendall

Clinton J. Kuykendall focuses his practice on finance, real estate, and commercial lending transactions. Clinton represents financial institutions, including banks, credit companies, and insurance companies, as lenders and individuals and corporate entities as borrowers in connection with numerous real estate, commercial, and corporate lending transactions.

“Clinton is a legal prodigy and one of the hardest working attorneys at the firm,” said Dallas partner Justin Shipley.

In recognition of his practice, Clinton has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law.

Justin Lee

Justin V. Lee represents a wide array of national and international clients. He has extensive experience in all phases of the dispute resolution process, such as jury trials, agency appeals, and pre-suit negotiations. His practice experience includes commercial disputes, nuisance claims, product liability defense, and providing guidance on elections and campaign finance.

Ross Forbes, chair of the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice, stated: “Justin stands out as a natural-born leader who colleagues and clients respect and will follow into battle. Very smart and equally funny; we are lucky to have him as a partner!”

In recognition of his practice, Justin has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. Outside of his practice, Justin serves on the boards of various non-profits. He obtained his B.S. at Texas A&M University and his J.D., with distinction, at SMU Dedman School of Law.

Brett Reamer

Brett A. Reamer represents and advises commercial real estate investors, developers, and managers in a broad range of transactions across the United States, including acquisitions and dispositions, development matters, joint ventures, financing, leasing, and day-to-day operations.

“Brett is the ultimate team player. He is incredibly hardworking, unfailingly positive, and inspires confidence wherever he goes,” said Austin partner Michelle Moore Smith.

In recognition of his practice, Brett has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021. He received his B.S., with distinction, at Texas A&M University and his J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Meet JW

Since Jackson Walker’s founding in 1887, our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies and business leaders in the world. Today, we remain firmly rooted in Texas while serving clients around the globe. With more than 500 attorneys, we are the largest firm in Texas and have been recognized by Law360 as a “Texas Powerhouse” and an “elite law firm” that regularly provides counsel to industry-leading clients on highly complex transactions ranging from millions to billions.