Amanda is currently serving as Vice President of the DCSA. She also previously served as DCSA Co-Membership Chair and co-chaired the organization’s “Salsa With Candidates” event, which provided members, as well as the public, an opportunity to meet with local judicial members and candidates prior to the November election.
Formed in 1922, the Defense Counsel of San Antonio aims to promote people for the bench in San Antonio who will be fair, exhibit judicial restraint, and uphold the laws of the State of Texas and the Constitution of the United States. One of the major roles of the DCSA is to endorse candidates for the judiciary, which will be a primary component of Amanda and Kayla’s service on the board in 2016.
Amanda Crouch assists clients with a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, creditor representation, oil and gas litigation, and defense of personal injury claims. While in law school, Amanda served as Research Assistant to Judge Ken Starr and as Executive President of the Student Bar Association. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Amanda interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Texas and for Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court. She received her B.S., with high honors, from the University of Texas and her J.D., cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law where she was the Senior Managing Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers.
Kayla Tanner is an associate in the Litigation group. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Phil Johnson, Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, for the 2014-2015 term. Kayla earned her B.A. degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, Kayla was an editor for the Texas Tech Law Review, and interned with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert L. Jones of the Northern District of Texas and the Federal Public Defender’s Office.