Brett Kutnick Joins Jackson Walker’s Trial & Appellate Litigation Practice in Dallas


Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome appellate attorney Brett D. Kutnick as a partner in the Dallas office. Brett brings to our Chambers-ranked Trial & Appellate Litigation practice over 20 years of experience as a litigator and unique leadership skills as the former managing partner of an appellate boutique law firm.

“Having Brett join our team is a significant triumph for both the Firm and our clients. He is a premier appellate lawyer with a proven track record,” said W. Ross Forbes, Jr., Chair of the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice.

Board certified in Civil Appellate Law, Brett has served as lead appellate attorney in courts throughout the state, including the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a skilled advocate before clients, trial judges, and appellate justices.

His sophisticated litigation experience, which consists of commercial cases and business appeals, encompasses oil and gas issues, contract disputes, business torts, professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty claims, shareholder oppression, and intellectual property rights. With a trained eye on legal strategy and project management, Brett assists clients across various industries, including national retail stores, manufacturers, real estate developers, and oil and gas producers.

“Moving to Jackson Walker was a natural choice for both me and my clients. At Jackson Walker, I’ll be able to expand my practice while focusing on the cases I enjoy,” Brett said.

While working toward his J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law, Brett was a member of the Texas Law Review, Chancellors, Order of the Coif, and the Legal Research Board.


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For more than 130 years, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Since our founding in 1887, our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies in the state in key industries that shaped the course of Texas history, including railroads, the media, and oil and gas exploration. Today, we remain firmly rooted in Texas while serving clients around the globe. With more than 350 attorneys in our seven offices, we serve clients around the world in a broad range of practices and industries.