Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Houston attorneys Jamila Brinson and Jackie Staple on becoming Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).
To obtain certification, attorneys generally must have practiced law for at least five years as an active State Bar of Texas member; have at least three years of experience in labor and employment law with their practice annually consisting of at least 25% labor and employment law matters; have references from qualified, vetted judges and attorneys in the area; complete 60 hours of TBLS-approved CLE in labor and employment law; meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and pass a six-hour examination that covers a broad range of topics and issues in labor and employment law.
Only 643 attorneys in Texas are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law—11 of whom are Jackson Walker attorneys. Fellow board-certified labor and employment attorneys include G. Scott Fiddler, W. Gary Fowler, Richard G. Garza, Jon Mark Hogg, Gary L. Ingram, John V. Jansonius, Scott M. McElhaney, Michelle Mishoe Miller, and Jay K. Rutherford.
To learn more about board certification, visit the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Labor and Employment Law page.
Jamila M. Brinson is a labor and employment and litigation attorney who partners with clients to proactively shape their workplaces and resolve issues when they arise. Whether handling labor and employment disputes, commercial disputes, or media, trademark, and copyright litigation, Jamila listens to her clients and creates legal strategies to obtain the best possible result. She also serves as Chair of Jackson Walker’s Diversity & Inclusion Counseling group. In recognition of her practice, Jamila has been named to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list (2019-2021) and Lawdragon’s list of the 500 leading U.S. corporate employment lawyers (2020).
Jackie C. Staple advises companies on employment law compliance and litigates claims arising from the employer-employee relationship. A trusted counselor to her clients, Jackie helps clients navigate severance, separation and release, noncompetition, and independent contractor agreements. She also assists with personnel matters related to termination and discipline decisions, discrimination and harassment issues, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, and employee privacy, vacation, paid sick time, and PTO policies. In 2021, Jackie was named among the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Education Law.