Jackson Walker partner Chip Babcock was profiled in an article published in The Highlander on May 8, 2014.
The article discussed Mr. Babcock’s successful career, from his beginnings in the newspaper industry to his move into the legal world. Mr. Babcock told the publication that he was a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer when he attended a law school class on Constitutional law taught by Eugene Rostow, a top political aide to President Lyndon Johnson.
“He assigned the class to write a paper and I wrote one and included a note that said I was just auditing the class. Later, I got a note from Rostow that was extremely complimentary.”
That encouraged Mr. Babcock to begin what would turn out to be a successful career in media and trial law.
Mr. Babcock has more than 25 years’ experience representing a variety of clients in commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes, as well as in the field of media and communications law. In 2010, Mr. Babcock was selected as one of Texas Lawyer‘s “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century,” and is ranked as a top First Amendment attorney, a top Commercial Litigation attorney, and a top Trial Lawyer in the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business directory. Mr. Babcock has been awarded the status of “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters every year since its inception in 2003 and has also been listed by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” by H Texas Magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers in Houston,” and by Texas Lawyer as one of Texas’ “Go To” lawyers. He is AV-rated by Martindale–Hubbell and is featured in the Commercial Litigation chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Texas. He was named as a “Best in Civil Litigation Defense” attorney by Super Lawyers: Corporate Counsel Edition. Mr. Babcock received his A.B. from Brown University and his J.D. from Boston University.