Jackson Walker Attorneys Selected as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine

April 29, 2003 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker partners Chip BabcockByron EganSusan Mead, and Brad Whitlock were selected as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D MagazineD Magazine recently surveyed 3,000 attorneys who were licensed to practice with the State Bar before 1994. Chip, Byron, Susan and Brad were four of the 180 lawyers chosen for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Dallas.”

JW’s managing partner, Mike Wilson states “Chip, Byron, Susan and Brad are outstanding representatives of JW’s commitment to excellence in providing the highest quality legal services.”

Chip Babcock is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is currently the Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Chip leads Jackson Walker’s complex litigation practice group and is nationally recognized for his court room victories, including successfully defending Oprah Winfrey in the Texas Beef case. He received his A.B. degree from Brown University and his J.D. degree from Boston University Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Boston University Law Review. From 1976 through 1978 Chip was Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Porter, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Byron Egan is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law. He is nationally recognized and is a much-sought-after practitioner, speaker, and author, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Byron received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during 1968 and 1969.

Susan Mead is one of the most well-respected and prominent lawyers in the southwest in her practice of Land Use law, neighborhood revitalization, and urban redevelopment. She is also very active in supporting the community through her Board involvement with the Dallas Museum of Art, Downtown Partnership, Inc., and the Architecture Forum. Susan earned her B.A. degree from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University.

Brad Whitlock combines a successful corporate law practice with a major commitment to the community through his leadership positions in Arts District Friends, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Leadership Dallas, and the Business Law Section of the State Bar. Brad received his J.D. degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce and a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. He received his B.A. degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.