Jennifer Freel Receives Outstanding Federal Lawyer Award

May 29, 2024 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker congratulates Austin partner Jennifer S. Freel on being honored with the 2024 Outstanding Federal Lawyer award at the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Austin Chapter Annual Spring Happy Hour on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

The award recognizes an exemplary Austin-area lawyer who has dedicated a significant portion of their career to federal practice with high standards of professional achievement. It also honors those who exhibit leadership and ethics, mentor younger lawyers, and actively contribute to the legal and broader community.

Founded in 1920, the FBA is committed to advancing the science of jurisprudence and promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys engaged in federal law. The FBA fosters communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

Jennifer, a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice of Jackson Walker’s Austin office, is a former federal prosecutor who advises businesses and individuals under investigation by the government and conducts internal investigations for companies seeking an independent party. She also represents clients in civil disputes at the pre-trial, trial, and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. She is an elected Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, a past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and a past president of the Federal Bar Association Austin Chapter.​​​​

In her practice, she has been ranked among the top Texas attorneys for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2021, and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White Collar (Austin) since 2022.

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Jennifer for her outstanding achievements and her significant contributions to both the legal profession and the Austin community. To learn more about the impactful contributions of Jackson Walker attorneys like Jennifer, we invite you to visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.