Jackson Walker Boosts Litigation Practice With Addition of Len Wade


Jackson Walker welcomes Len A. Wade as a partner in the Firm’s Fort Worth office. Len brings to the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice his background as a successful trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and judge.

“We are excited to bring in an attorney of Len’s quality who can enhance the team, which in turn will help us better serve our clients.”

“The knowledge and experience Len brings to the Fort Worth office, and to the Firm as a whole, will add a whole new dynamic to our litigation practice,” said William R. Jenkins, managing partner of the Fort Worth office. “We are excited to bring in an attorney of Len’s quality who can enhance the team, which in turn will help us better serve our clients.”

Len’s practice focuses on complex litigation, mediation, and arbitration. He received training from the Attorney-Mediators Institute in Dallas. He is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and the Commercial Panel of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association. Prior to serving as a judge for the 141st District Court for the State of Texas from 2003 to 2009, Len represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court litigation for 15 years.

Len has also served as an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and was also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers before his judicial election.

Len graduated cum laude from Baylor University Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Len joins Pamela Madere and Scott A. Schepps as Jackson Walker’s third partner hire in 2018.


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