Two of Texas’ Oldest Law Firms Unite in San Antonio

March 30, 2001 | Press Releases

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Jackson Walker and attorneys from Gresham, Davis, Gregory, Worthy and Moore, one of San Antonio’s oldest law firms, will join forces effective April 1. Patrick Tobin, Partner-in-Charge of Jackson Walker’s San Antonio office notes, “Jackson Walker and Gresham, Davis each have roots that date back more than 100 years in Texas. Gresham, Davis’ long tradition of excellence in corporate, real estate, tax and bankruptcy law complements Jackson Walker’s strong and growing practices in San Antonio.”

Marshall Miller, Managing Partner of Gresham, Davis, is pleased with the move and adds that, “This is a union that will positively impact our existing clients and expand our resources with Jackson Walker’s national presence.”

The addition of eight attorneys from Gresham, Davis moves Jackson Walker’s ranking up to the fifth largest law firm in San Antonio according to the 2001 Book of Lists.

Founded in 1880, Gresham, Davis is a full-service law firm whose clients include Peter Holt and the Holt Companies, The San Antonio Spurs, Air Force Village Retirement Facilities, real estate developer Charles Martin Wender, New York Stick Exchange listed company Bluegreen Corporation, D. B. Harrell Commercial Real Estate Services and the San Antonio Country Club. Gresham, Davis’ partners include former United Way president Richard Moore, Nancy Norman, Claiborne Gregory, Jr. and Peter Hosey, in addition to Trinity University Board of Trustee Marshall Miller.

The addition gives Jackson Walker a total of 300 attorneys statewide and places Jackson Walker in the unique position of being the only law firm with a top-ten ranking in four major Texas cities. According to the rankings listed in the 2001 Book of Lists published in each city, Jackson Walker offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio are now among the top-ten law firms based on number of attorneys in each city. Jackson Walker is ranked in the top-twelve law firms in Houston as well.

“We’re proud to be among the top-five law firms in San Antonio. Jackson Walker is committed to providing a substantial local presence for clients in each of our offices, and having Gresham, Davis join us in San Antonio is part of that continuing effort,” state Mike Wilson, Managing Partner of Jackson Walker.

Jackson Walker is one of the oldest and largest Texas-based law firms, with more than 100 years of experience in providing legal counsel to clients in Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally. The firm provides a strong regional base of 300 attorneys statewide in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson, San Angelo, and San Antonio. The firm’s practice areas include litigation, finance, securities and corporate, intellectual property, technology, administrative, employee benefits and executive compensation, energy, environmental, estate planning and administration, governmental, health care, labor and employment, real estate, tax, transportation, bankruptcy, agricultural, and international law.

In This Story

Peter E. Hosey
Partner, San Antonio

Marshall B. Miller, Jr.
Partner, San Antonio

Patrick B. Tobin
Partner, San Antonio

T. Michael Wilson
Partner, Dallas