Retta Miller and Devanshi Somaya Tackle Texas Litigation and Dispute Resolution in 2018 ICLG Guide


Jackson Walker attorneys Retta A. Miller and Devanshi Somaya co-authored the “USA – Texas” chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018. Published by Global Legal Group, the International Comparative Legal Guides series reviews and compares laws in 46 practice areas across 140 jurisdictions. Every year, the Litigation & Dispute Resolution section of the guide addresses common issues in litigation and dispute resolution laws and regulations across 41 jurisdictions worldwide.

Organized in a Q&A format, Retta and Devanshi’s chapter focuses on preliminary civil procedure issues to be considered, the commencement of proceedings and defense of claims, understanding the duties and powers of the courts, and the handling of various civil procedure matters such as joinder, consolidation, evidence requirements, judgments, and settlements. The chapter also answers general questions on topics in alternative dispute resolution, including methods, limitations, and ADR institutions.

For more information, read the complete online edition of The ICLG to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Meet Retta

Dallas partner Retta A. Miller has over thirty years of experience in civil litigation, arbitration, and appeals. Having served as lead counsel in trials and arbitrations, Retta has developed considerable experience representing clients in a vast range of industries, including financial institutions, insurance companies, and retail brokerage firms. She has also represented clients in courts in Texas and across the United States as well as in arbitration proceedings before the FINRA, NASD, NYSE, and AAA. Retta has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its 2017 list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation and by Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Arbitration every year since 2012.

Meet Devanshi

Dallas associate Devanshi Somaya is a litigation attorney who represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and copyright infringement. Before joining Jackson Walker, she served as an extern for Justice Lang-Miers of the Fifth Court of Appeals and as a legal research, writing, and advocacy teaching assistant at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Devanshi currently serves as a co-chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Equal Access to Justice Committee.