Sue Ayers and Noah Galton Featured in ‘Austin Lawyer’ on Legal Fees


In light of recent disputes around Texas involving contingent fee contracts and legal fees more generally, Jackson Walker attorneys Sue Ayers and Noah Galton were recently published by Austin Lawyer in an article setting forth five helpful reminders to protect both attorneys and clients against issues involving fee disputes.

“In a legal landscape where clients are routinely requesting less traditional fee arrangements and lawyers are doing their best to reach reasonable accommodations, it remains vitally important not to lose sight of the basics,” they wrote.

To read these five reminders, view the September 2018 edition of Austin Lawyer. For information about how Jackson Walker develops fee arrangements that maximize client value and offer cost predictability, certainty, and transparency, visit our Value Management page.


Meet Sue

Susan Dillon Ayers is a member of Jackson Walker’s Eminent Domain practice group and a partner in the firm’s Austin office. She represents condemnors in all aspects of land acquisition, including negotiation of easements and crossing agreements, the purchase of real property in fee simple, condemnation, and appeal. During the 2017 Legislative Session, Sue advised  clients regarding bills that would impact condemnations in all industries.   She is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a sought-after speaker and writer on eminent domain issues.

Meet Noah

Noah Galton is a litigation associate in Jackson Walker’s Austin office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including eminent domain, real estate litigation, litigating issues surrounding governmental/sovereign immunity, and general business litigation. In the context of eminent domain, Noah has represented oil/gas midstream and interstate pipeline companies, railroads, municipal utility districts, regional mobility authorities, and electricity providers in conjunction with extensive public projects aimed at expanding critical infrastructure in the state of Texas. Since receiving his license in 2011, Noah has prosecuted nine lawsuits to jury verdict and has appeared in dozens of administrative hearings in numerous counties across the state.