Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice group has been named the “Litigation Department of the Year” by Texas Lawyer in the magazine’s first-ever awards recognizing the top trial groups in the state.
“We are very proud of this award because it reflects the consistent standard of excellence we provide in serving our clients,” said firmwide managing partner Wade Cooper. “Over the past 125 years, some of the best trial attorneys in Texas have chosen to practice at Jackson Walker, and this generation of litigators is no exception. At the same time, we recognize that great lawyers are made by great clients, and we never forget what a privilege it is to represent outstanding clients in the cases that matter the most to them.”
Announced on July 26, 2013, the prestigious and competitive awards highlight the top general litigation and specialty litigation practice groups in several categories. Jackson Walker was named the top general litigation group in the large firm category and will be profiled in a special Texas Lawyer supplement scheduled for publication on Aug. 13.
In choosing the Litigation Departments of the Year, Texas Lawyer asked firms to describe the scope and significance of their case work and to demonstrate why clients choose them for litigation. Jackson Walker partner Retta Miller, who heads the firm’s Litigation practice, said that experience is one of the main reasons clients turn to Jackson Walker for complex or “bet the company” cases.
“As true trial lawyers with significant courtroom experience, our attorneys are better able to evaluate and prepare cases, and that increases the opportunities for success at all stages of litigation,” Retta said.
As one of the largest Texas-only firms, Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice includes more than 130 lawyers across the state and offices in all four federal judicial districts. The firm is currently handling litigation in 17 states; has litigated matters in 47 states; and regularly takes on high–profile cases that are national or international in scope. Partners in the Litigation practice average 24 years of courtroom experience and include six attorneys in the American College of Trial Lawyers and dozens ranked in Chambers, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers as well as other statewide and local top–lawyer directories.