William Jenkins Named Managing Partner of Jackson Walker's Fort Worth Office


“I am deeply honored to accept this position of leadership,” William said. “Having practiced law at Jackson Walker my entire career, I have had the privilege of working with some of the best and brightest lawyers in Texas. I look forward to continuing the firm’s tradition of providing excellent service to our clients and playing an active role in the Fort Worth community.”

William has a state and national trial and appellate practice that focuses on disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, internal business disputes, and real estate and construction matters. He has handled many significant cases, including defending several shareholder suits related to the merger of a Texas real estate investment trust with a New York investment company; successfully representing a major league baseball club against a claim of violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and successfully arguing an appeal to the United States of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit involving nine guarantees of real estate leases, absolving his client from over $8 million in claimed damages.

A fourth-generation Texan, William was raised in Fort Worth, attended Arlington Heights High School and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Development, and Finance. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

In addition to maintaining a robust legal practice, William’s involvement in the community includes having served on the executive committee of the board of the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, as a commissioner of the Board of Building Appeals for the City of Southlake, Texas, and on the Affordable Housing Subcommittee for Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. William has also participated in Leadership Fort Worth.

William has been named a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine from 2004-2014. He was also named a 2013 “Power Attorney” by The Fort Worth Business Press. William was named an Inaugural Member of Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer.