Adam Aston brings more than 15 years of experience as an appellate advocate and trial litigator to his practice in Jackson Walker’s trial and appellate litigation, special investigations, and governmental relations practices.
Adam has represented clients in complex civil matters at every stage of litigation in both state and federal court. He frequently handles high-stakes appeals and trial matters involving a wide variety of subject areas, including: fraud and negligence, breach of contract and contract interpretation, constitutional law and statutory interpretation, challenges to administrative agency actions and other regulatory matters, and the First Amendment.
Adam has argued numerous successful appeals in the Fifth Circuit, Texas Supreme Court, and Texas courts of appeals, as well as critical motions and closing arguments in federal and state trial courts. He has written more than two dozen briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and has assisted in six cases argued before the Court. Adam has practiced in federal appellate courts across the country, including Washington, DC and California.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Adam spent more than a decade in public service, including the following roles: Principal Deputy Solicitor General for the Texas Attorney General, where he co-managed a team of more than a dozen appellate attorneys; Deputy General Counsel to the Texas Governor; and law clerk for Senator John Cornyn.
B.S., Texas A&M University
J.D., Washington University Law
- Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award
- Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
- Executive Notes & Projects Editor, 2003-2004
- Staff Editor, 2002-2003
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
- “Austin’s Top Attorneys” List – Appellate Law, Austin Monthly, 2021
- Special Olympics
- YMCA – basketball
July 11, 2022Client Results
On June 30, 2022, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in a case involving qualified immunity for the Coleman County sheriff, jailer, and jail administrator. Jon Mark Hogg and Amanda Crouch led the Firm’s representation of the Texas Association of Counties in the Coleman County case.
June 24, 2022Client Results
Paving the Way for High-Speed Rail, Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor Of Jackson Walker Client Texas Central, Agreeing that Texas Central Has Eminent Domain Authority
In a 5-3 decision on June 24, 2022, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. has eminent domain authority, greenlighting its proposed high-speed rail project.
August 3, 2021Attorney News
Jackson Walker congratulates the 20 attorneys recognized among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2021. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 43 categories.
June 22, 2021Mentions
A three-judge panel rejected an appeal of a lower court’s decision not to grant the Williams Cos., Dynegy Marketing & Trade and others summary judgment in the price-fixing suit, but the panel came up with a different reason for its ruling. Dynegy is represented by Edwin M. Buffmire, Adam Aston, Jennifer Caughey, Heather Heartfield, Jay K. Wieser and Joseph A. Fischer III of Jackson Walker LLP.
December 18, 2020Client Results
A Jackson Walker team led by Houston partners Chip Babcock, John Edwards, and Trey McDonald obtained a complete dismissal of a high-stakes 2016 class action suit filed against clients Dr. Mehmet Oz, his production company ZoCo Productions, Harpo Productions, and Sony Pictures Television.
May 19, 2017Client Results
Dallas partner David Moran argued before the Texas Supreme Court in February 2017 on behalf of a bank client in an important case involving a claim by an alleged third party beneficiary of a loan commitment.
August 5, 2016Attorney News
Jackson Walker Brings in Senior Counsel Adam Aston to Expand Commercial Litigation and Government Relations/Investigations Groups
Jackson Walker welcomes Adam Aston as senior counsel in the firm’s Austin office. Along with the recent additions of Kent Sullivan, Sean Jordan, and Bill Powers, Adam further expands Jackson Walker’s government relations, special investigations, appellate, and commercial litigation practices.