Bethany Pickett is an associate in the litigation section of Jackson Walker’s Houston office.
An experienced trial and appellate litigator, Bethany has tried four federal jury trials to verdict and presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Bethany served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas, representing the United States in criminal prosecutions and complex civil litigation. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Bethany worked at the White House as Deputy Associate Counsel to the President and at the Department of Justice as a Counsel in the Civil Rights Division and in the Office of Legal Policy. During her tenure in public service, Bethany worked on the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, as well as over 100 other federal judges across the country. She additionally counseled the White House and federal agencies on high-profile legal issues.
After law school, Bethany served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
B.A., magna cum laude, The King’s College
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Northwestern University Law Review, Notes Editor
- Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Editor
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for her work at the U.S. Department of Justice, 2019
- Appointed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to serve on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel
- Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies