Devanshi Somaya is an associate in the Litigation section of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office. Devanshi has experience handling a variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, personal injury claims, commercial lease disputes, media law, trademark and copyright infringement claims, and business tort actions involving negligence, fraud, theft of trade secrets, and breach of fiduciary duty. Devanshi also has experience representing broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Devanshi was an extern for Justice Lang-Miers of the 5th Court of Appeals. She also served as a legal research, writing & advocacy teaching assistant for two years, a torts tutor in the Academic Skills Assistance Program, and a Student Bar Association mentor.
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
- Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association, 2015-2016
- Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
- Dallas Asian-American Bar Association Student Scholarship Recipient, 2014
- Nominated for best brief – 1L legal research, writing & advocacy competition, 2012
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Equal Access to Justice Committee, Co-Chair, 2018
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
October 5, 2021Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s October 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
April 3, 2019Mentions
Devanshi Somaya Shares Her Journey and Emphasizes the Importance of Relationships in “Women in Law On the Record” Podcast
In an interview on “Women in Law On the Record,” Devanshi Somaya shared insights about her immigrant experience, her path to practicing law, her life as a working mother, and the importance of maintaining relationships.
May 15, 2018Insights
Retta A. Miller and Devanshi Somaya co-authored the “USA – Texas” chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018. Published by Global Legal Group, the International Comparative Legal Guides series reviews and compares laws in 46 practice areas across 140 jurisdictions.
May 10, 2017Insights
This Texas litigation guide is organized in question-and-answer format and provides a comprehensive resource on current issues in litigation for general counsel, government agencies, and private attorneys around the world.
Contributor, “Episode 16: Devanshi Somaya, Litigation Associate at Jackson Walker,” Women in Law On the Record Podcast, womeninlawotr.com, January 2019