Eve M. Searls
As a Research Attorney, Eve works exclusively with Jackson Walker attorneys and legal staff to assist them in understanding difficult questions of law and policy. She also conducts business intelligence investigations and assists in the firm’s knowledge management initiative.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Eve practiced for eight years as an attorney in Ohio. Upon graduating from law school, she was awarded a national Equal Justice Works Fellowship for her project at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, providing legal representation to children with disabilities in special education and healthcare cases. After her fellowship, she continued at Legal Aid and developed her practice to include tax, landlord/tenant, Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security cases. She assisted clients in obtaining thousands in past-due benefits, and took on the biggest landlords in her community to improve housing conditions for the poor.
As a solo practitioner, Eve created Columbus, Ohio’s first “low bono” law firm to provide low-cost legal help to underrepresented individuals in her community.
Not licensed in the state of Texas.
B.A., magna cum laude, Seattle University
J.D., Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Public Service Fellow
- Equal Justice Works Fellow
United States Tax Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- “Rising Star Lawyers” List, San Antonio Scene, 2021