Jamila M. Brinson
Jamila Marie Brinson is a zealous advocate for her clients. She understands that one size does not fit all and that each client’s legal needs and goals are unique. She listens to and partners with each client to craft and implement legal strategies to obtain the best possible result in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of distraction to her clients’ business. Jamila is fluent in Spanish and utilizes her language skills to the benefit of her clients.
Jamila is devoted to pro bono service and served as Co-Pro Bono Coordinator for the Houston office of Jackson Walker for several years. Currently, she coordinates the firm’s participation in the annual Adopt-an-Angel Program through Houston Young Lawyers Association, and the Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program. She is also certified by the State Bar of Texas as a Guardian Ad Litem and often volunteers as a pro bono attorney through Houston Volunteer Lawyers for parents seeking to become the guardian of an incapacitated adult child.
Jamila has a strong commitment to upholding the principles of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and actively participates in academic, community and law firm efforts to recruit, develop, retain and celebrate a more diverse and inclusive legal workforce. In support of those efforts, Jamila is a member of Jackson Walker Women (JW2)—a committee dedicated to creating opportunities for women attorneys to develop their professional skills, supporting their efforts to balance work and family, and providing a platform to generate business and pursue leadership positions. She also coordinates the Houston office’s participation in the University of Houston Law Center’s Pre-Law Pipeline Program, mentoring students, facilitating “Dress for Success” workshops and coordinating internships at the firm for Program participants to gain exposure to law firm practice.
Jamila brings a practical perspective to her work. Before going to law school, she was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer and worked in the area of HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, support, and care. While in law school, she interned in the office of Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur, Southern District of Texas, and was a Law Clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. She was also a Legal Extern in the Office of General Counsel at Baylor College of Medicine, and with BP America, Inc. Jamila was selected as a University of Houston Law Center Health Law Fellow during the 81st Texas Legislature and worked as a Health Policy Analyst for former Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte.
B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
- Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar
- Dean’s List
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
- Dean’s Scholar
- Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Scholar
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas