Katie Carmona is uniquely qualified to provide insight and advice on the inner workings and practices of the federal judiciary in both the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas. Katie provides valuable local counsel support on intellectual property and complex business cases in the federal district courts, and she is highly skilled in motions practice and trial preparation.
Katie offers experienced counsel handling complex trial and appellate cases related to intellectual property, constitutional issues, election law, contracts, securities, criminal law, administrative law, public utilities, ERISA, and general civil litigation. With over 25 years of experience in state and federal court systems, Katie is adept at legal research and writing, statutory construction, discovery, and local state and federal rules.
Katie joined Jackson Walker after serving 20 years as a career law clerk for the Honorable Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Katie also clerked for the Honorable Robert Parker and the Honorable Fortunato (Pete) Benavides of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Honorable Sam Hall of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Honorable Stephen Capelle, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas. Katie also served as a staff attorney with the Texas Third Court of Appeals. Her previous experience in private practice includes handling products liability, insurance defense and regulation, and labor and employment issues.
B.A., Rice University
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
W. Frank Newton Award, 2000
- Author, “Court Practice Pointers: Tips from the State and Federal Courts,” Austin Lawyer (July 2020)
- Presenter, “Local Rules for the Western District of Texas,” U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Judicial Law Clerk Orientation Program (2008; 2011-2022)
- Author, “Ten Things You Should Know When Appearing in Federal Court,” Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) eNews (December 2007)
- The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Master, 2011-Present
- Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
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Joining Jackson Walker after serving as a career law clerk to U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas, Katie Carmona offers over 25 years of experience handling complex trial and appellate cases.