Maggie I. Burreson
Maggie Burreson is an attorney in the litigation practice of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office, with a focus on media and entertainment. She represents journalists, news outlets, and other media organizations in a wide array of matters. She regularly defends media clients against defamation claims. She has helped author numerous amicus briefs in media and First Amendment matters in the Fifth Circuit.
Maggie also represents businesses in a variety of nonmedia matters, with a particular emphasis on class actions and appeals. By the time she was a fourth year associate, she had taken over 30 depositions and argued, and won, a summary judgment motion that resulted in a total dismissal of claims worth tens of millions of dollars against her client.
When she’s not vigorously advocating on behalf of her clients, Maggie loves researching and trying new restaurants in the Dallas area, spending time with her husband and her dog, and planning her next trip to a new country.
B.A., summa cum laude, Texas Christian University
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Chancellor’s Scholar
- John V. Roach Honors College
J.D., magna cum laude, Washington University School of Law
- Order of the Coif
- Research Assistant for Professor Gregory Magarian
- Washington University Law Review, Vol. 95, Staff Editor, Vol. 96, Symposium Editor
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- Honor Scholar Award, Washington University School of Law, 2017-2019
- Judge Amandus Brackman Moot Court Award, Washington University School of Law
- Advisory Board of the Political Science Department, Texas Christian University, 2020-Present
August 24, 2023Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s August 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
June 7, 2023Client Results
Marc Fuller and Maggie Burreson filed an amicus brief challenging Llano County’s decision to remove books on race and LGBTQ topics from public library shelves. The amicus group includes the American Association of Publishers; the five largest book publishing companies in the U.S. – Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan Publishers; independent book publisher Candlewick Press; and Scholastic, Inc., the largest publisher of children’s books.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s April 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
April 17, 2020Insights
COVID-19 and Cameras in the Courtroom: Could the Pandemic and Emerging Technologies Usher in a New Era of Judicial Transparency?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused courts to drastically shift their rules regarding cameras and other recording devices in the courtroom.
April 8, 2020Client Results
Nathaniel Yu, the former student body president of a California Bay Area public high school, was punished for a short video on YouTube parodying a James Bond film to promote his election campaign.