Trial & Appellate Litigation

Jackson Walker is the “go-to” trial firm for many clients in complex or bet-the-company cases in Texas and across the U.S. Clients often tell us, “We hire you for the difficult ones.” Our trial attorneys are known for advocacy, judgment, and responsiveness. Listening, understanding and believing in the goals of our clients are our guideposts in delivering results at the courthouse.

Jackson Walker’s trial group is one of the Southwest’s largest, encompassing about 30 percent of the firm’s 450+ lawyers. Our diverse experience covers multiple industry sectors and specialty practice areas and takes us into courthouses across the Lone Star State, from the major markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley, East and West Texas, and the Gulf Coast. Our trial practice also spans the U.S., as we have litigated cases in nearly every state in the union.

We remind ourselves every day of the privilege we enjoy representing outstanding clients in important cases demanding the best we can offer.

Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin
512.236.2090

Allison Allman

Allison Allman

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7206

Heath Armstrong

Heath Armstrong

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2098

Adam Aston

Adam Aston

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2056

Amy L. Baird

Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

Chris Bankler

Chris Bankler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6053

Gabriela Barake

Gabriela Barake

Associate, Houston
713.752.4427

Bonny Beiter-Preda

Bonny Beiter-Preda

Research Attorney, Austin
512.236.2049

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7756

Minoo S. Blaesche

Minoo S. Blaesche

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6160

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5923

Marilyn Brown

Marilyn Brown

Partner, Austin
512.236.2379

S. Brad Brown

S. Brad Brown

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5819

Jennifer A. Bryant

Jennifer A. Bryant

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4211

Georgina Buckley-Graham

Georgina Buckley-Graham

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7716

Edwin Buffmire

Edwin Buffmire

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5939

Amanda L. Bush

Amanda L. Bush

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2015

Carl C. Butzer

Carl C. Butzer

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5902

Stephen Calhoun

Stephen Calhoun

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7713

Lauren Ceckowski

Lauren Ceckowski

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5938

Tori Coates

Tori Coates

Associate, Austin
512.236.2381

Robert M. Cohan

Robert M. Cohan

Retired Partner, Dallas
214.953.6000

C. Wade Cooper

C. Wade Cooper

Partner, Austin
512.236.2220

Amanda N. Crouch

Amanda N. Crouch

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7784

Anne Derrig

Anne Derrig

Associate, Austin
512.236.2212

Carter Dickson

Carter Dickson

Associate, Houston
713.752.4331

John K. Edwards

John K. Edwards

Partner, Houston
713.752.4319

Tori Emery

Tori Emery

Associate, Houston
713.752.4428

Huey Rey Fischer

Huey Rey Fischer

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7712

David Folsom

David Folsom

Partner, Texarkana
903.255.3251

Jennifer Freel

Jennifer Freel

Partner, Austin
512.236.2330

Marc Fuller

Marc Fuller

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5793

Sean F. Gallagher

Sean F. Gallagher

Associate, Austin
512.236.2014

Noah M. Galton

Noah M. Galton

Partner, Austin
512.236.2026

Josué J. Galván

Josué J. Galván

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7794

Gracie Garcia

Gracie Garcia

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7217

Richard G. Garza

Richard G. Garza

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7734

Kshitiz Gautam

Kshitiz Gautam

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5676

Erica Benites Giese

Erica Benites Giese

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7791

Luke J. Gilman

Luke J. Gilman

Partner, Houston
713.752.4350

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Joel R. Glover

Joel R. Glover

Partner, Houston
713.752.4226

Javier Gonzalez

Javier Gonzalez

Associate, Houston
713.752.4453

Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4231

Peter C. Hansen

Peter C. Hansen

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2319

Sara K. Harris

Sara K. Harris

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6074

Breck Harrison

Breck Harrison

Partner, Austin
512.236.2315

Jeff T. Harvey

Jeff T. Harvey

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7715

Albon O. Head, Jr.

Albon O. Head, Jr.

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7230

Jon Mark Hogg

Jon Mark Hogg

Partner, San Angelo
325.481.2560

Dawn S. Holiday

Dawn S. Holiday

Partner, Houston
713.752.4273

Baker Howry

Baker Howry

Associate, Houston
713.752.4486

Gary L. Ingram

Gary L. Ingram

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7245

William R. Jenkins

William R. Jenkins

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7214

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5897

Gavin B. Justiss

Gavin B. Justiss

Research Attorney, Dallas
214.953.6033

Andy Keetch

Andy Keetch

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7289

Lindsay Killeen

Lindsay Killeen

Associate, Austin
512.236.2370

John A. Koepke

John A. Koepke

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6005

Justin V. Lee

Justin V. Lee

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6072

Caren Zentner Luckie

Caren Zentner Luckie

Research Attorney, Houston
713.752.4479

Julia W. Mann

Julia W. Mann

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7761

Reagan M. Marble

Reagan M. Marble

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7770

Dyana Mardon

Dyana Mardon

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7740

Mark Mariani

Mark Mariani

Associate, Austin
512.236.2210

Cody A. Martinez

Cody A. Martinez

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6149

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer

Of Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6134

Danica L. Milios

Danica L. Milios

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2346

Mark H. Miller

Mark H. Miller

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7751

David T. Moran

David T. Moran

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6051

Michael Murtha

Michael Murtha

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6187

David C. Myers

David C. Myers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6036

William Nilsson

William Nilsson

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5918

Brian H. Oates

Brian H. Oates

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5935

Hailey Oestreich

Hailey Oestreich

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5862

Jack Pew, Jr.

Jack Pew, Jr.

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6096

Bethany Pickett

Bethany Pickett

Associate, Houston
713.752.4365

Adam L. Plumbley

Adam L. Plumbley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7284

Wasif Qureshi

Wasif Qureshi

Partner, Houston
713.752.4521

Joseph P. Regan

Joseph P. Regan

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7271

Emily Rhine

Emily Rhine

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5675

Brittani Rollen

Brittani Rollen

Senior Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7236

Jay K. Rutherford

Jay K. Rutherford

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7246

Joe R. Savoie

Joe R. Savoie

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4363

Manny Schoenhuber

Manny Schoenhuber

Associate, Houston
713.752.4394

Cameron A. Secord

Cameron A. Secord

Associate, Houston
713.752.4362

Jack E. Skaggs

Jack E. Skaggs

Partner, Austin
512.236.2343

Devanshi Somaya

Devanshi Somaya

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5873

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7718

Jackie C. Staple

Jackie C. Staple

Associate, Houston
713.752.4415

Sarah Starr

Sarah Starr

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5686

Matthew J. Swantner

Matthew J. Swantner

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7782

Cody Vaughn

Cody Vaughn

Associate, Austin
512.236.2222

Len A. Wade

Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

Hannah Walsh

Hannah Walsh

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5962

Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5692

Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6069

Brittany A. Weaver

Brittany A. Weaver

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7279

Scott A. Wheatley

Scott A. Wheatley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7224

Brooke Willard

Brooke Willard

Associate, Houston
512.236.2291

Demi Williams

Demi Williams

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6121

Shannon Wright

Shannon Wright

Associate, Houston
713.752.4496

Austin Yancy

Austin Yancy

Associate, Houston
713.752.4346

Zachary C. Zurek

Zachary C. Zurek

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7757

  • Results: We are known for our expertise in bet-the-company and high-profile cases in Texas, nationally and internationally. Yet, we bring a client- and results-oriented focus to all cases, regardless of size or amount in controversy.
  • Preparation: We prepare each case as if it were going to trial, which increases the opportunity for an early, favorable pre-trial resolution. If the case must be tried, we’re ready.
  • Efficiency: We zealously represent our clients in litigation with a steady eye on the bottom line in terms of costs and desired results. We use best practices in project management to ensure predictability and cost control for our clients, and we adapt our fee structure to client needs, from traditional hourly billing at competitive rates to alternative fee arrangements.
  • Technology: Here’s how Texas Lawyer described one of our partners in a high-profile trial. He “didn’t just tell the (Court) what he intended to prove, he used his timeline and PowerPoint presentation to prove his case.” Our innovative use of graphics and video exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the courtroom.
  • Alternatives: Our attorneys are thoroughly experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Justin Lee

November 11, 2022
Spotlight

Justin Lee, An Enduring Legacy of Service

In honor of Veterans Day, Justin V. Lee shared his story as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in Pakistan and Afghanistan and his continued commitment to service.

Manny Schoenhuber with Jackson Walker logo

November 9, 2022
Attorney News

Manny Schoenhuber Joins Board of European American Chamber of Commerce Texas

Manny Schoenhuber has unanimously been named a Board Member of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) Texas.

Emilio Nicolas with Jackson Walker logo

November 9, 2022
Attorney News

Emilio Nicolas Joins Austin PBS Board

Emilio B. Nicolas has joined the board of Austin PBS (KLRU-TV), a locally owned and operated nonprofit public media station in Central Texas, and one of the most prolific PBS member stations in the country.

Skyline of the city of Houston

November 7, 2022
Attorney News

‘Houstonia’ Lists Jackson Walker Attorneys as “Top Lawyers” in Best of Houstonia

Jackson Walker is proud to announce the selection of Chevazz Brown, Matthew Cavenaugh, Carey Hain, Lindsey Moorhead, and Sang Shin to Houstonia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list of 2021-2022 in its Best of Houstonia.

Julia Mann with Jackson Walker logo

November 2, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Julia Mann to Speak at St. Mary’s Law on Effective Leadership

San Antonio Managing Partner Julia Mann will visit St. Mary’s University School of Law on Friday, November 4, 2022, to serve as a guest lecturer for Dean Patricia E. Roberts’ Law & Leadership class.

Chris Mugica with Jackson Walker logo

November 1, 2022
Attorney News

Chris Mugica Named a Finalist for TMCP Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Mugica has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP). He and the other finalists will be recognized during the Keynote Awards Luncheon at the 30th Annual TMCP Conference held on November 2-4, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

City of Austin, Texas with Jackson Walker logo

October 25, 2022
Attorney News

‘Austin Monthly’ Lists 14 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” of 2022

Jackson Walker congratulates the 14 attorneys recognized among Austin Monthly’s list of “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 38 categories.

campaign-finance-limits

October 18, 2022
Podcasts

Election Ads 101: Five Facts About the First Amendment and Political Advertising

JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~9 minutes

With the 2022 midterm elections around the corner and the 2024 presidential election less than two years away, candidates from all parties are intensifying efforts to reach voters through the media and, in more recent cycles, social networks. In this episode, Paul Watler walks through five facts candidates should know when publishing or broadcasting political ads this election cycle.

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