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 nearly half of the firm’s 400+ 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

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

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

Shelisa E. Brock
Shelisa E. Brock

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6058

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

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

Chris Cravey
Chris Cravey

Partner, Houston
713.752.4247

Amanda N. Crouch
Amanda N. Crouch

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7784

Lawton P. Cummings
Lawton P. Cummings

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2213

Blake T. Dietrich
Blake T. Dietrich

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5992

John K. Edwards
John K. Edwards

Partner, Houston
713.752.4319

Jackson Walker Star
Tori Emery

Associate, Houston
713.752.4428

Jackson Walker Star
Huey Rey Fischer

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7712

David Folsom
David Folsom

Partner, Texarkana
903.255.3251

W. Gary Fowler
W. Gary Fowler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5922

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

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

Associate, Houston
713.752.4226

Jackson Walker Star
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

Heather M. Heartfield
Heather M. Heartfield

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4245

Jon Mark Hogg
Jon Mark Hogg

Partner, San Angelo
325.481.2560

Dawn S. Holiday
Dawn S. Holiday

Partner, Houston
713.752.4273

Harris Huguenard
Harris Huguenard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4235

Gary L. Ingram
Gary L. Ingram

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7245

Monte F. James
Monte F. James

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2066

William R. Jenkins
William R. Jenkins

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7214

Jackson Walker Star
Matt Johnson

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5897

Gavin B. Justiss
Gavin B. Justiss

Research Attorney, Dallas
214.953.6033

John A. Koepke
John A. Koepke

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6005

Justin V. Lee
Justin V. Lee

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6072

Tim S. Leonard
Tim S. Leonard

Partner, Houston
713.752.4439

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

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7770

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

Michelle Mishoe Miller
Michelle Mishoe Miller

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4460

Daniela Mondragón
Daniela Mondragón

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7728

DeReall Moore
DeReall Moore

Research Attorney, Dallas
214.953.6043

David T. Moran
David T. Moran

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6051

David C. Myers
David C. Myers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6036

Jackson Walker Star
Shivani Naicker

Research Attorney, Dallas
214.953.5744

Brian H. Oates
Brian H. Oates

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5935

Hailey Oestreich
Hailey Oestreich

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5862

Miguel A. Ortiz
Miguel A. Ortiz

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5858

Jack Pew, Jr.
Jack Pew, Jr.

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6096

Jean R. Phillips
Jean R. Phillips

Associate, Austin
512.236.2314

Jackson Walker Star
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

Jay K. Rutherford
Jay K. Rutherford

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7246

Tiara Seals
Tiara Seals

Associate, Houston
713.752.4482

Cameron A. Secord
Cameron A. Secord

Associate, Houston
713.752.4362

Jack E. Skaggs
Jack E. Skaggs

Partner, Austin
512.236.2343

Charles L. Smith
Charles L. Smith

Retired Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7700

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

J. Machir Stull
J. Machir Stull

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6039

Matthew J. Swantner
Matthew J. Swantner

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7782

Len A. Wade
Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

Jackson Walker Star
Hannah Walsh

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5962

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, Austin
713.752.4371

Eric Wong
Eric Wong

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6116

Austin Yancy
Austin Yancy

Associate, Houston
713.752.4346

Lauren Zang
Lauren Zang

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5929

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.

Skyline of the city of Houston

September 14, 2021
Attorney News

Laura Cordova Joins Jackson Walker’s White Collar Defense & Government Enforcement Practice

Laura M. Kidd Cordova has joined the White Collar Defense & Government Enforcement group as a partner in Houston. As a former assistant chief in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Laura primarily helps individuals and companies facing criminal or civil government enforcement actions.

Arthur Gollwitzer with Jackson Walker logo

September 8, 2021
Mentions

The Changing Face of Fraud During the Pandemic | D Magazine

“The intersection between COVID-19 relief funds and health care fraud is one of their highest priorities,” Jackson Walker partner Arthur Gollwitzer told D Magazine as the Department of Justice sets out to investigate COVID-19 related fraud.

Jamila Brinson and Julia Mann with Jackson Walker logo

September 6, 2021
Attorney News

Texas Diversity Council Recognizes Jamila Brinson and Julia Mann With Top Women Lawyers Awards

On September 28, 2021, Jamila Brinson and Julia Mann will be honored among the top women lawyers of 2021 by the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC), the local state affiliate of the National Diversity Council.

Laptop computer and notebook

September 3, 2021
Insights

Supreme Court Restricts Use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

In its recent decision in Van Buren v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and its potential use by employers to ensure computer security and protection for their trade secrets and confidential information.

Texas Capitol with Jackson Walker logo

August 30, 2021
Insights

The 2021 Legislative Session: Texas Broadcasters Taking Victories Where They Can Find Them

During the 2021 Texas legislative session, Stacy Allen was in the trenches alongside longtime client Texas Association of Broadcasters, advocating for bills that advance the interests of open government and journalists. Of the eight newsroom legislative priority bills from TAB, only two made it to the governor’s desk and will become effective September 1.

Julia Mann with Jackson Walker logo

August 26, 2021
Attorney News

‘San Antonio Business Journal’ Honors Julia Mann With Women’s Leadership Award

On August 26, 2021, San Antonio Managing Partner Julia W. Mann was presented with a Women’s Leadership Award from the San Antonio Business Journal in honor of her leadership and dedication to improving the Firm, the legal industry, and the local community.

Face coverings COVID19 coronavirus pandemic masks with Jackson Walker logo

August 26, 2021
Insights

Texas Counties Challenge Governor Abbott’s Order Banning Mask Mandates

In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive GA-38, which banned local governments from issuing mask mandates, several of Texas’ largest counties filed lawsuits challenging GA-38 and seeking permission from the courts to issue local orders.

Fort Worth

August 25, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates the Fort Worth Attorneys Named to the “Top Attorneys 2021” List in ‘360 West Magazine’

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 15 Fort Worth-based attorneys to 360 West Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021. To be selected for inclusion, attorneys with an active license and who practice within the Tarrant County area can nominate up to three attorneys in 44 specialty areas who reflect relevant practice areas in the region.

Fifth Circuit Courthouse

August 24, 2021
Insights

Avoiding Retaliation Claims Under the Family Medical Leave Act

By Lionel Schooler | The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two decisions that highlight the robustness of the Family Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) anti-retaliation provision, simultaneously emphasizing to employers the importance of avoiding retaliatory conduct under the FMLA.

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

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