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

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

Chris Cravey

Chris Cravey

Partner, Houston
713.752.4247

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Brittani Rollen and family on FOX 4 (July 2022)

August 4, 2022
Mentions

Brittani Rollen Shares Story Behind The Tiny Talker Device on FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth

Brittani Rollen was joined by her husband, Ryan, and their son, Lucas, to speak with Shaun Rabb from FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth about the story behind The Tiny Talker, a simple, low-cost push button speech tablet designed to help nonverbal children communicate their needs.

Erica Giese with Jackson Walker logo

July 29, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Erica Benites Giese to Speak at Lawtina Network Summit

Erica Benites Giese is scheduled to present at the Lawtina Network Summit at the St. Mary’s University School of Law on August 5-6, 2022. The Lawtina Network Summit will gather pre-law and Latina lawyers as they participate in information sessions, relationship-building activities, and networking opportunities.

Arthur Gollwitzer with Jackson Walker logo

July 28, 2022
Mentions

Patent Lawyers: WDTX Waco Order Unfair, Misguided and Hypocritical | The Texas Lawbook

In a Texas Lawbook article discussing an order to “equitably distribute” all future patent cases filed in the Waco Division, Jackson Walker partner Arthur Gollwitzer shared insight as a former federal prosecutor and a current patent litigation attorney.

“Patent owners chose the Waco Division because Judge Albright embraces patent cases, capably manages his docket, has a long history of working in patent law and his standing orders and procedures provided a great deal of predictability for both plaintiffs and defendants,” Art noted.

Meredith Tavallaee with Jackson Walker logo

July 12, 2022
Attorney News

Meredith Tavallaee Graduates From Dallas County’s Leadership Arts Institute

Jackson Walker congratulates Meredith Tavallaee on graduating from the Leadership Arts Institute as a member of the Dallas Class of 2022.

Department of Justice with Jackson Walker logo

July 8, 2022
Insights

U.S. Supreme Court Again to Address DOJ’s Prosecution of ‘Honest Services Fraud’

By Arthur Gollwitzer

Can a private citizen who holds no elected office or government position owe a fiduciary duty to the general public such that he can be convicted of honest services fraud? On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Percoco v. United States to answer that question.

Newspaper stack with Jackson Walker logo

July 7, 2022
Insights

Truth Remains a Strong Ground for Summary Judgment in Texas

By Joel Glover

A Texas court reaffirmed last month that truth is still a defense to a defamation claim against a newspaper regarding a matter of public concern. In Gallaher v. Denton Media Company, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals reinforced the statutory protections afforded to journalists against such claims and explained the contours of the defense. Gallaher is significant because it shows the defense’s strength even in the face of conflicting accounts about the accuracy of sources considered prior to publication.

Paul Watler with Jackson Walker logo

June 30, 2022
Mentions

How We Fight Back When Officials Resist Releasing Information You Have a Right to Know | ProPublica

In an article about a case involving The Dallas Morning News and a public records request related to the Uvalde school shooting, Jackson Walker partner Paul Watler noted, “It is certainly my belief that the amendment put a stop to the practice of governmental bodies using the exception to withhold public information when the body lacked a reasonable anticipation of litigation, which is what had occurred in the Garland case.”

Chip Babcock with Jackson Walker logo

June 30, 2022
Attorney News

The Center for American and International Law Elects Chip Babcock to Board of Trustees

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Chip Babcock on his election as a trustee of The Center for American and International Law, effective June 30, 2022.

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