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

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
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

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

Brad Nitschke
Brad Nitschke

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6045

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

Colton Tobias
Colton Tobias

Associate, Houston
713.752.4387

Len A. Wade
Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

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

Jay K. Wieser
Jay K. Wieser

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7249

Brooke Willard
Brooke Willard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4371

Eric Wong
Eric Wong

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6116

Jackson Walker Star
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.

Josh Romero

July 14, 2021
Attorney News

Josh Romero Appointed to State Bar of Texas Court Rules Committee

Josh Romero has been appointed to the State Bar of Texas Court Rules Committee for the 2021-2022 Bar year.

John Jackson with Jackson Walker logo

July 13, 2021
Mentions

John Jackson Discusses the Costly Business of Ransomware Attacks

In a Texas Lawyer article discussing the rising number of cybersecurity incidents and the costly results, John Jackson shared how ransomware attacks are growing increasingly common—and what companies can do to protect themselves.

Chevazz Brown with Jackson Walker logo

July 8, 2021
Attorney News

Chevazz Brown Receives Houston Bar Association Diversity Award

Chevazz Brown has been selected by representatives from the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQ+, and Gender Fairness committees as one of two recipients of the 2021 HBA Diversity Award in the Individual Category. The second recipient is the Hon. Ravi K. Sandill.

Arthur Gollwitzer with Jackson Walker logo

June 30, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice With Addition of Arthur Gollwitzer

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Arthur Gollwitzer as a partner in the Austin office. Combining his experience gained as a federal prosecutor with 25 years in private practice, Arthur focuses on intellectual property litigation and also is highly experienced in criminal matters and internal investigations.

Social media likes on cell phone with Jackson Walker logo

June 24, 2021
Insights

U.S. Supreme Court Rules High School Cheerleader Cannot Be Disciplined for Criticizing School’s Decision Keeping Her Off Varsity Team

By Stacy Allen
For the first time in over 50 years, a high school student has won a free speech case in the Supreme Court. In a narrow decision issued on June 23, 2021, an 8-1 majority (including all but Justice Clarence Thomas) ruled that a Pennsylvania high school could not punish a student for sending an off-color Snapchat to about 250 people in which she complained about not making the varsity cheerleading squad or getting her preferred softball team position.

Brad Brown with Jackson Walker logo

June 18, 2021
Attorney News

Brad Brown Graduates From Dallas County’s Leadership Arts Institute

Brad Brown has joined the 2021 class of Leadership Arts Institute, a program of the Business Council for the Arts that exposes members to local arts and cultural organizations.

Daniela Mondragon with JW logo

June 17, 2021
Attorney News

Daniela Mondragón Joins American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division as Vice-Director of Diversity & Inclusion

San Antonio associate Daniela Mondragón has been appointed as Diversity & Inclusion Vice-Director of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Her term begins September 1, 2021, and continues until August 31, 2022.

Business meeting table with Jackson Walker logo

June 15, 2021
Insights

Private Juries Within the Arbitration Framework: A Third Path in Dispute Resolution

As state and federal courts struggled with scheduling civil cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parties resorted to arbitration to speed up the resolution of their disputes. In an article contributed to Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Jackson Walker partners Lionel M. Schooler and Luke Gilman discussed the flexibility arbitration offers parties, the logistics of such a procedure, and enforceability of an arbitration award.

Electricity meter power

June 11, 2021
Mentions

ERCOT Granted MDL For Texas Winter Storm Suits | Law360 (Subscription Required)

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. and other defendants facing lawsuits over loss of power and water services during February’s deadly winter storm can consolidate 157 related cases in a multidistrict litigation pretrial court, a state panel has ruled. The Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted a request on Thursday to address the cases together after the defendants asked that they be grouped given the similar circumstances of the lawsuits that sprung up after Winter Storm Uri caused outages across the state.

Fort Worth

June 11, 2021
Attorney News

Albon Head and Jay Rutherford Recognized Among 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Albon Head and Jay Rutherford on being named among the 400 most influential people in Fort Worth. Launched in July 2018, “The 400” identifies the most influential individuals in Tarrant County across a range of sectors, including arts, business, education, economic development, government, professional services, nonprofits, and philanthropy, as determined by the editorial staff at Fort Worth Inc.

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