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

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

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.

Andy Keetch with Jackson Walker logo

October 3, 2022
Attorney News

Andy Keetch Joins Jackson Walker’s Fort Worth Litigation Team

Jackson Walker announces the arrival of Andy Keetch as a partner in the Fort Worth office’s Trial & Appellate Litigation practice. Andy brings more than 25 years of significant experience focused on construction litigation and complex business disputes.

September 21, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 64 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2022

Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.

Julia Mann

September 21, 2022
Attorney News

Julia Mann Named to “Top 50: Women Super Lawyers” and “Top 50: Central/West Texas Super Lawyers” List

Jackson Walker proudly announces Julia W. Mann’s selection to the “Top 50: Women Super Lawyers” and “Top 50: Central/West Texas Super Lawyers” lists for 2022.

Erica Giese with Jackson Walker logo

September 15, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Erica Benites Giese to Discuss Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel at UT Law CLE’s Government Enforcement Institute

During the 8th Annual Government Enforcement Institute on Friday, September 16, 2022, Jackson Walker partner Erica Benites Giese will join a panel, entitled “Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel.” The panel will be moderated by Matthew G. Nielsen (Bracewell LLP) and include panelists Brent Basden (Koning Rubarts LLP) and Michael Jackman (Hudson Advisors L.P.).

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

September 6, 2022
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 42 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.

Jennifer Caughey with Jackson Walker logo

September 6, 2022
Attorney News

Jennifer Caughey Appointed to Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals

Jennifer Caughey was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to a three-year term on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals (BODA). Jennifer will bring to BODA the perspective of both an appellate attorney and a former Justice on the First Court of Appeals.

Len Wade with Jackson Walker logo

August 30, 2022
Attorney News

Len Wade Named Chair of Tarrant County Bar Association Business Litigation Section

Len Wade was elected Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association Business Litigation Section. Previously, Len served a three-year term on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and was the program director for the Business Litigation Section.

Bob Latham, Serene Ateek, James McFall, and Andrew Rhoden

August 30, 2022
Attorney News

Serene Ateek, Bob Latham, and James McFall Cover Sports Law Issues Involving High School, College, and Olympic Athletes

The Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Section on August 24, 2022, hosted a CLE panel discussion featuring Jackson Walker attorneys Serene W. Ateek, Robert P. Latham, and James Carlos McFall along with Andrew Rhoden of Masterly Legal Solutions.

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