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 approximately 500 attorneys. 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.

  • 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.

Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin
512.236.2090

Allison Allman

Allison Allman

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7206

Adam Aston

Adam Aston

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2056

Amy L. Baird

Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

West Bakke

West Bakke

Associate, San Antonio
210.228.2471

Chris Bankler

Chris Bankler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6053

Gabriela Barake

Gabriela Barake

Associate, Houston
713.752.4427

Kelly Beam

Kelly Beam

Research Attorney, Houston
713.752.4573

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7756

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

Emily Carlton

Emily Carlton

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5675

Katie Carmona

Katie Carmona

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2262

Lauren Ceckowski

Lauren Ceckowski

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5938

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

Tim Davis

Tim Davis

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7270

Anne Derrig

Anne Derrig

Associate, Austin
512.236.2279

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

Michael C. Farmer, Jr.

Michael C. Farmer, Jr.

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7222

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

Maha Ghyas

Maha Ghyas

Associate, Houston
713.752.4487

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

Partner, 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

Jeffrey Grable

Jeffrey Grable

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7259

Peter C. Hansen

Peter C. Hansen

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2319

Sara K. Harris

Sara K. Harris

Partner, 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

Dawn S. Holiday

Dawn S. Holiday

Partner, Houston
713.752.4273

Baker Howry

Baker Howry

Associate, Houston
713.752.4486

Harris Huguenard

Harris Huguenard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4247

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

Bryan Kelly

Bryan Kelly

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7261

Connor Kidd

Connor Kidd

Associate, Austin
512.236.2384

Lindsay Killeen

Lindsay Killeen

Associate, Austin
512.236.2370

John A. Koepke

John A. Koepke

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6005

J. Davis LaBarre

J. Davis LaBarre

Associate, Houston
713.752.4591

Justin V. Lee

Justin V. Lee

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6072

Taylor Leger

Taylor Leger

Associate, Houston
713.752.4497

Caren Zentner Luckie

Caren Zentner Luckie

Research Attorney, Houston
713.752.4479

Joe Magliolo

Joe Magliolo

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6007

Nina Manansala

Nina Manansala

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5944

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

Cody A. Martinez

Cody A. Martinez

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6149

Cullen McDonald

Cullen McDonald

Associate, Houston
713.752.4424

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

James H. Nye

James H. Nye

Partner, Houston
713.752.4398

Brian H. Oates

Brian H. Oates

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5935

Hailey Oestreich

Hailey Oestreich

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5862

Trevor Paul

Trevor Paul

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7291

Jack Pew, Jr.

Jack Pew, Jr.

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6096

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

Brittani Rollen

Brittani Rollen

Senior Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7236

Melissa Ruiz

Melissa Ruiz

Associate, Austin
512.236.2301

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

Jocelyn Thibodaux Slater

Jocelyn Thibodaux Slater

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4312

Katherine Soley

Katherine Soley

Research Attorney, Fort Worth
817.334.7265

Devanshi Somaya

Devanshi Somaya

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5873

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7718

Sarah Starr

Sarah Starr

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5686

Frederick Sultan

Frederick Sultan

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2049

Matthew J. Swantner

Matthew J. Swantner

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7782

Hugh E. Tanner

Hugh E. Tanner

Partner, Houston
713.752.4380

R. Conor Tomalty

R. Conor Tomalty

Associate, Houston
713.752.4460

Bailey Tulloch

Bailey Tulloch

Associate, San Antonio
210.228.2473

Cody Vaughn

Cody Vaughn

Associate, Austin
512.236.2222

Len A. Wade

Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

Tyler Wallach

Tyler Wallach

Senior Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7203

Hannah Walsh

Hannah Walsh

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5962

Morgan Ward

Morgan Ward

Associate, Austin
512.236.2376

Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5692

Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6069

Scott A. Wheatley

Scott A. Wheatley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7224

Ali Williams

Ali Williams

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7290

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

Zach Zurek

Zach Zurek

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7757

Flags flying at the Texas Capitol

July 11, 2024
Insights

Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Personal Liability for Corporate Officers and Directors in Fraud Cases

By Chris Bankler

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling clarifying the personal liability of individuals acting in a corporate capacity. The case, Keyes v. Weller, addressed whether individuals can be held personally liable for fraudulent acts committed as corporate agents, even when those individuals own an interest in the company.

July 11, 2024
Attorney News

‘Austin Monthly’ Lists 21 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” of 2024

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among Austin Monthly’s list of “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2024. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 39 categories.

July 3, 2024
Speaking Engagements

David Schlottman to Discuss Workplace Retaliation at EEOC Training Institute

Jackson Walker partner David Schlottman is scheduled to present at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Training Institute on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at The Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas.

July 2, 2024
Attorney News

Luke Gilman Elected President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

Jackson Walker partner Luke J. Gilman has been elected President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (“HisBA”), beginning his term in August 2024.

July 2, 2024
Attorney News

Caroline Capili and Baker Howry Selected to Leadership Roles for Houston Young Lawyers Association

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Caroline Capili and Baker Howry on their selection to leadership positions within the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) for the 2024-2025 term.

Josue Galvan

July 1, 2024
Attorney News

Josué Galván Elected President of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Josué J. Galván on his election as president of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (SAYLA) for the 2024–2025 bar year.

Lawdragon X Next Generation 2024 - Edwin Buffmire, Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Brian Oates, Manny Schoenhuber, Bethany Pickett Shah, and Ashley Withers

June 28, 2024
Attorney News

Seven Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to Lawdragon’s List of 500 Next-Generation Lawyers

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Edwin Buffmire, Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, Brian Oates, Manny Schoenhuber, Bethany Pickett Shah, and Ashley Withers to the “Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation” list for 2024.

Lionel Schooler

June 21, 2024
Insights

Proving Discrimination in Title VII Cases: The New World for Employers in the Wake of ‘Muldrow’ | Texas Lawyer

Lionel M. Schooler examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis and its impact on Title VII discrimination claim standards.

Scott Fiddler

June 21, 2024
Insights

Top Termination Mistakes Employers Make | Texas Lawyer

G. Scott Fiddler provides an in-depth analysis of frequent missteps in wrongful termination cases and outlines strategic practices for employers to reduce the risk of litigation.

Erica Giese

June 21, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Erica Benites Giese to Present “Safeguarding Bankruptcy Protections Under a Looming Criminal Investigation” at UT Law CLE’s Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference

Jackson Walker partner Erica Benites Giese will present at The University of Texas School of Law’s Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference, alongside the Honorable Chief Judge Craig A. Gargotta of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.

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