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

Jackson Walker Star

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

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

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

Jackson Walker Star

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

Harris Huguenard

Harris Huguenard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4235

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

Michelle Mishoe Miller

Michelle Mishoe Miller

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4460

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

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

Jackson Walker Star

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

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

Matthew J. Swantner

Matthew J. Swantner

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7782

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.

Bob Latham World Rugby Dublin (May 12, 2022)

May 12, 2022
Mentions

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Cape Town — The United States will have to “engage new eyes” to ensure that the 2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cups are a success.

Marc Fuller

May 12, 2022
Attorney News

Marc Fuller Expands Media Law, Appellate, and Class Action Groups at Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Marc Fuller as a partner in the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice in Dallas. Licensed to practice in California and Texas, Marc focuses on the areas of media and First Amendment disputes, class actions, and appeals.

Bob Latham

May 11, 2022
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Depp vs Heard: What Does Each Side Need to Prove? | FOX 26 Houston

Bob Latham spoke with FOX 26 Houston about Depp v Heard and the dynamics of the ongoing defamation trial.

Brittani Rollen

May 4, 2022
Attorney News

Brittani Rollen Expands Litigation Group in Jackson Walker’s Fort Worth Office

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome Brittani Wilmore Rollen as a senior counsel in the Fort Worth office. Joining the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice, Brittani brings a broad range of experience as an appellate and briefing attorney.

Bob Latham

April 18, 2022
Insights

The SportsTravel Address | SportsTravel Winners & Losers

By Bob Latham

One score and five years ago, the founders of SportsTravel brought forth a publication conceived from a passion for sports and dedicated to the proposition that sports-related travel is a worthy endeavor.

Drone with Jackson Walker logo

April 1, 2022
Insights

Texas Federal District Judge: Use of Drones for Newsgathering Protected by First Amendment

By Paul C. Watler & Huey Rey Fischer | In considering whether a Texas law banning the use of drones for surveillance purposes violates the First Amendment, a federal judge sitting in Austin held the law infringes on the right of journalists to document and disseminate the news.

Lonnie Schooler with Jackson Walker logo

March 30, 2022
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Avoiding “Single Event” Hostile Work Environment Claims

By Lionel M. Schooler | In Woods v. Cantrell, the Fifth Circuit recently approved a rare “single event” claim of hostile work environment situation which portends potential hazards for employers.

Court files documents archive with Jackson Walker logo

March 29, 2022
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John Edwards Featured in Courthouse News Service Article Discussing Lawsuit Brought Against Travis County District Clerk and Office of Court Administration

As lead counsel for Courthouse News Service, John Edwards recently submitted a motion for preliminary injunction against the Austin clerk and the Director of the state court administrative office to ensure newly-filed non-confidential civil petitions will be made available to the public and press upon receipt, not after delays caused by later administrative processing.

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