Jackson Walker is pleased to announce ten attorneys were elected fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation are chosen for their outstanding professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to improving the Texas justice system. Each year, one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the foundation’s Board of Trustees.
More than 80 Jackson Walker attorneys have been elected, and they continue to support the foundation either as fellows, life fellows, or sustaining life fellows. A fellow has made a pledge to the foundation, a life fellow has completed his or her initial pledge, and a sustaining life fellow continues to support the foundation even after fulfilling his or her pledge.
Chevazz G. Brown is a Houston partner and litigator. He represents clients in a broad range of business and commercial disputes. Chevazz has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers of Houston by the Texas Diversity Council. He is involved with the American and Houston Bar Associations, the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Albon O. Head, Jr. is a Fort Worth partner and litigator. Albon has practiced in federal and state courts in Texas and numerous other jurisdictions, concentrating on matters including complex business litigation, contract disputes, real estate conflicts, eminent domain and condemnation, pipeline and right-of-way litigation, and railroad litigation. He has handled litigation for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club during two ownership eras and has represented the receiver in litigation matters during the sale of the iconic W. T. Waggoner Ranch.
Meet Mary Emma
Mary Emma Karam is a Dallas partner, healthcare contracting attorney, and the first woman associate to be named a partner at the firm. Mary Emma counsels healthcare clients on strategies to accomplish their objectives in a cost-effective manner and advises corporate clients on healthcare-related issues. She is involved in the American Health Lawyers Association, Attorneys Serving the Community, and the Health Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. She also serves as the General Counsel of the Diocese of Dallas.
Ann M. Leafstedt is a San Antonio partner and corporate and securities attorney. She provides general corporate representation and advises clients on the formation of entities, acquisitions, corporate governance issues, financing transactions, and other business matters. Ann represents clients in various industries, including energy, construction, heavy equipment, and ranching. She is involved with the State Bar of Texas and San Antonio Bar Association.
William “Trey” A.I. McDonald III is a Houston associate and litigator. His practice concentrates on complex commercial, antitrust, and media litigation. Trey is experienced in all phases of litigation, including depositions, preparing experts and corporate representatives for trial, and drafting and arguing evidentiary and dispositive motions in Texas State Courts and U.S. District Courts. Trey is involved with University of Texas School of Law Young Alumni Steering Committee and OneGoal Houston.
Lindsey C. Moorhead is a Houston associate and environmental attorney. She represents clients participating in site cleanup and remediation projects. Lindsey is involved with the American and Houston Bar Associations, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program, and South Texas College of Law’s Young Alumni Council and Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Joshua A. Romero is an Austin partner and litigator. For more than 10 years, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the country in complex commercial litigation, bad-faith insurance claims, whistleblower and qui tam cases, and construction litigation. Josh is affiliated with the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the American, Texas, and Austin Bar Associations.
Christopher J. Rourk is a Dallas intellectual property attorney. Chris has prosecuted over 400 patents to issuance in diverse technological fields such as nanotechnology devices, semiconductor systems and devices, radio frequency systems and devices, analog systems and devices, telecommunications systems and devices, medical devices, image data processing systems and devices, and consumer electronics. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble and was recognized as a “Legal Lion” by Law360.
Matthew J. Swantner is a San Antonio partner and litigator. He works with clients in diverse industry sectors and is experienced in finding efficient and economical solutions to e-Discovery problems. Matt co-authored Essentials of E-Discovery, a State Bar of Texas textbook. He has also been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of San Antonio’s “40 Under 40.”
Scott W. Weatherford is an Austin associate and litigator. He has a broad litigation practice that includes securities litigation, third-party insurance defense, and healthcare litigation. Scott represents clients both in and out of the courtroom to efficiently and effectively resolve disputes that range from simple contractual disagreements to complex commercial conflicts. He is involved with the State Bar of Texas, the American and Austin Bar Associations, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association.