Attorneys

Jennifer works closely with clients in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, employment litigation, fraud and deceptive trade practice actions, construction litigation, and real estate litigation. Jennifer has broad experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation in state and federal venues, including seeking and defending against temporary and permanent injunctive relief. She has also represented telecommunications industry clients in nationwide litigation before federal district courts and appellate courts, state courts, the Federal Communications Commission, and state public utility commissions. Jennifer also has experience in probate proceedings and fiduciary litigation.

Jennifer graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in English. While in law school at Southern Methodist University, Jennifer served as the President of the Student Bar Association and as the Case Note and Comment Editor for the Science and Technology Law Review.

Jennifer currently serves as President-Elect of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and on the Dallas Bar Association’s Board of Directors. In addition, she has been named to the Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Representative Experience

  • Defense and prosecution of former employees who have left their former companies and taken confidential information and trade secrets that belonged to the business.
  • Representation of general contractors in completion, lien, and payment disputes on a variety of different projects.
  • Counsel for multi-faceted telecommunications technology firm in nationwide dispute with AT&T.
  • Representation of subcontractors in disputes with owners and general contractors for nonpayment of goods and services provided to commercial construction projects.
  • Defense of companies in discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Texas Labor Code.
  • Representation of interior design firm in dispute related to alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, obtaining a favorable settlement before trial.
  • Counsel for French law firm in dispute with American investors over real property transaction.

Education

 

  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 2010
    • Dean’s List
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Student Attorney, SMU Civil Clinic, Spring 2010
    • Student Member, William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, 2009-10
    • National Hispanic Moot Court Team, Fall 2009
    • National Entertainment Law Moot Court Team, Fall 2008
    • Student Bar Association, President
  • B.A. Government, with honors, University of Texas, 2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • President, Order of Omega

Court Admissions

Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 2010-present
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2010-present
    • Board of Directors, 2017
    • Business Litigation Section
    • Construction Law Section
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2010-present
    • President-Elect, 2017
    • Vice President, 2016
    • DAYL Foundation, Chair, 2016
    • Treasurer, 2015
    • Board of Directors, 2013-17
    • Finance Committee, 2015
    • Judiciary Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-16
    • CLE Committee, Co-Chair/Board Liaison, 2014-16
    • Attorneys for Career Advancement, Board Liaison, 2015
    • Trial Boot Camp Planning Committee Member, 2015-17
    • DAYL Charity Ball, Co-Chair, 2014-16
    • Leadership Class, 2013-14
    • Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2014
    • Inroads Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-14
    • A Walk Through the Courts CLE Planning Committee Member, 2013-14
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, 2013-present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2016-present
  • Attorneys Serving the Community, Member, 2014-present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Member, 2015-present
  • Texas Women Lawyers Association, 2017-present
  • William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, 2017-present
  • Association of Professional Women in Construction, 2017-present
  • American Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2010-present

Honors and Distinctions

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Rising Raggio Award, 2016

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Outstanding Director Award, 2014

Community Activities

  • Junior League of Dallas
  • The Family Place Partners, Board of Directors, 2014
  • Alpha Phi, Collegiate Chapter Manager for South Quadrant
  • Alpha Phi Gold Society

Speaking and Writing

  • Never Miss a Deadline (Again), DAYL Dicta, July 2017
  • Challenges Facing Women in Leadership, Speaker at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, June 20, 2017
  • Dealing with Combative Attorneys, Panel Moderator, June 9, 2016
  • Asserting and Defending Privilege, DAYL Dicta, December 2015
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting…Bar Results: Being a Happy Lawyer, Panel Member, September 29, 2015
  • Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, DAYL Dicta, July 2014
  • Business Development: How Do I Get Started?, Panel Moderator, January 23, 2014
  • Don’t Fall Into the Traps of the New Rules, DAYL Dicta, May 2013
  • Author of Northern District of Texas Case Updates, published by the SMU Science and Technology Law Review (http://studentorgs.law.smu.edu/Science-and-Technology-Law-Review/N-D–Texas-Update.aspx), for the following cases:
    • Ceramic Performance Worldwide, LLC v. Motor Works, LLC, et al. (2010 WL 234804)
    • EsNtion Records, Inc v. JonesTM, Inc. et al. (2009 WL 3805827)
    • Chevron Intellectual Property, L.L.C. v. Allen (2009 WL 2596610)
  • Challenges under OCSLA and the Future of Offshore Drilling under the Obama Administration, SMU Science and Technology Law Review, 13 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 55, Fall 2009