Jackson Walker is the largest exclusively-Texan law firm, with over 400 attorneys working from seven offices across the state. Associates express high levels of satisfaction with nearly every aspect of firm life, from hours to culture to compensation to D&I. As a full-service firm, virtually all practice areas are represented, and associates enjoy a variety of sophisticated legal work.
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In addition to strong academic credentials, Jackson Walker looks for candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm and a professional-yet-fun personality. Associates uniformly tell us that the firm has a highly desirable culture that fosters mentorship and collegiality across practice areas. This starts at the top, with partners who are eager to provide associates with mentorship and ongoing, constructive feedback. Associates report that the firm is transparent when it comes to firmwide decisions, and they have felt looped in throughout COVID. Associates note that they are paid a little less than their colleagues at New York firms, but their hours expectations are also lower. The workload can be a roller coaster, but associates acknowledge that this is more innate to the practice than a d...
Jackson Walker is the largest firm contained completely in Texas. The firm has more than 400 attorneys practicing in a broad range of practice areas in seven offices across the Lone Star State: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Texarkana. Jackson Walker represents six of the Fortune 10, 23 of the Fortune 100, and 68 of the Fortune 500. Internationally, attorneys have represented clients in more than 85 countries and territories, and the firm is a founding member of Globalaw, a worldwide network of law firms with offices throughout the U.S. and in more than 85 countries worldwide.
Big Dallas Beginnings
Jackson Walker was established in 1887 when former schoolteacher W.J.J. Smith started his practice in Dallas. In the 1890s brothers John and George Roberts...
Grow and Lead Early On
Jackson Walker maintains a strong partner-to-associate ratio, and we take pride in staffing clients’ matters efficiently so our associates have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility early on in their career. Plus, our broad range of clients allows our associates to handle a wide variety of high-value work.