Jackson Walker has added Jennifer Caughey as a partner in its Houston office. A civil litigator and former justice on the Texas First Court of Appeals, Caughey will co-chair the appellate section of Jackson Walker’s Trial & Appellate Litigation practice.
“We are honored to have Justice Caughey join the firm. She represents everything we look for in our attorneys—smart, energetic, and determined to get to the bottom of every case,” managing partner Wade Cooper said. “Her significant experience and capabilities are a natural fit for Jackson Walker.”
Houston litigation partner Chip Babcock said: “Justice Caughey was a highly respected judge on the Houston Court of Appeals and our clients will benefit tremendously from her insight gained from that experience now that she has reentered private practice.”
Litigation chair Ross Forbes Jr., added: “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding team of trial and appellate attorneys who offer a wealth of experience for our clients. Jennifer joins an ever-growing list of Jackson Walker attorneys who have served on the bench, including judges David Folsom and Len Wade.”
While serving on the First Court of Appeals, Caughey authored more than 125 opinions (half signed, half per curiam) and participated in approximately 450 decisions. She wrote decisions in cases involving high-profile commercial disputes; statutory, contractual, and common law claims; and constitutional challenges.
At Jackson Walker, Justice Caughey will focus on appellate matters and complex litigation, the firm said in a release.
“Serving on the First Court of Appeals was an extraordinary honor, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity,” Caughey said. “Now, I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my career and join the strong team of attorneys at Jackson Walker.”
Jutice Caughey earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, Caughey clerked for the Timothy M. Tymkovich, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and for Justice Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.