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thomas g. jacks


Dallas Attorney Tom Jacks

Telephone 214.346.3725
Facsimile 214.267.4225
tjacks@hdbdlaw.com
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8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

thomas g. jacks


Tom has a track record of success in a variety of practice areas. He represents individuals, start-ups, small and large privately-held entities and public companies in a wide-range of litigation matters, including cases involving intellectual property infringement, contract disputes, construction defects, and personal injury claims. Tom has served as lead trial counsel in trials in federal and state courts throughout Texas, Colorado, and his home state of Mississippi.

Tom is an AV rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been consistently recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star. Despite his busy work schedule, he remains very active in numerous organizations. Whether it's serving on various committees with DRI or coaching at his local YMCA, Tom maintains the same enthusiastic approach to all activities both inside and outside the courtroom.

Education

University of Denver, J.D. (2005)

Millsaps College, B.A. (2000)

Study Abroad, Central American Institute for International Affairs (1997, 1998)

Bar & Court Admissions

Colorado

Mississippi

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court, Colorado

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Colorado State Bar

Mississippi State Bar

Texas State Bar

American Bar Association

Litigation Section

Intellectual Property Section

Young Lawyers Section

Dallas Bar Association

Commercial Litigation Committee

Young Lawyers Committee

Mock Trial Committee

Law in Schools and the Community Committee

Fee Dispute Committee

Dallas Young Lawyers Association

Denver Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Member of National Steering Committee for Young Lawyers Division

Vice Chair of Seminar Planning (2015)

Second Vice Chair of Seminar Planning (2014)

Chair of Young Lawyers Marketing (2013)

Vice Chair of Young Lawyers Marketing (2012)

Commercial Litigation Committee

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce: Gradudate of Leadership Program

Park Cities YMCA: Youth Coach

University Park United Methodist Church: Youth Sunday School Teacher

Recognition & Awards

Rates AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized as a Rising Star in the Rising Stars Edition of Texas Super Lawyers Magazine (2012 – 2016)

Articles & Presentations

Defense Research Institute Magazine, For the Defense, July 25, 2012, "Good Things Do Not Always Come to Those Who Wait: The Use of the Laches Defense in 5th Circuit Trademark Litigation"

Essential Trial Skills: 31st Annual Texas Forum, February 22, 2013, "The Voir Dire Team: Planning for and Picking a Jury"