Tommy Jacks is Of Counsel to the Austin office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes general commercial litigation. Mr. Jacks has over 45 years of experience in general litigation on a wide range of complex commercial, trade secrets, qui tam, class action, professional liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, fiduciary duty, construction, antitrust, securities, environmental, product liability, aviation and general business litigation. He has been named as Texas Trial Lawyer of the year by the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates and listed in Best Lawyers in America for the past 25 consecutive years and in Texas Super Lawyers every year since its inception.
Mr. Jacks is active in professional activities. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Jacks has served on the Texas Supreme Court’s Rules Advisory Committee and on Texas Supreme Court task forces on the Jury System and on Judicial Selection. He has served on multiple Magistrate Merit Selection Committees and on the Local Rules Revision Committee for the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas.
Mr. Jacks has authored several journal articles in such publications as the Texas Law Review, Texas Trial Lawyers Forum, and Trial. His publications have won awards from the Ford Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He is invited frequently to speak at legal seminars for the State Bar of Texas and at numerous law schools.
Mr. Jacks is married to Laura Jacks, who is also an attorney, and has three children.
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