• Biography

    Don Jackson has more than 20 years of wide-ranging litigation experience with particular emphasis on energy industry and intellectual property matters. His energy litigation experience includes disputes over royalties, prudent operations, lease terminations, joint operating agreements, product liability, and removal of the operator. Don's intellectual property litigation experience includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He also has extensive experience representing industry-leading companies in lawsuits involving business torts, eminent domain, and defamation.

    Don is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for his work in Product Liability Litigation, 2012-2018. He was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, in Energy & Natural Resources, Business Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-2017. Don was also recognized in Houston Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy, American City Business Journals, 2013. He has a peer rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell.

    Before law school, Don was an engineer for Exxon and developed oil and gas fields in Texas and Alaska. He received a Texas professional engineer's license, has degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and is a registered patent attorney.

    Selected Publications and Speeches

    • “Oilfield Services Companies: The Shape of Things To Come: What Oilfield Services Will Look Like After This Transformational Downturn,” Panelist, Haynes and Boone’s Oilfield Services Seminar, December 8, 2016.
    • "A Look at Underground Trespass under Texas Law," ABA Section of Litigation, Energy Litigation, February 27, 2015.
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D. , University of Texas at Austin School of Law , 1993 , with honors; Order of the Coif; Article and Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal; E. Ernest Goldstein Best Editor Award
    • Chemical Engineer , M.S.Ch.E. , University of Houston , 1984
    • B.S. , Southern Methodist University , 1981 , magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Languages

    • German