Term: 2013 — 2016
Lamont Jefferson received his J.D. in 1984 from UT Law. He previously earned a B.A. from Rice University in Houston in 1981.
Lamont Jefferson has extensive trial experience throughout South Texas in counties including Bexar (San Antonio), Harris (Houston), Nueces (Corpus Christi), Comal (New Braunfels), Webb (Laredo) and other surrounding counties - more than 60 jury verdicts in all. He recently obtained a successful result on behalf of a publicly traded corporation in a case tried in Houston, resulting in a settlement and nearly $20 million recovery. His trial practice focuses on business, insurance, and fiduciary duty litigation. He is also a frequent speaker on litigation issues.
Mr. Jefferson was named one of The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Appellate Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation (Woodward/White, Inc., 2003-2010) and a Texas Super Lawyer by Law and Politics and Texas Monthly (2003-2009).
Mr. Jefferson holds, and has held extensive memberships and served in many leadership roles for committees and advisory councils:
American Bar Association Section of Litigation—Member, and Co-Chair of Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow—inducted 2004)
American Law Institute (Member—2004)
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)—Member, Board of Directors (President 2004, 2005)
Advisory Board, Medical Legal Partnership for Children
American Board of Trial Advocates
Texas Association of Defense Counsel—Former Area Vice President
American Inns of Court—Master—Local President-Elect (2008-09)
Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation—Board Member (2007)
State Bar of Texas—Member, Board of Directors (2007-2010), State Bar's Court Administration Task Force, Technology Oversight, Client Security Fund, and Supreme Court Advisory Committees
State Bar of Texas Task Force on Diversity—Member (2006)
Texas Bar Foundation—Sustaining Life Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation—Former Member, Board of Trustees
San Antonio Bar Association—Member, Board of Directors, and District Courts and Federal Courts Committee (President 2006-07)
Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee—Member