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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • Baylor University School of Law
      J.D., with a concentration in Civil Litigation, 1995
    • Baylor University
      Finance Major
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • CLERKSHIP+

A board-certified labor and employment lawyer, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Claudine Jackson practices in the areas of labor and employment, workplace injuries, medical and professional liability, as well as commercial litigation. Claudine has over 20 years of litigation and trial experience and has tried employment, personal injury, and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has represented parties in arbitration and in claims with the EEOC, Department of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Education Agency.

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A board-certified labor and employment lawyer, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Claudine Jackson practices in the areas of labor and employment, workplace injuries, medical and professional liability, as well as commercial litigation. Claudine has over 20 years of litigation and trial experience and has tried employment, personal injury, and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has represented parties in arbitration and in claims with the EEOC, Department of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Education Agency.

In addition to litigation, Claudine focuses her practice on counseling management and human resources representatives on a range of workplace and employment law matters. She advises employers on developing and applying personnel policies, document retention policies, compensation/bonus plans and protecting their business interests through implementation and enforcement of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements. Claudine assists and serves as personal counsel for employees in negotiating employment and executive agreements, separation packages, and non-compete provisions.

Claudine’s previous experience as in-house employment counsel for an international aviation corporation enables her to understand and translate complex labor issues to her clients. Her clients have included companies and organizations in professional services, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, video gaming, retail, transportation, and aviation industries, as well as public and private schools.

In her community, Claudine currently serves on the board of directors for The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, including its Business Operations Committee. She has also served as a Director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Director of the Texas Legal Services Center and, for over 10 years, as a Director of the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Private Attorney Involvement Board (formerly West Texas Legal Services). Claudine graduated from the Leadership Fort Worth Program, one of the oldest community leadership-development organizations in the nation.

Experience

  • Handled claims of sexual harassment; discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age and national origin; wage and hour issues including FLSA; wrongful discharge; retaliation; breach of contract, breach non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Counsels employers in a variety of employment law aspects including hiring, retention, and termination of employees, reductions in force, prevention of lawsuits, pre-suit resolution of claims, on-the-job injuries, and other workplace issues.
  • Represents Texas employers in non-subscriber (on-the-job injury) claims and has successfully tried and defended businesses in these matters.
  • Represents businesses and individuals in commercial litigation related to non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, contract disputes and breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Frequent speaker for clients, trade organizations, professional continuing education groups.
  • Handled numerous claims of healthcare liability, including representation of individual physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and other healthcare providers, as well as skilled long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and staffing agencies.
  • Successfully defended a national nursing home chain in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice claim and served as trial counsel for long-term care facilities throughout Texas in high exposure, death, and punitive damage cases.
  • Represented healthcare providers in mass tort pharmaceutical litigation and manufacturers in mass tort litigation and medical device liability cases.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1995-present
  • Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2002-present
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, 1996-present
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2006-present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, 2005-present
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management, 2013-present
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, 2015-2016
  • Member, Texas Council of School Attorneys, 2012-2018
  • Director, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, 2016-present
  • Member, Leadership Fort Worth, 2007-present
  • Lifetime Member, Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Director, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2013-2015, 1999-2000
  • Attorney Mentor, Texas A&M University Law School Mentorship Program, 2015-2016

Recognition

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings, denoting the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to very high ethical standards, 2007-present
  • Fort Worth Magazine - List of "Top Attorneys" in Labor and Employment - Employer (2010-2018) and Medical Malpractice Defense (2005-2007)
  • Texas Monthly - Texas Rising Star for Employment Litigation by Thomas Reuters, 2006-2011
  • American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division - National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Finalist, 2008
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas, 2007
  • Fort Worth - Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association - Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County, 2007

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
    J.D., with a concentration in Civil Litigation, 1995
  • Baylor University
    Finance Major

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Handled claims of sexual harassment; discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age and national origin; wage and hour issues including FLSA; wrongful discharge; retaliation; breach of contract, breach non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Counsels employers in a variety of employment law aspects including hiring, retention, and termination of employees, reductions in force, prevention of lawsuits, pre-suit resolution of claims, on-the-job injuries, and other workplace issues.
  • Represents Texas employers in non-subscriber (on-the-job injury) claims and has successfully tried and defended businesses in these matters.
  • Represents businesses and individuals in commercial litigation related to non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, contract disputes and breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Frequent speaker for clients, trade organizations, professional continuing education groups.
  • Handled numerous claims of healthcare liability, including representation of individual physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and other healthcare providers, as well as skilled long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and staffing agencies.
  • Successfully defended a national nursing home chain in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice claim and served as trial counsel for long-term care facilities throughout Texas in high exposure, death, and punitive damage cases.
  • Represented healthcare providers in mass tort pharmaceutical litigation and manufacturers in mass tort litigation and medical device liability cases.
  • State Bar of Texas, 1995-present
  • Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2002-present
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, 1996-present
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2006-present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, 2005-present
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management, 2013-present
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, 2015-2016
  • Member, Texas Council of School Attorneys, 2012-2018
  • Director, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, 2016-present
  • Member, Leadership Fort Worth, 2007-present
  • Lifetime Member, Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Director, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2013-2015, 1999-2000
  • Attorney Mentor, Texas A&M University Law School Mentorship Program, 2015-2016

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings, denoting the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to very high ethical standards, 2007-present
  • Fort Worth Magazine - List of "Top Attorneys" in Labor and Employment - Employer (2010-2018) and Medical Malpractice Defense (2005-2007)
  • Texas Monthly - Texas Rising Star for Employment Litigation by Thomas Reuters, 2006-2011
  • American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division - National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Finalist, 2008
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas, 2007
  • Fort Worth - Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association - Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County, 2007