Jill is an appellate lawyer who is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She has served as counsel of record in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas and intermediate courts of appeals throughout Texas.  She has won local and state-wide awards for her advocacy.  Jill was recently named the 2021-2022 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the 2021-2022 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Before joining Daniels & Tredennick, Jill spent more than half a decade in public service as a judicial law clerk on two different appellate courts.  She is involved in numerous community and bar activities.  Notably, Jill currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Section.  In addition to serving on the Appellate Council, Jill is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Appellate Lawyer.  Jill contributes to the continuing legal education of appellate lawyers by speaking and writing about a variety of different appellate topics.  Her work has been presented to other lawyers, including at the Texas State Bar’s Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course.

Jill earned her law degree cum laude from Duke University School of Law where she served as the Research Editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.  Before law school, she graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis where she earned the Helen Stenner Memorial Prize for her writing in philosophy.

Representative Matters

Richardson v. Roberts, No. 13-20-00553-CV, 2022 WL 17983062 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Dec. 29, 2022) (mem. op.), represented Appellant and successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment in breach of contract case.

Enter., Inc. v. Jindal Saw, LLC, No. 01-19-00797-CV, 2020 WL 4457971, (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 2, 2020) (mem. op.), represented Appellant in interlocutory appeal, successfully obtaining reversal of denial of motion to transfer venue.

Perdido Prop. LLC v. Devon Energy Production Co., No. 11-21-00060-CV, 2023 WL 3511234 (Tex. App. —Eastland, May 18, 2023), successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment on behalf of royalty owners.

MDK Sociedad De Responsibilidad Limitada v. Proplant Inc., 25 F. 4th 360 (5th Cir. 2022), successfully represented Texas corporation in breach of contract dispute, obtaining affirmance of summary judgment.