Jill Schumacher

jill.schumacher@dtlawyers.com         713.917.0024


Jill is a commercial litigator with a strong background in appeals. Jill graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis where she earned the Helen Stenner Memorial Prize for her writing in philosophy. 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.

After law school, Jill spent more than half a decade in public service as a judicial law clerk on two different appellate courts. Jill was elected to serve on the Appellate Council, which is the governing board of the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Section. In Addition to serving on the Appellate Council, Jill is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Appellate Lawyer, where she co-authors a regular column on cybersecurity.

Jill has published numerous articles relating to cybersecurity and appeals.

Representative Matters

Represented pipeline in appeal before the D.C. Circuit
Represented pipeline in various proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


J.D., Duke University School of Law, cum laude, 2012
B.S., Washington University, summa cum laude, 2009


The United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Richard G. Kopf

Judicial Clerkships

The 14th Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost
The Nebraska Court of Appeals, Judge Francie Riedmann

Honors & Awards

Helen Stenner Memorial Prize in Philosophy, Washington University

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, 2013-Present
Houston Bar Association Appellate Section Council, term 2017-2020
Editor-in-Chief, Appellate Lawyer
HBA Appellate Section Outreach Committee Chair, 2017-2018

Previous Affiliations

Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC