• McGinnis Lochridge Partner Jessica Palvino Featured in Thomson Reuters Legal Publication - One of Only Six Attorneys to be Selected March 22, 2016
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    Austin – March 22, 2016, Partner Jessica Palvino of McGinnis Lochridge is one of only six attorneys to be featured in Super Lawyers Magazine’s Texas Rising Stars 2016, which recognizes the best practicing young attorneys in the state.

    In Jessica’s article, Future Lawyer of America, she describes her path from being a quintessential Texas country girl as the President of her local Future Farmers of America and an agribusiness major to serving as a Senior Executive Editor on the Law Review and graduating with honors from Baylor University’s School of Law.

    The head of McGinnis Lochridge’s Product Liability team, Ray Chester, describes Jessica as "the best young lawyer I have ever worked with. She is passionate and tireless in her work, and she is terrific in the courtroom."

    Jessica describes her entry into law starting as a summer clerk at McGinnis Lochridge and being given opportunities to make a name for herself as a trial attorney in both the products liability arena and other matters.  The McGinnis Products Liability team regularly takes on large, individual cross-country matters in state and federal courts with a small team who have achieved very large wins.  These victories, ranging from the 2010 Verdict of the Year in Oklahoma to one of the largest federal court verdicts in Vermont (affirmed in 2015).

    In addition to Jessica’s work mentioned in the article, she co-spearheads McGinnis Lochridge's UAS/drone practice. Jessica is active in the drone/UAS community, participating in upcoming panels and podcasts and more information can be found at http://droneadvocates.com

    Outside of her legal practice, Jessica also serves on the board of the Thinkery, which initially started as Austin’s local children’s museum but is reinventing itself in Jessica’s words as ‘more of a science center – focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math for children) as well as a board member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, co-chairing the Women’s Resource Fair – an annual event serving low-income women in Austin.

    Each year, researchers with Thomson Reuters' legal division receive nominations from attorneys across Texas, asking them to identify the best practicing attorneys age 40 or younger, and those who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years. In all, less than 2.5 percent of all Texas lawyers earn the Texas Rising Stars distinction.  The list also appears in Texas Monthly.

    About McGinnis Lochridge

    For close to ninety years, McGinnis Lochridge has served communities throughout Texas, the United States and the world across many industries and practices through its Austin headquarters and downtown Houston offices.

    In a city like Austin, which recently moved to the number one city in the U.S. for startups and where cutting edge technology is mainstream, our headquarters serve as a hub to address the changing landscape of the clients we serve.  The Firm has particular expertise in litigation, helping to resolve disputes at the trial or appellate level, and in regulatory matters.

    Recognition for the quality of our services is attributed to both the long lasting loyalty of our clients and top-tier rankings in Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell among others.

    Read more at http://www.mcginnislaw.com