J. Heath Coffman

1J_Heath_CoffmanR-532x307Heath Coffman has significant experience representing a wide range of clients from individuals and small businesses to large publicly-traded companies in a variety of business and commercial cases and arbitrations. His practice includes representing attorneys and accountants in professional liability cases and in grievance. He frequently handles complex commercial litigation involving intellectual property, trade secrets, fraud, breach of contract, breach of employment agreement, and oil and gas cases in both federal and state district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In addition, he works with a variety of creditors and  agencies in collections disputes and litigation.  Mr. Coffman also assists clients in protecting intellectual property rights before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the United States Copyright Office.  He has been recognized in Texas Monthly by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star for 2017 and by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine as a Top Attorney for 2011-2016.  Mr. Coffman currently serves as the Chair of the Trade Secrets Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Claudine G. Jackson

1Claudine_G_JacksonR-532x307Claudine Jackson has significant trial experience in a broad range of cases, including labor and employment, workplace injuries, medical and professional liability, premises and products liability and commercial litigation. She has successfully represented employers, manufacturers, physicians, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare organizations and professionals in both federal and state district and appellate courts. She frequently counsels employers and employees in all aspects of employment law and workplace issues and handles claims before federal and state employment agencies.  Ms. Jackson is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – a mark of excellence and distinguishing accomplishment achieved by fewer than 10% of practicing attorneys in Texas. To achieve board certification, she was required to pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate extensive expertise and knowledge in her specialty area. She also must engage in a continuous course of study in her specialty.  In 2007, Ms. Jackson was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County by the Fort Worth – Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.  Additionally, Ms. Jackson is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards – a distinction achieved by fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide, and she was recognized by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly from 2006-2011 as a Rising Star in the area of Employment Litigation – signifying a high degree of peer recognition and achievement in her practice area. She was also chosen by her peers for inclusion in the List of Top Attorneys for Employment Law, Employer (2010-2013) and Medical Malpractice Defense (2005-2007) in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.