William R. Jenkins Jr., a longtime attorney with Jackson Walker LLP, has been named managing partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office.
Jenkins has a state and national trial and appellate practice that focuses on disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, internal business disputes, and real estate and construction matters. He has handled numerous significant cases, including defending several shareholder suits related to the merger of a Texas real estate investment trust with a New York investment company and successfully representing a major league baseball club against a claim of violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A fourth-generation Texan and Fort Worth native, Jenkins graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in real estate and urban land development, and finance. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
Jenkins also offers his personal time and knowledge to the community. He has served on the executive committee of the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, as a commissioner of the Board of Building Appeals for the city of Southlake, and on the Affordable Housing Subcommittee for Downtown Fort Worth Inc. Jenkins also participated in Leadership Fort Worth.