Dallas Attorney Allison Jacobsen Joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP

Nov 28, 2012, 10:03 ET from Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP

DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted Dallas trial attorney Allison A. Jacobsen has joined the Dallas litigation firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP as Senior Counsel.

During the past 20 years Ms. Jacobsen has represented business clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation involving antitrust claims; contract disputes; fraud and deceptive trade practices; environmental and energy-related matters; and professional liability defense for attorneys, consultants, accountants and corporate officers and directors. She joins Gruber Hurst from the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP.

"We're very fortunate to have Allison join our team," says Brian Hail, one of Gruber Hurst's founding partners. "She has successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and has historically devoted her time to educate young lawyers in the effective principles of trial advocacy. Allison's experience will be a great benefit for our clients, as well as our younger attorneys."

Ms. Jacobsen was named among "Texas' Best Lawyers" by Texas Lawyer newspaper in 2000. She earned her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, in 1992 and served as the Chief Articles and Notes Editor for the Texas International Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degree with high honors from The University of Texas in 1989.

Ms. Jacobsen is active in a number of community and professional organizations, including current service as the co-managing editor of the American Bar Association's Trial Evidence Committee Journal, and a consumer representative for the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council. She formerly was recognized as the most outstanding chairperson of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, is currently a Barrister of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP focuses on the business needs of its clients in trying complex commercial litigation in courtrooms across Texas. The firm's experience includes matters involving securities, financial services, employment, intellectual property, technology, products liability and other commercial cases. Clients include leading companies – large and small – and individuals in the fields of private equity, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, energy and retail. Visit the firm's website at http://www.ghjhlaw.com.

For more information, contact Barry Pound at 214-559-4630 or barry@androvett.com.

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