Jacqueline C. Ihekwaba
Jacqueline’s practice focuses on representing school districts and governmental entities in grievances, administrative hearings, litigation and appeals in Texas state and federal courts. Her practice includes representing school districts against Title VI, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights actions brought by students and employees, including First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, equal protection, and procedural and substantive due process claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Jacqueline represented businesses in complex commercial litigation including the defense of nationwide insurance carriers, bad faith/DTPA litigation, defense against misappropriation of trade secret claims, and surety matters. Jacqueline has extensive courtroom experience in depositions and motion practice including hearings on motions for summary judgment, motions for default judgment, motions to compel discovery, and dismissals for want of prosecution. She has wide-ranging knowledge in handling arbitrations, representing clients in mediation and settlement negotiations, and preparing witness for trial.
Jacqueline earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Texas and was awarded her Juris Doctor degree at SMU Dedman School of Law. She is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas.