Jamee Cotton


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2013, magna cum laude; Texas Tech Law Review; Order of the Coif

B.B.A., Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, 2010

  • Intern to the Honorable Judge Martin Hoffman, 68th District Court, Texas, Summer 2011


Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico


Jamee Cotton is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Jamee is experienced in representing small and large entities in commercial contract and business tort disputes in both state and federal courts. She has served a diverse group of clients on a wide range of legal matters, including franchise and distribution disputes, business and contract litigation, trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty claims and SEC enforcement litigation. Jamee also has extensive experience managing e-discovery on a variety of document production platforms.

When not serving her clients, Jamee is dedicated to serving her community. As a native resident of the Dallas area, Jamee stays active in local college and alumni groups and enjoys her membership in several local bar associations. Jamee also continues to hone her litigation skills through her pro bono work through which she passionately assists and advocates for Advocates for Community Transformation, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization committed to shutting down drug houses across the city. Jamee also enjoys serving on the firm’s March for Dimes committee and devotes much of her time to the firm’s recruiting efforts.

While in law school, Jamee served as a member of the Texas Tech Law Review and board of barristers, she enjoyed success in and traveled the country for various advocacy competitions, and she was unanimously selected by the law school faculty for the Excellence in Service Award.

In the News

NFL Super Bowl Trial

Haynes and Boone Gets Appellate Win for NFL in Fantasy Football Convention Suit

A Haynes and Boone team has won Dallas Court of Appeals affirmance of a significant victory for the National Football League.


Holiday Hospitality franchise

Haynes and Boone Gets Franchise Dispute Dismissed for Holiday Hospitality

A Haynes and Boone team won the complete dismissal of a breach of contract and fraud suit against Holiday Hospitality Franchising stemming from the company’s decision not to renew the operating license for a Houston Holiday Inn.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division and ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association, Franchise Law and Distribution Section, Litigation Section
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Franchise Law,” co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 3, Fall 2017.
  • "Changing How Products Get from the Manufacturer to the Customer: Common Questions and Risks,” co-author, Volume 37-1, Franchise Law Journal, summer 2017.
  • "Franchise Law," co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016.
  • "Motions: Dispositive and Otherwise,” co-author, Chapter 9, State Bar of Texas Federal Court Practice 2014, May 2014.
  • "Franchise Law," co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014.
  • "How Much Are You Worth?: Why the Texas Supreme Court Took Tort Reform Too Far in Limiting the Admissibility of Certain Medical Expenses During Trial," Comment, 45 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 565, 2013.

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