Lamont Jefferson


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1984

B.A., Rice University, 1981

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

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

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

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


Lamont Jefferson is an accomplished trial lawyer, representing clients who can afford to leave nothing to chance. Whether the stakes involve corporate treasure, trade secrets, or business reputation, companies and individuals turn to Lamont to help resolve the thorniest business-related disputes. He has been go-to counsel on some of the most important cases in San Antonio and South Texas, including litigation over the multi-billion dollar expansion of the South Texas Nuclear Project, litigation over the $26 billion Clear Channel merger, and the recent much publicized litigation involving the Church of Scientology.

Resolving business disputes sometimes requires full-fledged litigation, at other times skilled diplomacy, and sometimes simply honest communication. Lamont’s talents as a seasoned litigator, skilled negotiator, and astute legal analyst make him the right lawyer for a large variety of business disputes.

Lamont is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honorary trial lawyer organization whose membership is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in any state. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and most recently served as president of the San Antonio Chapter. Lamont regularly speaks on topics of interest to lawyers and judges, from trial strategy and tactics, to rules of civil procedure, to professionalism.

Lamont is active in the San Antonio community and currently serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Valero Alamo Bowl. He is on board of directors of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas, and serves in the Founders Club for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and as a board member of the San Antonio Chamber Choir.

Selected Speeches and Publications

  • ABOTA Masters in Trial presentation – SBOT Annual Meeting – June 2014
  • TADC Trial Academy faculty – March 2014
  • SBOT Advanced Civil Trial Course – Update on Rules of Civil Procedure Speaker/Author – July 2014
  • Texas Appleseed – Good Apple Dinner
  • Guest Lecturer – UTSA Planning and Land Use Law Spring Course – April 2014
  • Association of Corporate Counsel speech – the Sandusky affair – January 2013
  • SBOT – Fiduciary Duty Litigation – Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments – December 2013
  • SBOT – Advanced Civil Trial – The New Rules, Expedited Trials and Motions to Dismiss
  • Texas Bar CLE – The Lawyer’s Creed Panel Discussion
  • Ethics Follies

Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers

Eight Haynes and Boone Lawyers Receive “2016 Lawyer of the Year” Distinction by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® has named eight Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers “2016 Lawyer of the Year,” one more than last year.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc., in August 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Named by Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., as a "2016 Lawyer of the Year" in Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2016
  • Named by Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., as a "2014 Lawyer of the Year" in Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2014
  • Recognized by San Antonio Scene, Scene Monthly LLC, in 2015's Best San Antonio Lawyers for General Litigation, 2015
  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Commercial Litigation, Appellate Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2003-2016; Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Trusts & Estates, 2012-2016
  • Named an Outstanding Lawyer in Commercial Law by the San Antonio Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2010
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters - Business Litigation, 2003-2014
  • Named a Top 100 Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters - Business Litigation, 2010
  • Named a Top 50 Central Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2005-2014
  • Ethical Life Award from Association of Corporate Counsel, South/Central Texas Chapter, 2010
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Sunset Advisory Commission, Public Member (2009-2011)
  • University of Texas Law School Alumni Association - Executive Committee (2010-2013)
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation - Member, and past Co-Chair of Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow (inducted in 2004)
  • American Law Institute Member (2004)
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) - Former Member, Board of Directors (President 2004, 2005)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Vice President for the local chapter (2013)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Former Area Vice President
  • American Inns of Court - Master, Local President (2008-2009)
  • Texas Access to Justice Foundation - Board Member (2007 to present)
  • State Bar of Texas - Member, Board of Directors (2007-2010), State Bar's Court Task Force on Expedited Litigation
  • Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee - Member (2002 to present)
  • State Bar of Texas Task Force on Diversity - Member (2006)
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Former Member, Board of Trustees
  • San Antonio Bar Association - Member, Former Member Board of Directors, and District Courts and Federal Courts Committee (President 2006-2007)
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Member
  • Valero Alamo Bowl - Member, Board of Directors
  • Down Syndrome Association of South Texas - Member, Board of Directors

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of a large transitional home in land use dispute with surrounding property owners.
  • 2012 successful jury verdict in federal court in San Antonio involving breach of contract for delivering faulty industrial equipment.
  • 2012 jury trial in federal court involving international dispute between arms brokers.
  • 2010 non-jury trial involving the multi-billion dollar expansion of the South Texas Nuclear Project – case tried within 6 weeks of initial filing.
  • 2009 lead counsel for cross examination of financial advisers and hedge fund managers in bench trial involving the Spectrum bankruptcy.
  • Trial and settlement of insurance coverage litigation on behalf of publicly traded corporation.
  • Successful jury verdict in San Antonio in case involving contract interpretation.
  • Representation of beneficiary of trust valued at greater than $100 million pursuing allegations of mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties.

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