Two attorneys from the Dallas office of Thompson Coburn recently have been honored with Texas Legal Awards by the publishers of Texas Lawyer newspaper in recognition of their meaningful work and achievements in the legal profession.
Dallas Managing Partner Nicole Williams is one of 12 Texas attorneys receiving the Best Mentors Award. Fellow firm Partner Jasmine Wynton is among a select group of the state’s top young lawyers to earn the On the Rise Award.
Nicole and Jasmine will be honored September 14 at an awards event at Dallas’ Arts District Mansion. The Texas Lawyer Awards honor attorneys and judges from across the state “who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in Texas ̶ whether in shaping the law, achieving outsized results for their clients, being an outstanding jurist or assisting those in need of legal services."
Nicole represents clients in state and federal litigation and advises clients in the areas of antitrust, advertising, class actions, and general business litigation. She has instructed and mentored law students through her Trial Process, Courtroom Advocacy Skills, and Effective Oral Communications courses at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law and her role as head coach of the law school’s Advocacy Teams. Nicole led UNT Dallas to its first moot court championship at the National Criminal Procedure Competition. Two of Nicole’s former moot court team members, Kamran Anwar and Jerica Steward, are now associates at Thompson Coburn.
Nicole previously coached the moot court team at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law, which she led to the National Moot Court Competition finals. She also coached the mock trial team at Dallas’ James Madison High School, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Independent School District’s regional competition for two years straight.
Jasmine is an experienced litigator who handles high-stakes business litigation, employment law, and white-collar criminal defense cases. Her selection to the On the Rise attorneys roster is based in part on her considerable courtroom work, including her role as first and second chair in multiple trials.
Jasmine is an active board member of the African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas and a past chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for the Bar’s Appellate Section. She serves on the board of trustees for the Supreme Court of Texas Historical Society, is active on the board of Rainbow Days, Inc., and is a member of the Junior League of Dallas. Jasmine recently received a federal judicial appointment to the Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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