Jacquelyn Rex


Jackie Rex's practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and investigations.  Before joining Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P., Jackie worked as a construction litigator where she defended developers, general contractors, and project owners in suits concerning both large-scale infrastructure projects and multi-unit residential construction projects. 

Ms. Rex received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2008, M.A. from The University of Texas-Pan American in 2011, and J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Interest Law Journal and winner of the Homers Albers Moot Court Competition, where she argued before federal appellate judges from the First, Second and Eleventh Circuits.  After law school, Ms. Rex clerked for the Honorable Rolando Olvera, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Rex taught elementary special education, grades PK-5, in the Rio Grande Valley as a Teach for America corps member.



Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

Houston Bar Association

  • Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, 2017-2018
  • Administration of Justice Committee, 2017-2018

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Texas A&M University
B.A., Telecommunications, magna cum laude

The University of Texas-Pan American
M.A., Communications

Boston University School of Law
J.D., cum laude

Editor-in-Chief, Public Interest Law Journal; Best Team, Best Brief, Homer Albers Moot Court Competition; Best Oral Advocate, Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition

Law Clerk
Honorable Rolando Olvera, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


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