Education & Clerkship
- J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law (2015)
- M.A., University of Texas-Pan American (2011)
- B.A., magna cum laude, Texas A&M University (2008)
- Law Clerk to the Hon. Rolando Olvera, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2015-16
Jacquelyn Rex represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation, construction litigation, and white collar matters and investigations. Jackie prides herself on working closely with clients to ensure they get the outcome they want—whether that means proceeding to trial or resolving the matter through settlement.
Jackie also regularly advises general contractors and project owners throughout development and construction of their projects, ensuring timely completion and payment of all work without the need for litigation.
A natural courtroom advocate, Jackie has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in General Litigation since 2021. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Civil Rights Law and White Collar Defense in 2022-2023.
Jackie received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2008 and M.A from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2011. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2015, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Interest Law Journal and was a member of the winning team of the Homer Albers Moot Court Competition. Following law school, Jackie served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rolando Olvera, District Judge for the Southern District of Texas-Brownsville Division. Prior to joining SKV, Jackie worked as a construction litigator for a national law firm.
Outside of work, Jackie is actively involved in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Houston. From 2020-2022 she served as Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, which partners with Houston law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and state and federal judges to provide first-year law students who identify as racially/ethnically diverse and/or LGBTQ+ with summer internships. Under Jackie’s leadership, the DE&I Committee has helped more than 50 students secure summer internships to jump start their legal careers.
Jackie also sits on the board of Cherish Our Children, Inc., a Houston-based non-profit organization that works with middle schools students in Houston ISD, Aldine ISD, and Channelview ISD to end intergenerational incarceration.
Prior to attending law school, Jackie served as an elementary special education teacher in the Rio Grande Valley through Teach for America.
- Successfully defended digital healthcare technology company in arbitration in breach of contract action brought by manufacturer
- Obtained favorable settlement for multinational oil and gas corporation following damages sustained to corporation’s pipeline and refinery
- Obtained favorable settlements for private equity fund in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty actions brought against former portfolio company employees
- Obtained favorable settlement for international oil and gas drilling company in breach of contract action brought against subcontractor
- Obtained favorable settlement for chemical company in breach of contract action brought against subcontractor
- Obtained favorable settlement from Harris County on behalf of former Harris County Jail inmate in excessive force/violation of civil rights action
- Successfully represented Houston city council candidate in election contest and subsequent appeal before the Texas Court of Appeals
- Obtained favorable settlement for national EPC contractor concerning construction of renewable diesel plant located in New Mexico
- Obtained favorable settlement for owners of retail and restaurant space located in Montrose
- Obtained favorable settlement for general contractor following construction of a bar and restaurant located in the Heights
WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE/INVESTIGATIONS
- Obtained dismissal of all claims against Texas-based bank in qui tam action alleging violations of False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act
- Currently representing Fortune 500 multi-state healthcare organization in qui tam action alleging violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act
- Conducted year-long internal investigation for international contract drilling company
- Houston Bar Association; Co-Chair Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (2020-2022)
- Houston Young Lawyers Association; HYLA Director (2022-2023)
- Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy (2019-2020)
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- TUTSA, Take Two: Amendments, Unresolved Questions, and What It Means for Practitioners, The Advocate, Spring 2019
- 5th Advanced Contract & Risk Management for EPC and Heavy Industry Conference – Finding the Right Balance in Risk Sharing in P3 Projects, January 2018, Houston, Texas
- Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy Panel – Leading by Example: Diversity and Inclusion, March 2022, Houston, Texas
- “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2021, 2022
- “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Civil Rights Law, 2022, 2023
- Houston Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service as Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, 2021
- Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow, 2022