Jennifer Haltom Doan is a partner with haltom & doan, located in Texarkana, TX-AR and practices throughout East Texas and Arkansas.  With over twenty years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mrs. Doan has handled a diverse array of complex litigation involving product liability, intellectual property, environmental and toxic tort claims, pharmaceutical litigation, personal injury, class actions, and complex business controversies.  She has served as lead trial counsel on behalf of large and small businesses as well as individuals.  Some of the cases she has tried in recent years include serving as lead trial counsel in defending product matters in multi-district litigation and securing complete defense verdicts in patent infringement cases for Amazon.com and Yahoo! Inc. in both Marshall and Tyler, Texas, and serving as lead trial counsel in enforcing a distribution agreement against an Arkansas bottled water company.  Mrs. Doan has also represented numerous technology companies in federal courts throughout East Texas in intellectual property matters, including several Markman hearings.  She has also served as lead counsel in defending a large aluminum company against 374 residents claiming personal injury, medical monitoring, and property damage, and served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in a large construction and mold contamination matter, and negotiated one of the largest settlements of this type of litigation in Southwest Arkansas.  In addition, Mrs. Doan donates her time on various pro bono matters.

11_18_14_ChandlerInductionWeb30_zpsd3a8c257Mrs. Doan’s vast trial experience allows her to connect with members of the jury and portray the facts of a case in a way that is compelling to the jury. She demands their attention and invokes their interest in the case so that they want to help resolve the dispute at hand.

In additional to her trial work, Mrs. Doan leads the Intellectual Property Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel.  She serves on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas.  She was recently selected to lead the Plaintiff’s team at the Trial Academy at Stanford University for the International Association of Defense Counsel.  She has served on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions and formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Environmental/Toxic Tort
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Device Litigation
Education
    • B.B.A. – Abilene Christian University (summa cum laude)
    • J.D. – University of Texas School of Law (with honors)
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers – Thomson Reuters (2005-2015)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas – Thomson Reuters (2013, 2014)
  • Top 250 Women in Litigation (U.S.) – Benchmark Litigation (since 2012)
  • Litigation Star – Benchmark Litigation (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Top 250 Women in IP – Managing IP (2014)
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America©  (since 2007)
  • Go-To Lawyer – Fortune Magazine (2013)
  • B2B Lawyer – Fortune Magazine (2014)
  • Featured in Texas Leaders in Law section - Forbes Magazine (2014)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Commercial Litigation in Tyler, TX - Woodward/White Inc. (2013)
  • IP Attorney of the Year (Arkansas), Global Law Experts (2013, 2014)
  • IP Attorney of the Year (Arkansas), ACQ Global Awards (2014, 2015)
  • IP Attorney of the Year (Arkansas), Corporate International Legal Awards (2015)
  • Best Attorney in Texarkana – Four States Living Magazine (2005, 2006)
  • YWCA Tribute to Women—Idalee Raffaelli Hawkins Award for Professions (2004)
Publications / Seminars
  • American Bar Association Section Meeting - "Snakes and Lizards and Crocodiles (Oh my!):  A Primer on the Reptile Theory of Trial Strategy" - April 2015
  • Texas Bar CLE Course - "Choosing and Courting a Jury" - March 2015
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference - "ED Texas Jurors Speak" - October 2014
  • Texas Bar CLE Course - "Ten Things You Should Know About Handling a Business Case" - September 2014
  • Texas Tech University - "10 Tips To Be An Exceptional Lawyer" - September 2014
  • IADC Annual Meeting – “Countering the “Reptile” Strategy:  A Defense Attorney’s Checklist” – July 2014
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial - Austin, Texas - June 2014
  • Texas Bar CLE Course - "Choosing and Courting a Jury" - May 2014
  • DRI – Sharing Success for Women Seminar – “Making a Client Pitch” – February 2014
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial - Cross-Examination & Closing - Austin, Texas - January 2014
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “Myths and Mysteries of the Eastern District” – October 2013
  • IADC Mid-Year Meeting – February 2013
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial - Voir Dire & Opening Statements - San Antonio, Texas - January 2013
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “Myths and Mysteries of the Eastern District” – October 2012
  • IADC Trial Academy – Stanford University (Plaintiff team leader) – July/August 2012
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial – State Bar of Texas - June 2012
  • IADC Mid-Year Meeting – “Evidentiary Issues Key to Product Liability Cases” – February 2012
  • DRI – Sharing Success for Women Seminar – “Making a Client Pitch” – February 2012
  • DRI Annual Meeting – “The 21st Century Juror” – October 2011
  • Advanced Civil Trial Course – IP Litigation Panel – July, August, and October 2011
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial - Simi Valley, California - September 2011
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “Myths and Mysteries of the Eastern District” – September 2011
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial - Arkansas Bar Association - June 2011
  • Texas Bar CLE Course –“Choosing and Courting a Jury” – March 2011
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “The Heterogeneity of Eastern District of Texas - Exposing the Myth of a Homogenized District” – November 2010
  • National Business Institute – “Proving Damages Caused by Mold Infestation in Arkansas” – May 2005
  • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association – “Demonstrative Evidence Made Easy” – February 2005
Representative Reported Opinions
  • E-Lynxx Corporation v. Innerworkings, Inc., et al. - 958 F.Supp.2d 569 (M.D. Pa. 2013)
  • Eolas Technologies, Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14751 (Fed. Cir. 2013);
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 712 F.3d 397 (8th Cir. 2013);
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 646 F.3d 526 (8th Cir. 2011);
  • Gellman v. Telular Corp., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 23950 (Fed. Cir. 2011);
  • Taylor, et al. v. Acxiom, et al., 612 F.3d 325; (5th Cir. 2010);
  • McNamara v. Felderhof, 410 F.3d 277 (5th Cir. 2005);
  • F.D.I.C. v. Selaiden Builders, Inc., 973 F.2d. 1249 (5th Cir. 1992), cert. denied, 502 U.S. 1051, 113 S. Ct. 1944 (1993);
  • Evans v. Allwhite, 111 S.W.3d 282 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2003, no writ);
  • Dallas Cardiology Assoc., P. A. v. Mallick, 978 S.W.2d 209 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 1998, writ denied);
  • Cates v. Cincinnati Life Ins. Co., 947 S.W.2d 608 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 1997, no writ);
  • Cates v. Cincinnati Life Ins. Co., 909 S.W.2d 186 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 1995, writ granted) (reversed by opinion above);
  • Spiritas Holdings, Inc. v. Darling-Delaware Co., Inc., 875 S.W.2d 14 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 1994, writ denied).
Admissions
  • Texas State Courts
  • Arkansas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Certifications
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Professional Affiliations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • East Texas ABOTA (Vice President)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (Life Fellow)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Charter Fellow)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Texarkana Bar Association
  • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association (Former charter member and President 2001-02)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Community Involvement
  • Federal Circuit Bench and Bar Association (Vice Chair, Scholarship Committee 2013-2015)
  • Christus St. Michael Foundation Board of Directors (2014-2015)
  • Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees (1993-2011)
  • Junior League of Texarkana (1991-present, President 2005-2006)
  • Women for Texas A & M – Texarkana Board of Directors (Charter Board Member 2005-2012)
  • ALCOA Community Advisory Board (2004-2009)
  • Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Counsel (Board of Directors 2000-2001)
  • Women for the Arts (1995-present; President 2001)
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board of Directors (2001-present)
  • Conifer Girl Scout Council Board of Directors (1998-2005)
  • Opportunities, Inc. Advisory Guild (1999-2004)
  • Christus St. Michael Health System -- Friends of the Foundation (1998-2014)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (1995-2007)
  • Literary Council of Miller and Bowie Counties Board of Directors (2008-present)