Jennifer J. Spencer

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Jackson Spencer Law
Jennifer J. Spencer
Jackson Spencer Law

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1987

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Jackson Spencer Law

12221 Merit Drive
Suite 160
Dallas, TX 75251 Visit website


Attorney Jennifer J. Spencer is the founding partner of Jackson Spencer Law, and she has over 35 years of experience advocating for the rights of employees facing difficulties within their workplace. A skilled and compassionate employment litigation attorney, she plays a critical role in advising and defending her clients in the event of a dispute or disagreement.

Keen on protecting the rights of Dallas, Texas, employees, Ms. Spencer believes that every employee is entitled to expect fair and just treatment in their workplace. She has helped many clients navigate the legalities of reporting sexual harassment; whistleblower retaliation; discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and nationality; wage theft; workplace violence; and issues related to FMLA, FLSA and pregnancy leaves.

Ms. Spencer graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1984. She then attended The University of Texas at Austin School of Law to pursue her legal education. She received her Juris Doctor and was inducted into the Order of the Coif in 1987. The same year, she obtained her certified public accountant (CPA) license from the United Latino Students Association and became authorized to practice in Texas.

Reflecting her heights of professional excellence, Ms. Spencer was bestowed with many awards and honors. She was:

  • Listed in the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine for many years
  • Given the “Client Satisfaction Award” and named to the “10 Best Attorneys” list by the American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for inclusion in the “Best Employment Lawyers in Dallas” by and among the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas” by Texas Monthly
  • Recognized by America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell

A fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, Ms. Spencer is a proud member of the American Arbitration Association. She is a board member of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, a nonprofit committed to nurturing girls. She has also authored a few scholarly articles on employment law matters.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1987, Texas

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Risky Business: Top Ten Legal Risks Facing Small Business owners,” presentation to Women’s Business Council
  • “E-Discovery Software Can Help You Manage Litigation Costs,” Scotsman
  • “Are You Prepared for a Data Privacy Lawsuit,” Enterprise Management Quarterly
  • “E-Discovery and ESI Management,” Computer Technology Review
  • “Secure Your Clients’ Data,” Scotsman Guide
  • “Depth of Experience. Trusted. A Unique Advantage” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September
  • “Litigation Risks in Banking”, Approaching Banking Seminar
  • “Mass Torts – Class Action Suits”, Advanced Litigation Course for State Bar of Texas, speaker and author
  • “Class Actions – Recent Developments and Mechanics”, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, speaker and author
  • “Litigation Risks and New Developments”, Entrepreneurial Women Presidents of Dallas
  •  “Getting Ahead of the Game: Planning for E-Discovery Before Litigation Happens”
  • "Secure Your Clients' Data," Scotsman Guide December 2008"E-Discovery Software Can Help You Manage Litigation Costs," Scotsman Guide "The E-Discovery Challenge," Waters November 2009, The 10 Things Every Small Business Should Know About Litigation, WBENC
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Member Board of Directors
  • D Magazine "Best Lawyers in Dallas", 2019 - 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated, 1997 – Present
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, 2002
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2020
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2016 - 2018
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly, Texas Monthly, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, 2015 – 2022
  • U.S. News & World Report, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Tier 1 Firm, 2018
  • Best Employment Lawyers in Dallas, Expertise Community, 2017 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2014 - 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2017 - 2018
Educational Background:
  • B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas A&M University, Honors: summa cum laude, 1984
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant license, 1987
  • Pakistani client received $107,323 in race and national origin case, 2018
  • Client with degenerative joint disease and fybromyalgia received $129,000 in disability discrimination case., 2020
  • Client with a brain tumor received $101,550 in FMLA retaliation case, 2018
  • African American client received $302,292 in race discrimination case, 2018
  • Client received $171,388 in age discrimination case, 2018
  • Client received settlement of $359,199 in sexual harassment case, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 2019
  • All Texas courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Office location for Jennifer J. Spencer

12221 Merit Drive
Suite 160
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 972-458-5304


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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