Jason Steed is an appellate attorney. He has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the Supreme Court of Alaska, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Jason represents clients in a variety of industries and has handled appeals arising from a broad spectrum of practice areas.

Jason was recognized in 2017 as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine. He was selected by his attorney peers as a Texas “Rising Star” for 2016 and 2017 in Texas Monthly. He is a recipient of the 2016 “Fastcase 50” Award for innovative contributions to legal practice. And he was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer in July 2015, following a big win at the Supreme Court of Texas.

In law school, Jason interned for Judge Paul Kelly on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He began his career in appellate practice at a large international law firm, and was a partner in appellate practice at a Dallas-based law firm before joining Kilpatrick Townsend in 2017.

A former English professor (MFA, Ph.D.) and an award-winning writer, Jason's brief writing and appellate advocacy have been praised from the bench by both state and federal judges. In one appeal, Jason's veteran opposing counsel said Jason’s brief was “the best [he had] ever seen.” And a federal judge, in a written opinion, recognized Jason as “an excellent lawyer” who “provided vigorous, high quality legal representation.” Jason regularly publishes articles and gives presentations on the U.S. Supreme Court, legal writing, and other topics relevant to appellate practice.

Professional & Community Activities

American Constitution Society, DFW Lawyers’ Chapter, Advisory Board

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee

Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ph.D.
  • University of Idaho, M.F.A.
  • Brigham Young University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Who We Are

2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 4400
Dallas, TX, 75201
USA
t +1 214.922.7112
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