Jacquelyn Rex


Jackie Rex's practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and investigations.  Before joining Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, Ms. Rex 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 was winner of the Homer 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.

Current Cases

Defending financial institution in qui tam action alleging financial institution, local hospital, and numerous doctors conspired to violate the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law.

Defending offshore drilling service company in lawsuit brought by independent contractor alleging breach of contract. Client has filed counterclaims against the independent contractor and third-party defendants for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil conspiracy.

Representing plaintiff in section 1983 litigation against Harris County and several detention officers who caused or contributed to his assault while he was in pre-trial detention in Harris County Jail. 

Obtained favorable settlement for owners of four related construction projects in breach of contract action brought by general contractor.



State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Association, Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, 2017-2018
Houston Bar Association, 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, 2011

Boston University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2015
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
to the Hon. Rolando Olvera, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2015-2016

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.