Most lawyers in Texas simply tried to survive 2020. A small handful thrived. One lawyer – a judge – has had a year for the ages. David Jones, Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of Texas, is a disruptor of law and business. No judge in the U.S. in 2020 has had more impact on corporate boardrooms, C-suites and tens of thousands of day laborers as Judge Jones. Citing the extraordinary, commonsense reforms for complex corporate bankruptcies implemented by Judge Jones and the impact they have had on the practice of law in Texas, The Texas Lawbook is naming David R. Jones as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year.
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