HALEIGH H. JONES

Associate

Haleigh has broad commercial litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants at every stage of lawsuits involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, business divorce, and real estate. She joined Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC after clerking for the Honorable Justice Douglas Lang of the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas and beginning her practice at an American Lawyer top-50 firm. Haleigh has distinguished herself as an associate by her maturity in the courtroom. During her first year of private practice, Haleigh deposed fact and expert witnesses, briefed and argued motions at every stage of litigation, argued evidentiary hearings in state and federal court, and briefed appeals and prepared oral argument.

 

The most important component of Haleigh’s practice is service to others. She is an attentive and zealous advocate for her clients, as well as a servant of the local and state bar. She serves as the Secretary of the 2020 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, she chairs several committees of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and has participated in multiple leadership classes hosted by the State Bar of Texas and local bar associations. Haleigh also volunteers her time to coach SMU law students in moot court programs that compete nationally.

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During her time as a law student competitor, Haleigh won regional and national moot court competitions. In her final year of law school, Haleigh was recognized as a top-three advocate nationally by the American Bar Association, was named the Outstanding Graduating Advocate of SMU Dedman School of Law’s graduating class, and was inducted into the prestigious National Order of the Barristers.

 

The advocacy skills Haleigh developed in law school have played a fundamental role in Haleigh’s ability to earn recognition and results early in her career. She is known for her ability to communicate effectively with courts in writing and in argument.

 

Prior to attending law school, Haleigh studied Spanish and Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, and worked in D.C. for Cincinnati Congressman Steve Chabot of the First District of Ohio. 

 

More About Haleigh

Education


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude - Executive Editor, SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Volume 17 - Staff Editor, SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Volume 16 - Member, Order of the Barristers - Frank Branson Trial Advocacy Scholar - Fred C. Moss Oustanding Graduate Advocate University of Cincinnati, B.A., 2012, summa cum laude - Spanish, Political Science - Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society - Edward Coughlin Oustanding Spanish Scholar




Admissions


Texas, 2015 U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas




Awards & Recognition


  • Designated as "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines (2020)
  • Director of the Year, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2019)
  • Moot Court Coach of the Year, SMU Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates (2016)
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2015)
    • National Quarterfinalist
    • Third Best National Advocate
    • Regional Champion
    • Regional Best Advocate
  • University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition (2014)
    • Tournament Champion
    • Second Best Brief
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition (2014)
    • Semifinalist
    • Best Respondent Brief
  • Advocate, Fordham University Kaufman Securities Moot Court Competition (2014)
  • Brief Writer, Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship (2014)​​




Professional Affiliations


  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class of 2019
  • Member, Texas State Bar Leadership Class of 2017
  • Member, The William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, S.T.E.E.R. Committee (2020)
    • Member, Professionalism Committee (2015, 2016)
    • Member, Judiciary Committee (2015, 2016)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Secretary (2020)
    • Board of Directors (2017-present)
    • Co-Chair, Women's Mentoring Circles (2020)
    • Co-Chair, Solo and Small Firm Committee (2020)
    • Co-Chair, Judicial Intern Committee (2015, 2016)
    • Co-Chair, Trial Skills Boot Camp Committee (2015, 2016)




Community Involvement


  • Moot Court Coach, SMU Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates (2015-2017)
  • Mentor, SMU Dedman School of Law Mustang Exchange (2015, 2016)​