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Jennie Knapp Appeals Amarillo Texas Lawyer

Jennie Knapp

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(806) 242-0531

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500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101


P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

Jennie Knapp Appeals Amarillo Texas Lawyer

Jennie Knapp

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Jennie Knapp is a proud fourth generation Amarilloan, where she has learned the benefits of hard work, honesty, and loyalty, values that she extends to her practice.  She has a deep love for the wide-open landscapes and sunsets of the Texas Panhandle. 

Jennie’s clients are businesses and individuals who find themselves in a dispute or potential dispute, whether it be with an employee, contractor, client, relative, or business partner.  Jennie sees her role as assisting in solving problems and resolving issues.  Sometimes that means providing advice on avoiding an issue; other times it means hard-hitting litigation.  In shaping legal arguments, she works to tell a client’s story in a creative way to help a judge or jury best understand and present complicated “legalese” more simply.  Whatever the situation, Jennie looks for the best resolution for the client so that they can focus on what matters to them – living good lives and keeping their businesses running and profitable. 

In what spare time she has, Jennie is an avid bookworm and self-described struggling artist. 

  • Overview

    Jennie Knapp is a proud fourth generation Amarilloan, where she has learned the benefits of hard work, honesty, and loyalty, values that she extends to her practice.  She has a deep love for the wide-open landscapes and sunsets of the Texas Panhandle. 

    Jennie’s clients are businesses and individuals who find themselves in a dispute or potential dispute, whether it be with an employee, contractor, client, relative, or business partner.  Jennie sees her role as assisting in solving problems and resolving issues.  Sometimes that means providing advice on avoiding an issue; other times it means hard-hitting litigation.  In shaping legal arguments, she works to tell a client’s story in a creative way to help a judge or jury best understand and present complicated “legalese” more simply.  Whatever the situation, Jennie looks for the best resolution for the client so that they can focus on what matters to them – living good lives and keeping their businesses running and profitable. 

    In what spare time she has, Jennie is an avid bookworm and self-described struggling artist. 

  • Experience
    Litigation 
    • Won summary dismissal of civil rights claims brought against school district.
    • Represented heath care organizations in medical staff disputes. 
    • Successfully handled claims of breaches of non-competition agreements.  Jennie has worked on many such claims and helped with briefing, argument, and negotiations in these high-stakes and rush-to-courthouse type lawsuits.
    • Won bench trial on property damage claim brought against contractor.
    • Represented national multi-million dollar corporation in various personal injury disputes around the country. 
    • Aided in jury trial representing client accused of civil rights violations, resulting in favorable jury verdict and take-nothing judgment.  Jennie’s role was assisting with witnesses, and helping with error preservation and trial and pre-trial motions.
    • Represented hospital in multiple medical negligence cases to favorable results. 
    • Assisted in bench trial representing homeowners association in development dispute.
    • Defended numerous product manufactures in toxic tort litigation in various jurisdictions.  Jennie oversaw dockets of hundreds of cases and managed day-to-day litigation issues.
    Appeals
    • Jennie also represents Underwood clients in appeals in appellate courts and provides an appellate perspective in trial court litigation including error preservation, summary judgments, jury charges, and a variety of other challenges faced in the heat of trial.
    Representative Appeals
    • Griego v. Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital, Cause No. 15-0221 (Texas Supreme Court).
    • McMordie v. McMordie, Cause No. 07-14-00393-CV (Amarillo Court of Appeals).
    • Buckingham v. Scholl, Cause No. 13-0039 (Texas Supreme Court).
    • Hudson v. Paxton, Cause No. 03-13-00368-CV (Austin Court of Appeals).
    • J.R. Landscaping v. Crosbyton, Cause No. 07-14-00019-CV (Amarillo Court of Appeals).
    • In re Estate of Margaret Frye, No. 07-16-00398 (Amarillo Court of Appeals). 
    • Morris v. Terrazas and Myers, No. 11-16-00095-CV (Eastland Court of Appeals).
    • Skrastina v. Breckinridge-Taylor, No. 05-17-00796-CV (Dallas Court of Appeals).

  • Affiliations
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    Presentations

    • Presenter, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer Meeting 2016.
    • Presenter Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Annual Meeting 2015.
    • Presenter, Texas Trade Secret Law, 2015.

    Publications

    • Author, Texas Legislature Adds Protections for Employers, 2013.
    • Author, Texas Supreme Court Holds Retaliation Is Health Care Liability Claim, 2013.
    • Co-Author, Texas Survey of Professional Liability, 63 SMU L. Rev. 729 (2010).
    • Co-Author, Texas Survey of Professional Liability, 64 SMU L. Rev. 469 (2011).
    • Faculty, Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy – Evidence Module (July 27, 2012).

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Experience

Litigation 
  • Won summary dismissal of civil rights claims brought against school district.
  • Represented heath care organizations in medical staff disputes. 
  • Successfully handled claims of breaches of non-competition agreements.  Jennie has worked on many such claims and helped with briefing, argument, and negotiations in these high-stakes and rush-to-courthouse type lawsuits.
  • Won bench trial on property damage claim brought against contractor.
  • Represented national multi-million dollar corporation in various personal injury disputes around the country. 
  • Aided in jury trial representing client accused of civil rights violations, resulting in favorable jury verdict and take-nothing judgment.  Jennie’s role was assisting with witnesses, and helping with error preservation and trial and pre-trial motions.
  • Represented hospital in multiple medical negligence cases to favorable results. 
  • Assisted in bench trial representing homeowners association in development dispute.
  • Defended numerous product manufactures in toxic tort litigation in various jurisdictions.  Jennie oversaw dockets of hundreds of cases and managed day-to-day litigation issues.
Appeals
  • Jennie also represents Underwood clients in appeals in appellate courts and provides an appellate perspective in trial court litigation including error preservation, summary judgments, jury charges, and a variety of other challenges faced in the heat of trial.
Representative Appeals
  • Griego v. Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital, Cause No. 15-0221 (Texas Supreme Court).
  • McMordie v. McMordie, Cause No. 07-14-00393-CV (Amarillo Court of Appeals).
  • Buckingham v. Scholl, Cause No. 13-0039 (Texas Supreme Court).
  • Hudson v. Paxton, Cause No. 03-13-00368-CV (Austin Court of Appeals).
  • J.R. Landscaping v. Crosbyton, Cause No. 07-14-00019-CV (Amarillo Court of Appeals).
  • In re Estate of Margaret Frye, No. 07-16-00398 (Amarillo Court of Appeals). 
  • Morris v. Terrazas and Myers, No. 11-16-00095-CV (Eastland Court of Appeals).
  • Skrastina v. Breckinridge-Taylor, No. 05-17-00796-CV (Dallas Court of Appeals).

Affiliations

Presentations

  • Presenter, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer Meeting 2016.
  • Presenter Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Annual Meeting 2015.
  • Presenter, Texas Trade Secret Law, 2015.

Publications

  • Author, Texas Legislature Adds Protections for Employers, 2013.
  • Author, Texas Supreme Court Holds Retaliation Is Health Care Liability Claim, 2013.
  • Co-Author, Texas Survey of Professional Liability, 63 SMU L. Rev. 729 (2010).
  • Co-Author, Texas Survey of Professional Liability, 64 SMU L. Rev. 469 (2011).
  • Faculty, Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy – Evidence Module (July 27, 2012).

Insights