"I help my clients thrive financially and prevent governmental agencies from preventing competition on a level playing field. No matter the challenge, my goal is to bring victory to those I represent.

Jill Panagos

Washington and Lee School of Law, J.D., 1985

Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1982

Emory University School of Law, LL.M, 1987

Jill is a litigator who has tried close to thirty jury trials. Jill represents employers and corporate executives who need to avoid or resolve disputes regarding labor and employment practices and homebuilders and adjusters in residential and commercial disputes. Her clients include Texas and national corporations engaged in healthcare, oilfield services, residential construction, and consumer finance.

Jill specializes in discrimination, wage and hour litigation and state and federal administrative tax hearings. She often represents clients for whom these issues may become critical, including home builders, hospitals, physicians, oil field services companies, banks, mortgage lenders, school districts, and non-profit organizations, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the American Red Cross.

Jill has successfully handled a number of Rule 13 administrative hearings before the Texas Workforce Commissioners for healthcare and oil and gas industry clients. These proceedings address classification of workers as independent contractors versus employees under state and federal statutes.

Jill has long experience in defending homebuilders in construction defect matters.   

Jill has argued cases on appeal in Texas state courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court.

Jill served as a law clerk for the Honorable Don A. Langham in the Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia and uses that knowledge to bring clarity to what judges look for in her clients' cases.

Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jill presents speeches on a wide variety of labor and employment issues in continuing legal education seminars, bar associations, EEOC outreach programs, TWC Texas Business Conferences, and before corporate management.

Benefiting her community with her unique knowledge and skills , Jill serves on the American Red Cross Human Resources and Risk Management Committees.

Practice Areas


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas and United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
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