Jennifer Salim Richards

Jennifer Salim Richards

Jennifer Richards understands people.  Raised by a social worker and a seasoned trial attorney in the small-town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Jennifer learned two lessons that still define her today: solve problems by immediately identifying the root of the conflict, and resolve the conflict before a judge and jury. Her drive to connect with clients’ business and personal objectives results in identifying pressure points early.  These leverage points are imperative to achieving superior results in negotiations and the courtroom. She’s about straight talk, efficiency and problem solving. Clients want Jennifer in the boardroom when they make decisions that matter.

After graduating in the top of her class from both Texas Christian University and the Baylor University School of Law, Jennifer began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  She later practiced at an Am Law 100 firm in the trial department, where she was a member of bellwether trial teams in nationwide products liability litigation.  Jennifer currently represents clients in all aspects of commercial disputes, from preliminary negotiations to jury trials and appeals.    

Jennifer is married to Stewart Richards, a Dallas native and vice president of real estate for a private equity firm.  When not cheering for the TCU Horned Frogs or traveling, Jennifer and Stewart enjoy riding horses, raising cattle, and hosting friends and family at their home for an authentic Italian meal from her grandmother’s cookbook.  Or, if you’re lucky, a Natchitoches meat pie.  Jennifer and Stewart have one son, Bennett, whose first word was “harse” - a solid cross between a horse and horned frog.  The Richards are members of Highland Park United Methodist Church and Buckner Young Leaders.

Recognition

  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association Rising Raggio Award Recipient

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Russell J. Ramsland, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer
BOKA Powell LLC

Education

Baylor University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
    • Baylor Law Review Board of Directors, Managing Senior Executive Editor
    • Matt “Mad Dog” Dawson Top Gun Mock Trial Champion
    • Mack Kidd Texas Administrative Law Moot Court Competition State Champion

Texas Christian University

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, summa cum laude

Admissions

Texas
Illinois
Western and Northern District of Texas
Northern District of Illinois