• University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002, The Review of Litigation  Associate Editor, Teaching Quizmaster
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1997, Government, with honors
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2002
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit
Jessica L. Mangrum
Jessica L. Mangrum Photo
701 Brazos
Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701
512-703-5014 direct  |  512-708-8777 fax
Debe Brown
512-703-5056 direct

Jessica Mangrum represents engineers, architects, and design professionals in construction defect cases. She has also represented attorneys in legal malpractice cases.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal for engineer in complex, multi-party case, with allegations of negligence and fraud.
  • Won an arbitration proceeding in favor of a civil engineer in a construction case.

Professional and Community Activities
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association - Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Treasurer, Construction Law Section (2017-present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Board of Directors, Civil Litigation Section; Council, Construction Law Section (2016-2017)
  • City of Austin Building and Standards Commission – Vice-Chair (member of the commission 2014 to present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • Leadership Austin's Emerge program, 2010
  • Meals on Wheels and More, 2006 to present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas,  2004-2008
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2009-2013
  • University of Texas Law School, Advocacy Program - Fall Litigation Institute - Instructor, 2009 & 2010
  • Austin Bar Association's Legal Build Committee - fundraising for Habitat for Humanity home, 2009- Committee member, 2011- Committee Co-Chair, 2013- Volunteer Coordinator for Build Days
  • Member of the Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court
Speeches and Presentations
  • Design Professionals: Next Wave of Claims in 2018 and Beyond panel, CLM Construction Conference, (with Anthony Carolei, Jorge Cruz & John Cummings), September 28, 2018
  • Proper Damages Measures in Business Disputes, TexasBarCLE 10th Annual Course Business Disputes, September 27, 2018
  • History & Use of the Freedom of Information Act & Open Records Act (TX) in Defending & Investigating Claims, Thompson Coe Webinar, August 11, 2015
  • Civil Engineering Liability, Legal Issues for Texas Civil Engineers Seminar, August 13, 2014 
  • Legal Writing from a Litigator's Perspective, Advanced Legal Writing Class at UT Law School, (guest lecture for Professor Wayne Schiess) March 4, 2013
  • Negotiation Strategies, Mercury Insurance Company. (with Lori Erwin) September 14, 2011
Professional Recognition
  • Texas Super Lawyers 2017-2018 - Construction Defects, Personal Injury - Defense
  • Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow, 2013
  • Texas Bar College - member
  • Named a 2010, 2011, 2012 Super Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2013
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow – 2011
  • "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell




Managing Engineering Liability and Risk

Past Webinars


Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: History & Use of the Freedom of Information Act & Open Records Act (TX) in Defending & Investigating Claims