Jessica Mangrum is the newest recipient of AYLA's Alumnus Award. Mangrum has had a constant presence within the Austin legal community for more than 10 years. She's from a small town called West, Texas and is a diehard double longhorn. She currently serves on the Austin Bar Board of Directors and served on the AYLA board for four years. While she has worked with many committees in both organizations, she would tell you that she is most proud of her work with Habitat Legal Build where she raised $65,000 to fund Habitat for Humanity homes in 2009 and 2011. She also continues to work with Habitat Young Professionals.
Mangrum is a trial lawyer and has been named a Texas Rising Star. She has also taught trial advocacy at UT. She runs marathons, is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and serves on the City of Austin's Building and Standards Commission, and yet, still finds time to mentor younger attorneys in AYLA and at her firm, Thompson Coe., where she has worked for 13 years. These are all reasons why AYLA is proud to name Jessica Mangrum the Outstanding AYLA Alumnus for 2015.
- Austin Young Lawyers Association