Co-Managing Shareholder
Jennifer Ainsworth's trial practice focuses on patent and intellectual property, commercial, tort, and energy litigation. She regularly handles large contract disputes and represents major technology and electronic manufacturing companies in various patent infringement cases in the Eastern District and Western District of Texas. Ms. Ainsworth has extensive first chair trial experience in federal and state court. Ms. Ainsworth has also represented national and local companies in complex commercial litigation, as well as insurance companies and insureds in catastrophic accidents, wrongful death, personal injury and product liability matters. She also serves as corporate and general counsel to local oil and gas and banking businesses. 


  • University of Texas , B.A. Plan II (with honors), 1988
  • University of Texas , J.D., 1992; Board of Advocates, Moot Court Director 1991-92

Professional Experience

  • Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C., 2001- present, Shareholder
  • Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Houston, Texas, 1992-2001, Associate
  • United States Representative Ralph M. Hall,Washington, D.C., 1988-89, Assistant

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honors & Activities

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • AVĀ® Preeminent Peer Review Rating for Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability from Martindale-Hubble, in Litigation, Intellectual Property and Patents.
  • Listed, "Super Lawyers" Litigation, Texas Monthly Magazine (2006-present)
  • Member and Program Chair, T. John Ward Inn of Court
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Advocate Magazine, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Past-President and Co-Chair, planning committee and speaker (2010-present)
  • Frequent speaker on intellectual property litigation and Eastern District of Texas procedureā€©
  • Smith County Bar Foundation, Past President
  • First Presbyterian Church of Tyler, Elder


Maddie Baker

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Insurance Defense