The Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region (ADL) honored Jackson Walker partner Charles “Chip” Babcock with the esteemed 2018 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award on February 22, 2018.
Since 1987, the ADL has presented the award, named after a former chair of the ADL regional board, to an exceptional member of the legal community who demonstrates commitment to equality, justice, fairness, and community service. The Southwest Regional office of the ADL serves to fight hate, encourage diversity in schools, and inspire respect and inclusion in all areas of the community.
Mr. Babcock of Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, is a Texas-based trial and appellate lawyer who litigates and handles appeals across the United States. He has tried over 100 cases to a jury and argued over 50 appeals. He handles all types of commercial trial work and has particular expertise in media and First Amendment litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Babcock has represented individuals such as Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw, George W. Bush, and Reggie Love (aide to President Obama). His corporate clients have included ORIX USA, Celanese Corp, Fox News Network, CNN, Google, CBS Television Studios, Vantage Drilling International, Warner Brothers Pictures, New Line Cinema, 3M Corporation and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Mr. Babcock has tried highly publicized cases such as Turner v. Dolcefino, which was covered gavel to gavel for nine weeks on CourtTV (now TruTV); Texas Beef v. Oprah Winfrey, which was litigated for six weeks in Amarillo, Texas, and concerned the popular talk show host’s statements about “mad cow” disease; Knight v. The Chicago Tribune, a case tried in Cook County, Illinois, involving a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist defendant and his highly acclaimed series about prosecutorial misconduct; and In re Sharon Keller, which involved an effort to remove the Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from the bench.