APRIL 2017 JLTLA Member Spotlight
Jasmine Wynton is a trial associate in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP. She represents clients in a variety of business litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, with an emphasis in defending companies in civil disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contracts and employment discrimination. Jasmine also advises employers on compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related statutes.
Jasmine graduated summa cum laude with honors in history from Spelman College (C’08), where she was the salutatorian of her graduating class. She received her law degree from Duke University School of Law (C’11), where she was a staff editor and editorial board member of the Duke Law Journal. Following her graduation from law school, Jasmine served as a briefing attorney to the Honorable Wallace B. Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas (2011-12), and as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2012-13).
Jasmine is actively involved in professional and civic organizations. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Federal Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Junior League of Dallas. Jasmine is a past director and current co-chair of the Membership Committee for the J.L. Turner Legal Association and was an associate member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court. In addition, she currently serves as a member on the Human Rights Initiative Pro Bono Committee. She is licensed to practice in New York and Texas.
APRIL 2017 JLTLA Small Firm/Solo Practice Spotlight
Winifred E. Cannon is engaged in the general practice of law at the Cannon Law Group, PLLC wherein she counsels and represents individuals and small businesses in state and federal courts. In addition to her work as an Attorney she is a City of Dallas official serving a second term on the Board of Adjustments (a quasi-judicial body) that presides over special exceptions and variances hearings. Ms. Cannon, as a Special Commissioner, also presides over condemnation and eminent domain proceedings for Dallas County and the City of Dallas. She is a former Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Dallas and also a former Adjunct Professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Business Law, Risk Management, Ethics and Employment Law. She recently taught Texas and American Government courses at a local community college.
Cannon holds a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Government & Politics and an M.A. (Master of Arts) in International Relations from the University of Maryland. Her law degrees, Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) were obtained from the Antioch School of Law and Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law respectively. She is admitted to the State Bars of Texas, Maryland and West Virginia, various federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She is Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the J.L. Turner Legal Association; former chair of the Mentoring Committee for J.L. Turner Legal Association; Member Public Forum Committee of Dallas Bar Association; Member Veterans and Military Section, State Bar of Texas; Member Pro Bono Bar State Bar of Texas; State Chair for Social Action and Public Policy for Zeta Phi Beta, Member of Kappa Zeta Chapter; Organizer of Military and Veteran’s Ministry at the Potter’s House Church of Dallas; and Soprano on the Bishop’s Choir.
Cannon considers herself as an advocate of hope, inspiration and change. She continually invests in individuals, encouraging each to realize their dreams with the expectation that each will reach their full potential.