Charles “Chip” Babcock is a nationally acclaimed First Amendment, commercial, and intellectual property trial and appellate attorney. Over his extensive 30-plus-year career, the seasoned attorney has represented major household names, from media moguls to political defendants to major corporations: including Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Bill O’Reilly, Warner Brothers, Inc., George W. Bush, Google Inc., and Ericsson Inc. Chip Babcock has won an extraordinary range of precedent-setting cases, including one involving TransAmerican Press that established the First Amendment right of journalists to protect confidential sources.
Chip Babcock’s practice centers on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, government investigations, media litigation, appellate litigation, and First Amendment litigation. From the battlegrounds of the courtroom, he has represented a myriad of Fortune 500 clients, tried more than 100 jury cases in federal and state courts, and argued over 50 appeals.
Today, Chip Babcock is a partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P. and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Center for American and International Law, and the Litigation Counsel of America.
He is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law.
Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award
Cary Barton, San Antonio
Donn C. Fullenweider, Houston
Tom Hanna, Nederland
Dudley D. McCalla, Austin
Thomas H. Watkins, Austin
Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award
Chad Baruch, Dallas
Lola Wright Foundation Award
John G. Browning, Dallas
Outstanding Law Review Article Award
Turney P. Berry, Louisville
Paul S. Lee, New York
Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
Charles L. “Chip” Babcock, Houston
Samuel Pessarra Outstanding Jurist Award
Judge Andrew S. Hanen, Brownsville
Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award
Nina Cortell, Dallas
Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award
Forrest Bowers, Lubbock
In his 30-plus years in practice, Chip Babcock has risen as a nationally recognized First Amendment lawyer, representing major media household names on some of the highest-profile, game-changing libel and defamation cases in recent memory.