Jake W. Burton


Jake is an associate in the public finance practice in Dallas. His practice is focused on local government and public finance law, including the creation and administration of special purpose districts throughout Texas, particularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  His practice involves representing clients before various governmental entities, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, cities, counties, and various regional service providers.

During law school, Jake externed with Hunt Oil Company’s legal team, worked as a law clerk, served on the executive board of the Corporate Law Association, and interned with Judge Charles A. Stephens, II in Comal County.

  • J.D., cum laude, 2021, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • B.S., Agricultural and Applied Economics, magna cum laude, 2018, Texas Tech University
  • Texas, 2021
Publications and Presentations
  • “Preventing a Bone-Dry Future: Texas’s Need for a Statewide Groundwater Conservation Authority,” Energy Law Advisor, May 2021


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