Christy Jack Named a 2017 Great Woman of Texas

Attorney Christy Jack, a partner at the law firm of Varghese Summersett PLLC, has been named a 2017 Great Woman of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press.

Jack was celebrated along with other North Texas women on Tuesday, Nov. 14, during a ceremony at the City Club of Fort Worth. The annual award honors women for being trailblazers in their profession and for their dedication to family and the community.

“I am tremendously humbled and honored to have been recognized as a Great Woman of Texas by the Business Press,” Jack said. “I don’t know if I would call myself a ‘trailblazer,’ but I do know this: If you are lucky enough for your elevator to reach the top, it’s your responsibility to send it back down, just as other women have done for me.”

Jack is a nationally recognized trial attorney who has has handled thousands of cases during her 25-year legal career – first as prosecutor and now as a highly- regarded defense attorney at the Fort Worth law firm of Varghese Summersett PLLC.

“You will not find a trial attorney better prepared than Christy Jack,” said partner Benson Varghese. “She is meticulous, smart, and juries love her. It comes as no surprise that she’s been called upon to try some of the most difficult cases in Texas or that she has achieved exceptional results.”

Jack’s imprint on Texas’ legal community is far-reaching. After graduating from Texas Tech Law School, she served as chief prosecutor in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office for nearly two decades and was highly regarded by three administrations before going into private practice.
She currently serves as head of the Governing Board of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, a gubernatorial appointment which is responsible for overseeing the state’s most violent sex offenders. She is also the immediate past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas, which promotes excellence, education and ethics in the practice of criminal law.

Earlier this year, Jack received the esteemed Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award from the Texas Tech Law Alumni Association for her contributions to public service and the law. Several months ago, she was tapped to narrate an episode of 48 Hours about the infamous Cullen Davis case due to her expertise trying high-profile murder cases.

“Ask any formidable prosecutor or defense attorney across the state of Texas and they will know Christy Jack, whether by reputation, practice, mentorship, or friendship,” said firm partner Anna Summersett. “Many women attorneys, like myself, attribute their professional and personal success to her guidance. I am lucky to have her in my life, but our great state is the luckiest. Through her decades of uncompromising loyalty and service, our communities are safer and the future for our female attorneys brighter.”

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