J. Edward Niehaus

J. Edward Niehaus is a natural litigator and provides oversight on a wide area of civil appellate, criminal appellate, and white collar criminal cases. He primarily practices in the Courts of Appeals of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to Bodkin, Niehaus, Dorris & Jolley, PLLC, he worked in solo-practice and was the managing attorney of the Houston Office of Farrell & Patel, a Miami-based mass-tort plaintiffs’ firm.

Honors and Awards
Selected to Texas Rising Stars, 2017-2019

Bar Admission
Texas 2010



Jason is a Houston native with a passion for single malt scotch and Nicaraguan cigars. Educated at the Honors College at the University of North Texas, and later graduating a member of the University of Miami School of Law’s Moot Court Honor Society, he has a passion for philosophy and the law. When he’s not working, Jason enjoys distance hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff diving, and other sports. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Jason received his B.A. from the University of North Texas and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. During law school, Jason was a member of the Moot Court Honors Society. A decorated moot court career launched his interest in appellate advocacy, where he remains in active practice.

Bar of the United States Supreme Court, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
  Appellate Section, Member
  Litigation Section, Member
The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
Denton County Bar Association, Member
Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Practice Areas and Focus
Appellate Civil
Appellate Criminal
Common Law Writs
White Collar Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense
Class Action Litigation
Civil Litigation involving Governmental Entities

Presentations and Publications
• Constitutional Dialogue and the Incorporation of the Second Amendment (2009)

• Silence Speaks Volumes: How the Absence of Testimonial Compulsion Prior to Arrest Makes a Defendant’s Pre-arrest Pre-Miranda Silence Admissible as Substantive Evidence (2011)

• Preserving Jury Selection Error (2014)

• Veasey v. Perry and the Voting Rights Act (2014)

• Considering Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices: How It Would Have to be Done (2014)

• Flowage Easements After Lawyers Title (2014)

• Is the End of the Voting Rights Act near? (2014)

• Public Voir Dire as Part of the Right to Public Trial (2014)

• Denton Fracking Litigation (Multiple, 2014 – 2015)

• Safe Place Defense in Kidnapping Cases (2015)

• Denton County Bench-Bar 2014: Writs and Extraordinary Remedies (Apr. 2014)

• Denton County Family Law Section: Discovery of Social Media Under the Stored Communications Act (Sept. 2014)

• Evidence Seminar: Evidentiary Issues in Criminal Defense (2015)