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Joanna Lippman Salinas
Austin, Texas
phone (512) 476-5300
fax (512) 476-5771
email joanna.salinas@fletcherfarley.com
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Joanna Lippman Salinas is a partner and manager of the Austin office of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas. She handles a wide variety of defense litigation matters, including vehicular accidents, construction defect and injury claims, and premise and product defects. She also represents employers and governmental entities in civil rights, employment, land use, and tort litigation.

From her central location in Austin, Joanna represents her clients' interests throughout the State of Texas, particularly in South, Central, and West Texas. She has extensive jury and bench trial experience (in both state and federal court), and before their respective appellate courts. She is also an experienced participant in binding arbitration and at administrative proceedings. However, since protracted litigation is not always the best option in every situation, Joanna is proactive in assessing the benefits of alternative resolution, including informal negotiations and non-binding mediation, and in assisting her clients with claims avoidance advice and strategies.

Joanna regularly presents continuing education courses on the legal and practical issues related to the civil defense of companies, individuals, and government entities, including Texas case law and legislative updates, ethical issues in adjusting claims, evaluating personal injury damages, defending employment discrimination claims, the Texas Tort Claims Act, and law enforcement use of force issues.

Joanna received her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law as well as her B.J. in Austin, Texas.

Areas of Practice:

Corporate and government entity litigation defense
Motor vehicle/trucking accidents
Construction defect/injuries
Premise and product defects
Civil rights
Employment law
Bar & Court Admissions:

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1994
B.J., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Austin Bar Association
Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute

Dallas Office

9201 North Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 214-987-9600
Fax: 214-987-9866

Austin Office

1717 W. 6th Street
Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78703
Tel: 512-476-5300
Fax: 512-476-5771

The law firm of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, LLP, serves the legal needs of businesses and individual clients in Texas communities statewide, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Plano, Denton, Irving, Tyler, Longview, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and Amarillo.