Who are we?

With over 50 years of combined experience with federal court practice in the Western District, our team boasts former federal clerks and outstanding litigators with unrivaled experience in local federal litigation. Our contributors are all located in the Waco office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee. With an office just blocks from the Waco courthouse, we have our finger on the pulse of the emerging patent litigation practice in the Waco Division of the Western District, and we want to share that expertise with you.

Jacqueline Altman

Litigation Associate – Main Contributor

Jacqueline’s litigation practices focuses primarily on patent litigation and personal injury defense. Prior to her move to Waco, she spent 3 years in the patent litigation group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She also served as a judicial clerk in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.

Email me: jaltman@namanhowell.com


John P. Palmer

Litigation Partner – Contributor

John’s practice brings him into the courtrooms of the Waco Federal Courthouse at least once a week; the same courthouse where he got his start as a judicial clerk over 30 years ago. It’s no wonder why he’s the go-to local counsel in Waco. John is not only an experienced litigator, but also a skilled mediator and arbitrator.

Email me: jpalmer@namanhowell.com


John A. “Andy” Powell

Litigation Partner – Contributor

Andy is a registered patent attorney as well as litigator. Andy handles all things intellectual property from initial strategy, IP transactions, and litigation. Andy is also pursuing his Master’s Degree in engineering.

Email me: apowell@namanhowell.com