Panelist Profile: Bockus, Jane

Jane Bockus

Bockus, Jane

San Antonio, TX



St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, TX- J.D. 1979
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX - B.A. - History 1974


Cox & Smith Law Firm- 2011- Current
Clark, Thomas & Winters, San Antonio, TX 2003-2011 Shareholder 2003- Present; Practice: Products Liability and Pharmaceutical litigation defense; Worked on pharmaceutical mass tort litigation including Diet Drug and HRT litigation; Member of the trial team that defended three motions to certify a class in the hormone therapy mass tort litigation (in Miami, Philadelphia, and Little Rock); Tried the first two cases in the Hormone Replacement Therapy MDL in Little Rock; responsilbe for strategizing on and presenting the causation defense during the trials; In the HRT litigation, led the national expert team charged with identifying and preparing radiologist, pathologist, and gynecologist as expert witnesses for the breast cancer cases, who were used in the litigation nationwide; Prepared deposition scripts and trained attorneys nationwide for use in deposing plaintiffs and prescribing physicians in the HRT and Norplant litigation; Extensive depositions of plaintiffs' causation experts.
Clemens & Spencer., San Antonio, Texas- 1979-2003; Partner 1984-2003; Associate 1979-1984; Practice: General defense litigation; Tried a wide variety of cases on behalf of defendants in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, pharmaceutical products liability, insurance bad faith, asbestos, airplane malfunction, automobile accidents, and worker's comopensation cases; Participated as a member of the trial team for the first MDL trial in the Norplant litigation (ended with summary judgement for defendant); Participated as a member of the trial team for three Norplant personal injury trials in Texas, all of which resulted in defense verdicts.

Area of Specialization

Products Liability; Pharmaceutical Litigation; Pharmaceutical Mass Tort Litigation.

Membership & Affiliations

Texas Association of Defense Counsel
San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Foundation- Former Chair
American Board of Trial Advocates- Past President of SA Chapter/ Faculty member at Legends of Trial Seminar
Faculty member at ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section Trial Academy in Reno, Nevada
Defense Research Institute
International Assocation of Defense Counsel
Recipient, Belvah Lockwood Outstanding Lawyer Award from The Bexar County Women's Bar Association

Jane Bockus is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.