1952

Establishing a Legacy

Passman & Jones is founded by Sam Passman and Shannon Jones, Jr. as a partnership with twenty-five clients.

The Dallas Texans join the NFL and become the first major-league sports team in Texas.

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1955

Choosing Connection

Passman & Jones relocated to Adolphus Tower, which at the time was touted as “the most modern office building in the Southwest.”

Ray Charles moved to Dallas in 1955 and resided in a small bungalow on the corner of Eugene and Myrtle.

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1963

Becoming A Part of History

President John F. Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president, is assassinated in a motorcade traveling west on Elm Street in Dealey Plaza.

Abraham Zapruder seeks the counsel of Sam Passman and Shannon Jones after capturing the Kennedy assassination on his Bell & Howell home-movie camera. 

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1968

Moving Toward The Future

Passman & Jones relocated to One Main Place.

Dallas Love Field opened the “Terminal of the Future.”

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1972

Richard B. Turbiville Becomes A Shareholder

1978

Jerry C. Alexander Becomes A Shareholder

1983

Mitchell Baddour, Jr. Becomes A Shareholder

1987

Fighting For The People

With the help of Shannon Jones, Jr., Chapter 26 of the Texas Property Code, better known as the Buddy Holly bill, passed.

Promising to be the "mayor of all the people," Annette Strauss becomes the city's first elected woman mayor.

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1988

Pinpointing A Location

Passman & Jones relocated to its current office, Renaissance Tower.

Born on the Fourth July was created in Dallas.

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1990

Joshua P. Oden Becomes A Shareholder

1991

Defining Perseverance

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Despite the devasting effects of the financial crisis, Passman & Jones kept going.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history, visited Dallas for the first time.

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1996

Shaping The Future

Jerry Alexander played a key role in drafting the Local Rules of Practice used in Dallas County’s Civil District and County Courts at Law.

The first 11.2 miles of DART’s 20-mile light rail transit starter system open.

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2007

Proving Your Worth

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Raul H. Gonzalez, the firm’s longtime Administrator, represented Aetna during a meeting with President George W. Bush.

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks was named the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.

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2009

Saying Goodbye

Passman & Jones lost both Sam Passman and Shannon Jones Jr. at the beginning of 2009.  Sam and Shannon died within 30 days of one another: Sam passed away on January 21 and Shannon passed away on February 12.  Both men had tremendous careers that left a significant impact on the industry.

2014

Christopher Robison Becomes A Shareholder

2015

Ryan G. Cole Becomes A Shareholder

2016

Taking The Lead

Jerry Alexander was sworn in as President of the Dallas Bar Association.

The single largest donation for a public/private partnership benefitting the City of Dallas is announced.

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2018

Kyle Mandeville Becomes A Shareholder

2019

Earning Your Place

Jerry Alexander is elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas.