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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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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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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Moving Toward The Future

Passman & Jones relocated to One Main Place.

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

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Richard B. Turbiville Becomes A Shareholder


Jerry C. Alexander Becomes A Shareholder


Mitchell Baddour, Jr. Becomes A Shareholder


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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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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Joshua P. Oden Becomes A Shareholder


Defining Perseverance


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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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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Proving Your Worth


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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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.


Christopher Robison Becomes A Shareholder


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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Kyle Mandeville Becomes A Shareholder


Earning Your Place

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