Jasmine M. Tobias

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Jasmine M. Tobias is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s Dallas office who focuses on complex commercial, labor and employment, and hospitality litigation matters. Ms. Tobias is experienced in defending breach of contract, wrongful termination, and antitrust claims, as well as enforcing non-disclosure, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements. Ms. Tobias is experienced in handling all aspects of civil litigation, particularly e-discovery. She represents national and international companies in federal and state courts.

Ms. Tobias assists clients on matters arising under employment statutes, such as Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including advice and counseling, and litigation. She has experience advising clients on a range of employment issues including employment agreements, handbooks, compensation, internal investigations and non-compete agreements. Ms. Tobias has also handled complex litigation, including contractual disputes and medical malpractice claims.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Tobias represented clients in securities, shareholder derivative, and franchise litigation matters. She also assisted clients with internal and government investigations, federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claims and environmental regulatory matters. Additionally, Ms. Tobias gained valuable trial experience as a volunteer prosecutor for the city of Arlington, Texas, where she obtained guilty verdicts in all of her jury trials.

While in law school, Ms. Tobias served as an articles editor for the SMU International Law Review. She also served as regional conference chair of the Rocky Mountain Black Law Student Association (RMBLSA), and president of the SMU Black Law Student Association. She was also a student member of the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Tobias clerked for the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

In the community, Ms. Tobias is active in a number of professional, civic and alumni organizations.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • St. Edward's University, M.L.A.
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • SMU Dedman School of Law, Emerging Leader Board, 2020
  • Black Alumni of Southern Methodist University (SMU) Board, Chair, 2020-2021; Chair-Elect 2019-2020; Board Member, 2011-2012, 2018-Present
  • SMU Alumni Board, 2020-2021
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Judiciary Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-Present; Leadership Class, 2020
  • DAYL, Foundation Life Fellow, 2018-Present
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association (JLTLA)
  • National Employment Law Council (NELC)
  • Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC), Sustaining Member
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2017-2018
  • SMU Young Alumni Board, 2012-2014
  • SMU Class of 2006 Reunion Committee, 2011 and 2016
  • Junior League of Dallas, 2013-Present
  • Genesis Young Leaders (GYL)
Honors & Awards
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, Texas, 2019


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