Jeff Lawlis
Audit Partner

Jeff Lawlis has spent more than 28 years in public accounting working with clients in the construction, software, oil and gas, professional services, technology, manufacturing and distribution industries.  Additionally, he spent two years with a publicly-held technology company as a Treasurer.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA)
  • Dallas Chapter, TXCPA

Board and Community Service

  • Dallas Zoological Society Board of Directors
  • Past member of the Dallas White Rock Marathon Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity participation
  • Texas Tech University Dallas Alumni Association


  • B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Tech University

Professional Experience

  • Whitley Penn, Dallas Office, (2008-Present)
  • Grant Thornton LLP, Dallas Office, (2003-2008)
    • Partner, Assurance and Advisory Services (2005-2008)
  • Triton Network Systems, Inc. (2000-2001)
    • Treasurer
  • Ernst & Young LLP, Dallas Office, (1989-1999 and 2001-2003)
    • Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory Services
    • Assistant to the Regional Technical Partner