Jennifer grew up in frosty Duluth, Minnesota, but this is her second stint in Texas. After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law with Honors in 2005, she and her family returned to Minnesota, where she had a very diverse practice. She first served as a Staff Attorney for a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District of Minnesota, and later opened her own solo practice.
In her private practice, she continued to serve the Judicial system by serving as court-appointed counsel in a variety of areas, including child protection, guardianships, and civil commitments, while focusing the remainder of her practice on family law and bankruptcy. She was elected by her peers to serve for three terms on the Board of Directors of the local Bar Association, including one term as the association’s President.
Jennifer returned to Texas just as fast as she could and has been practicing family law here since 2014, including divorce, custody, child support, and adoptions. Being a parent herself, Jennifer understands that the family relationship is of paramount importance, that each one has a unique dynamic, and that drastic changes to that relationship require not only knowledge and expertise, but empathy and integrity. She works diligently to find solutions that will work for her clients over the long term, while helping navigate through short term uncertainty. She feels blessed to be able to use her education and skills to assist folks through what can so often be one of the most challenging chapters of their lives.
Jennifer graduated from The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, cum laude, with a BA in Psychology, which often comes in handy in her current line of work. She spent a semester studying in Galway, Ireland through the study abroad program.
Between undergraduate and law school, Jennifer worked in both the public sector, in social services and the private sector, in corporate operations. She lives in Flower Mound with her husband, son, daughter, and as many animals as her children can convince her to rescue. When she isn’t at one of her children’s sporting events…Just kidding, she is always at a field or gym of one kind or another!