J.D., magna cum laude, Duke University School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2009
M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Yale College, 1998
Rusty Hardin's Comments About Jennifer
Jenny is a young attorney who offers an impressive academic background and several years of experience as an investigative reporter—a beneficial combination for the practice of law. She earned her undergraduate degree in history from Yale, where she was the captain of the crew team and received a number of honors based on her character and support for her fellow students. Jenny moved on to Columbia University’s famed journalism school and after earning her graduate degree she worked as a reporter at newspapers in North Carolina.
She excelled in covering breaking crime news, police departments and the court system, which in part led her to pursue a law degree at Duke University, where she was among the top graduates in her class. After a judicial clerkship for the Hon. James P. Jones in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Jenny moved to San Antonio where she gained further legal experience clerking for the Hon. Emilio M. Garza, who sits on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Outside of work, Jenny serves as a board member of the Texas Fair Defense Project, which has a mission to improve the fairness of Texas’s criminal courts and to ensure that all Texans have access to justice. Jenny also volunteers with a legal clinic at The Beacon, a shelter in Houston, serves as secretary of the Houston Yale Club, and volunteers with the Duke Law Houston alumni chapter. Jenny is a certified yoga teacher who teaches kids yoga, and she enjoys cycling, gardening, and hiking with her husband.
With all these interests and experiences, it’s not surprising that Jenny still has the inquisitive mindset of a journalist. She can quickly get to the bottom of a story, and she has the innate ability to weave together facts in a clear and concise fashion. Those skills make Jenny a joy to work with and enhance her outgoing personality, which is equally disarming and effective when working with clients or facing a tough opposing counsel.