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Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald is an experienced divorce lawyer and an experienced trial attorney in all areas of criminal and family law. Jessica's primary practice is in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.

Jessica earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communications from West Texas A&M University. While there she competed on the University's Forensic team, specializing in persuasive speaking.  She attended Texas Tech School of Law on an academic scholarship. While in law school she participated in both Moot Court and Mock Trial. She was the winner in the 1997 Texas Tech School of Law Mock Trial finals.  She graduated with her law degree in 1998.

Before opening her own practice, Jessica worked as a prosecutor. She has tried all types of cases, including capital murder. She has argued before three different circuit appellate courts, arguing various criminal and CPS cases. Jessica has even argued a capital murder case before the highest criminal court in Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, a privilege and rarity for attorneys.

Jessica represented the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, prosecuting cases for the protection of abused and neglected children.  During this time she was featured in the Texas Bar Journal about her role with CPS and the importance of fostering and adopting children in need.  Jessica is also a former foster parent who adopted 4 children through CPS who were victims of child abuse and neglect. 

 Since starting her own law firm, Jessica has used the skills she developed as a prosecutor and her knowledge of the system to provide vigorous and skillful representation for her clients in criminal, adoption, divorce, and child custody matters.  Jessica is also skilled at legal research and writing and has had success having multiple criminal convictions overturned through her work as an appellate attorney.  One accomplishment she is most proud of is her 2018 victory in the Court of Criminal Appeals where she convinced all 9 justices of the Court of Criminal Appeals to issue a unanimous decision and reverse a criminal conviction of a client she fought hard to exonerate. https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/court-of-criminal-appeals/2018/pd-0001-17.html

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  • The Best

    Jessica and her team are amazing! They went above and beyond to help my family! Highly recommend!!!! They worked so hard for us and if you need an attorney that's on your side Jessica is the best for that!!!
  • Justice Prevailed

    Jessica never stopped fighting for us. She took on CPS and saw that justice prevailed. We could never have done it without her and her awesome staff. There are no words to express how much you have done for us. Thank you Jessica for being there at every turn and for getting our grandson back home...
  • Great Experience

    Had a great experience working with her, great personality and she is definitely great all the way around. Thank you so much for being in my life, helping me get custody of my daughter. we appreciate you thanks for everything, you ARE THE TRUTH. Thank you for making my family whole again.
  • Fast Adoption

    So professional, caring, patient and thorough. We had a fast adoption! I can't say enough good things about them.
  • Very Thankful

    I'm so very thankful for Jessica, and Rebekah in helping with my custody issue with my son. From start to finish they have taken such Great Care of me. And most importantly my son. I Highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Jessica.
  • Knowledgeable Attorney

    I recently had the opportunity to work with Jessica McDonald during the foster and adoption proceedings of our last two children. She was the Guardian Ad Litem for our children. I have not worked with a better, more compassionate and knowledgeable attorney. She was always prompt in returning our ...
  • Wisdom and Persistence

    My family, like so many others, have been blessed by Jessica's wisdom and persistence in finding forever homes for sweet kiddos. She exhausts every resource possible to care for kids and seeks what is in their best interest! What an amazing blessing she is to our community.
  • Very Knowledgeable

    Jessica McDonald is a fantastic lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and passionate in working her cases. She works hard to advocate for her clients and is second to none!
  • Anonymous Recommends Jessica McDonald

    Choosing Jessica to represent me during my custody battle Was the best choice I've ever made! I'm so Thankful to have you in my Corner!
  • Amazing Team

    It's hard to express the amount of respect we have for Jessica and the magnitude of her personal care she takes in each and every case she handles. Jessica represented my husband in a civil parent child modification case in Hunt County. The amount of time, research and effort she poured into his ...

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