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Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald is an experienced divorce lawyer and an aggressive 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 and while in law school she participated in both Moot Court and Mock Trial. Jessica was the winner in the 1997 Texas Tech School of Law Mock Trial finals and she graduated with her law degree in 1998.

Prior to opening her own practice, Jessica worked as a prosecutor for many years. She has tried all types of cases, including capital murder, on both sides of the courtroom. She previously represented the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, prosecuting cases for the protection of abused and neglected children, and was featured in the Texas Bar Journal for her role with CPS and the importance of fostering and adopting children in need. Jessica is also a former foster parent, and subsequently adopted 4 children, who were victims of child abuse and neglect, through CPS . 

Since starting her own firm, Jessica continuously applies the skills she developed as a prosecutor, along with her vast knowledge of the legal system, to provide vigorous and skillful representation for her clients in various criminal, adoption, divorce, and child custody matters. 

In addition to Jessica's superior representation of clients in the courtroom, she is highly skilled in both legal research and writing and regularly writes criminal and civil appeals. Jessica has successfully overturned multiple criminal convictions through her work as an appellate attorney and has argued before three different circuit appellate courts on 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, an absolute privilege and rarity for appellate attorneys!

One accomplishment Jessica is most proud of is her 2018 victory in the Court of Criminal Appeals where her argument and presentation convinced all 9 justices of the Court of Criminal Appeals to issue a unanimous decision to reverse the criminal conviction of a client she fought hard and tirelessly 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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