Jessica is a Partner and family law attorney with Mims Ballew Hollingsworth, PLLC. Jessica was licensed to practice law in 2017, but she has been working in the family law field for over 10 years. She started as an Administrative Assistant, then advanced to Legal Assistant, then to Law Clerk and ultimately to a licensed attorney. Jessica worked full time all through law school and that experience taught her that hard work and persistence pays off. Jessica’s drive and dedication to achieving goals reflects in her representation of clients.
Practice and Experience
Jessica has experience handling divorces, custody cases, adoptions, name changes and child support matters. For 10 years Jessica has worked on family law cases, from helping “behind the scenes” to advocating directly for what her clients want. Jessica has prepared and presented applications for protective order, ex parte temporary protective orders, temporary restraining orders, temporary restraining orders with “kick-out” provisions, temporary injunctions, and temporary orders. Jessica has negotiated informal settlement agreements, mediated settlement agreements, agreed final decrees and agreed final orders concerning child custody and/or child support. Jessica has conducted and presented legal research on nuance topics such as removing geographical restrictions post-divorce, res judicata doctrine, changing the primary conservator under temporary orders, using the geographical restriction to determine primary conservator, bifurcating trial issues, admissibility of hearing transcript, mandatory and discretionary transfer of case, enforcing child support, judgements on child support arrearages, and factors to consider in a change of a child’s name. Jessica has conducted hearings, mediations, informal settlement conferences and was co-counsel at final trials.
Jessica attended Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. During her time in law school, Jessica participated in Baylor Law School’s Academy of the Advocate at St. Andrew’s in Scotland. The Academy of the Advocate taught students advanced litigation skills through team and individual competitions. Prior to attending law school, Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of North Texas in Denton. While at the University of North Texas, Jessica pledged Zeta Tau Alpha and was on the President’s List for obtaining a 4.0 grade point average.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS – DENTON, TX