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Jennifer TaylorAttorney Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a passionate and dedicated attorney who believes that preparation, attention to detail, and work ethic are the keys to winning a case.

Jennifer completed her undergraduate degree in political science at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating magna cum laude. She attended law school at South Texas College of Law, where she met Partners Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson. While a law student, Jennifer focused on gaining as much real-world experience as she could. Experiences such as her internship with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and her participation in two of South Texas’ legal clinics allowed Jennifer to work closely with clients and help them navigate an often confusing and complicated legal system in order to obtain the results they wanted. Academically, Jennifer focused on honing her legal research and writing skills, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Currents: Journal of International Economic Law. Jennifer graduated South Texas summa cum laude.

Jennifer’s academic success led to her appointment after law school as a judicial law clerk for the Eleventh Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas. As a clerk, Jennifer worked closely with appellate judges on a wide range of criminal law issues, such as post-conviction DNA testing, the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, admissibility of evidence (including expert testimony in complicated sexual assault and murder cases), and many others. Jennifer’s work at the court instilled in her a set of values that she carries with her throughout her career, including work ethic, honesty, compassion, and a desire to fight for truth and justice.

Jennifer lives in Round Rock, Texas with her two sons, Atticus and Noah, and her boxer, Khal Drogo.

Education

J.D., South Texas College of Law
- Summa cum laude
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- Top 5% of class
- Editor-in-Chief of Currents: JIEL
- Vice President of the South Texas Criminal Law Society

B.S., Political Science, Lamar University
- Honors Program Graduate
- Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience

Judicial Law Clerk, Eleventh Court of Appeals of Texas, 2016-2018
Law Clerk, Law Office of Paul D. Clote, 2014-2016
Intern, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, 2015
Research Assistant to Prof. Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law, 2014-2015
Judicial Intern with Hon. Frances H. Stacy, Magistrate Judge, Bob Casey Federal Courthouse, 2013

Awards & Recognitions
CALI Awards for:
- Criminal Law
- Contracts I & II
- Legal Research & Writing
- Wills, Trusts, & Estates
- Payments Systems
- National Security Law
- Federal Income Tax
- Copyright Law

Bar Admissions

Texas

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • Fought super hard for my case

    “Jarrod is very professional and fought super hard for my case. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. I highly recommend!”

    Previous Client

  • Professional representation at its best!

    “First and foremost, I would like to thank Brad and Jarrod for handling my case. Both of these men represented with much professionalism and didn't at all treat me like a criminal. At times I was skeptical since I was facing so much uncertainty. Both men obviously could not predict the outcome of things, but assured me that they will work hard for me. They sure kept their promise on that! Both men took the time to get to know me and my situation before designing a plan to represent me. When I was in doubt with much fear they reassured me that "things will be all right". I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

    Victor

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

    Andrew

  • Committed & Compassionate

    “Jarrod Smith will commit himself fully to the defense of your case. He is a very compassionate and strong attorney. This coupled with his confidence in the courtroom let you know that you are being represented well by an attorney who cares about your case.”

    Previous Client

  • Honest and Responsible

    “Mr. Smith provided me advice in DWI case. He listened to me and I felt that he cared about my case. At the end, I know he gave me the right advise.”

    Iván

  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award

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