Joan F. Jenkins



Ste. 600 Two Greenway Plaza
Houston TX, 77046
Phone: (713) 600-5500
Fax: (713) 600-5501


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


Legal Organizations

Chair, Texas Family Law Foundation, 2008 - 2010; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Council, 1994-2003, Pattern Jury Charge Committee, 2001-05, District 4-F Grievance Committee, 1991-93, Chair, Legislative Committee, 2006-, Revision Committee, TX Family Law Practice Manual, Chair, 1990-1998; Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1994-95; Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines Committee, 1988-89 and 1992-99; Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Secretary, 1990-91, Board Member, 1991-96, President-Elect, 1997-98; Texas Academy Family Law Specialists, Director, 1992-93, 1996-97; College of State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Family Law Inns of Court; Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Ex Officio.


Recipient of 1995 Annual David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, Presented by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists; Firm Recipient of 1998 Outstanding Small Firm Contribution to the Houston Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program; Selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine each year since inception; Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," 2003-2009 editions; Selected as "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas 2--7 - 2009; Selected as "Top 100 Houston Region Attorneys" 2007 - 2009; Course Director and Program Chair of New Frontiers, 2000; Course Director of Advanced Family Law, 2004; Licensed to practice in the Supreme Court, State of Texas; Board Certified in Family Law; AAML Certified Arbitrator; Certified Mediator by A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute; Collaborative Law trained by Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.

CLE Presentations

South Texas College of Law - Criminal Law Conference, 2006; Houston Bar Association, 2005 Experts Institute, 1005; Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas numerous years since 1989 to 2009; Advance Family Law Courses, State Bar of Texas, 1987-2008 New Frontiers in Marital Property Law; State Bar of Texas, 1999-2009; Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program; Family Law Seminar, 2000 and 2003; Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 1995, 2008; Texas Academy Annual Trial Institute, various years since 1996 - 2002; Houston Bar Assn. Annual Family law Institute, 1999 - 2000, 2009; New Frontiers in Marital Property law, 1998 to 2008.


Co-Author of "Family Law Plus", 2007 - 2009; Co-Author of "Family Law Handbook", 2008.