Jean P. Sumers

Jean P. Sumers

Associate Attorney
Katy, Texas

Jean began practicing law in 1999, after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center, where she received the Maurice Howard Treiman Award for writing excellence. Over the course of her career, Jean has represented and zealously advocated for her clients in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate, elder law, bankruptcy and health law. Her practice currently focuses on family law and collaborative divorce. Jean is an active member of the Fort Bend County Bar, Katy Bar and Houston Bar Associations and is a trained mediator.

Jean has received Bachelors' and Masters' Degrees in Psychology from the University of Houston - Victoria, where she was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology. Prior to law school, Jean worked in the juvenile mental health services sector and coordinated with local school districts and Children's Protective Services to provide services for children with mental health needs.

Jean lives in and has called Katy home for over 18 years. Her oldest two children attend college and her youngest son is a high school student in the Katy Independent School District. When she is not working to further her clients' interests and goals, Jean enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1999


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - December, 1998
    • Honors: Club 250
  • University of Houston, Victoria, TX, USA
    • M.A. - 1994
    • Major: Psychology
  • University of Houston, Victoria, TX, USA
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Psychology


  • Making Choices : Understanding Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning, National Business Institute, 2004 - Present
  • Practical Medicare and Medicaid Skills in Texas, Half Moon, LLC, 2004 - Present
  • The Implications of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Lorman Education Services, 2000 - Present
  • Anti-Fraud Strategies for Healthcare Providers, Corporate Communications , 2000 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Maurice Howard Treiman Award, University of Houston Law Center, 1999 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Katy Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Dougherty & Dougherty, Attorney, 2014 - 2017
  • LaFour Law Firm, Contractor, 2013 - 2015
  • Jean P. Sumers, P.C., Owner, 2001 - 2017
  • San Jacinto County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant DA, 2004 - Present
  • Harley & Price, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2001
  • Law Offices of David D. Schein, Law Clerk, 1998 - Present
  • Mark E. Price & Associates, Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • Riceland Regional Mental Health Authority, Youth Services, Administrator, 1989 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2004 - Present
  • Katy ISD Bond Committee, Core Member, 2014 - Present
  • Lamar Consolidated I.S.D. Special Education, Advisory Council, 1995 - Present
  • Trinity Life Youth Ranch, Advisory Board Member, 1995 - Present
  • Colorado County Youth and Family Services, Advisory Board Member, 1994 - Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Member


  • Psi Chi