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Jean P. Sumers

Associate Attorney
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Bio

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, collaborative divorce, estate planning, probate and elder law. Jean is an active member of the Fort Bend County Bar, Katy Bar and Houston Bar Associations and is a trained mediator. Jean holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Psychology and was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology.

Jean has called Katy home for over 20 years. She has three children. Her youngest son is presently a student at Seven Lakes High School. 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
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003

Education

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

Papers/Seminars

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

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Life Fellow
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Katy Bar Association
  • Fort Bend County Family Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Austin County Bar Association
  • Previously served the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee
  • Previously served on State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • St. Martin's Episcopal Church Member
  • Previously Served the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • Katy ISD Bond Committee, Core Member, 2014
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Lamar Consolidated I.S.D. Special Education, Advisory Council, 1995
  • Trinity Life Youth Ranch, Advisory Board Member, 1995
  • Colorado County Youth and Family Services, Advisory Board Member, 1994

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Psi Chi