A Texas native, Jaclyn D. Patton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with dual B.B.A. and B.A. degrees, majoring in International Business and History and minoring in German. Ms. Patton received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and a member of the Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Patton worked as a judicial intern under both the Honorable Judge Rory R. Olsen in Harris County Probate Court Three and the Honorable Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Her article, Encouraging Exploitation of the Military by For-Profit Colleges: The New GI Bill and the 90/10 Rule, received the David Mizgala Award for Outstanding Legal Writing and was selected for publication in the South Texas Law Review.
PUBLISHED WORKS & AWARDS
Encouraging Exploitation of the Military by For-Profit Colleges: The New GI Bill and the 90/10 Rule, 54 South Texas Law Review (Winter 2012)
David Mizgala Award for Outstanding Legal Writing (January 2013)
BBA Centennial Entrepreneurs, The University of Texas at Austin: McCombs School of Business (October 2016)
A.J.P. Oil Co. et al v. Velvin Oil Co. Inc., 06-15-00061-CV, in the Sixth Court of Appeals of Texas. Outcome: Win for client.
Certified by the State Bar of Texas to serve as an Ad Litem in probate and guardianship proceedings
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
- State Bar of Texas
- Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
- Houston Bar Association
- Teach Texas Committee
- Attorneys in Tax and Probate
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- Life Member
- Scholarship Alumni
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership
- Bayou Buddies Member