Jean P. Sumers, Attorney at Law
Jean has practiced law for over 22 years and works civil law cases from our Hempstead office.
She grew up in Danevang, the Danish capital of Texas, a small town outside of El Campo. Her great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Denmark and were some of the settlers of Danevang in 1894.
Receiving her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, Jean won the Maurice Howard Treiman award for writing excellence. Her legal education focused primarily on health law, but she has vast experience in most areas of civil law.
Her primary practice areas include family law, elder law, probate and estate planning. She’s a trained mediator and is also trained in collaborative law. Jean was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999.
Prior to law school, Jean worked in the mental health field. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and worked for the mental health authority in the youth services program. This experience served invaluable in assisting her with clients in all areas in which she practices, especially family law.
Jean enjoys volunteering for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on the International Committee where she enjoys welcoming international guests to the rodeo. While serving on that committee, Jean met her current husband and now they enjoy serving on the committee together.
Until a few months ago, Jean lived in Katy. She now lives in Hockley and enjoys spending her free time outdoors. The mother of three children, the youngest started college this fall, so she and her husband are now “empty nesters”.
· University of Houston Law Center – J.D. 1998
· University of Houston-Victoria – M.A., Psychology 1994
· University of Houston-Victoria – B.S., Psychology 1989
· Texas, 1999
· U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1999
· U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships:
· State Bar of Texas
· The College of the State Bar of Texas
· Houston Bar Association, Life Fellow
· Katy Bar Association
· Fort Bend County Bar Association
· Fort Bend County Family Bar Association
Jean previously served on the Professionalism Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the State Bar of Texas.