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Jennifer Taylor

Attorney Jennifer Taylor is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer with a strong work ethic and the determination to prepare extensively for every case she takes on.

Jennifer attended Lamar University as an undergraduate where she studied political science. She then enrolled in South Texas College of Law and met law partners Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson. During law school, Jennifer participated in internships – one with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps – and legal clinics. She also served as the editor-in-chief of Currents: Journal of International Economic Law.

After law school, Jennifer became a judicial law clerk for the Eleventh Court of Appeals in Eastland. While serving in this role, Jennifer handled a variety of criminal matters including admissibility of evidence and post-conviction DNA testing. As a law clerk, Jennifer gained extensive experience and a set of values that she continues to implement in her work today.

Jennifer lives in Round Rock, Texas and has two sons, Atticus and Noah, as well as a boxer, Khal Drogo.

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law
    • Summa cum laude
    • Top 5% of class
    • Editor-in-Chief of Currents: JIEL
    • Vice President of the South Texas Criminal Law Society
  • B.S., Political Science, Lamar University
    • Honors Program Graduate
    • Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Eleventh Court of Appeals of Texas, 2016-2018
  • Law Clerk, Law Office of Paul D. Clote, 2014-2016
  • Intern, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, 2015
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law, 2014-2015
  • Judicial Intern with Hon. Frances H. Stacy, Magistrate Judge, Bob Casey Federal Courthouse, 2013

Awards & Recognitions

CALI Awards for:

  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts I & II
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Payments Systems
  • National Security Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Copyright Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”

    David

  • Exceptionally versed in the intricacies of Texas criminal law

    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”

    Michael

  • Awesome communication

    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

    Elmer Marqueiz

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

    Andrew

  • Professional representation at its best!

    “I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation, I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

    Victor

  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award

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