Minor and Jester, P.C. Attorneys and Counselors

502 W Oak St, Suite 200, Denton TX 76201 | Email Us
Phone (940) 387-7585 | Fax (940) 808-0054
 

Jill E. Jester

"[Jill] was always prepared, very honest and extremely responsive."  -Michael, online client review

Jill E. Jester

Jill joined Minor & Jester, P.C. in May of 2010.  She primarily practices real estate, probate, general civil litigation and business law. Jill is a dedicated advocate for her clients.

EDUCATION

Jill graduated with her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2010 where she was on the Dean’s List and served as a Director of the Board of Advocates.  After becoming a finalist both in oral argument and written brief at the Evan A. Evans National Moot Court Competition, she was selected as a member in the Order of the Barristers. Jill was a top five oral advocate in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition

She obtained a B.A. majoring in history and political science from the University of Oklahoma where Jill was Vice-President of the Panhellic Association and a member of Student Congress.

BACKGROUND

Born and raised in Denton, Jill graduated from Denton High School.  Before law school, Jill worked as an Independent Contractor in freelance film and television work for such companies as Touchstone, Universal, Disney, ABC, NBC, HGTV, Discovery Channel and the NBA. Later as a Human Resources Associate for IBM.

During law school she was selected as a Judicial Intern for Chief Bankruptcy Judge Westley W. Steen, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.  Recently, Jill was voted Best Civil Lawyer in the “Best of Denton County” publication and was named a Rising Star Attorney, published in Texas Monthly magazine for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Since returning to Denton, Jill has been involved in the Denton community. She graduated from Denton Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denton program and currently serves as a Board Director and Chair of the Denton Chamber’s Local Government Relations Committee.  Jill is currently C0-Chair of the Capital Campaign for Health Services of North Texas. She is a member of Denton Benefit League, Denton City Federation of Women’s Clubs (“Ariel Club”), and North Central Texas College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee. She has spoken and/or emceed events for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”), Denton Chamber of Commerce, Denton Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Commerce, Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, Denton County Bar Association’s Bench Bar, Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce, Our Daily Bread, SCRAP Denton, United Way of Denton County and will be the master of ceremonies for Denton Community Health Clinic this fall.  A regular public speaker, Jill has moderated debates for Denton’s City Counsel candidates and is owner and operator of JEJ Oil & Gas, L.L.C.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Formations (Inc., LLC…)
  • Probate Law
  • Mediations

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Denton County Bar Association, Member
  • Denton County Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate, Trusts Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate, Trusts Law Section, Member
  • Denton County Young Lawyers’ Association, Past President (Awarded “Outstanding Young Lawyer”, 2014)
  • Denton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Denton graduate and local government relations committee Chair
  • Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Ad Litem
  • Named as a Rising Star “Super Lawyers” Attorney, Texas Monthly, 2014-2016
  • Denton Benefit League, Member
  • Denton City Federation of Women’s Clubs (“Ariel Club”), Member
  • North Central Texas College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, Member
  • Former Denton Festival Foundation Trustee (Denton Arts & Jazz Festival)
  • Denton County Adoption Day, Volunteer