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
 

Tom D. Jester Jr.

Tom D. Jester, Jr. joined the law firm of Minor & Knight, now Minor & Jester, P.C., in 1967.  He has decades of experience in all areas of civil law, but is especially knowledgeable on the subjects of real estate law, business law, and civil litigation.  Tom is highly involved in the Denton, Texas community and has an extensive history of service to the community, both personally and professionally.

EDUCATION

Tom obtained his law degree from Southern Methodist University, and he has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 1967.

He also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.   During school, he spent his summers rough-necking in the oil fields in New Mexico.

MILITARY

Tom served in the Arkansas National Guard.

BACKGROUND

Tom has a strong history of service to the Denton, Texas community and leadership in his profession.  Tom served as Mayor of the City of Denton from 1975-1976 and as a Denton City Council Member from 1972-1976.  Over the years, he has continued to serve Denton in a number of leadership roles.  Tom is a former Director of the Denton Chamber of Commerce and of the Denton Country Club.  He is also a former Chairman of the Drive for the American Cancer Society.

In his profession, Tom has also repeatedly taken on leadership roles.  He was President of the Denton County Bar Association and is currently a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.  He has served also as a City of Denton Municipal Judge and a Corporation Judge.

Outside of his law practice, Tom is also a respected business man in the Denton community.    Prior to graduating law school, Tom worked for Ford Motor Company in the Dallas District Sales Office.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a title company and serves as Chairman of the Board of Jester Adoption Services, Inc.  In addition, Tom is a developer, owner and operator of apartment complexes, office and commercial buildings as well as rental residential homes.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Probate Law
  • Contracts
  • Family Law
  • Collections
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 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
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Ad Litem
  • City of Denton, Corporation Court Judge, 1969-1970
  • City of Denton, Mayor, 1975-1976
  • Denton City Council, Member, 1972-1976
  • City of Denton, Former Municipal Judge
  • Denton County Bar Association, Member, President, 1974-1975
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Denton Savings Association, Former Board Director
  • Denton Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Director
  • Denton Country Club, Former Board Director
  • American Cancer Society, Former Chairman of the Drive