Jennifer Neubauer Lovelace

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Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Phone:
817-953-9656
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Jennifer practices general civil trial and appellate law. She also has a special emphasis in employment matters.

Jennifer has drafted numerous winning briefs, motions, and responses to various Texas Courts of Appeals as well as Petitions for Review to the Texas Supreme Court. She has practiced before the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Eleventh Court of Appeals in Eastland, Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco, and Twelfth Court of Appeals in Tyler. In her appellate practice, Jennifer has represented clients with an array of interests, including but not limited to employment, family, and probate. She has successfully represented appellate clients: in the rare situation in which the appellate court affirmed a trial court judgment that overturned a will based on a finding of undue influence, affirm a plaintiff's trial court default judgment based on the defendant's procedural defects, and affirm the property tax valuation methods employed by a taxing authority, among others.

Jennifer maintains an active civil litigation practice. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex, commercial, and consumer cases in Texas state and federal courts. She has represented clients in matters related to probate and trust litigation, family disputes, breach of contract matters, real estate matters, and employment matters. Recent experience includes representing an oilfield equipment company in an international breach of warranty dispute in federal court, filing for extraordinary remedies in a case involving fraud on the court, and representing a subcontractor defendant in a case involving suit on a sworn account.

Jennifer also maintains an employment law practice. She has drafted and reviewed employee handbooks, employment agreements, and non-competition agreements. She has also represented both employers and employees in front of administrative panels such as the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from the Texas Tech School of Law where she served as the Vice Chair of Mock Trial for the Board of Barristers. Before attending law school, Jennifer had the unique experience of working for several years as a human resources generalist who specialized in employee relations for a large hospital and healthcare system in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

Jennifer has received numerous awards for her legal work in local and statewide publications. She is active in the community and local bar associations.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Civil Litigation
  • 40% Civil Appeals
  • 10% Employment Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas, 2005

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Board of Barristers, 2004-2005
  • Southwest Texas State University
    • M.B.A. - 1999
  • Southwest Texas State University
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Major: Healthcare Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Monthly Rising Star, 2010 - Present
  • Top Attorney (Litigation) Fort Worth Magazine, 2008 - Present
  • Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys, 2007 - 2008
  • Formerly certified as an attorney ad litem for Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mock Trial, Board of Barristers, Vice-Chair, 2004 - 2005
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Director, 2012 - 2013
  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (Vision Fort Worth)
  • A Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place, Committee Member, 2015 - 2016
  • Ballet Frontier of Texas, Former Secretary and Treasurer, 2009 - 2015
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, 2010
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2011
  • American Cancer Society, Cowtown Ball, Co-Chair, Auction Solicitation Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2011
  • Texas Tech University School of Law Board of Barristers, Vice-Chair of Mock Trial, 2004 - 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Winstead PC, Associate, 2007 - 2012
  • Mehaffy Weber, PC, Associate, 2005 - 2007
  • Covenant Health System, Human Resources Generalist, 1999 - 2002