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Jennifer Michalik

Attorney / Mediator / Ad Litem

After nearly thirty years of commuting to the Katy area to work, Jennifer is thrilled to be opening a practice with Mark out here in Austin County! Jennifer and her husband, John, have raised their twin boys in Bellville, participating in and supporting some of the best family activities there are: Boy Scouts of America, Bellville FFA, 4-H, Austin County Youth Bullseye Club, and tons of programs through Bellville ISD. Now that the boys have started college, she is ready to focus her time and energy on helping her Austin County neighbors with their legal matters.

Jennifer's experience in small business administration and in-house legal and contract matters means that she understands the daily challenges that small businesses face.

During her ten years with Mark's law firm, she has also worked with families to handle probate and probate-alternatives, and has drafted estate planning packages which usually include a will, medical power of attorney, durable power of attorney, HIPAA release, directive to physician, and declaration of guardian for minor children.

After volunteering with Child Advocates, Jennifer realized how critical it can be to advocate for the best interests of a child or an incapacitated adult as a guardian ad litem, and to represent a child or incapacitated adult as an attorney ad litem. It is heartwarming to help families do their best for their loved ones.

Outside of the practice of law, Jennifer is involved with a small cow-calf operation with her family. She loves watching the mamas raising their babies! She and her husband, John, are learning to be empty nesters and enjoy being involved with their community.

Education

2011-South Texas College of Law,

Houston, TX

Doctor of Jurisprudence With Honors (Top 10%)

Transactional Law Practice Certificate


Journals:

South Texas Law Review

Corporate Counsel Review

Construction Law Journal

Honors/Activities:

Dean's Honor List

Pro Bono Honors Certificate

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Evidence

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Marital Property

Langdell Scholar, Contracts

Langdell Scholar, Evidence

Officer, Phi Delta Phi honors legal fraternity

SBA Student Mentor

2007- University of Houston,

Houston, TX

Bachelor of Arts, English/Creative Writing 

Professional Experience

Attorney, Wilson Michalik, PLLC (2021-present)

Associate Attorney, Law Office of Mark D. Wilson, PC (2011-2021)

Director of Legal / Contracts / HSE / Human Resources, Weisser Engineering Company

dba Weisser Engineering & Surveying (1992-current)



Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas 

  • Austin County Bar Association 

  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar 

  • Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar

  • Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar


Certifications

Professional Mediator

Guardianship/Attorney Ad Litem/Guardian Ad Litem