Jessica Alvarez

Associate Attorney

“I decided to practice Family Law because I understand how difficult and stressful these situations can get.

 

Whether it is a divorce, a child custody dispute, or an adoption, the process can be very challenging.

 

I work closely with my clients and provide guidance and support to get them through the legal details as smoothly as possible.” 

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Prior to becoming an Associate Attorney with the Beal Law Firm in 2021, Jessica gained years of extensive experience as a Legal Assistant. Between the years 2012 and 2020, Jessica worked for five different firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including her work at the Beal Law Firm while completing law school. 

 

Jessica was born in Mexico, moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of three, and is bilingual. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies. 

 

Jessica attended law school at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law where she excelled in various areas of advocacy and academics. She was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. 

 

Additionally, Jessica participated in mock trial and moot court competitions and also chaired the annual mock trial competition. 

 

Jessica’s impressive list of honors and awards include the DFW Metroplex Mock Trial Competition Top Advocate Scholarship and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy Topics.

 

Jessica was also an Executive Board Member of the Board of Advocates and a Staff Member of the UNT Dallas Law Review. 

 

When she is not in the office, Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Sgt. Carlos Alvarez, USMC, their son Noah, and their dog Vinny.

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EDUCATION

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW 

Degree: Juris Doctor – May 2021

 

Honors and Activities

Dean’s List

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society 

Traveling Mock Trial Competition Team – ABA Labor & Employment 

DFW Metroplex Mock Trial Competition – Top Advocate 

Thompson & Knight Moot Court Competition – Quarterfinalist 

Kastl Law, P.C. Mock Trial Competition – Competition Chair

UNT Dallas Law Review – Staff Member 

UNT Dallas Board of Advocates – Executive Board Member   

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Advanced Federal Criminal Procedure 

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Trial Advocacy Topics

Immigration and Public Interest Law Students Association – Co-founder and Vice President 

Hispanic Law Students Association – Vice President 

 

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies – August 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Beal Law Firm, PLLC - Southlake, Texas

Associate Attorney, October 2021 – Present 

Legal Assistant, January 2020 – October 2021 

 

Law Offices of Kenneth G. Wincorn, P.C. – Richardson, Texas 

Legal Intern, June 2019 – January 2020 

 

Thomas Price, PLLC – Dallas, Texas 

Legal Assistant, January 2017 – June 2019 

 

Khavari & Moghadassi – Dallas, Texas 

Legal Assistant, March 2015 – January 2017 

 

Joseph Leszczynski – Dallas, Texas 

Legal Assistant, September 2012 – March 2015 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

College of the State Bar of Texas

Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Hispanic Issues, State Bar of Texas

Criminal Justice, State Bar of Texas 

State Bar of Texas

 

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish