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Debra Vera Jennings

Debra Vera Jennings

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Civil Rights

About Me

Admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division and  practices  in the State  courts of Texas. A  litigator who  handle cases in both the trial and appellate courts.


 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION- Investigator


                                                                                       


Investigated charges of race, sex, national origin, religion, and age discrimination for the United States Governmental agency empowered to eradicate discrimination in the workplace, the EEOC; by participation in onsite investigations of discrimination cases at major Fortune 500 corporations and public entities throughout Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas. Completed investigation of class action and individual claims and made reasonable cause or no reasonable cause recommendations to the former District Director, Harriet Joan Ehlrich.  Participated in counseling, intake and workshops involving various facets of discrimination.    


  


An avid jogger, collegiate tennis player and participant in several Marathons and walks benefiting Breast cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension , AIDS and the American Cancer Society. A member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 19%
  4. Civil Rights: 1%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Linda M. Norah-Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jennings works tirelessly for her clients to protect their rights. She is a no nonsense lawyer who knows what you are worth and will negotiate nothing less. Her strong and stern demeanor commands respect in the conference room and the court room. Employment law has always been her passion and she is dedicated to staying abreast of the changes in the law and how it affects her client's bottom line.

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    Linda Norah-Davis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Karen Dena Steinitz

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a skilled attorney and well respected member of the legal community.

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    Karen Steinitz Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Debra Jennings

14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX, 77478

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Young Women in AmericaMarquis1991
Certificate of FellowshipWheeler Avenue Baptist Church1989
Investigative ConferenceJustice Clarence Thomas, former EEOC Commissioner1987

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Office of Debra Jennings1991 - 2013
InvestigatorEEOC1984 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sampling of CasesConfidential Settlements and pending cases

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
South Texas Law ReviewSouth Texas Law ReviewN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of HoustonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South Texas Mock Trial ChallengeJudge2013
LawlineAdvanced Investigation of Sexual Harassment in the digital age2013
Keynote Speaker along with James Meredith, Mother of the Year BanquetNAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship2013