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Debra Vera Jennings

Civil rights Attorney at Missouri City, TX

4.6   21 reviews

also known as Law Office of Debra Jennings

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Debra

Learn Debra’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    40%
    Excessive Force, Police Brutality, Jail and Prision Deaths cases.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Serious Trucking and Automobile Accident and Medical Malpractice cases involving catasrophic injuries or wrongful death .

  3. Sexual harassment
    30%
    Unwelcome sexual harassment and sexual assault, rape cases.

Admitted to practice law before the Federal court:  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  handles cases in both the trial and appellate courts.

CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY,   Represent clients in wrongful death, surviorship, jail and prison death case against law enforcement, jailers and fellow inmates. ( Excessive Force, False Arrests, Wrongful death and Taser cases)

SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE CASES  Represent men and women in cases of unwelcomed sexual advances, harassment and hostile working environment  and sexual assault rape cases.  Defend innocent individuals in false claims of sexual harassment.

PERSONAL INJURY: AUTOMOBILE  AND TRUCKING ACCIDENTS AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE  represent individuals in serious Trucking accident and Automobile  accident with serious injuries of broken bones or death. Medical Malpractice with catasrophe injuries including wrongful death and surviorship cases. 

 

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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Location

Debra Vera Jennings
6140 HWY 6, # 269
Missouri City, TX, 77459

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by Khalil | April 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
She has actually protected and saved my company and self from major losses in finance and criminal legal problems. She has worked with both our family businesses and personally over 15 years.
Posted by Joseph | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent. Professional. Thorough
Ms. Jennings is one of the best civil rights and sexual harrassment lawyers in Texas. She zealously represents her clients. Ms. Jennings goes the extra mile to procure the desired outcome. She is knowledgeable and knows her way around the court room. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Khalil | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorneys I've ever worked with consistently.
She has defended my friends and family, and protect non profits from abusive laws and business owners. She is easy to work with, reliable and successful.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Competent and compassionate
Attorney Jennings reviewed my case thoroughly, expeditiously and most professionally. She provided me with a complete analysis of the pros and cons of proceeding. Her legal evaluation of the case and analysis was extraordinarily valuable.
Posted by Dr. Kevin Simms | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Debra has been fighting for me against the University of Houston. She is not afraid of taking on the large corporations when they fail to follow the law. She has filed briefs every time the University of Houston has tried to throw out the lawsuit.
Posted by Anjela | April 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A thorough attorney is available!
I hired Ms. Jennings to handle my daughters DUI case in another county! Not only did Ms. Jennings fight for my daughters exoneration of the charge she was on time and available for support with legalese language that my daughter was not familiar with! I recommend Ms. Jennings to anyone that is seeking justice! She is passionate about the rights of citizens!
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Posted by Miesha | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomend
I can't say enough about how helpful and responsive Ms. Jennings was. She was so informative and was such a huge help to me and my family answering all our questions both by text and over the phone. Having him read over and deciphering confusing paperwork was especially helpful. Ms. Jennings came highly recommended by a friend and I would not hesitate to highly recommend her also.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Ms. jennings has been completely awesome. I've contacted her through email at first giving my case. And to be honest I've contacted a few others too determining whether or not I should hire an attorney to guide me. This had been the only firm that was honest enough to let me know that my case could easily be done by myself without having to hire an attorney while others gave figures($) saying that it'll cost "x" amount of money to work my case. And even then I'm still in contact with her as I'm slowly going through the case. She's been kind enough to help me step-by-step and answer any/all questions I have along the way. I very much recommend her for any cases requiring an attorney. It's not very often you come across someone as kind, honest and passionate about her work!!
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Posted by monique | October 10, 2018
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Highly reccomended!
Debra Jennings is simply the best. If you ever need an attorney, it will be hard to find someone better than Ms. Jennings. Once she decided to take our case, she was fully committed and engaged. She gave it all of her attention. She kept us informed of all developments. She advised us and it was the right decision. She was a tigress in the courtroom. She knew the facts of the case like the back of her hand and she knew the law. End result - case dismissed! I would highly recommend Ms. Jennings for your legal needs.
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Posted by Melony | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work!
I am thrilled to have hired Ms. Debra Jennings for my case! The forms are beyond complicated and confusing. Ms. Jennings made it all so easy Ms. Jennings was straight to the point and told us the truth. She is not cheap but worth every penny. Highly recommended to any individual going thru any law issues
Posted by Miesha Atrice | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very satisfied!
would highly recommend Debra Jennings for her legal services as attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and really goes above and beyond for her clients. Any time I have an question, she is the first person I call and always is able to meet my needs. I never hesitate to refer her new clients. When my family, or friends need law advice she is the person I refer them to!
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Posted by Monique Slatton | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Throughout the process our attorney Debra Jennings was always available to us; we never felt like we were a small client. Top notch service and results. would work with Ms.Jennings again without a second thought. We highly recommend this firm to family, friends, colleagues and anyone else
Posted by Kierra Stewart | August 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing!
Ms. Jennings is very help and informative gave me all information and additional that I needed for case! Anwsers all questions and explains everything very detailed! She’s wonderful!
Posted by Chelle | August 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sharp Advisor
Debra has been very instrumental in providing concrete legal advice on several critical business and personal matters. Her legal strategies have demonstrated sound knowledge and judgement that were proven to be effective.
Posted by Meisha Atrice | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debra Jennings Amazing!
Ms. Jennings is WONDERFUL! I refer her to all my friends and family that need any help she answers all questions and concerns that you may have and is always very honest as to what we should expect as outcome always work very hard to get the best judgement!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2013
Competent and Innovative
She is passionate about getting results for her clients. She is fearless and will try the case if that's what it takes to get a fair result. Smart and practical. she can analyze all aspects of a legal problem and arrive at the most sensible approach given the players involved and the facts and law presented.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2013
A professional of discrimination lawsuits
Ms. Jennings is very professional and knowledgeable. She is an expert at discrimination cases, harassment and employment law. Ms. Jennings has a good sense of what the judge is looking for and will press the issue until she gets the recognition that her client needs. I would recommend Ms. Jennings to anyone unfairly treated/discriminated at work due to age, color, physical disabilities, etc.
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Posted by MICHELLE | November 10, 2012
SHE IS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!
MS. JENNINGS IS HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, VERY INTELLIGENT, AND PROFESSIONAL. SHE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE AND AN EXPERT AT HARRASSMENT, EMPLOYMENT LAWS, AND DISCRIMINATION ISSUES. MS. JENNINGS IS A VERY HARD WORKER. SHE ALMOST ALWAYS WINS HER CASES. SHE IS VERY AGGRESSIVE WHEN N EEDED AND SHE WILL FILE LAWSUITS AND APPEALS AS NEEDED. SHE IS THE BEST LAWYER I HAVE EVER MET! I GIVE HER MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!!
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Posted by Mathew | March 11, 2013
A Trustworthy Lawyer
I hired Ms. Jennings in 2006, for a race discrimination case, she worked hard on the case until the case went to trial. Ms. Jennigs is a trustworthy lawyer that get results.
Posted by Dr Miriam | December 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT HIRE HER
Debra Jennings is very unprofessional and she does a horrible job of communicating with you once she has your money. She does not fight to win your case. She just takes your money and does nothing for your case. If you want to lose your money and your case, she is the attorney to hire.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Office of Debra Jennings
  • 1991 - 2013
  • Investigator
  • EEOC
  • 1984 - 1986

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sampling of Cases
  • Confidential Settlements and pending cases

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawndale
  • Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Advocates
  • National Advocates Top 100
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Young Women in America
  • Marquis
  • 1991
  • Certificate of Fellowship
  • Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
  • 1989
  • Investigative Conference
  • Justice Clarence Thomas, former EEOC Commissioner
  • 1987
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Publications

  • South Texas Law Review
  • South Texas Law Review
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • National Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers's Conference
  • 2017
  • South Texas Mock Trial Challenge
  • Judge
  • 2013
  • Lawline
  • Advanced Investigation of Sexual Harassment in the digital age
  • 2013
  • Keynote Speaker along with James Meredith, Mother of the Year Banquet
  • NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (18)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a skilled attorney and well respected member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Jennings is a respected and valued member of this legal community. She fights hard to protect the rights of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jennings is a tremendously zealous advocate for all of her clients. Her work ethic and competence in her practice area is unparalleled."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Jennings is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
Civil rights Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I personally work with this attorney and found her well prepared and agressive in the manner she handled the case. She is a lion in sheep clothing."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jennings knows the law and how to hold those who violate it accountable. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra is a fine, talented, committed and concientious attorney. She is committed to her client and zealous."
Discrimination Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Debra for years. She is my "Go To" lawyer on all discrimination cases. She is a lawyer of high integrity, great knowledge of the law and provides excellent client relations. She should be your lawyer is you have a discrimination case. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Discrimination Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an extremely professional lawyer and a force to be reckoned with. I endorse her because I know that she will be an excellent advocate and cares for her clients."
Discrimination Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is skilled at employment law, civil rights and discrimination. She has a proficient trial lawyer, well versed on the areas of law that she practices. She has successfully represented a significant number of clients in litigation. I highly recommend this lawyer for her areas of practice and expertise. She is a true accomplished professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra Jennings is an excellent litigator with a sincere passion for eradicating sexual harassment, race, sex, age and religous discrimination. I highly recommend her to handle employment discrimination cases."
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Missouri City Civil rights Lawyer Debra Vera Jennings
Debra Vera Jennings
Civil rights Attorney
Missouri City, TX
Licensed for 33 years