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Jessica L Burkett

Family Attorney at Sugar Land, TX

4.7   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Specifically, we will represent individuals in uncontested and contested divorce, as well as in adoption, modificaiton and paternity cases.

    16 years, 330 cases

  2. Family
    Our firm provides Family Law services to our clients. Specifically, we will represent individuals in uncontested and contested divorce, as well as in adoption, modificaiton and paternity cases.

    16 years, 330 cases


Since starting my firm in 2008 I have handled offer six hundred divorce and family law cases in Harris and surrounding counties.

I have extensive trial experience and I am a published family law attorney.

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Burkett Law Office, PLLC
14090 Southwest Freeway
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX, 77478


4.7 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant lawyer
5 stars does not do this woman justice - if there was a choice for a 10 star recommendation I’d give her that. She is an amazing attorney. She has a calm and confident approach with clients, but don’t let that fool you… she’s a hardcore rock star when it comes to the litigation process. She has a brilliant mind, comprehensive knowledge of the law, strong ethics and is a true advocate for her clients. She is one of the brightest lawyers I’ve ever met. If you are looking for a lawyer - look no more because she is the best. Her reviews were what motivated me to call her, but they were so good I wondered if they were “true reviews” - they were accurate! I consider myself fortunate to have found her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!!
My ex husband was trying to take everything from me but Jessica helped me and fought for my rights as a mother and I’m very happy with the out come!! I would definitely hire her again if I ever get re married in the future!!
Posted by Casey | April 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
This lawyer is awesome! She fought tooth and nail to make sure that a man got a fair trial in a family court of law. She helped me make sure my son grows up in a safe, stable environment, and that my ex-wife has to pay dearly for her sins.
Posted by Scott | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and advice
I hired Ms. Burkett after interviewing 5 family law attorneys in the Houston, Texas area. Jessica, spoke frankly to me about my current situation, what we needed to do and walked me through the process to adjust my divorce decree due to the death of one of my children. This issue had been hanging over my head for a few years and I was not certain that a resolution was obtainable without having to argue the case in front of a judge. Ms. Burkett did a fantastic job with building the right legal strategy, advising me of what to do and in the end, getting a settlement that was beyond my expectations. Jessica truly cares about her clients and helping them through difficult situations. I was also impressed with her fee structure and billing. I work in Public Accounting and can tell you that she was prudent with her fees and worth every penny of the total bill. Her fees were reasonable, and I had been quoted 3 times her total fees by at least three other attorneys and those attorneys did not think I had much of a chance for a reasonable settlement. I highly recommend Ms. Burkett, especially if your circumstances have changed and need an amendment to your divorce decree.
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Posted by Myra | January 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
5 Stars is not Enough!
Let me start off by saying that Jessica is the best attorney we have EVER Hired! She really cares, she is really there to help for the best interest of the children. She was able to restrict my husbands ex from moving all over the place and providing a unsteady home for our children and restricting her to one County/State. She was able to drop his child support payments by 35% based on his income and not by what he used to make. She was always very upfront with us, knew what was best for my husband and the children... When I say this Woman cares, she cares! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone that's looking for an honest and trustworthy attorney! Thank you Jessica! ***Robert & Myra***
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Posted by Reda Mohammed bensaadoun | October 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Jessica L Burkett a Highly recommended professional a name i still remember in 2018 I hired here in 2010 and she surely got the job done bravo.
Posted by Tammy | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support
Let me start off by saying that Jessica is amazing!! My ex and I went to court for child custody about 10 years ago. We came to an agreement that our son would stay with him, but no child support. Years later, he tried getting child back support with a court order already on in place! Jessica not only got me custody of my son, but completely turned the tables, where he then owed me child support. He never saw a penny from me; which was awesome, because it turns out that he only wanted me to pay him child support because he quit his job and didn't want to work anymore! Bravo Jessica!! I highly recommend her if you need any help with any kind of family issues!
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Posted by Jorge | February 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jessica is an excellent attorney, she is an experienced professional who will work tirelessly to defend your rights. She handled my child support case. From always answering my phone calls, to explaining in detail all the steps in the legal process; she ensured I never had unanswered questions. She is objective by never promising me an outcome that will likely not happen, but she will lay out all the outcome options. Her depth of knowledge ensured she recommended a tailor made strategy for my specific needs. She is transparent with her billing process and her customer service is outstanding.
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Posted by Mario | January 28, 2017
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Lawyer and a friend
Jessica helped me win my case in no time, she is firm and doesn't stand down. She's understanding, and always on the go go go!!
Posted by James | March 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!!
I have used Mrs. Burkett for two different family law matters on two separate occasions (Divorce and then child support modification) and could not be more pleased on how they were handled and the ultimate results. I would not even consider using a different attorney if I ever need legal representation in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’ve used her services for quite a while and, let me say, quite clearly, that hiring her was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. She repeatedly had prompt and specific answers for me, immediately notified me of court dates and case progress, came early to court to sign us up ahead of the line, and was always available by phone or email. She was impressively informed and knowledgeable about uncommon, potential future circumstances that needed to be addressed, and she promptly brought them to my attention. When it finally came time for court, she definitely knew her stuff, and it showed - we won hands down! Her prices were fair, too! Overall, she does a fantastic job!
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Posted by Brandy | July 23, 2015
Jessica Burkett is an AMAZING lawyer!!
Jessica helped us so much in first the struggle for visitation and then the struggle to get custody of my stepson!! She is amazing and works so hard to get things set right!!! I would highly recommend her if you are needing a lawyer!!!!!
Posted by Don W | April 7, 2015
Scared Father
Mrs. Burkett was my lawyer for my custody for my then 9 year old son. Mrs. Burkett has so easy to deal with and made me feel like I had a fighting chance with gaining custody of my son. She was awesome and very forgiving on her terms for payment. Which is a win win in my book... Great Affordable Honest Lawyers are hard to find.... I know Mrs Burkett can and will do everthing possible to resolve any situation.. She will be my lawyer until my son gains his adulthood. Thank You Mrs Burkett Thank You Happy Father!!!!!
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Posted by Amanda | November 19, 2013
This is the divorce lawyer you want!!
In fact, I have already recommended Ms. Burkett to several people. She was incredibly responsive and understanding throughout my process and I could not have asked for a more skilled, educated, empathetic and responsive lawyer. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Curtis | October 22, 2013
Child Custody/Divorce
I hired Jessica a year ago to help me defend myself against a team of bloodthirsty lawyers my ex wife hired. She kept the wolves at bay and helped me get visitation with my son back. I originally hired Jessica because she was affordable and allowed payment plans where other lawyers wanted a ridiculous amount of money that I didn't have. 1 year later my divorce is final, I have weekends with my son again, AND I got everything Jessica promised I would. Even after my case has been closed, I still call to ask questions occasionally and she is always willing to answer them. Highly recommended!
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Posted by James | October 22, 2013
Jessica really cared about us and our case and it showed. She kept us up-to-date and informed and was always available when we needed to talk with her. She really knows her way around the law. I could not be more pleased with my experience. I wholeheartedly endorse Jessica as a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and extremely professional attorney. She did a great job for us.
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Posted by Mark | August 21, 2013
Jessica is not like ANY of the attorneys I have dealt with in the past. She handled my case with my best interest in mind. She is very honest and trustworthy. She has given me the confidence to know that, if I need someone to represent me, I would not hesitate to contact her! If you are tired of dealing with stereotypical attorneys, please call Jessica Burkett! You'll be glad you did!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2012
Modification and contempt
I used her to get my son back after the ex kept him from me for 9 months. I won the contempts, I got 100% custody and she spent three days in jail.
Posted by Jessica | March 5, 2012
My Divorce Expereince
She was great to work with. I was not sure if my ex husband would contest or even sign the divorce papers. Most lawyers I talked to said that the only way to handle this type was to start off as a contested divorce. Jessica was the only one that said she would start of as a uncontested divorce and explained that even if my ex did not sign I still could get my divorce. She also explained that with our Attorney General papers/Child Support/Child Custody I already had everything I wanted concerning our daughter. She was great and very knowledgeable. I hope I never have to use a lawyer again, but if I do I would go to her and/or ask her who she recommends.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 23, 2012
Best experience I have had with an attorney.
I used Ms. Burkett for my divorce and custody case and could not have been more pleased with the service and attention that I received. I will definately be referring all of my friends and family to Burkett & Associates.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burkett Law Office PLLC
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce with children and property
  • Comming soon
  • Child custody
  • Comming soon


  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • NA
  • NA
  • N/A


  • NA
  • NA
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • NA
  • NA
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Jessica
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica is an honest and ethical attorney that I highly recommend. She strongly advocates for her clients, especially when children are involved."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Burkett is a stellar lawyer who not only excels in the field of family law, but she is honest, ethical, hard working and respected. Whether I have worked with her on a case or on the other side of a case, she has always been a fierce advocate for her client, a very firm but respectful opposing counsel, and she is always prepared and accessible. I happily and without any reservations endorse this excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is the best! We had a case together were I was the opposing counsel on a very messy divorce. Not only was she professional at all times, she was knowledgable, punctual, and courteous. A lot of lawyers would have been frustrated but she ALWAYS remained calm under pressure. She is a remarkable Family Law Attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica Burkett volunteers free time answering questions on AVVO to assist those needing help with immigration problems. She is well respected by both judges and attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica was an opposing counsel on a case. She aggressively advocated on behalf of her client and was a formidable opponent. She was always professional despite our client's differences. I have since consulted with her on other matters because of her knowledge and expertise in the family law arena. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an experienced and aggressive attorney."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sugar Land Family Lawyer Jessica L Burkett
Jessica L Burkett
Family Attorney
Sugar Land, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation