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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chairman's Award||PepsiCo, Inc.||2009|
|Owner / Attorney||The Law Offices of Jenny Allenbaugh, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Godwin Ronquillo, PC||2011 - 2012|
|Assistant Counsel||PepsiCo, Inc.||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||N/A||2009 - 2013|
|Southern Methodist University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Refresh Austin Member Education||Law-Savvy Entrepreneurship||2013|
Posted by Austin
I met Jenny when she was giving a presentation on ip, contracts and business formation at a tech entrepreneurs meetup. The presentation was quite good, and since I'm looking to start my own business, I took note, because I'd been on the lookout for a lawyer I could trust to understand these issues in the context of software development.
As it happens, I ended up landing some contract work, but felt really uncomfortable with the language in it, particularly regarding the ip. As a programmer, this is a really important area for me. Since it was my first time using a lawyer for this kind of thing and it was also a very small contract, I decided to try out oDesk but was pretty dissatisfied with the results.
After wasting a lot time and money, I decided to contact Jenny and to be honest, I'm really glad I did.
At this point, the employer was getting frustrated at how long it was taking to get the contract back to them and I was a bit desperate. I reached out to her, and she got back to me right away. We talked about my situation and concerns about the contract, and she got started immediately, even meeting me on the weekend to handle some paperwork. After a quick turnaround, she walked me through all her changes on the phone, explaining her rationale and patiently explaining points that I didn't understand. Personally I appreciated this, since I always look to increase my understanding on top of getting what I need done.
Since it's in my nature, even though I was having a lawyer look at the document, I did a lot of research on my own regarding software contracts, and what should be in them. Having never done this before, I wanted to be more informed, and I'm glad I did, since it allowed me to gauge that the work done for me off of oDesk was not high quality. That being said, I was feeling pretty skeptical when I hired Jenny, but I couldn't have been more happy with the end result.
She was able to tell me what wasn't standard, what was missing, alter language to make the contract more fair for me and even pointed out certain language that I thought I understood, but I guess in a court of law, does not mean what I think. At the end of it I was quite happy. As unfair as the contract started out, I felt very confident in the end result.
Throughout the whole thing, I felt she understood where I was coming from as a programmer, which was the most important thing to me. I tried to go the cheap route with oDesk and got what I paid for. After going with Jenny, I feel like I got more than I paid for. I'll definitely be going back to her when I need a lawyer in the future.
Posted by Lauren
I met Jenny informally at a meeting and immediately liked her as a person. Our introduction was a lucky coincidence as I had just started a business and happened to be seeking legal advice. I was confident that I could easily find a well qualified and talented lawyer, but I wanted more than that. My business is my passion and my life and I wanted somebody that would treat it as such. Jenny stood out in a crowd of professionals as she was friendly, down to earth, and had a warm, welcoming demeanor. I honestly could not believe she was a lawyer. She is sharp, witty, and extremely intelligent, as many lawyers are, while also being a compassionate, kind human being with a wealth of knowledge and experience, which many lawyers are not. She is an exceptional lawyer and an exceptional person.
Lawyers become lawyers for many reasons, it seems like Jenny is a lawyer because she thoroughly enjoys it. It is her career, her service to the world, and her passion; it shows in her level of dedication to, and consideration for, her clients. She is an excellent educator and I applaud her for being so incredibly adaptable, yet solid in her values and limitations. She knows exactly what she is and is not willing to do in her practice, and is very straight forward with her intentions and statements.
Bottom line, she is an honest, trustworthy person and she is great at her job. She is exceedingly fast at writing documents, and is very efficient with her time. If you write her an email, you are guaranteed to hear back from her as soon as is humanly possible. In addition to providing superior legal protection for myself and my business, she also has a great personality, and manages to be incredibly fun while maintaing a high degree of professionalism. She has earned my business and my loyalty, and I plan to use her services for years to come.
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