Resume

Jennifer M. Dillingham

Education

West Texas A&M, Amarillo, Texas

Masters of Finance & Economics, Magna cum laude, 2018


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Juris Doctor, December 2009

§ Academic Writing: Juvenile Reform in the State of Texas (2009)

§ St. Mary’s University Study Abroad, Innsbruck, Austria, with Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States

§ Admitted to the Texas Bar May 2010, upon competition of February 2010 bar examination

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas

Bachelors of Science - Chemistry, cum laude, May 2007

§ Minors in Mathematics and Political Science

§ Multiple Dean’s List commendations

Dispute Resolution Center of Travis County, Austin, Texas

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Mediation Dynamics, Fort Worth, Texas

Family Law Mediator : 30 Hour Mediation Training

Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center, San Marcos, Texas

Child Protective Services Mediator : 20 Hour Mediation Training

Selected Experience

Karnes County Attorney, Karnes County, Texas

Elected County Attorney, Sworn January 1, 2017; Re-elected and re-sworn January 1, 2021

§ Intake new cases and critically analyze evidence for evidentiary or procedural issues. File over 350 Class A/B Misdemeanors a year and handle over 1,000 Class C citations and truancy cases a year

§ Prosecute criminal cases. Create pleas that assess and address the needs of the community as well as the offender

§ Trial research, drafting and preparation.

§ Represent the state of Texas in all misdemeanor jury trials.

§ Represents Commissioners Court in civil litigation

Law Office of Frank B. Suhr, New Braunfels, Texas

Attorney & Mediator, May 2010 - Current

§ Work as associate counsel and handle complex estate administration, preparation of estate planning documents, and other various civil litigation.

§ Represent litigants in county and district courts throughout Texas and serve as dependent administrator upon request of the Court.

§ Certified to represent clients in guardianship proceedings.

§ Prior to being County Attorney, represented Defendants in misdemeanor and felony defense up to and including criminal trial.

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas

Adjunct Faculty Member, January 2012

§ Professor of Business & the Legal Environment, Criminal Law & Procedure, Principles of Criminal Law, Investments, Money & Banking.

§ Certified to teach any courses in law, finance, or economics.

Selected Volunteer Experience

Karnes City ISD Education Foundation, Karnes City, Texas

President

§ Director of a non-profit for the benefit of the children of Karnes City ISD

§ Raised over $1.2 million dollars since 2009

Texas Lutheran University Board of Regents & Alumni Board, Seguin, Texas

Former Distinguished Young Alumni Board of Regents Member & Alumni Board Member

Karnes City Community Chamber of Commerce, Karnes City, Texas

Director

Texas County & District Attorneys Association, Austin, Texas

Member

Comal County Bar Association, New Braunfels, Texas

Member

Civil Air Patrol, Alamo Area Squadron, San Antonio, Texas

Senior Member

Special Prosecution Unit Executive Board, Austin, Texas

Former Executive Board Member

United Way of Comal County, New Braunfels, Texas

Former Board Member & Allocations Committee Member

§ Assist with United Way allocations and interview of eligible organizations