I am a Texas native, born in Austin and raised in Houston. I was the oldest of two up until the time my parents divorced in 2004. Since then, naturally, my family has expanded through remarriage on both ends. At a young age I learned the nuances of family dynamics and that the definition of a nuclear family is what you make it. My life experiences have shaped me into a person I can happily describe in three words: understanding, inviting, and creative.
My fascination with maintaining familial bonds through difficult life events are what drove my decision to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas in 2017. While at North Texas, I further cultivated my advocacy skills by obtaining leadership positions in campus organizations and becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. While many of my peers within the College of Education had plans of becoming family counselors, I knew my desires to help families would lead me down a different path. I needed a career that allowed me to marry my natural talents in advocacy with my desire to assist families navigate through the ebbs and flows of family re-organization. I needed to go to law school.
In May 2020, I graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. During my time in law school I aligned myself with all things family law, from working with domestic violence victims to clerking for a Harris County Family Court Judge. My mind has been set on gaining well rounded experiences to better serve the clients who trust me in helping them make important life decisions. Upon graduation I passed the Texas Bar Exam, and got straight to work after receiving my passing results in the fall of 2020. I went on to serve the children and families of Harris County through my work in child welfare law, prior to making my way back to my family law roots.
I am happy to have found a family law home in Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, and am happy to work alongside powerful attorneys who value creative solutions, client communication, and an overall better approach to navigating the family law process.
Jaylin was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive to my needs. Her communication throughout the entire process was superb. Thank you for all of your help!