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Jennifer C. Vermillion

Attorney

Jennifer C. Vermillion is actively licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, the state of Louisiana, in the US District Court of the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and before the Supreme Court of the United States. She practices primarily in the areas of probate, trust administration, estate planning, elder law, veterans affairs, and serves as an ad litem attorney in the Dallas County Probate and District Tax Courts. While attending SMU, Jennifer completed an externship with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association where she has served as a Chair of the Legal Line Committee and Chair of the Pro Bono Activities Committee. Jennifer also has served as volunteer attorney for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.

Jennifer has taught as an Affiliate Professor at the UNT Dallas College of Law and from 2018 to the present she has collaborated with Lexis Nexis as an author/editor for the probate volume of the Dorsaneo Texas Litigation Guide.

Jennifer also serves as a private arbitrator for FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Services and has served as both consulting and a testifying expert witness on Louisiana law in Texas probate litigation.


Jennifer has been recognized with the following awards:
  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
  • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2022
  • 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
  • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2021
  • 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
  • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2020
  • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Selectee
  • Texas Monthly’s Outstanding Young Women’s Lawyers of 2018
  • Super Lawyers 2018 Rising Stars Selectee
  • Lawyers of Distinction Charter Member
  • National Advocates Top 40 under 40
  • Member of the Texas Bar College
  • Noted as “DVAP’S Finest” Dallas Bar Associations November, 2013 issue of Headnotes
    – Honorable mention in the Dallas Bar Association’s monthly publication recognizing service and volunteer work with the
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
  • Guest Speaker at THYCA Conference (Fall 2010)
    – Topic – Estate Planning for the Living
  • Guest Speaker on Client Perspective November 19, 2013
    – Meeting of the Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund Board of Directors
    – Presented on volunteer work and cases managed through DVAP
  • Guest Speaker for the National Business Institute June 10, 2016
    – Presented two hour lecture and discussion on Probate inventories, homestead rights and creditor issues.
  • Guest Speaker for the DBA Community Service Fund Board Meeting (January 26, 2017)
    – Presented the Client Perspective relating pro bono experiences as a volunteer attorney through DVAP.
  • CLE Presenter for the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (April 20, 2021)
    – “What To Expect After An Unexpected Death”
COMMITTEES AND LEADERSHIP
  • Chair of the State Bar/Access To Justice Liaison Subcommittee (January 2017 – Dec. 2017)
  • Vice-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Line Committee (January 2014-Dec. 2018)
  • Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Section (January 2014- Dec. 2014)
  • Member of the Dallas Bar Associations Juvenile Justice Committee (January 2015- Dec. 2015)
  • Vice-Chair of the Dallas Bar Community Involvement Committee (January 2014-Dec. 2015)
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Member of the Trust Section Steering Committee (2018-2021)

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