CategoryAttorney Bios

Jody Jenkins

Jody began his career as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Don Reavis, Justice of the 7th Court of Appeals in Amarillo. Following his one year term with the Court of Appeals, Jody went into private practice and focused on consumer and commercial litigation and appeals.

Jody has extensive litigation experience in most counties in the states of Texas and New Mexico. Jody’s practice includes both collection efforts and defense work for entities and lawyers being sued under the various state and federal consumer protection statutes as well as the practice areas listed below.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation focusing on Creditor’s Rights in both Texas and New Mexico state and federal courts
  • Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Property Tax Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors rights

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas 2001
  • New Mexico 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma

Education:

  • Texas Tech University, BS Agriculture and Applied Economics 1998
  • Texas Tech University School of Law J.D., 2000

Past Employment Positions:

  • Briefing Attorney, The Honorable Don Reavis, 7th Court of Appeals, Amarillo, Texas (2001-2002)
  • McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, L.L.P. (2002-2011)
  • Jenkins & Young, P.C. (2011- Present)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Lubbock County (Recipient 2008-2009)
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (President 2008-2009)
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (Officer and Director 2003-2008)
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (Officer and Director 2010-2019)
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (President 2018-2019)
  • National Creditors Bar Association
  • Texas Creditors Bar Association (President 2018-2019)

Dan G. Young

Dan Young began his legal career in 1983. He focuses his practice primarily on litigation. Dan has extensive experience handling both consumer and commercial claims.

His experience also includes the defense of actions under the various state and federal consumer protection statutes.

Dan is licensed to practice law in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Areas of practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
  • Consumer and commercial litigation statewide in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma
  • Federal and State Debt Collection Practice Acts Defense
  • Consumer Collections

Bar admissions:

  • Texas, 1983
  • Oklahoma, 2005
  • New Mexico, 2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Education:

  • Texas Tech University (B.B.A., with honors, 1979)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1983)

Honors and awards:

  • Texas Tech Law Review (Research Editor)
  • Phi Delta Phi (Honors Fraternity)

Memberships and affiliations:

  • National Creditors Bar Association
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association

Phil Johnson

Phil A. Johnson was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Business. He returned to Lubbock and worked in the Lubbock Police Department from 1996-2013. During his time with the Police Department, Phil was an academy instructor, undercover narcotics officer, Fatality Accident Investigator, Internal Affairs supervisor, and left the Department as a Sergeant.

While as a police officer, Phil was certified as an expert witness in the District Courts of Lubbock, Texas, in both Narcotics and Accident Investigation. During his tenure with the Lubbock Police Department, he attended the Texas Tech School of Law from 2005-2008 where he received multiple academic awards and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. He graduated from Texas Tech Law School in May 2008, in the top third of the class, and received his law license in November 2008.

Phil’s practice areas include: Business and Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Wills and Probate, and other areas of civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008

Education

  • Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
  • J.D. – May 2008
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • B.S. – 1995
  • Major – Psychology, Minor- Business

Awards

  • CALI Award – Torts, Texas Tech School of Law, Fall 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Contracts, Texas Tech School of Law, Fall 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Employment Law, Texas Tech School of Law, Spring 2008
  • Dean’s List, Texas A&M University
  • Eagle Scout, 1991

Memberships and Associations

  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (Officer and Director 2014-2020)
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • South Plains Trial Lawyers Association (Officer and Director 2014-2018)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Kristen Ayers

Kristen Ayers was raised in Georgetown, Texas.  She attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric and a minor in Agricultural Economics.  She moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University School of Law from 2016 to 2018.  She was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.  She graduated from Texas Tech Law in December 2018 in the top 20% of her class and received her law license in May 2019.

She spent one year working as a federal law clerk for the Honorable James Wesley Hendrix of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas prior to coming to Jenkins & Young, P.C.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • CPS/Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Collections and Judgment Enforcement
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2019
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Texas, 2020

Education:

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D., December 2018, magna cum laude
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.A., 2013, cum laude
    • Major: English Rhetoric, Minor: Agricultural Economics

Awards:

  • Texas Bar Environmental Law and Natural Resources Section Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship
  • Dean’s List, Texas Tech School of Law; Texas A&M University

Memberships and Associations:

  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association