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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