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Our Mission

The purpose and primary objective of JulianJohnson, P.C. is the betterment of our client. In order to achieve this goal, it is the duty of each attorney, paralegal and staff member to focus on the realistic goals of those who have entrusted the firm, to guide them through a most difficult time in his/her life and to provide the highest level of zealous, ethical legal representation.

We Listen to You First

We will listen. We will understand the client’s needs and goals. We will thoroughly investigate and prepare. We will counsel the client and manage realistic expectations. We will effectively communicate with the client. We will be aggressive in seeking and obtaining the best outcome for the clients. We will never compromise our integrity or ethics for anyone or for any purpose.

In adhering to our mission and our values, we seek to be known as attorneys and paraprofessionals of the highest caliber, pillars of our community and a friend to all who seek justice.

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We Practice Family Law and More. Get Help With:

Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. Choosing the right divorce attorney can make the difference between an outcome that protects you and one that causes you unnecessary difficulty and heartache.

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Divorce can be particularly complex and challenging when it involves small businesses. In such cases, the intertwining of personal and business assets often complicates the division of property and finances.

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Child custody can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Let JulianJohnson, P.C. give you the guidance and support you need. We know your situation is unique and will prioritize your case.

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No one can predict the future. After a divorce, your circumstances or your former spouse’s circumstances may change. When this happens, you may want to consider changing the terms of your divorce decree.

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If you are in an abusive relationship with a partner or spouse, you and your children need help. You may have asked how to file a restraining order. First you should know the facts.

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Wondering how much child support you’ll owe in Texas? Our top child support lawyers will become well acquainted with your financial situation as well as with the overall needs of your family

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Since founding our Flower Mound family law firm, we have helped hundreds of people across North Texas to understand the complexities of Texas spousal support and seek fair payment agreements.

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Many families benefit enormously from discussing their concerns with a mediator before resorting to the courtroom. We speak to both parties from a neutral position. Without the stress and stakes of the courtroom.

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Is your grandchild in the middle of a messy divorce and you’re wondering about grandparents’ rights to adopt in Texas? Our lawyer for grandparents’ rights can guide you through this challenging situation.

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Meet Our Team

Jared W. Julian

CEO & Managing Shareholder of Operations
Mediator and Attorney

Jared W. Julian is the founder and President of JulianJohnson, P.C. He is recognized as a Family Law expert in the State of Texas and he is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than one percent of all Texas law attorneys are board certified in Family Law. Mr. Julian is also rated as “Super Lawyer,” a distinction limited to 5 percent of all Texas attorneys.

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Jared W. Julian

CEO & Managing Shareholder of Operations
Mediator and Attorney

William E. Johnson

Managing Shareholder of Litigation
Attorney and Mediator

William E. Johnson is a board-certified attorney. He is board certified in both Child Welfare Law and Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice primarily focuses on all matters in family law including dissolution of marriage, complex property division, high-net worth divorces, child custody, possession and access, protective orders…

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William E. Johnson

Managing Shareholder of Litigation
Attorney and Mediator

Jennifer R. Else

Associate Attorney and Mediator

Jennifer has been practicing law for 18 years, the vast majority of which has been focused on Family Law. She has had the honor of walking with clients through some of their darkest hours, providing zealous and compassionate representation and support. Jennifer is a skilled litigator and a keen negotiator with a particular talent for diffusing high conflict situations, developing creative solutions, and ensuring realistic expectations.

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Jennifer R. Else

Associate Attorney and Mediator

Connor K. Suggs

Associate Attorney

Connor K. Suggs is an attorney at JulianJohnson, P.C. focusing on all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, and protective orders. His compassionate approach to sensitive situations and his ability to relate to people ensures that clients receive both personalized and effective representation.

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Connor K. Suggs

Associate Attorney

Jennifer Cline

Senior Paralegal

Jennifer Cline is the senior paralegal at JulianJohnson P.C. Mrs. Cline has been Mr. Julian’s paralegal since 2011. She is a 2005 graduate of Lamar State College – Port Arthur in Legal Assistant studies where she graduated with honors. She was the president of the Legal Assistant Student Organization. Her legal career began when she interned as a paralegal in 2004 at Germer Gertz, in Beaumont, Texas.

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Jennifer Cline

Senior Paralegal

Rodney Bernal

Paralegal

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been a paralegal for twelve years. From preparing and filing legal documents, to communicating and strategizing with the attorneys, Rodney plays an active role from beginning to end in all assigned matters. His goal each day when entering the office is to assist the attorneys as each case progresses and make simple for clients what is otherwise a complicated process.

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Rodney Bernal

Paralegal

Kristi Patel

Paralegal

Ms. Patel began working as a family law paralegal in 2004. She graduated from North Central Texas College in Corinth, Texas in 2004 and received her Paralegal Certificate from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 2005. Her passion for family law began after a custody case of her own, so she has a deep understanding of what clients are going through from her own personal experiences.

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Kristi Patel

Paralegal

Emily Hale

Paralegal

Emily Hale has been a family law paralegal since October 2019. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree and specialized certificates in Legal Studies, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation training. Shortly after graduating, she completed the Collin College Paralegal Certificate program.

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Emily Hale

Paralegal

Andrea Cravens

Business Manager

Andrea is the Business Manager at JulianJohnson, P.C. and is passionate about working on behalf of families and children. Before joining JulianJohnson, she worked on a government contract that partnered Head Start and childcare programs together to provide services for children. She then went on to work in adoption and assisted in placing over 1,200 international children with loving families here in the United States.

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Andrea Cravens

Business Manager

Advocating for you through challenging times,
so you can get on with your life.

Every family law attorney, shareholder, associate, and staff member of JulianJohnson, P.C. works to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our commitment is to aggressively represent you with a focus on reason and wisdom. From the first family law consultation to the very end of the legal process, you will be supported by a legal team you can count on to compassionately guide you.

Your Success Is Our Biggest Accomplishment.

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Connor K. Suggs

Associate Attorney

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Connor K. Suggs is an attorney at JulianJohnson, P.C. focusing on all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, and protective orders. His compassionate approach to sensitive situations and his ability to relate to people ensures that clients receive both personalized and effective representation.

Mr. Suggs graduated from Boise State University in 2019 with a Political Science major and a minor in Business. He then went on to graduate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2022 and passed the Bar Exam in February of 2023. While studying in Houston, he participated in the innocence investigations clinic (Texas Innocence Network) investigating wrongful convictions. Connor also interned at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and participated in court proceedings, interviews with victim’s advocates, and assisted with trial preparations under a law student temporary trial card.

Connor married his wife Mary in 2022 and they reside in Lewisville along with their two cats, Whiskey and Cola. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, trying new foods, and the great outdoors.

Jennifer R. Else

Associate Attorney and Mediator

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

EXPERIENCE

Jennifer has been practicing law for 18 years, the vast majority of which has been focused on Family Law. She has had the honor of walking with clients through some of their darkest hours, providing zealous and compassionate representation and support. Jennifer is a skilled litigator and a keen negotiator with a particular talent for diffusing high conflict situations, developing creative solutions, and ensuring realistic expectations. Jennifer believes that one of the keys to good attorney-client relationships is to treat all parties with respect and dignity while fiercely advocating for her client’s rights. While the first decade-plus of her career has been in the trenches of litigating these family law cases, she is currently making a shift towards serving as a mediator.

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

Jennifer was born and raised in Minnesota, but made it to Texas as Jennifer graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University (Minnesota) in 1997. She worked in a variety of industries after college, including managing residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities, and as an operations coordinator for Regis Corporation, which owned and operated many lines of hair salons nationwide.

She made her first escape to Texas and attended The University of Texas School of Law, graduating with honors in 2005. While she returned to Minnesota for a stint, where she clerked for a district court judge and ran her own practice, she has been happily back in Flower Mound, Texas since 2014. When she’s not working, Jennifer can be found hanging out with her husband, two teenagers, and three rescue dogs.

Chad R. Neal

Associate Attorney

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Chad R. Neal is an attorney who has extensive knowledge in complex property division and brings 24 years of experience to the firm. His practice focuses on all areas of family law including divorce, protective orders, and spousal agreements. Mr. Neal has practiced labor and employment law in federal court, and has a thorough understanding regarding business law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation. He is licensed in Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Mr. Neal completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University and law school at Texas Tech University School of Law. During his time at Texas Tech, he competed in Team Moot Court Negotiations where he advanced the team to compete at the national level.

When Chad is not practicing law, he can be found spending time with his wife of 27 years and his three daughters ages 23, 19 and 17. He enjoys all sports but particularly football, basketball and golf.

RODNEY BERNAL

Paralegal

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been a paralegal for twelve years. From preparing and filing legal documents, to communicating and strategizing with the attorneys, Rodney plays an active role from beginning to end in all assigned matters. His goal each day when entering the office is to assist the attorneys as each case progresses and make simple for clients what is otherwise a complicated process.

When not at the office, Rodney is likely spending time with his nieces and nephews, road biking, or reading a good book.

Emily Hale

Paralegal

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Emily Hale has been a family law paralegal since October 2019. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree and specialized certificates in Legal Studies, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation training. Shortly after graduating, she completed the Collin College Paralegal Certificate program.

As a child of divorce, Emily is passionate about supporting those going through family matters. She strives to meet the individual needs of each case while also understanding every client’s need for communication, transparency, and protection.

Emily is a native Texan who settled with her family in Denton. As a mother to a preschooler and a new homeowner, she’s always busy with something. To unwind, she loves taking Pilates classes and exploring state parks with her family.

KRISTI PATEL

Paralegal

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Ms. Patel began working as a family law paralegal in 2004. She graduated from North Central Texas College in Corinth, Texas in 2004 and received her Paralegal Certificate from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 2005. Her passion for family law began after a custody case of her own, so she has a deep understanding of what clients are going through from her own personal experiences.

Ms. Patel grew up in Denton County and has two wonderful kids: Alyssa and Paxton. She is also a dog mom to three fur babies: Blue, a Lab/Pit mix and Sofie and Bella, Pomeranians.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. She is a foodie and enjoys trying new restaurants.

JENNIFER CLINE

Senior Paralegal

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Jennifer Cline is the senior paralegal at JulianJohnson, P.C. Mrs. Cline has been Mr. Julian’s paralegal since 2011. She is a 2005 graduate of Lamar State College – Port Arthur in Legal Assistant studies where she graduated with honors. She was the president of the Legal Assistant Student Organization. Her legal career began when she interned as a paralegal in 2004 at Germer Gertz, in Beaumont, Texas. In 2008 she started working at Morian Kahla Law in Jasper, Texas. After moving to the DFW area in 2011, she joined Mr. Julian and began working exclusively in family law at the then Julian, Crowder and Shuster, PC and now JulianJohnson, P.C. Mrs. Cline wears many hats here at JulianJohnson, P.C.; senior paralegal, firm administrator, but her favorite role is when Mr. Julian refers to her as “boss lady.” In 2019, she became a Board Certified Paralegal – Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in 2021 she earned her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Texas Wesleyan University. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas – Paralegal Division and Denton County Paralegal Association.

Mrs. Cline is a zealous advocate for our clients. Her own life experiences and circumstances have taught her some hardcore lessons and it is where her passion for family law stems; she’s lived it, survived and she is passionate about helping others through it.

Jennifer moved to the DFW area after meeting and marrying her husband, Billy Cline. They have three sons: Brian, who is married to his wife, Grace, Brandon and Grant. Her husband owns and operates YourNewDoor.com, a residential door company that serves the DFW metroplex.

Jennifer calls her hobbies “therapy” and they include woodworking, building and painting furniture, and other crafts.

ANDREA CRAVENS

Business Manager

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Andrea is the Business Manager at JulianJohnson, P.C. and is passionate about working on behalf of families and children. Before joining JulianJohnson, she worked on a government contract that partnered Head Start and childcare programs together to provide services for children. She then went on to work in adoption and assisted in placing over 1,200 international children with loving families here in the United States.

She graduated with honors in 2000 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) with a degree in Family and Child Development. Then she went on to receive her MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources, graduating with honors in 2023 from Texas Woman’s University.

Originally from the Washington, DC area she arrived in Texas as quickly as she could. She is the mom of two incredible boys, Logan and Shane. When not in the office she can be found on the soccer or baseball field supporting her children, hiking the great outdoors, or reading a book in a hammock.

William E. Johnson

Managing Shareholder of Litigation
Attorney and Mediator

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

William E. Johnson is a board-certified attorney. He is board certified in both Child Welfare Law and Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice primarily focuses on all matters in family law including dissolution of marriage, complex property division, high-net worth divorces, child custody, possession and access, protective orders for family violence, stalking and harassment, adoption, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, child welfare, mediation, and CPS cases. He specializes in matters of custody, possession and access, adjudication of paternity, termination of parental rights, grandparent interventions, non-parent interventions, CPS investigation defense, CPS cases, cases involving abuse or neglect of a child, and cases involving child welfare. His practice also includes probate, wills, and criminal defense.
History and Experience in Family Law

William began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. During his time as a prosecutor, William prosecuted criminal, mental health, and CPS cases. William spent the majority of his tenure as a prosecutor prosecuting CPS cases to protect the most vulnerable in our society. William quickly rose through the ranks of the Denton County District Attorney’s Office and became one the youngest family law attorneys to ever hold that position in the office. Before William left the DA’s Office, William was one of the few specialty court prosecutors in the office. He was a specialty prosecutor in Denton County’s Family Drug Court Program. William tried hundreds of trials and contested hearings during his time as a prosecutor. William’s experience in the courtroom, and knowledge of not only the law, but also the “legal climate,” is unparalleled amongst his peers.

It is William’s goal to achieve a result for his client that not only protects their interests in the “now,” but also protects their interests in the future. He works tirelessly for his clients and prefers reaching agreements to avoid needless legal fees; however, he will not hesitate to set the case for trial if the opposing counsel is unreasonable or uncompromising.

William has garnered an excellent reputation in Denton County and has been invited to speak at seminars concerning CPS and child custody issues.

William is from Dallas, Texas and currently lives in Denton. William is married to his beautiful wife Cari. William and Cari are proud parents of their wacky, yet lovable, goldendoodles “Curry” and “Archie.” If he is not in the courtroom or in the office, William is either spending time with his family or continuing his never-ending quest the find either the best BBQ or best fried chicken sandwich in Texas.

Jared W. Julian

CEO and Managing Shareholder of Operations
Mediator and Attorney

Email: info@julianjohnsonpc.com

Jared W. Julian is the founder and President of JulianJohnson, P.C. He is recognized as a Family Law expert in the State of Texas and he is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than one percent of all Texas law attorneys are board certified in Family Law. Mr. Julian is also rated as “Super Lawyer,” a distinction limited to 5 percent of all Texas attorneys

Mr. Julian grew up in Plano, Texas. He is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M School of Law (then Texas Wesleyan). He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2006 after attending Sam Houston University and Texas A&M. He became a licensed Texas Peace Officer before deciding to go to law school. Mr. Julian has extensive litigation experience. Prior to founding JulianJohnson, P.C., he was the managing partner at Julian, Crowder and Shuster, P.C. and a partner in McCracken, Taylor and Julian, P.C. prior to that.

While in law school, Mr. Julian was an associate editor of the school’s law review (top 10% of class) and also served on the Student Bar Association Board of Directors and as Student Bar Association President.

For over 20 years, Mr. Julian’s practice has focused on family law and has handled well over a thousand cases. He has handled extremely high net-worth divorces, highly contested custody disputes and C.P.S. termination cases, but also counsels his clients through more amicable cases often resolved through settlement. Mr. Julian is a highly sought-after mediator with a successful mediation resolution rate over 95%.

Mr. Julian lives in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife, Stephanie, and two sons, Dax and Sawyer. His hobbies include playing guitar, hunting and enjoying family and friends.

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Adoption
Alimony & Spousal Support
Child Support
Children’s Rights
Collaborative Law
Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Domestic Violence & Neglect
Juvenile Law
Paternity
Prenuptial Agreements.