Joan Foote Jenkins - Jenkins & Kamin, LLP
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Joan Foote Jenkins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 713-600-5500

Joan (Jo) Jenkins named partner of Jenkins & Kamin, LLP, has worked as a family law litigator her entire 27 years of practice recently expanding her practice to include collaborative law and mediation.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jo graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972, South Texas College of Law in 1982 and joined the firm in 1985.

Board certified in family law in 1987 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jo is a distinguished member of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Amiercan Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past Chair of the Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas.

Recognized by her peers for high ethical standards in 1995 Jo received the David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law awarded annually by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists.  For the last 10 years, Jo has been included in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America being selected as the 2010 Houston, Texas Family Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers.  Jo has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics published by Texas Monthly since the inception of the award and named by Law & Politics magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas and Top 100 Houston Region Attorneys.

Jo is a frequent speaker at family law related seminars and a co-author of O'Connor's edition of Family Code Plus and Family Law Handbook.

University of Texas at AustinBA 1972South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1982

Office Location

Two Greenway Plaza, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77046
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Collaborative Law: Family Law of the Houston Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Houston Metro Area
Joan Foote Jenkins has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Joan Foote Jenkins has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Collaborative Law: Family Law
Family Law