Jennifer S. Caras

Associate

CONTACT
Phone: 713-735-8514
Fax: 713-351.4514
Email:jcaras@ssbplaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Family Law

Profile

Jennifer first became interested in family law during her law school internships at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and the Texas Council for Family Violence.  She was inspired by her work and felt that she was making a difference in people’s lives while serving to protect those in need.  Jennifer will tell you that her favorite part of being a family law attorney is helping her clients get through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

After spending five years practicing family law in Austin, Jennifer returned to her hometown of Houston and joined SSBP in 2015. Jennifer has handled many complex family law matters and her approach is to resolve cases using the best strategies possible. Jennifer has significant experience negotiating, mediating, and, if needed, taking her cases to trial.  Jennifer’s clients describe her as passionate about helping her clients, a dedicated attorney, pleasant to work with, tough when she needs to be, and well versed in the nuances of family law and the family courts.

Jennifer handles a variety of family law matters including divorces, suits affecting parent child relationships, modifications, enforcements, and protective orders.

Jennifer’s Practice Includes

  • Premarital and post marital agreements
  • Divorce litigation
  • Modification of orders
  • Enforcement actions
  • Parentage actions

Education

University of Texas at Austin
B.S., May 2001

University of Houston Law Center
J.D., May 2009

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • College of the State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Lifetime Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court

Recognitions and Awards

Rising Star, 2018
(by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Best Team Presentation, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court (2016-2018)
H Texas Magazine’s Top Lawyers of Houston 2016 – 2017
Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy

 

Community Involvement

  • Austin Bar Association Mentoring Program
  • Adoption Day, Travis County
  • Chapter Advisor to Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Omega Chapter, University of Texas at Austin
  • Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League
  • Early Childhood Development Board Member, Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School

Publications and Speeches

#DivorceLawyerDiaries: Bias in the Courtroom
Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, April 2018

Best Practices & Lessons Learned
Speaker with The Honorable Amy Clark Meachum at the Austin Bar & Austin Young Lawyers Association Lawyering 101 CLE, 2013

Presenter at the Volunteer Legal Services Mock Trial, 2013

Back to Basics – Family Law
Speaker at the Travis County Women Lawyers Association CLE, 2013

Personal

Jennifer’s enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Jason, and chasing after her young son, Aaron.