- Areas of Practice
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Jessica Foster joined Kelly, Durham, & Pittard, LLP, in August, 2017, after practicing as a briefing attorney focused on civil litigation.
Jessica was raised in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, and in 2003 she received her B.A. in Journalism, along with minors in Spanish and Philosophy, from Texas A&M University in College Station. In 2016, she earned her J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, where she received a full Presidential Scholarship. Jessica served as an Articles Editor for the Texas A&M Law Review and as a teacher’s assistant for Legal Research and Writing courses.
In addition to her legal practice, Jessica has a firm background in water law and continues to research, publish on legal issues related to natural resources, agriculture, and energy. As Research Assistant, she co-authored a publication for Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation explaining Texas and Oklahoma’s laws for acquiring water for oil and gas operations. Jessica also edited international groundwater publications for the United Nations, who has recently engaged her to conduct further research on the subject. Her current research on transboundary groundwater governance along the Mexico-Texas border will be published as the inaugural report in a new Texas A&M University series integrating science and the law, and in May 2017, she presented her findings at the World Water Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Jessica also volunteers water law-specific legal research and writing services for groundwater litigation in New Mexico.
Jessica is licensed to practice in Texas state courts.
Texas A&M University School of Law (April 2018)
World Water Congress, Cancun, Mexico (May 31, 2017)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (CAIL-IEL 2016)
Successfully defending trial court’s denial of an untimely motion to dismiss pursuant to the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act (the anti-SLAPP statute), finding the 60-day deadline to file the motion was not reset by an amended pleading that “d[id] not alter the essential nature” of the trade secret claim, “of which appellants had notice in the original petition.”
Successfully upholding judgment, under a clear and convincing evidence standard, terminating parental rights and imposing permanent injunction against a father convicted of child pornography, and placing the child with her grandparents.