Tamika Jones Abendroth
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Dallas, TX

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214-528-4193

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Tamika Jones Abendroth is one of the 1% of lawyers in the state of Texas who is double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is highly recognized for her expertise in the areas of Family and Child Welfare Law. She has exclusively practiced family law since 2004 and became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2012 and in Child Welfare Law in 2019. Prior to joining Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., Tamika was the owner of Jones Abendroth Law, PLLC and served as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas for 9 years. During her tenure at legal aid, she was able to assist indigent citizens of Dallas county navigate the sometimes daunting court system. Tamika is very familiar with the unique challenges of family law litigation. Tamika's passion for the law and her attention to detail makes her an effective and zealous advocate for each client.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012
  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017
  • Child Welfare Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2006
  • United States Supreme Court, 2018

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Family Law Nuts and Bolts, Coordinator and Speaker 2014 – Present
  • Law in The Classroom
  • Law for the People, KNON Dallas Radio Show

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • State Bar of Texas, African America Lawyer Section Council Member, 2019
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors 2017 – Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 2014 to 2016
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Life-time Member
  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Jones Abendroth Law, PLLC, Attorney at Law, 2014 to 2016
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Staff Attorney, 2005 to 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Dallas Bar Association Family Law Pro Bono Committee
  • Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Vice-President Membership, 2018 to 2018
  • Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Vice-President Service, 2019 to 2020
  • Legal Hospice of Texas Spring Event Committee Member, 2019
  • Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Board Member, 2017

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Theta

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