Jillian French








5929 Balcones Drive, Suite 201, Austin, Texas 78731

Practicing family law gives Austin divorce attorney Jillian French the opportunity to help people through a very difficult time. She is able to help people do what they can’t do themselves.

“The average person does not understand the legal jargon related to family law, no matter how much research they do on Google,” Ms. French said. “They need someone who can go to bat for what is important to them. Family law deals with someone’s entire life and should be treated with the upmost importance.”

Ms. French prides herself on being a good listener and problem solver. She will do whatever she can to help her clients reach their goals, but she makes sure they are realistic about what to expect during their case.

“I’m very honest with my clients about the likelihood of winning a certain argument,” she said. “I think it is important to manage client expectations.”

By communicating clearly and openly with her clients, Ms. French ensures she is prepared to provide the best representation possible.

“I tell my potential clients that I am someone who will listen to their concerns and look for any argument I can, that is allowed by the current statutory and case law, to fight for their interests,” she said. “I also listen to any of their concerns about budget and/or going to court to determine how to best handle their case.”

Ms. French focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, and child support. She has been handling military divorce since 2013 for many military personnel and members of their families at Fort Hood and surrounding areas. In addition, Ms. French is now offering family law mediations.

Areas of Practice

Licenses & Admissions

  • Ms. French is licensed to practice in Texas.


  • Ms. French earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
  • She received her juris doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Board Certified, Family Law (2020-present), Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star 2021 – 2022
  • Austin's Top Attorneys, Family Law, 2023 by Austin Monthly
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, 2024


  • Co-Author, “The First Cut is the Deepest: Insidious Problems with Marital Property Agreements” with Jimmy Vaught and Erin Leake, Advanced Family Law August 2020, San Antonio, Texas (virtual)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, 2013 - present
  • Family Law Section Member: 2013 – present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association: 2013 – present
  • Austin Bar Association: 2013 – present
  • Williamson County Bar Association: 2015 – present
  • Austin Bar Association Mentor Chair: 2018 – 2019
  • Texas Bar College: 2019 – present
  • Hays County Bar Association: 2020 – present
  • Hays County Young Lawyers Association Officer: 2020
  • Williamson County Inns of Court: 2020 – present
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association: 2020 – present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation: 2020 – present
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow: 2020 – present
  • Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy: 2021
  • Women’s Legal Society of Williamson County: 2020-present -Vice President 2021-2022

Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Ms. French practiced family law and personal injury defense.

Appellate Work

  • In re Caudillo, 2020 WL 6478417, Tex.App.-Austin, Oct. 28, 2020

Other Affiliations

  • Young Women’s Alliance: 2021 - present

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