Jana Wickham Paul joins Connatser Family Law after establishing a successful practice with two other well-known Dallas area firms.
She has been licensed to practice in Texas since 1994 and has earned a number of honors. She was chosen one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2011-2013), one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas (2010) and one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40 (2006). She was selected to the list of Texas Rising Stars (2004) and Texas Super Lawyers (2004-2014).
Jana earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law, now S.M.U. Dedman School of Law. Initially, she practiced law in El Paso at El Paso Legal Assistance Society, mainly handling family law matters for indigent clients. She served as in-house counsel for Hunter Industries in San Diego, California. Then she moved back to Dallas in 1997 and served as in-house counsel at her family’s business. In 1999, she joined a well-known Dallas family law firm and then became a partner at her own firm.
Jana Wickham Paul is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
She is admitted to the College of the State Bar of Texas. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section), and the Dallas Bar Association (Family Law Section), where she served on the board as treasurer, secretary, vice chair, and, in 2009, as chair. She has served as co-chair of the Legal Lines Committee of the DBA.
She is a fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and became a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is past president and current member of Collaborative Law Dallas, a Collaborative Law practice group of Dallas family law attorneys.
“Jana is one of the most experienced family lawyers in North Texas,” says Aubrey Connatser, Managing Member of Connatser Family Law. “She handles the widest possible range of cases in family court and we are fortunate to have her available to provide services to our clients.”
Outside of the practice of law, she is an active member of the Armstrong Elementary PTA and the Dallas Museum of Art.