Kindel Nicole Jenkins

Kindel Nicole Jenkins

Family Law Attorney
Location:
League City, Texas
Phone:
281-486-8125 (ext. 2)
Fax:
281-332-7877
Email:

Kindel Nicole Jenkins joined Krieger & Ongert as a family law attorney in April of 2016. A lifelong resident of Santa Fe, Texas, Kindel has deep roots in Galveston County. Kindel's father, Dennis Jenkins, DVM, was raised in Dickinson, Texas. In 1990, he moved his family to Santa Fe, Texas where he opened his large animal veterinary practice, Santa Fe Equine Associates, PLLC. Kindel's mother, Suzie Van, worked as a registered nurse for several years prior to earning her Masters in Science in Nursing Education. She is currently an associate clinical professor at Texas A&M University's College of Nursing. Through their examples, Kindel learned the value of hard work and dedication to her career at a young age. As a child, Kindel traveled the country training and showing American Paint horses. To this day, Kindel credits much of her ambition, drive and desire for success to lessons she learned while riding. Now as an adult, she is able to incorporate these values into her practice.

Kindel developed her passion for family law at 11 years old. As the daughter of two Texas A&M graduates, it was no surprise that Kindel attended Texas A&M University. In 2009, Kindel graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, completing her degree in just 3 years. Kindel then pursued a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. In 2012, Kindel graduated in the top of her class at the age of 24. While in law school, Kindel focused her studies primarily on family law and clerked with the 308th and 311th Judicial Courts in Harris County. Kindel became a licensed attorney in November of 2012.

When she is not zealously advocating for her clients, Kindel devotes a majority of her time to her daughter, Ainsley. She also enjoys spending time with her family and making memories with her loved ones. Kindel values her faith and attends True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson, Texas.

Kindel joined Krieger & Ongert with experience in many areas of law including personal injury law, probate and guardianship law, commercial and civil litigation, tax credits and incentive law and family law. Prior to joining Krieger & Ongert, Kindel served as the Managing Attorney of the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County, devoting her practice to assisting victims of family violence and sexual assault. Kindel is passionate about helping others in their time of need. She uses this passion to offer unsurmounted representation to her clients. Kindel is a tenacious lawyer who understands the value of compassionate representation in divorce and family law matters. Kindel is committed to providing each client with dedicated and personalized representation. Through her experience, Kindel understands the emotional and financial impact of divorce and child custody issues. With this understanding, she strives to achieve timely and noble results and resolutions for her clients with all family law matters.

Relevant Training

Dynamics of Family Violence, Summer of 2015

History of Texas Battered Women's Movement, Summer of 2015

Office for Victims of Crime- Victim Assistance Training, A 40-hour web based basic victim advocacy training that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime, Summer of 2015

Financial Empowerment for Victims Training, Texas Counsel on Family Violence  Fall of 2015

Mental Health First Aid Training, 2016

Cultural Diversity, Spring of 2015

Crisis Intervention, Summer of 2015

Trauma Informed Care Training, 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator, 2011
  • Guardian Ad Litem Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - May, 2012
    • Honors: Aggie Law Students Association, Family Law Society
    • Honors: GPA: 3.101
    • Honors: Academic Ranking: Top 25%
  • Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, College Station, Texas
    • B.B.A. - May, 2009
    • Honors: Distinguished Student List: Fall 2006, Fall 2008
    • Honors: Dean’s List: Summer I and II, 2008
    • Honors: GPA: 3.23
    • Major: Management

Classes/Seminars

  • Texas Supreme Court Update, 2010 State Bar of Texas Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Section of Business Law, Section of Family Law
  • Attorney Ad Litem

Past Employment Positions

  • Resource & Crisis Center Of Galveston County, Inc., Managing Attorney, 2015 - 2016
  • Alliantgroup, LP, Senior Associate, 2013 - 2014
  • Stanley, Frank &Rose, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2013
  • Benson & Anderson, PC, Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2013
  • Brent Coon & Associates, Law Clerk, 2011 - 2012
  • Abraham,Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2011
  • Honorable Judge Doug Warne, Associate Judge Ellen Shelton, 311th District Family Court, Summer Intern
  • Honorable Judge Georgia Dempster, Associate Judge Robert Newey, Visiting Judge Don Ritter, 308th District Family Court, Summer Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson, Texas, Member