has achieved a lifetime of professional success in a short time.
Jody was raised in Dallas and graduated from The Hockaday School.
She attended Northwestern University, where she was a recognized campus leader and was selected twice to run Northwestern's largest and most famous multi-million dollar student production.
received numerous academic awards and was one of fifty Americans chosen to live in an intensive cultural immersion and language program in Russia in 1989.
attended one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, the University of Chicago
was recognized as a campus leader and received scholarship awards and job offers from premiere law firms.
She began her legal career at Schiff Hardin and Waite in Chicago.
was entrusted with advanced work on important cases.
She became a specialist in the field of ERISA litigation and authored a magazine article and an ERISA litigation manual.
In 1996, Jody returned to Dallas and joined Haynes & Boone.
Before the expiration of one year, she
was recruited to serve as one of seven top lieutenant litigators for the Texas
For the remainder of that political administration, Jody litigated all of the highest-profile HMO and charitable trust cases in Texas, including a several billion-dollar lawsuit against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, deceptive trade practice lawsuits against Texas' six largest HMO's, and a multi-million dollar trial against the founder and President of a local charity.
At the end of the political administration, Jody
left to fulfill a lifelong dream of serving as a federal prosecutor.
spent three years with an undefeated record and unblemished reputation for pursuing deadbeat parents, closing down fraudulent businesses, deporting illegal immigrants, and pursuing internet criminals.
In 2002, Jody
was named and featured in "D Magazine
" as one of Dallas' best lawyers under 40.
After the birth of her
second child, Jody
took a hiatus from work outside the home to focus on raising her
Since 2003 she
has expended her
energies and leadership talent on this exciting concept.