Jennifer Freel

Throughout her career, Jennifer Freel has demonstrated a passion for defending the rule of law and upholding our Constitution.She served more than nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas and has extensive trial experience, securing guilty convictions involving child exploitation, narcotics conspiracies, gun smuggling, and white collar crimes. Her practice focused on appellate matters, defending convictions from across the district. Freel has argued more than 20 times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Jennifer also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Freel is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the George Washington Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Freel worked as a broadcast news reporter at the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri and the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Freel clerked for Judge Fortunato Benavides, who serves on the Fifth Circuit. She also worked in the litigation section of Vinson & Elkins, LLP. Freel is board certified in Criminal Appellate Law. She is an elected Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a barrister in the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court. She is also the current president of the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Jennifer has been married to her husband Michael for ten years. They have three children: Elliott, Hope, and Leighton. The oldest two are twins. Weekends with the children include multiple sports events, scouting events, and church.

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