Teri Estes-Hightower has more than twenty years of legal experience of attorney document writing in Houston, TX. Teri earned a doctorate in jurisprudence (JD) from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) in 1999. Teri is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Financial Planning Association (National and Houston chapters).
Teri’s legal career started when she served as a law clerk intern in Criminal District Court No. 2, Tarrant County, Texas. After turning down an offer to become a prosecutor, she commenced a criminal defense practice and developed the Law Office of Teri Estes because she believed justice was being underserved on the defense side of the aisle. She added a civil law practice that includes family, divorce, and contracts litigation.
Having worked six years at Chesapeake Energy and Shell, Teri managed as many as 30,000 petroleum contracts at one time and helped develop online systems to manage volume accounts.
Her prior affiliations include the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Teri gained political exposure running for Family Court Judge of the 360th District Court, Tarrant County. She is admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.