Lawyer Profile

Cheryl B. Jeter, Houston, Texas Family Lawyer and Divorce Mediator

Cheryl B. Jeter, Houston, Texas, TX Family Lawyer and Divorce Mediator

Professional Experience

Attorney at Law and Of Counsel
Conner & Lindamood, P.C.
April 2006 to Present

Specialization in all civil litigation matters including trial preparation, hearings, mediation and negotiation of contracts.

General Counsel (Sugar Land)
Access Lending Corporation
March 2003 to April 2006

General counsel to this specialty finance company directly with senior executives and company personnel. Primary responsibilities for: general corporate governance and transactional matters, executive compensation, employee benefits, commercial real estate contracts, negotiation of mergers and acquisitions contracts, credit facility negotiation, and compliance with local, state and federal regulatory matters in mortgage industry. Management of litigation throughout the US. Work with federal agencies involving regulatory matters and investigations. Oversee contract department and their administration of company client contracts. Oversight of subsidiary bankruptcy matters.

Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Integrated Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc. (Houston)
June 2000 to December 2002

General counsel to this construction company (1500 employees; offices in eight states) working directly with senior executives and general management personnel in a variety of functional areas, including health and safety, human resources (Title VII; policy and procedure preparation; welfare plan development and oversight), insurance, and contracts. Litigation management and oversight of outside lawyers throughout US. Primary responsibility for: general corporate governance and transactional matters, executive compensation, employee benefits, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, credit facility negotiation, and compliance with local, state and federal laws (e.g., OSHA, Department of Labor and Bacon Davis Act). Bankruptcy oversight of 8 subsidiaries; Supervisory responsibility for human resource professionals in subsidiary locations and one attorney in Washington, D.C.

General Counsel
Garner Environmental Services, Inc. (Deer Park, Texas)

February 1999 to June 2000

Sole in-house counsel to this environmental company with 400 employees. Responsibilities included: provision of contract interpretation, negotiation, drafting and guidance to senior management and sales personnel; drafting, negotiation and administration of major environmental contracts; claims negotiation and settlement, managed risk management document which included supervision of outside counsel in litigation; support of the Merchandising, Marketing and E-Commerce divisions with business practice issues; compliance with local, state and federal laws (e.g., OSHA, DOL, DOT and EPA); Coast Guard interaction; oversight of all employment and human resource related issues; negotiation and drafting of merger and acquisition, real estate and major business contracts; and review and negotiation of the company’s general insurance and workers compensation programs and policies.

Sole Practitioner (Houston, Texas)
May 1992 to March 2003

General practice with emphasis on litigation in family law and probate matters including the negotiation and drafting of contracts and the litigation and mediation of such matters.

Associate Attorney
Alexander & McEvily (Houston, Texas)
Dec 1990 to May 1992

Preparation of complex business and personal injury cases for trial and mediation in this prominent litigation boutique; drafting of various corporate and trust documents and commercial agreements.

Law Clerk
Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. (Houston, Texas)
1987 to 1990

Employed full-time as a clerk in the Tort Litigation section during law school. Responsibilities included: preparation of briefs in support of motions; preparation of cases for trial; and the review and transcription of depositions.

Internship
Hon. Lynn Hughes
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1989

Law school internship with responsibilities including: review of writs of habeas corpus, brief and motions and preparation of written responses thereto; legal research; and attendance at conferences with attorneys and Judge Hughes.

Education

J.D, South Texas College of Law, 1989 (Houston, Texas)
B.A., University of Texas at Austin. Major in History and Government.

Professional Service

Houston Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Southern District of Texas

Associations and Honors

Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation Fellow
Burta Raborn Rhodes Inns of Court

Community Service

Boys Scouts of America
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The University of Texas
The University of Texas Chancellor’s Council
The Kinkaid School
Episcopal Church of the Streets

Cheryl Jeter, Houston family lawyer and divorce mediator services clients in the Harris and surrounding counties including Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, and Brazoria County in Texas.

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