Jennifer Neal was born and raised in the small town of La Vernia, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Texas in 2003 and was a paralegal for over ten years before entering St. Mary’s School of Law in 2012. Jennifer graduated from St. Mary’s in 2016, magna cum laude, and was inducted into the John M. Harlan Society—an honorary organization recognizing students who excelled academically.
During law school, Jennifer clerked for Watts Guerra and interned for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Marialyn Barnard of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio. She was awarded several accolades during her academic career, including Best Brief of the Linda and Dave Schlueter First Year Moot Court Competition, the Chief Justice (Ret.) Catherine Stone “Rock of Justice” Award, Dean’s Law Scholarships, Academic Excellence Scholarships, and Dean’s List.
After admission to the bar, Jennifer was selected to serve a two-year term as law clerk to Federal Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad of the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. Upon completion of her federal clerkship, Jennifer rejoined Watts Guerra in October 2019. Jennifer’s practice focuses on personal injury, mass torts, harmful pharmaceuticals, and commercial litigation.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and her dogs, Hank and Alex.