WHO-IS-WHO IN THE CREDITORS' / DEBT COLLECTORS' BAR
Jody D. Jenkins - Profile of Debt Collection Attorney
Jody Dewayne Jenkins is a debt collection attorney and name partner of JENKINS WAGNON & YOUNG, PC.. a Texas law firm formed in 2011. Jody D. Jenkins was previously associated with McCLESKEY, HARRIGER, BRAZILL & GRAF, L.L.P..
Jenkins was born in Abilene in 1976 and received his law license in May 2001. He is a graduate of Texas Tech.
Mr. Jenkin's SBOT profile, certified on 08/01/2012, does not reflect any public disciplinary history. His Texas Bar Card Number is 24029634. In addition to Texas, Jenkins is also licensed to practice law in New Mexico. He is also admitted to practice in several federal district courts in Texas.
CLIENTS REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEY JODY JENKINS
In Harris County District Courts Jenkins is listed as attorney in 371 cases as of October 2013. Of these 69 were filed in 2010; six in 2011; 74 in 2012; and none in 2013.
A case search by state bar number yields one 2013 case for Jody Jenkins in Harris County District Courts: a declaratory judgment action against the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pertaining to a priority lien claimed by Carmel Financial Corporation based on financing provided for a water treatment system installed at a residence in Katy. The DJA suit was filed in December 2013, but the petition in that case was actually signed by Brian Benitez, although Jenkins is listed first on the address block. Under the Texas Rules of Procedure the attorney that signs the first pleading is the attorney in charge and should have been shown as attorney of record on the docket.
The overall count for Attorney Jenkins includes numerous lawsuits by MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, a leading buyer of charge-off credit card accounts; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS, another debt buyer with a massive debt collection dockets across Texas a few years ago; and other bank and nonbank clients, including EDUCAP, INC; U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND D/B/A ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES); RIVERWALK HOLDINGS LTD; PLS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC; JOHN DEERE CONSTRUCTION & FORESTRY COMPANY.
ATTORNEY FEE AFFIDAVITS
When Attorney Jenkins files a fee affidavit in a debt collection case brought on behalf of a debt buyer such as Midland, he typically opines that his efforts in a case of such nature are worth $1,500.00. He also pleads for appellate fees: $5,000 for defending an appeal in the first instance, and $3,500 for opposing a petition for review in the Texas Supreme Court. In his standard fee affidavit, he does not condition these amounts on success in defending a judgment in favor of his client.
Attorney Jenkins' appellate record includes cases by Crown Asset Management, LLC; Unifund CCR Partners; U.S. Bank National Association, ND; Equity Residential Management, LLC; Midland Funding LLC. Not all cases are debt collection cases filed by banks and debt buyers. Mr. Jenkins also lists other practice areas on his firm's website.
PLAINTIFFS REPRESENTED BY JODY JENKINS IN HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT COURTS IN RECENT YEARS
CARMEL FINANCIAL CORPORATION INC
DEERE & COMPANY
JOHN DEERE CONSTRUCTION & FORESTRY COMPANY
MIDLAND FUNDING LLC
OLD REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY
PALISADES COLLECTION LLC
PLS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
RIVERWALK HOLDING LTD
TROY CAPITAL LLC
U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND
UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of clients
ADDRESS INFO FOR ATTORNEY JODY JENKINS
JENKINS, WAGNON & YOUNG, P.C. (JWY)
P.O. Box 420
Lubbock, Texas 79408-0420
Tel. (806) 687-9172 Fax: (806) 687-1994 (as of 2015)
Old/prior/alt Tel.: (806) 796-7351 Fax: (806) 771-8755
Firm web site URL: www.jwylaw.com [acronym formed by last names of partners with "LAW" added]
Notaries used: Leslie M. Gosnell; Candace Norrod
STREET ADDRESS FOR JENKINS, WAGNON & YOUNG LAW FIRM:
1623 10TH ST. LUBBOCK, TEXAS 79401-2685
Editorial note: This profile of Attorney Jody Jenkins was updated on: July 2, 2015, Jan. 22, 2014.