Jessica Joyner

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  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

St. Mary’s School of Law

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Biography

Jessica Joyner received her Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s School of Law in 2007. While attending law school, Jessica participated in law journal and competed on the national level in many trial competitions throughout the United States. During that time, she was named Don Hunt Regional Champion of the National Trial Competition and received an award of outstanding achievement in advocacy.

Throughout her career, Jessica has dedicated herself to remaining on the cutting edge of DWI defense. She has completed the NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Practitioner Course, Instructor Course and DRE Overview Course. 

Jessica has tried numerous DWI cases to juries all over Texas, obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts and dismissals in both breath test and blood test cases. She has also taught at many legal educational seminars on the topic of DWI defense.

Jessica is a member of the Texas State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Special Credentials

  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Course – Practitioner
  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Course – Instructor
  • Drug Recognition Expert Overview Course

Speaking/Teaching Engagements

  • 2012 Boot Camp For New Lawyer Training – Course Director
  • 2012 Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar – Voir Dire in DWI Blood Cases
  • 2014 Mastering DWI Defense – Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer
  • 2015 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases – DWI Mock Trial
  • 2015 NCDD Summer Session at Harvard University – Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer
  • 2015 Pure Science Seminar – Voir Dire in DWI Cases
  • 2016 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases – DWI Mock Trial
  • 2016 Lassoing Scientific Evidence & Taking Control at Trial – Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
  • 2019 15Th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Seminar – Jury Selection

Additional DWI Education

  • 2009 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI Cases
  • 2009 NCDD Summer Session at Harvard University
  • 2009 Ultimate DWI Defense – Strategies for the Courtroom Warrior
  • 2009 Staurt Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination Seminar
  • 2010 34th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College
  • 2010 Understanding, Attacking, and Winning DWI Cases
  • 2010 Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI
  • 2011 48th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2011 18th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI Cases
  • 2011 Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar
  • 2012 25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • 2012 Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI
  • 2013 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2014 Mastering DWI Defense
  • 2014 Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI
  • 2014 22nd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2016 23rd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2018 Not Guilty v. Goliath: Taking Down High Blood Tests
  • 2018 10 Concepts Behind the Cross-Examination of the Breath Test
  • 2019 15th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI