Jessica Mikell

Litigation Attorney

Houston divorce attorney Jessica MikellHouston divorce attorney Jessica Mikell practices family law because she feels it is one of the few areas of law where she is truly able to  help a family in their time of need. Her assistance can have long-lasting impacts on their lives.

“I also love being able to help children, whether that is through a CPS case, an adoption or a custody dispute,” Ms. Mikell said. “I enjoy being an advocate for children during contentious times in a family’s life.”

Ms. Mikell is always very mindful of her client’s long-term goals and does her best to achieve those goals, whether it be a divorce settlement or a custody dispute.

When dealing with a family law matter, it is very easy to get bogged down with the small things, but Ms. Mikell helps her clients remain focused on the big picture.

“While it might feel like the world is crashing down around them, it’s so important to have a strong advocate to remind them that this turbulence is only temporary and that I am going to help them achieve an end-result that will help them move on to a better chapter in their lives,” she said.


Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Mikell is licensed to practice in Texas.


Ms. Mikell received her Bachelor of Science in public relations with a minor in leadership. She earned Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Mikell was a solo practitioner practicing family law. She also previously worked for a family law firm and clerked for a Harris County family court judge.


  • Texas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • Steve Condos Award for Most CLE Hours, 2012 (The College of the State Bar of Texas)



“So far I am completely happy with who you all have directed me too! I will be seeing Jessica in mediation tomorrow, and I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. I am very appreciative of everything she has done.”


“Jessica communicates well, reaches out and tries to keep things moving, even when the other side can be difficult.  She is sympathetic and understanding to my financial situation.  She is a trooper.  She is doing great, and I think I made a great choice.”


“I think Jessica did a great job.  We had our issues in the start, but once we got on the same page she was fantastic!  She worked very hard for me.  She was just terrific.  The communication was great, [and] the legal staff was helpful.  I have already referred her and your firm to someone.”


“This was the best experience I have ever had.  I expected the bare minimum, but Jessica and Cordell & Cordell exceeded my expectations.  I appreciate everything that Jessica did for me and my children.  It was a great experience, and I have already referred a friend of mine …”


“My experience with Jessica so far has been exceptional!  She has been on top of everything, very prompt and always giving me updates on everything.  I have zero complaints.  I am never in the dark with her and am very pleased with the service I am getting from her and the firm.”


“She has been there for me when I needed her, even on the weekend. I think Jessica is doing a great job!”


“[Jessica’s] research that she has done on my case was great. This wasn’t a simple case, and the time she took to research how to go about handling my case was great.”