Jillian French - A Cordell & Cordell Austin Divorce Attorney

Jillian French

Litigation Attorney

Austin divorce attorney Jillian FrenchPracticing family law gives Austin divorce attorney Jillian French the opportunity to help people through a very difficult time. She is able to help people do what they can’t do themselves.

“The average person does not understand the legal jargon related to family law, no matter how much research they do on Google,” Ms. French said. “They need someone who can go to bat for what is important to them. Family law deals with someone’s entire life and should be treated with the upmost importance.”

Ms. French prides herself on being a good listener and problem solver. She will do whatever she can to help her clients reach their goals, but she makes sure they are realistic about what to expect during their case.

“I’m very honest with my clients about the likelihood of winning a certain argument,” she said. “I think it is important to manage client expectations.”

By communicating clearly and openly with her clients, Ms. French ensures she is prepared to provide the best representation possible.

“I tell my potential clients that I am someone who will listen to their concerns and look for any argument I can, that is allowed by the current statutory and case law, to fight for their interests,” she said. “I also listen to any of their concerns about budget and/or going to court to determine how to best handle their case.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. French is licensed to practice in Texas.


Ms. French earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She received her juris doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. French practiced family law and personal injury defense.


  • Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Bell County Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Family Section of the Texas Bar Association
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Central Texas (Killeen)
  • Texas Bar College

Texas Bar College



“I have full confidence in Jillian. She’s helped me through a hard time and given me great advice. I really appreciate her. She’s a great lawyer!”


“Jillian was great!  I got everything I wanted. In fact, things turned out better than expected!”


“Jillian always responded back the same day any time I reached out to her. I didn’t expect that from her and really appreciated the effort she made. Jillian’s responses to all of my questions always had a positive twist. I always felt good about the answers she provided.”


“Jillian is really good. I really like her and really like Cordell. She is really, really good at dealing with the other lawyer and I think she has out-lawyered him! You guys have been very helpful to me.”


“Jillian is very thorough. She lays down the road map for me so I know what to expect. She is very willing to put my interests and sons’ interests first and that is what is important to me. She has done very well.”


“Jillian has been wonderful! She has been off the charts. … You guys have been so great and helpful. Jillian has really knocked it out of the park, so I thank you.”


“Jillian is very helpful and very good at what she does. She has provided a lot of good advice and is always responsive.”


“I just wanted to say my lawyer, Jillian French, has more than gone out of her way to make herself accessible to me. Even though I know I’m not her only client, I still feel as though I am.”


“I have had such a great experience with everyone at this firm. It was the first place that I felt like I mattered, and what I was going through was understood with compassion and a desire to truly help me. Jillian French has been on top of everything in my case from the very start. She has been truly dedicated to helping me on this journey. I have complete trust in her and could not have gotten the results I have gotten without her. She is an exceptional attorney; very meticulous, keen, dedicated, professional, kind and compassionate. This is an exceptional firm that truly is dedicated to helping the fathers that truly need help. I am deeply grateful for everyone and everything they have done.”


“Jillian was awesome! She was very helpful throughout and very responsive. She’d even get back to me late at night sometimes. I was very pleased with her work on my case.”


“Jillian is definitely keeping me in the loop with things. She has been an excellent attorney and helped me out a lot. Everyone at the firm has been very professional and helpful. You guys have been wonderful!”


“Jillian was amazing! … She did not make me feel like she was just working a job. She took things personally and was very dedicated. I am very happy.”