Our Heavy Hitters

The Jurist Law Group, PLLC is comprised of a great network of amazing people working every day in support of our creed of providing Superior Legal Services and Pragmatic Business Solutions.

Here are just a few of our heavy hitters who make The Jurist Law Group, PLLC the top notch, Clients’ Choice award-winning firm that it is.

LeNatria Jurist

Founder

LeNatria Jurist is a real estate and business law attorney licensed in Texas and New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management from Kentucky State University where she graduated #1 in her area of study. She then earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from The Ohio State University where she specialized in Real Estate Law and Business Strategy.

Prior to founding The Jurist Law Group, PLLC, LeNatria practiced "BigLaw" as a senior-level attorney representing a diverse pool of clients in a variety of real property and business-related matters, including, but not limited to, commercial and secured transactions, mortgage financing and defaults, title resolution, residential and commercial leasing, business formations, contract negotiations and dispute resolution, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy. She also worked for several Fortune 500 companies.

As a wife, working mother of two, and a business owner, LeNatria understands the time constraints her clients face. So, in lieu of launching a firm that would require clients to schedule in-office appointments during regular business hours, LeNatria designed the firm’s business model to allow clients to communicate with the firm at a time and place most convenient for them through a secure client portal - offering greater flexibility and control over their resources.

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate/Property Law
Business, Commercial, Contracts
Compliance

Bar Admissions:

Texas
New Mexico

Education:

J.D./M.B.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Law Review: Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Founding Associate Editor.

B.A., Business Administration, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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D'Marcos P. Devine

Attorney

D’Marcos P. Devine is a civil litigator and trial attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Training from the University of New Mexico, then earned a degree in Paralegal Studies, working as a paralegal for over a decade before pursuing a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Having been a realtor with a top agency in Los Angeles, California prior to pursuing a career in the legal field, his combined legal and real estate background provide a distinct advantage to his clientele, namely small and large businesses, co-ops and condos, property owners, brokers, management companies, boards, landlords and tenants.

With a legal background spanning over a decade, coupled with a meticulous client focus, agile negotiations, and zealous advocacy, D’Marcos has successfully handled countless matters in multiple facets of real estate and business law, including mortgage lending and defaults, creditor bankruptcy, contract negotiations and disputes, and commercial transactions.

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate/Property Law
Business, Commercial, Contracts
Probate and Estate Planning
Creditor Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions:

New Mexico

Education:

J.D., The University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A.A.S., Paralegal Studies, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, New Mexico

B.S., Technology and Training, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Jonathan Hill

Attorney

Jon Hill is a 25-year civil litigator and trial attorney licensed within the State of Texas.  He studied at Texas A&M, obtaining his undergrad in Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.  He then earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, earning the Order of the Lytae award for academic excellence.

He started out his legal career in the Austin courtrooms, then subsequently moved his practice to Houston, focusing on oil and gas issues ranging from basic oilfield services contracts to large onshore and offshore joint venture agreements, and admiralty issues (one of Mr. Hill's favorite stories concerns obtaining an 'arrest warrant' for the Coast Guard to seize a ship). Also a certified professional landman, much of Mr. Hill’s work has involved land deals, oil and gas leases, joint venture agreements between large oil companies developing areas of mutual interest ('AMIs'), and administrative reporting requirements.

Mr. Hill represents large and small property owners.  His representation ranges from residential complexes and office management associations to individuals who have boundary and sales disputes, either litigating the client's interest or negotiating and drafting agreements to resolve or preemptively avoid the dispute. Mr. Hill has also served as General Counsel for Sonangol U.S.A and presently is General Counsel for the telecommunications company Phonoscope Inc.

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate/Property Law
Business, Commercial, Contracts
Oil and Gas Law

Bar Admissions:

Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas

Education:

J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas; Order of the Lytae

M.P.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

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Eric Jurist

Operations Manager

Eric Jurist serves as the firm’s Operations Manager. He hails from the industrial and construction industry where he adeptly led teams and demonstrated an affinity for interacting with senior leadership and industry leaders. Eric has a prowess for pushing process improvements to yield greater efficiency and promote higher margins.  He embraces technology and the value-add when complemented with the human element.  He received his B.G.S., with concentrations in Physics & Mathematics, from New Mexico Tech and has an insatiable knowledge appetite. Eric is a strong critical thinker and very analytical which, among other attributes, makes Eric an invaluable asset to the firm.