The Branick and Devenzio Law Firm - For Family, Criminal,
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Branick, Walston & Devenzio, Attorneys, Nederland, TX
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ABOUT JESSE BRANICK


Jesse Branick has served as the President of the Jefferson County Bar Association and is a recognized community leader having served on numerous Boards throughout the region.


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EDUCATION:
1989 - South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate
  • Student Bar Association, President, 1989;
  • American Bar Association Representative, 1988;
  • Student Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1988, 1989;
  • Inns of Court Program Committee, Dean Search Committee; Student/Faculty Committee and various other committees, 1989;
  • Golden Triangle Law Students’ Association, 1988, 1989;
  • Health Law Society, 1987, 1988, 1989
1973 - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (Social) - Elected officer two years;
  • Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity (Business);
  • Brother of Hermes, Big Brother to Alpha Chi Omega Sorority;
  • American Marketing Association
1969 - Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, Texas
Graduate
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
1997 to present - TMCEC – Texas Municipal Court Education Center 15-20 hours per year, Continuing Legal Education
1984 - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • Thirty-six of seventy-two hours towards Electrical Technology Degree
1976 - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • Six hours toward Master of Business Administration
1972 - University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Certificate, Public Relations Course
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
  • 2009 - Present - CITY OF NEDERLAND - City Attorney
  • 2007 –Present - MAGISTRATE JUDGE – Mental Hearings for Jefferson County
  • 2007-Present - CITY OF PORT NECHES - City Prosecutor
  • 2006-Present - CITY OF GROVES - City Prosecutor
  • 2004-Present - CITY OF PORT ARTHUR - City Prosecutor
  • 1999-Present - BRANICK, WALSTON & DEVENZIO BRANICK LAW FIRM
    BRANICK & WALSTON - Nederland, Texas
    Owner - Areas or practice: Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Family, Criminal, Probate, Wills and Adoptions
  • 1997-Present - CITY OF NEDERLAND
    City Prosecutor
  • 1992-1999 - PROVOST * UMPHREY LAW FIRM, L.L.P. - Beaumont, Texas
    Partner, 1993,
    Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Consumer and Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate
  • 1989-1992 - PROVOST, SHELDON, STEELE, HUGHES, GIBLIN, BRANICK & WIMBERLEY
    Port Arthur, Texas
    Associate, Areas of Practice: Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Family & Criminal Law
  • 1989-1990 - LAMAR UNIVERSITY - Beaumont, Texas
    Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Institute; Legal Research and Writing
  • 1987-1989 - VINSON & ELKINS LAW FIRM - Houston, Texas
    Briefing clerk for Frank Spagnoletti and Roland Garcia, Jr., research, file reviews, admiralty-tort litigation section; participated in Justice Raul Gonzalez’s re-election campaign and wrote several speeches for him.
  • 1987 - UMPHREY, SWEARINGEN, EDDINS & CARVER - Groves, Texas
    Summer Law Clerk, drafting pleadings, motions and legal memoranda; reviewing files, ADR interviews, research
  • 1985-1986 - TEXACO, INC. - Houston, Texas
    International Purchasing Department - purchasing approximately $26 million/year
  • 1974-1984 - TEXACO, INC. - Port Arthur, Texas
    Cost Accountant/Shipping Expert/Buyer
  • 1973-1974 - FIRST TEXAS SAVINGS - Beaumont, Texas
    Loan Officer, Head of Installment Loan Department
  • 1968-1973 - SABINE NATIONAL BANK - Port Arthur, Texas
    Officer Trainee, Head Commercial Teller, Worked in all departments part-time while in high school or college
HONORS:
  • Dean’s Citizenship Award, 1989
  • STCL Board of Governors Award, 1989
  • Who’s Who, 1988 and 1989
  • STCL Full Scholarship, 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Admiralty, 1988
  • Dean’s Honor List, 1988
  • President’s Merit Award, 1988
  • Negotiation Competition, Quarter Finalist, 1988
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Thomas Arkle Award for “Outstanding Senior”, 1973
ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • 2009 to present - NISD School Board Trustee, President, Vice President and Secretary
  • College of State Bar of Texas 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008,
  • Jefferson County Bar Association,
    2010-2011 - President
    2009 -2010 – President Elect
    2008-2009 – Vice President
    2007-2008 – Treasurer
    2000 to 2002, 2005 to 2006 – Board of Directors
  • United Methodist Temple - Trustee; Finance Committee; Sunday School Superintendent; Education Committee; Administrative Board; Asbury Sunday School Class Vice-President and President, Teacher, 1998 to present
  • Nederland Girls’ Softball Team Manager and Coach, 2001 to 2007
  • Krewe of Les Trois Ville, Captain/President, 1999-2002
  • Coastal Conservation Association (Beaumont Chapter), Board of Directors, 1993-1999
  • Nederland I.S.D. Task Force Team Member for bond referendum, 1997
  • Dispute Resolution Center of Jefferson County, Board of Directors, 1990-1994
  • Port Arthur Bar Association, President 1993; Vice-President 1992; Secretary-Treasurer 1991
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Past Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Past Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Texas College of Law, S.E. Texas Alumni Association President, 1995
  • United Community Services, Board of Directors, Assistant Chairman and team member, 1979-1984
  • Texaco Employees Recreation Association; Chairman, Saltwater Fishing Association, 1982, 1983
  • Port Arthur and Beaumont Jaycees, 1968-1974
  • Director of Beaumont Jaycees, 1974
PERSONAL:
  • Date of birth: 9/1/1951
  • Married with two daughters 18 and 21
REFERENCES:
  • Richard Hughes
    Attorney- McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley Steele and Chatelain
    Nederland, Texas
    409-724-6644
  • Andre Wimer
    City Manager – Port Neches, Texas
    409-727-2182
  • Val Tizeno
    City Attorney – Port Arthur, Texas
    409-983-8126
  • Dee Sosa
    City Manager – Groves, Texas
    409-962-4471
  • James Black
    City Attorney – Groves, Texas
    409-982-9433
  • Judge Gary Sanderson
    60th Judicial District Court, Jefferson County
    409-835-8472
  • Judge Ron Walker
    County Judge
    Jefferson County Courthouse
    409-835-8466
  • Judge Al Gerson
    County Court at Law #1, Jefferson County
    409-835-8470
  • Judge Lupe Flores
    County Court at Law #2, Jefferson County
    409-835-8607
**Other references available upon request.