Jessica O. Ireton

Jessica Ireton joined Ford + Bergner LLP in 2016 and focuses her practice on probate administration and guardianship issues.  Prior to coming to Ford + Bergner LLP, Ms. Ireton worked in the energy section of a national law firm, where she assisted oil and gas clients in addressing business litigation and transactional matters.  

Ms. Ireton is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ireton earned her Bachelors degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She then served in Iraq as a Marine Corps Logistics Officer and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.  Ms. Ireton later earned her Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and achieved her Black Belt certification in the Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology. Ms. Ireton then spent several years negotiating contracts and improving contracting productivity for a major oil and gas company.

Ms. Ireton is fluent in Polish and also has experience with the Japanese language.  During her time away from the office, she is a dedicated wife, active mother and enjoys distance running.


Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.


Jessica Ireton


Ford+Bergner LLP

  • 700 Louisiana Street
  • 48th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • T: 713.260.3926
  • F: 713.260.3903
  • 901 Main St.
  • 33rd Floor
  • Dallas, TX 75202
  • T: 214.389.0887
  • F: 214.389.0888
Areas of Practice:
Probate Administration
Guardianship Administration
University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate
Magna Cum Laude
Boston University
Master of Science, Business Administration
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Japanese Studies, with High Distinction

Recent Publications

How to Get Away With Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties

— It is often said that financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. While the prior statement is true, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused.

It's Going to be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code

— The Texas Probate Code will be replaced in 2014 with the Estates Code - a newer model that promises to be more accessible, more understandable, and more usable. While the Estates Code is one of the biggest things to happen in Texas probate law in over a half century, here are a few tips to help your transition to the new Code.