Julie Prentice

Julie Prentice is a well-known and respected family law attorney and criminal defense attorney in Odessa, TX. She is an experienced litigator, collaborative divorce lawyer, and family law mediator.

Handling cases from criminal defense to divorce cases, she provides a thoughtful and empathetic approach to protecting the people and things they value most. Her clients value a constructive and intelligent approach to family law.

She regularly exceeds the required number of the Texas Bar’s Continuing Legal Education hours every year. This feat earns her the distinction of a membership in the Texas Bar College, a legal honors society recognizing professional scholarship in practice.

Ms. Prentice advises clients on a wide range of family law matters, including helping them establish a solid financial footing and take care of their children. Her work often involves complicated and high profile custody, property, and financial matters

She utilizes her background and knowledge in delivering the full continuum of process options to help clients choose an approach that will best accomplish their goals and reduce unnecessary legal expenses.

Ms. Prentice finds genuine joy in resolving cases. She helps clients prioritize goals, generate options, and explore long-term solutions with respect and support. With her, it’s all about family and helping people figure out what’s best for all, now and in the future.

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Ms. Prentice attended Texas A&M Kingsville for her undergraduate degree, and ultimately graduated from Texas Wesleyan College of Law in Fort Worth.

In her years of practice, she worked as a prosecutor in Ector County, handling some of the most prolific criminal cases in her area. Ms. Prentice is also admitted to practice in the federal court system, boasting admittance to both the Western and Southern Federal Districts of Texas.

She joined The Jimenez Law Firm in 2022.

Representative Work

  • As a prosecutor, Ms. Prentice brought justice to a wife and son who saw their father/husband gunned down in front of them.
  • She joined a trial team that won fifty years against a man who tried to lock his wife in a house and set it on fire after murdering the family dog.
  • She’s proud of bringing a sexual assault case to trial knowing she would lose. The victim (a minor) needed to tell her story. Ms. Prentice “got [her] ass kicked,” but upon returning to her office, her client left a note on her desk that said thanking her. Ms. Prentice was the only one that listened to her and fought for her.
  • She won one of her first trials, despite the defense attorney’s attempt to bring in false evidence against her client.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar College
  • State Bar of Texas—2012
  • Ector County Bar Association, 2013
  • Phi Alpha Delta, 2011
  • Basin Theatre Works, Board Member, 2022
  • Young Professionals of Odessa, Vice Chair, 2022
  • Midland Soccer Association, 2018
  • Ector County Bar Association
  • Downtown Odessa, Member of Play Committee, 2017–2020