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Jake uses his decades of experience on the judicial bench to guide his family law clients through their cases with the goal of preserving their emotional and financial wellbeing. He uses his extensive training in meditation and arbitration to resolve any issues that may come up during divorce and custody cases. Jake previously served as the Judge of the 158th Judicial District County for 8 years. During that time, he presided over more than 100 jury trials, 1000 non-jury trials, and thousands of adversary hearings. Jake was recognized for his fairness during trials; being awarded ‘Most Qualified District Judge’ seven times by the Denton County Bar Association. Jake is a Qualified Meditator by the State Bar of Texas and has been for over two decades. He also served as a Municipal Judge in Lewisville from 1973-1979.
Jake has been a vital part of the North Texas legal community. He served as president of both the Denton County Bar Association and the Denton County Family Lawyers Association. He is an active member in the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Jake helped found the Denton County Collaborative Family Law Association and the Family Law Section of the Denton County Bar Association.
Before his career in law and justice, Jake served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Captain. Jake is involved in the community, regular serving on the boards and committees of such organizations as the Lewisville Rotary Club, CASA of Denton County and the Lewisville YMCA.
- Denton County, District Judge of the 158th Judicial District Court, 2002 – 2010
- Jake Collier, Attorney at Law, 1969 – 2002
- Lewisville, Municipal Judge, 1973 – 1979
- United States Marine Corps, Captain, 1961 – 1965