Originally from a farming community in South Dakota, Jill Hossley draws on her Midwestern values in representing individuals whose rights have been violated. She practices law with a singular focus: assisting those who have been wrongfully injured.
Jill attended the University of Tulsa College of Law in Oklahoma after graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in English and criminal justice from the University of South Dakota. Before she finished law school, Jill spent time working for a South Dakota senator on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, contributing on projects in commerce and foreign relations. She later spent over a year in Phoenix, Arizona working for the governor’s office on environmental matters and working with Arizona’s Pardon and Parole Board during this time.
After graduating from law school, Jill moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for several boutique firms before she and her husband Allen started their own litigation firm in 1996. Their firm started with only one case: the young legal team of husband and wife representing an injured client against a multibillion-dollar corporation – and they won.
As the small firm’s reputation and client base grew, so did their need for additional attorneys. Eventually, the Hossleys’ friendship with fellow husband-and-wife legal team (Jeff and Renna Embry) led to a partnership and the creation of Hossley & Embry, LLP.
Jill and her husband have three children and make their home in Tyler, Texas where Jill serves on local boards for Habitat for Humanity and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She credits her parents for her strong values and ethics; her father served in the military and currently practices law in Jill’s hometown, and her mother is a retired high school English teacher.
- University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1994)
- University of South Dakota (English and Political Science, 1990) Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
Bar and Court Admissions
- All U.S. District Courts for the State of Texas
- Texas Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Dallas Bar Association
- East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Smith County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- College of the State Bar of Texas
Contact Jill Hossley: firstname.lastname@example.org