About Partney Law
Partney Law’s Mission
It is the mission of Partney Law to expertly navigate the legal world on behalf of our clients and to work diligently to find a solution that best suits each individual’s needs.
We provide a comfortable, secure environment for our clients to seek professional legal advice for all their family law needs. In addition, we strive to develop a culture that is both compassionate and solution oriented. And we utilize a flat fee system that alleviates the billing headaches for both the client and the business allowing the focus to be on the law.
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Meet the Team
Jason Partney attended law school in Fort Worth at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law).
Prior to Law School
Jason Partney grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated with honors. While there he met his wife Mary, and they married after they both completed their degrees.
Mr. Partney attended law school at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (purchased by Texas A&M and now Texas A&M School of Law) in Fort Worth. While attending Texas Wesleyan, Mr. Partney was awarded the prestigious Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy following his participation in multiple Mock Trial competition teams, local community volunteer activities, and Moot Court.
Beginning His Practice
Mr. Partney began his career in Dallas, Texas, as a case director for the Innocence Project of Texas (IPOT). IPOT is a non-profit organization committed to freeing wrongly convicted individuals. In 2009, Mr. Partney was directly responsible for attaining a full pardon from the Governor of Texas for James Woodard.
Unfortunately, due to health conditions Mr. Woodard developed during his 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Mr. Woodard passed away in 2012. It is at least a small comfort that Mr. Woodard was able to spend his remaining years not locked away in prison but with family and friends before his passing.
You can read more about this case by following this link to the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s Article. Jason Partney was also involved with the exoneration of Johnny Pinchback, who served over 26 years in prison before being exonerated through DNA testing and Jason’s collaborative efforts with the Innocence Project of Texas. An excellent overview of Mr. Pinchback’s case is found on Dallas-Fort Worth Attorney, Mr. A. Clay Graham’s blog.
Relocation to Austin, Texas
Mr. Partney relocated to Austin with his family in 2009. He began working for a small local firm before going out on his own in 2012. Mr. Partney was selected to participate in Leadership Austin’s 2013 EMERGE program, which is a gathering of community-minded, high-potential young professionals who want to build relationships and gain leadership skills to make a difference in the Austin community.
Mr. Partney used this opportunity to champion Volunteer Legal Services and the need for low-cost legal assistance in the Austin area.
In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Mr. Partney was selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. This award is based on recommendations from his fellow attorneys in the area. Only 2.5% of attorneys in the state are given this prestigious recognition.
Outside the office, Mr. Partney enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and their three young children. Mr. Partney enjoys participating in community events, both big and small, and tries to find time to read and travel as much as work allows.
Mary Partney draws on her years of management experience in the hospitality field to manage the office at Partney Law.
Mary Partney is the wife of Jason Partney. She was born and raised in a small town in East Texas. After graduation, she moved to Lubbock, Texas, to attend Texas Tech University. She and Jason met at Tech as members of the Goin Band from Raiderland.
Mary graduated with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Upon the arrival of Mary and Jason’s first child, Mary left the long hours of the hospitality industry and was able to use the knowledge she gained from having two entrepreneurial parents. She also used the business experience of the previous five years to help Jason get Partney Law up and running. Today she works for the firm part time, managing the books and advertising, and spends the other part of her time raising her and Jason’s three kids.
Katie has been with Partney Law since May 2015. Katie Wagner’s desire to work with people in life transitions led her to the paralegal field. She has worked for Partney Law since 2015.
Katie was born and raised in Maryland, moved to Kailua, Hawaii in her late 20’s, and made her way to Austin, Texas in 2012. After graduating from McDaniel College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she began working for a nonprofit psychiatric treatment program as a Resource Management Specialist and later went on to work for a psychiatric hospital as a Mental Health Technician in its’ outpatient program.
Knowing her love of and ability to work with people transitioning through life’s challenges but realizing her desire for a more structured setting, she began to research opportunities in the paralegal field, finding that Family Law is the perfect blend.
Katie has been with Partney Law since May 2015 and has found paralegal work to be challenging and fulfilling. Her diverse professional experience, calming presence and willingness to listen through the struggles, while pointing out and celebrating life’s victories has been an asset to the team. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, hiking or paddle boarding through Austin.