Family law attorney Alissa Jackson launched her legal career as an intern at the Sisemore Law Firm and has been leaving her imprint on the firm ever since. A pragmatic attorney with a penchant for research and details, Alissa’s passion for litigation and people shines through in both the courtroom and behind the scenes, as she helps guide clients through one of the most difficult times in their lives.
According to Justin Sisemore, founder of the Sisemore Law Firm, “In the realm of up-and-coming family law attorneys, Alissa checks all of the boxes. She not only brings the intellect, command of case law and drive needed to be a superb litigator, but her ability to listen with compassion and navigate complex issues with clients also sets her apart. I expect her to become a force to reckon with in this space.”
Texas native Alissa Jackson grew up in Longview, Texas, where she enjoyed her time at a great high school, dancing on the drill team and attending football games every Friday. Following graduation from high school, Alissa attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she received an undergraduate degree in strategic communications in 2019. Alissa was accepted into the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law the same year, where she honed her command of the law as a member of the Editorial Board on Law Review and by immersing herself in case law. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from UNT in 2022 and passed the bar shortly thereafter.
Alissa knew she wanted to pursue a career in litigation since the beginning of law school. She excelled in moot court and mock trials, which was noticed by professors who provided positive feedback about her preparedness and ability to speak on her toes. Her involvement with organizations supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse on college campuses, including It’s On Us, inspired her to pursue family law.
“As someone interested in heavy litigation, I was encouraged to consider both criminal law and family law. I love litigation but prefer client-facing roles and didn’t want to do transactional work. Since college, I’ve worked with victims of domestic violence and seen situations where women have been trapped and had to make some really hard, selfless decisions to take care of their kids. I want to be that person they can lean on for hope and to guide them to the next chapter of their lives, so they focus on their children and trust us to handle the rest,” Alissa says.
When she isn’t spending time in court or counseling clients, Alissa and her husband Jhett spend their “downtime” taking care of their beloved horses and playing with their three dogs. Alissa also enjoys interacting with her church community at Victory Family Church and being an active member of the Texas Bar Association.