Jennifer Scherf

Jennifer Scherf

Contact Information

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Fax: 817-336-4448
Email: Email Me

Areas of Practice

Divorce (contested and uncontested)
Child custody
Child support
CPS Cases
Fathers’ Right
Grandparents’ Rights

Bar Admissions

2003 – present


University of North Texas (UNT)
Southern Methodist University (SMU) – School of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dallas County Family Bar – 2019

Driven, resourceful, compassionate

Attorney Jennifer Scherf has been helping clients navigate the ups and downs of family law for two decades. Clients benefit from Jennifer’s thoroughness, dedication and ability to resolve complex divorce and child custody issues, as well as her advocacy during both difficult family law issues and joyful cases, like adoption. She is also known for successfully representing fathers in difficult custody cases, having helped numerous dads secure custody of children, including infants.

According to Justin Sisemore, founder of the Sisemore Law Firm, “Jennifer has a vast amount of experience in family law, a terrific court room presence and a level of energy that is contagious. Jennifer’s willingness to go the extra mile, along with her innate grit and compassion, align perfectly with how we expect clients to be treated at our firm. She’s an awesome addition to our team, who I know will play an integral role in the firm’s future in the years to come.” 

A puzzle solver by nature, family law was a natural fit

A Texas native, Jennifer graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1993. Though she didn’t realize it at the time, Jennifer’s love for debate, speech, Mensa puzzles and “lawyering” as a D.A. and prosecutor in the Boy Scout’s Juvie program set the stage for a successful law career. She has always loved to debate, consider the merits of both sides of an issue and put the pieces of a puzzle together to create the best resolution for those involved.

Intent on becoming a doctor, Jennifer enrolled at the University of North Texas but switched lanes after speaking with a family law attorney. As she explains, “I was drawn to medicine because I thought there’s nothing better you can do than save lives and give people a better quality of life. The attorney said, ‘If you could be honest with people and make life a little easier during a horrible, horrible time, like divorce or when something traumatic happens to a child, that’s a good thing, too.’ That statement really resonated with me.”

After graduating from UNT with Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice, business law and English, Jennifer took two years off to start a family. In 2003, she graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where Jennifer was a member of the Moot Court Board and treasurer for the Environmental Law Society. She has been practicing law ever since.

While she has earned a stellar reputation as a father’s rights lawyer, Jennifer prefers to be viewed as a “kids rights” attorney, where finding the optimum solution for each child is the priority. “Sometimes dad is the best fit for conservator, and sometimes mom is. The part of family law I like most is having an impact on children. The most important things we do as family lawyers is to help children have safe, decent childhoods and grow up to be good people. I do this for the kids,” Jennifer says.

Exploring the world and backyard are tops on her to-do list

An empty nester—she has two biological children and one adopted child—Jennifer recently moved from Dallas to Fort Worth and is having fun exploring her new city. In her spare time, Jennifer also enjoys playing tennis, riding horses, taking walks with her collie mix rescue and boxer granddog, volunteering as a mock trial Judge to help teens earn scholarships while fueling their love of advocating for clients and traveling around Europe as often as she can. Italy, Germany and Ireland are favorite destinations, and she plans to visit Scotland soon.