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Taneska Jones

Taneska Jones

Taneska was welcomed into the Nguyen & Chen family upon graduation from the University of Houston Law Center and licensure in the State of Texas in November 2017.  Taneska primarily handles civil litigation with a heavy focus on discovery and motion practice.  Taneska takes pride in her work ethic and ability to persevere being that she is a first-generation college graduate who went on to excel in law school despite personal challenges.  This same sense of pride also drives Taneska to deliver successful and cost-effective results for her clients.

While in law school, Taneska developed her advocacy skills as a member of the Moot Court team, served as a contributing editor of the Journal for Consumer and Commercial Law, and held the role of Community Service Chair for the Black Law Students Association.  She was also the humble recipient of nearly $20,000 in scholarship awards from Houston-area and national organizations.  Moreover, Taneska was afforded extensive work experience during law school, including as a judicial intern with the Honorable Frances H. Stacy of the U.S. Southern District of Texas, and clerkships with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, the University of Houston Office of the General Counsel, and a local litigation firm.  Taneska gained exposure to legal issues in employment law, higher education, personal injury, consumer rights, and immigration.  

Taneska hails from the small town of Shepherd, Texas and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s in Business Administration.  Prior to law school, Taneska worked as a paralegal clerk at a large international law firm in Houston.  She is a strong advocate for diversity in the legal profession and, to that extent, she enjoys mentoring aspiring women and minority attorneys.  In her free time, Taneska enjoys volunteering in the community, dancing, working out, and exploring the arts with her husband, an aspiring architect at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.