Jami Milner Turner graduated magna cum laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Texas State, she served as the Service Director of the Golden Key Honor Society.
After college, Jami attended law school at The University of Houston Law Center. While in law school, Jami was a recipient of the Texas Bar Association Professionalism Award and an active member of the Journal of Texas Consumer Law.
Prior to becoming licensed to practice law in Texas, Jami worked as a law clerk for Joe Milner doing extensive family law research, drafting, and trial preparation. Joe served as her mentor for a number of years prior to joining the law firm.
Jami handles complex family law issues including child custody disputes, divorce, property division, child support, grandparents rights, paternity, child abuse allegations, enforcement, and custody modifications. She is uniquely suited to handle the amicable divorce or to aggressively pursue her client's best interests in the courtroom should the need arise. Jami knows the importance of keeping her clients fully informed and supported throughout what is often a very emotional and highly sensitive transition period. Her clients describe her as tenacious, caring, detailed, and a strong advocate at trial.
Along with the other members of Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC, Jami takes a team approach to the practice of law. She and the other attorneys at the firm consult internally on their cases, each adding a unique perspective and approach to the case.
Jami is a member of the American Bar Association, Austin Bar Association (Family Law Section), Williamson County Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and a Fellow of the Texas Family Law Foundation. Like the other members of Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC, Jami is dedicated to giving back to her community. She is the former Vice President of Administration and a Founding Member of the Cosmopolitan Rotary Club of Austin, and a member of the Young Women's Alliance. She has volunteered for Therapy Pet Pals of Texas, BookSpring, Communities In Schools, Volunteer Legal Services, Junior Helping Hand Home of Austin, Special Olympics, and a number of other projects and causes.
Away from the office, Jami enjoys spending time with her wonderful children and husband, Travis, who is also a family law attorney.
Awards and Speaking Engagements:
- State Bar of Texas Legal Professionalism Award (2005)
- Speaker, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, "Maximizing the Take at a Final Property Hearing" (2010)
- Speaker, Family Law Essentials Seminar, "When is a Residence Really a Residence?" (2011)
- Speaker, Law Review CLE "Obtaining Social Media Discovery and Evidence, and Using it in Court" (2011)
- Speaker, Law Review CLE "Divorce Basics Seminar" (2012)
- Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
"I came to Jami in a very difficult predicament. Jami warned me that it was going to be extremely hard to win a relocation case that required the mother to move, even if it meant returning to the city where we had lived together with our child. However, something told me that if it could be done, Jami could do it. My case required immediate action that was crucial in establishing jurisdiction for the case in my county, followed by discovery, mediation, and finally, a bench trial. Throughout the entire process, Jami was thoroughly engaged...always prepared, always professional, always exploring ways to win my case. Critically important to me was her accessibility. On more than one occasion, I needed immediate advice, straight talk, or reassurance, and she gave it to me...and, she was always right. I will never be able to thank her enough. My daughter lives about a half a mile from me today because I hired Jami. It's as simple as that."
"Jami has helped me so much in my divorce/child custody battle for my daughter...I couldn't recommend her more. Even when I didn't deserve her help, and may have been sabotaging my own case - she was there to help me through the most difficult time of my life. I have been brought back to court four times now by my ex - and Jami completely squashes his case every time. Ms. Milner is extremely professional and organized - as well as overwhelming with her skill and delivery in and out of the courtroom."
"I can't say enough about how helpful Jami was to me and my family. Even during my darkest hours, Jami was always willing to listen and support me. She is extremely tough in the courtroom and, with her help, I gained primary custody of my young son...something that I had previously been told was impossible since I was a dad and my son was a young toddler. Jami gave me incredible advice that I truly believe led to my having custody today."
"Fortunately, my divorce ended in an amicable resolution between my wife and me. Jami helped make it as painless and effortless as possible. Thank you, Jami!!"