Jerry E. Bain


Location : Tyler, Texas

Phone : 903-730-6637

Toll Free : 888–496–4953

Fax : 903-597-7322

Email : E-mail Me

Jerry E. Bain, shareholder, is certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and focuses exclusively on marital law. He is a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Bain is admitted to practice in state courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Texas and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Bain is active in the community and has served on the Texas State Bar Association Family Law Exam Commission as an exam Preparer and Grader.

Married to the same wonderful lady for 30+ years, and three adult children.

Member of Christ Episcopal Church. Vestry Member for two terms.

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Jerry’s office is in Tyler, Texas, the county seat of Smith County, but he regularly practices all over East Texas. He makes regular court appearances in Longview, Gregg County; Palestine, Anderson County; Rusk, Cherokee County; Henderson, Rusk County; Quitman, Wood County; Athens, Henderson County; and Canton, Van Zandt County. He also takes cases in Rains County, Hopkins County, Franklin County, Camp County, Upshur County, Panola County, Angelina County, Dallas County, Houston County, and Freestone County.

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Areas of Practice
  • 100% Family Law
Litigation Percentage
  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Matrimonial Mediator, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996
  • Family Law Mediator, Attorney-Mediators Institute, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 1964
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. – 1961 to 1962
  • The Trial of A Family Law Jury Case – Predicates, Making and Meeting Objections, 2007 – Present
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation, State Bar Family Law Exam Commission, 2007
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Smith County Bar Association, President
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Director, Executive Council
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, President
  • United States Bankruptcy Trustee, 1971 – 1986
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Exam Commission, 2002 – 2005
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Family Law Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Smith County Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas, Director, 1989 – 1992
  • Panel of Trustees, US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1980 – 1984
  • State Bar of Texas, District 2A Grievance Committee, 2001 – 2007