Derbha Jones’ story is a uniquely American story that could only happen in a place like Texas, where those looking for opportunity have always found an open door.
Derbha was born in Monroe, Louisiana to hardworking, Christian parents. Although they had no formal education, her parents always provided for her needs so that Derbha could pursue an education and a better life for herself. After graduating from Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in Radiologic Technology, Derbha made her way to Texas in 1989 to become an x-ray technologist in Denton.
While working as an x-ray tech, Derbha’s curiosity about the law and her desire to help others led her to enroll at the Wesleyan School of Law (now the Texas A&M School of Law). She was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2002, and 17 years later, she has built a reputation in courtrooms across North Texas as a fierce advocate for the weakest and most vulnerable among us – abused and neglected children.
Derbha Jones is one of only 16 attorneys in all of Texas who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Family Law and Child Welfare Law. She is also a Child Welfare Law Specialist with the National Association of Counsel for Children, and a National Certified Guardian with the Center for Guardian Certification.