Attorney Profile

JaPaula C. Kemp is an accomplished lawyer and advocate in the State of Texas with over 10 years of litigation experience.  She began her career as an associate of Washington & Associates law firm under the supervision of lawyer Craig A. Washington. She has worked on a multitude of civil, criminal, family, and employment discrimination cases.  JaPaula is passionate about providing quality legal services and dedicated to the legal profession and the practice of law. She stands firm in seeking justice and equality for the clients she represents.

I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against-  m.x.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court- Southern District of Texas



Juris Doctor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, 2003
Law Review- Solicitations Editor

Bachelor of Arts & Science in Criminal Justice, University of Michigan, 1999



  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Past Employment

  • Washington & Associates
  • Assistant Attorney General, Child Support Division



  • The Effect of Educating Prisoners
  • The Community Reinvestment Act Revisited


Certifications & Trial Colleges

  • TCDLA Trial College Participant
  • Certification received for DWI/DUI Standard Field Sobriety