Meet JaPaula

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JaPaula Kemp is a 15 yr resident of Fort Bend County, Texas. She is a native of Flint, Michigan and was raised by her grandparents. JaPaula was the first to attend college in her family and the only one to graduate college and go on to graduate school. She remains active in the Fort Bend community volunteering and getting out the vote with the Fort Bend Democratic Party. JaPaula is a lifetime Democrat. She has served as past HOA vice president and has also served on several boards and committees for local city government. She is a proud advocate, wife, mother, and grandmother; she is also a woman of Christian faith and values. JaPaula enjoys advocating for those who are underprivileged and disadvantaged. In addition, she spends time mentoring 2nd and 3rd year law students in the criminal law clinic at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, biking, skating, volunteering and spending time with family and close friends.

JaPaula obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and Bachelor of Arts, undergraduate degree, from the University of Michigan. She became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 2003 and has practiced primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, CPS Litigation, and Civil Litigation for over 17 yrs. JaPaula has dedicated countless hours effectively and zealously representing indigent persons to include adults and juveniles involved in criminal litigation and parents and children involved in child protective services litigation. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and strongly believes that continued education is the key to competence, effective representation and effective decision making. 

A vote for JaPaula is a vote for a candidate that will remain impartial, seek truth, and make sound judgment after careful consideration.  She pledges to uphold the law, maintain professional competence, exhibit patience, and demand respect for all litigants, lawyers, witnesses, jurors, and others in the courtroom and also those with whom she deals with in both her official and unofficial capacity.


In the words of the great Socrates... " a Judge must listen courteously; answer wisely; consider soberly, and decide impartially.” 

​---These are qualities that you will find in this Candidate.