Jerry E. Bain

Jerry Bain

Location: Tyler, Texas
Phone: 903-730-6287
Toll Free: 888-250-2634
Fax: 903-597-7322
E-mail: 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 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 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 serves on the Texas State Bar Association Family Law Exam Commission.

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

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

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, 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, 1975
  • 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

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

  • State Bar of Texas, District 2A Grievance Committee, 2001-2007
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Family Law Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Smith County Bar Foundation
  • Smith County Bar Association, President, 1971 – 1972
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Director, Executive Council, 1974 – 1975
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, President, 1973 – 1974
  • State Bar of Texas, Director, 1989 – 1992
  • United States Bankruptcy Trustee, 1971 – 1986
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Exam Commission, 2002-2005
  • Panel of Trustees, US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1980 – 1984


  • The Trial of A Family Law Jury Case – Predicates, Making and Meeting Objections, 2007