Jacquelyn D. McAnelly


Jacquelyn D. McAnelly joined Cersonsky, Rosen & García, P.C. as an intern in May 2010 and was admitted to the Texas State Bar in November 2011. Jacquelyn joined the partnership team as Managing Shareholder in July 2020 and the firm’s name changed to Cersonsky, McAnelly & Garcia, P.C.

Jacquelyn’s practice areas include commercial and business litigation, complex contract and business disputes, Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations, fraud, employment law, covenants not to compete and appeals.

Jacquelyn’s practice also focuses on consumer and commercial collections, including representation of a federally chartered credit union, recovery of personal and real property collateral, foreclosures, and disposition of distressed debt.

While a student at the University of Houston Law Center, Jacquelyn served a Managing Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. She also served as a legal intern for The Honorable Karen K. Brown, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Texas. Additionally, Jacquelyn earned the degree of Master of Business Administration from University of Houston in 2011.

Reported Cases

  • Amron Intern. Diving Supply, Inc. v. Hydrolinx Diving Commc’n, Inc., 5:12-CV-1189-DAE, 2014 WL 1652600 (W.D. Tex. Apr. 24, 2014)
  • Prevot v. BancorpSouth Bank, 01-12-00986-CV, 2014 WL 4344807 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 29, 2014), review denied (Mar. 13, 2015)
  • Elena Cantu v. Plainscapital Bank, 7:15-CV-107, 2016 WL 1107842 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 21, 2016)
  • In re American Fisheries, Inc., Relator, 01-17-00026-CV, 2017 WL 2255772 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] May 23, 2017, no pet. h.)
  • Nguyen v. Fed. Deposit Ins., Corp. for First Nat’l Bank, 1:13-CV-668, 2018 WL 4293140, at *3 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 15, 2018)

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer and Commercial Collection
  • Foreclosure
  • Employment Law
  • Appellate

Courts of Admittance

  • Texas State Courts
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Planning Committee for the 2020 State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors Rights Course
  • Co-Chair of the HBA Sub-Committee for Seminars in the CLE Committee 2020-2021


  • J.D., University of Houston, 2011
  • M.B.A., University of Houston, with honors, 2011
  • B.B.A., University of Houston, Summa Cum Laude, 2007

Judicial Internships

  • Intern for Hon. Karen K. Brown, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, Summer 2009

Journal Memberships

  • Managing Editor, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 2010-2011