Jerry Kolendar-Family Law-Banking and Finance Law
Jerry M. Kolander, Jr.

Managing Partner
Attorney At Law

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Jerry Kolander is currently managing partner of the firm. He has been with McCleskey since 1971 and a partner since 1976. He represents people from all walks of life and is experienced in representing financial institutions, car dealerships, and small and large businesses of all kinds. He has been involved in major commercial and real estate transactions and has represented the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on behalf of our firm since 1975.


  • Commercial and Business Transactions
  • Real Estate Law
  • Entity Creation and Governance
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Family Law

Admitted to Bar

  • Texas (1971)

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Texas Tech University (B.A., 1968)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1971)
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Honors and Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate Forms Committee (1990)
  • State Bar of Texas, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment Law (1998–2000)
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (President, 2003–2004)


  • Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 15, 1946
  • Lubbock Optimist Club (President, 1975)
  • Texas Tech Lettermen’s Association (Director, 1979–1980)
  • Lubbock Visitors and Conventions Bureau (Director, 1985–1992)
  • Hospice of Lubbock, Inc. (Director, 1990–2000
    President, 1994–1995)
  • Texas District, Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
    (Director, 1983–1995)
  • Lubbock Area Foundation (2011–Present)
  • Lutheran Foundation of Texas (2012–Present)