Meet Jesse

After graduating with an Honors degree from the University of North Carolina, and then working as a consultant for two years, in 1996, Jesse McClure moved to Texas to attend the University of Texas School of Law. On the first day of class, he met Katie Peterson (Aggie, Class of '95). They married in 2003, and have one child, Marilyn, who was born in 2010. They have lived in Kingwood for over five years where they are active members of Second Baptist Church, volunteer at Marilyn's school and for her swim team, and participate in Bible study.

Jesse has over 16 years of experience as a prosecutor, and has investigated and prosecuted every type of case from drunk driving, to fraud, to murder. Additionally, he has been in private practice, and was a legal advisor for the Department of Homeland Security before moving to Kingwood. Jesse McClure is fiercely committed to the Constitution and the rule of law, and is the right choice for the 182nd District Court.

Education

Degrees:

University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, J.D., 1999

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Honors B.A., Philosophy, 1994 University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom, Fall 1992 - Summer 1993 (Study Abroad)

Licenses and Certificates:

State: Supreme Court of Texas (1999)

Federal: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2000 - inactive)

Fraud Examiner: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2013)

Professional Experience

 

Texas Department of Insurance: 2012 - Present. Special Prosecutor / Special Assistant District Attorney, Houston, Texas

  • Special Prosecutor assigned to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office tasked with guiding and leading investigations and prosecutions of insurance fraud and other white collar crimes
    • Provide training and advice to state and local law enforcement on strategy and tactics in potential and ongoing investigations
    • Act as a liaison between local and state law enforcement
    • Draft search warrant affidavits and grand jury subpoenas
    • Coordinate investigations of corrupt insurance professionals, organized crime groups, and medical and legal professionals with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
    • Provide legal advice on search and seizure issues
    • Prepare cases for presentation to grand juries
    • Negotiate plea bargains
    • Appear in District Court on behalf of the State of Texas
  • Participate in the management of the Fraud Unit
    • Provide guidance and instruction to Fraud Unit investigators
    • Brief legislative staff on Fraud Unit activities and personnel
    • Prepare management for testimony before State Senate and House Committees
    • Provide guidance in reforming the personnel selection process
    • Review job postings and provide advice to senior management regarding qualifications and salary issues

Results

 

  • Obtained judgments ordering over $2,200,000 in restitution from defendants
  • Guilty Pleas of a Clinic Owner and a Personal Injury Attorney Involved in a Staged Car Accident Insurance Fraud Scheme
  • 10 and 12-year prison sentences for insurance agents who misapplied insurance premiums and fraudulently obtained premium finance funds
  • 20-year prison sentence for insurance agent who misappropriated over $3 million from Several Elderly Customers: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/news/2016/tdi05232016.html

Other

 

  • Provider of formal training to hundreds of attorneys, peace officers, and insurance professionals, including:
    • Presenter, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Conference (Barratry; Discovery; Lead Prosecutor for Mock Trial)
    • Speaker, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Western Regional Meeting (Overview of the TDI Fraud Unit)