Wendy S. Burgower

Wendy S. Burgower

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Burgower & Rainwater, LLP
 | 3355 West Alabama, Suite 825
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-529-3982
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile
Ms. Burgower, a native Houstonian, is a Plan II graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, 1976. Following her undergraduate studies, she pursued her law degree at the Bates College of Law, University of Houston, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979. She became board-certified in the practice of Family Law in 1985 and has concentrated her practice in this area since that time. Ms. Burgower is the Immediate Past Chair of the State Bar of Texas and serves in the Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Burta Raborn Inns of Court, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has held leadership positions, including past president of the Association of Women Attorneys, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and Burta Rhodes Raborn Family Inns of Court. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Burgower has successfully represented both men and women, mothers and fathers and has dealt with complex property cases and jury cases.  She was successful in obtaining a $3,000,000.00 plus jury award for a spousal tort, and has negotiated for corporate officers as well as their wives. Ms. Burgower lectures frequently for the State Bar of Texas, South Texas College of Law, and The University of Texas at Austin Law School.

About Wendy Burgower

Admitted: 1979, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://brfamilylaw.com/our-team

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association - Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Member, Association of Women Attorneys - Member (President, 1986-1987), Houston Bar Association - Member (Board Member, Family Law Section, 1987-1990), International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Member, State Bar of Texas - Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists - Member, Texas Family Law Council, 1994 - 1999 - Member, Texas Trial Lawyers - Member.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • PUBLISHED WORKS: Effective Presentation: What Good Lawyers Forget When Presenting Your Case on Temporary and Final, Advanced Family Law Course (2009); Representing And Defending Against the Impaired Parent, U.T. Family Law on The Front Lines (2008); Giving the Kids A Voice In The Courtroom, Advanced Family Law Course (2008); Difficult Clients, Advanced Family Law Course, 2007; Words from the Wise - A Few Pearls in Custody Litigation, Family Law on the Frontlines, 2007; The Kids Really Need More Judge - Above Guidelines Support and Providing for Special Needs and Disabled Children, Advanced Family Law Course, 2006; Bridging the Gaps and Filing in The Holes, New Frontiers in Marital Property, 2006; Parenting Plans, Live Webcast - State Bar May, 2006; Advantages of Settling Family Law Disputes, 29th Annual Marriage Dissolution, 2006; Preserving and Protecting Separate Property, New Frontiers, 2005; Valuation, 31st Annual Advance Family Law, 2005; Effective Use of Office Resources, Advance Family Law Drafting, 2005; The Facts, Nothing But The Facts, Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2004; Ethical Traps, Marriage Dissolution, 2004; Interaction of Family Law and Criminal Law, Advance Family Law Course, 2004; Family Law Torts, Family Law Conference for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2004; Tips for Drafting Like a Pro: From Basic Claims to Exotic Causes of Actions, Advanced Family Law Drafting and Advocacy, 2003; Dangerously Giving up Rights: To Share or Not to Share, Marriage Dissolution, 2003; Bank Accounts, Brokerage Accounts: What Did I Sign and What Does That Mean, New Frontiers In Marital Property, 2003; Economic Torts in the Family Law Context: The Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2003; Tort Litigation: Fiduciary Duties of Spouses and Non-Physical Torts, Family Law on the Front Lines, 2003; Obtaining and Retaining the Benefit of the Bargain: Pre-Marital and Marital Agreements, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, 2002; Assistant Course Director, Advance Family Law Course, 2002; Interaction of Family Law and Criminal Law, UT Second Annual Family Law Conference, 2002; Stranger in a Strange Land, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2002; So You've Paid a Jury Fee - Now What Are You Going to Ask Them - Binding and Non-Binding Jury Issues in Family Law, Advance Family Law Cource, 2001.  CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT: Lectures, State Bar of Texas; Lectures, South Texas College of Law; Lectures, The University of Texas, Austin Law School; 22nd Annual Marriage Dissolution, Course Director, 1999; 28th Acvanced Family Law Course, Course Director - assistant, 2002; New Frontiers in Marital Property, 2004.

Educational Background:

  • Bates College of Law, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, J.D; University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1976, B.A., Major: Plan II
Office Location for Wendy S. Burgower

3355 West Alabama
Suite 825
Houston, TX 77098

 

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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