Craig Haston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

The Haston Law Firm, P.C.
 | 12807 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77070
Phone: 281-890-1300
Fax: 281-890-1335
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Craig Haston is the founding attorney of The Haston Law Firm, P.C., located in Houston, Texas. Since 1992 Mr. Haston has represented clients throughout North Houston, Harris County, and surrounding communities in family law matters. Board certified since 1999, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law, he handles complex property cases, child custody and support, modifications and enforcement of orders and premarital agreements. He is also a trained and experienced family law mediator, credited with hundreds of successful mediations, and is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of family law related topics.

Mr. Haston is a current fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Council, past-chair of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, and Past-Chair of Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. He is also a life member of the Texas Family Law Foundation, working to promote legislation in Texas to benefit the families of Texas.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006

Certificates and Credentials

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About Craig Haston

Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.hastonlaw.com/Attorneys/Craig-Haston.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  •  Life Member, National Order of the Barristers, South Texas College of Law, 1992
  • Student Teacher - Advanced Trial Advocacy - South Texas College of Law, 1992
  • Member, National Championship Team - Cravens National Invitational Moot Court Competition, 1992
  • Top Family Lawyer in H Texas Magazine, 2006 - 2007
  • Officer - Board of Advocates - South Texas College of Law, 1991 - 1992

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completion of American Academy of Family Law Specialists Arbitration (AAML) Training Institute and certified as an arbitrator by AAML., 2018
  • Completion of A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute course in Mediation Training, 2001
  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Life Member, Texas Exes Association
  • Chair, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 2010
  • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1997 - 2000 and 2005 - 2012, 2012
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Chair, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Board Certified Family Law Attorneys Organization, 2008 - 2009, 2011
  • Treasurer, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2005 - 2007, 2005
  • Director, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2004 - 2011 and 2014-2016, 2011
  • Planning Committee member – 2019 State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2018
  • Planning Committee member – 2019 State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course, 2018
  • Treasurer, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007 -, 2009
  • Board of Directors - Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS), 2014
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Course Direcrtor - State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Insitute 2013, Galveston, Texas, 2013
  • Planning Committee Member, South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Paralegal, 2006 -, 2009
  • Planning Committee Member - Family Law Technology Conference, Austin, Texas, 2014
  • Planning Committee Member - State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas., 2014
  • Planning Committee member – 2015 State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course, 2015
  • Planning Committee member – 2017 State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting Course, 2017
  • Board of Directors - Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2019
  • Sustaining Life Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Making It Easy for the Judge to Rule in Your Favor: Preparing and Trying a Property Case to the Bench, Family Law for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1998, Author and Speaker, Making It Easy for the Judge to Rule in Your Favor: Preparing and Trying a Property Case to the Bench, Texas Bar CLE, Law; Family Law, 1998
  • MEDIATING PROPERTY ISSUES – Houston Bar Association 2011 Family Law Institute, SouthTexas College of Law, Houston, Texas March 4, Author and Speaker, MEDIATING PROPERTY ISSUES, Houston Bar Association 2011 Family Law Institute, Law; Family Law, 2011
  • ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE IN FAMILY LAW (Co-presenter on article by Reginald Hirsch) –Houston Bar Association - CLE Family Law Seminar, Houston Bar Association, Houston, TexasMarch 31, Author and Speaker, 2011
  • MAKING YOUR LAW PRACTICE PORTABLE – PDF’s AND BEYOND – State Bar of TexasFamily Law Technology Course: No Tech to High Tech in Two Days, Austin, Texas, December 13, Author and Speaker, 2012
  • iPADs FOR LAWYERS – A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN, Technology Workshop – Basic,Intermediate and Advanced - State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio Texas, August 6, 2013
  • Author of chapter on approaching and planning the strategies and process of a family law matter., Chapter Author - "Successfully Setting Strategies for Today's Challenging Family Law Cases", Insided the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2013 ed., Aspator Publications, a Thomson Reuters Business, Law; Family Law, 2013
  • CLIENT COMMUNICATION AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE – StateBar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, Austin, Texas, April 24, 2014
  • CREATIVE DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE ON A SHOESTRING – Panel Moderator - State Barof Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, Austin, Texas, April 24, 2014
  • WELCOME TO THE AGE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (Mandatory E-Filing in Texas) – Co-Authorand Presenter - State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio Texas, August 7, 2014
  • SAVING TREES/PRACTICING LAW: CREATING THE PAPERLESS LAW OFFICE FOR YOUR DIVORCE PRACTICE – State Bar of Texas Family Law Technology Course, Austin, Texas, December 4, Author and Speaker, SAVING TREES/PRACTICING LAW: CREATING THE PAPERLESS LAW OFFICE FOR YOUR DIVORCE PRACTICE, Texas Bar CLE, 2014
  • THE PAPERLESS LAW OFFICE: Author and Presenter - Why It’s Important and How to Do It -State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio Texas, August 7, 2014
  • 60 TIPS, TRICKS AND APPS – Co-Author and Co-Presenter – State Bar of Texas Family LawTechnology Course, Austin, Texas December 5, 2014
  • ENFORCEMENT MOCK TRIAL – Trial Demonstration, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family LawSeminar, San Antonio Texas, August 7, 2013, State Bar of Texas Judicial Conference, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, January 23,, 2014
  • DRAFTING EFFECTIVE TRIAL EXHIBITS – Co-Author and Presenter – State Bar of TexasAdvanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 10-11, 2015
  • BEST PRACTICES FOR LESS PAPER – Author and Presenter - State Bar of Texas AdvancedFamily Law Seminar, San Antonio Texas, August 3-6, 2015
  • USING TECHNOLOGY IN HARRIS COUNTY COURTS – Author & Co-Presenter - Gulf CoastFamily Law Specialists, January 8, 2015
  • COURTROOM TECHNOLOGY: Presentation of Evidence – Author and Co-Presenter – State Barof Texas Advanced Trial Strategies Course, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-19, 2016
  • DEALING WITH THE NEED FOR SPEED (During the Process) AND GETTING ACROSS THEFINSH LINE – Author and Presenter – State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course, Dallas, Texas, February 25-26, 2016
  • The Problems of Predicates in a Suit Affecting The Parent-Child Relationship, Advanced Family Law Course (Co-Author with Warren Cole), State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 1997
  • FOLLOWING A ROADMAP TO RESOLUTION WHILE KEEPING YOUR CLIENT AWAYFROM DETOURS – Author and Presenter - State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute,Marriage Dissolution 101, Galveston, Texas, April 26, 2016
  • Handling Gender Bias In Family Law, American Inns of Court, Family Law Section, Houston, Texas, February, 1999
  • TAKING YOUR SHOW ON THE ROAD – Author and Presenter - State Bar of Texas AdvancedFamily Law Seminar, San Antonio Texas, August 4, 2016
  • Inventory Preparation and Related Ethical Considerations, Family Law for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, February, 2001
  • REMOTE LAW PRACTICE AND PLATFORM CONVERGENCE – State Bar of Texas FamilyLaw Technology Course, Austin, Texas December 8, 2016
  • Co-Author, Family Law Handbook, A Division of Property on Divorce, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, , 2001
  • SOCIAL MEDIA and ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE – Author and Co-Presenter - American BarAssociation Section of Family Law Spring CLE Conference, Savannah, Georgia May 3, Author and Co-Presenter, SOCIAL MEDIA and ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE, Texas Bar CLE, Law; Family Law, 2017
  • Co-Author, Family Law Handbook, Alimony in Texas, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2001
  • TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM – Author and Presenter –National Family Law TrialInstitute, Houston, Texas May 25, 2017
  • Inventory NoteBook and Economic Contribution, Family Law Conference for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, February, 2002
  • SOCIAL MEDIA and ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE Webinar – Author and Co-Presenter – AmericanBar Association Section of Family Law – Webinar, September 21, 2017
  • Stock Options - Boom or Bust?, 5th Annual Family Law Institute, Houston Bar Association, March, 2002
  • Property Issues - Question and Answer, Family Law Boot Camp 2002, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, August, 2002
  • Rules of Evidence in Family Law, Houston CPA Chapter, Houston, Texas, 1999
  • Guest Speaker, Child Support And Visitation Establishment, Modification And Enforcement, "Public Service Video" "Learn About Law Series", Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • Inventory Notebook And Property Division, Family Law Conference For The General Practitioner And Paralegal, South Texas College Of Law, Houston, Texas, 2006
  • Marital Property Rights in Retirement and Other Employee Benefits, (Presenter of paper by Angela Pence), Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Texas, Houston, 2006
  • Trying a Property Case to the Bench, Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, 2007
  • Family Law Radio Program (Topic: Collaborative Law), Airing On KSEV Am 700, The Voice In Houston, December 14, 2008
  • Alimony And Spousal Support, Family Law Conference, South Texas College Of Law, Houston, Texas, March 5, 2009
  • Economic Contribution Is Gone, What Happens Next?, Family Law Conference, South Texas College Of Law, Houston, Texas, March 11, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Law Firms in America (Family Law) Houston, Texas 2015 to present., 2015

Educational Background:

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D., 1992, Officer, Board of Advocates, 1991 - 1992, Student Teacher, Advanced Trial Advocacy, 1992, Life Member, National Order of the Barristers
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, B.S., 1988

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Family Law Inns Of Court
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Houston Bar Family Law Section
  • Order Of The Barristers
  • State Bar Of Texas Family Law Council
  • Texas Academy Of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Family Law Foundation

Comments

  • “Craig is always professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He is able to settle cases effectively while still try cases that deserve the attention of the court.”
  • “A wonderful mediator, his patience with difficult clients and opposing counsels is legendary. Extremely knowledgeable, he is the one you want with complicated property issues.”
  • “Great Houston Divorce Attorney!”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Craig Haston

12807 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77070

Phone: 281-890-1300

Fax: 281-890-1335

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Last Updated: 11/6/2019

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