Donn C. Fullenweider

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C.
 | 515 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-624-4100
Fax: 713-624-4141
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1958
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Donn C. Fullenweider is a senior partner with the Fullenweider Wilhite law firm, which has office locations in Houston and Austin, Texas. Board-certified in both civil litigation and family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Fullenweider focuses his practice primarily on family law. He has more than 61 years of legal experience, and he has earned recognition as one of the top family law attorneys in the country.

    Through his practice, Mr. Fullenweider handles all types of family law disputes, with a particular emphasis on highly contentious and complex high-asset divorce cases. He has gained considerable success advocating for his clients and helping them obtain the favorable outcomes they deserve for their issues involving child custody and support, property tracing and asset division, breaches of fiduciary duty, business valuations and complex investments analyses, along with prosecuting and defending pre- and postnuptial agreements.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Fullenweider helped establish the State Bar of Texas' Litigation Section and served as its first chairman. He also established the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute for the American Bar Association. Additionally, he is the former Chairman of the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors, and having tried more than 50 cases to verdict, he became an advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Fullenweider earned the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award in 2016. He also holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America, including the organization's Texas Family Lawyer of the Year award in 2009. He also received an induction into the State Bar of Texas' Hall of Legends in 2004.

    A graduate of the University of Houston, Mr. Fullenweider obtained his Juris Doctor in 1958 from the University of Houston Law Center. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

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    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

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

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    Admitted: 1958, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fullenweider.com/attorneys/donn-fullenweider/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2009
    • AV-Rated for more than 35 years, Rated AV Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
    • One of the Premier Family Law Trial Lawyers in the United States, Best Lawyers of America
    • Texas Family Lawyer of the Year 2009, Best Lawyers
    • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 – 2019
    • 2016 recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award
    • Named as One of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2010
    • Highest Rating Available by the Prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Publication
    • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • David A. Gibson Award for Professional Excellence in Family Law, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2009
    • Best Lawyers' Houston Family Lawyer of the Year, 2009
    • One of Only Three Houston Diplomats, American College of Family Trial Lawyers
    • Inducted into the Hall of Legends of the State Bar of Texas, 2004
    • Hall of Legends, State Bar of Texas, 2004
    • Best Lawyers in America has Listed Donn C. Fullenweider as One of the Premier Family Law Trial Lawyers in the United States
    • Honored as an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Civil Litigation, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas, 1958
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas
    • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • President, Burta Rhodes Raborn American Inns of Court--Family Law
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founder, Burta Rhodes Raborn American Inns of Court--Family Law
    • Founder, ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, The Legal Assistants and Family Law, American Bar Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
    • "Jurisdiction, Special Appearances and Conflict of Laws", Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, August, 2004
    • Contempt: How to Draft Judgments and Enforce Them by Contempt, American Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, July, 1985
    • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Seminar, Professional Education Systems, Houston, Texas, 1988
    • Proving and Attacking the Reimbursement Claim, Fort Worth, Texas, Marriage Dissolution Institute, May, 1993
    • Lecturer, Representing Extended Family Members' and Non-Relatives' Rights Regarding Children in Family Law Litigation, 20th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1994
    • Lecturer, Judgments, District Court Judges' Conference, Huntsville, Texas, 1981
    • "FLPs: How to Attack and/or Distribute Trusts and Partnerships", AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 2004
    • Cross Examination, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January, 1985
    • Lecturer, Negotiating Techniques in family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1988
    • Opening Statement--A Key to Persuasion, Marriage Dissolution Institute, Fair Share Legal Magazine, March, 1993
    • Lecturer, Proving and Attacking the Reimbursement Claim, Marriage Dissolution Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, 1993
    • Lecturer, Use and Impeachment of Expert Witnesses, Texas State Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
    • "The Art of Negotiation", TAFLS Trial Institute Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, January, 2004
    • Valuation and Division of Property, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, August, 1984
    • Lecturer, Technology Advances in the Courtroom, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Maui, Hawaii, 1988
    • Direct and Cross Examination in Domestic Tort Cases, Co-Author with Linda Hinds, Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Reno, Nevada, February, 1993
    • Lecturer, Direct and Cross Examination in Domestic Tort Cases, Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Reno, Nevada, 1993
    • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of a Property Case, 19th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1993
    • Lecturer, Legal Assistants in Domestic and Family Law Practice, Kansas City Bar Association Institute on Systems for Legal Assistants, Kansas City, Kansas, 1980
    • "The Varying Views of Property Division for Non-Residents", State Bar of Texas, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, San Francisco, California, October, 2003
    • Contempt: How to Draft Judgments and Enforce Them by Contempt, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas, June, 1984
    • Lecturer, Tracing Workshop, University of Texas Fourth Annual Family Law Seminar, Austin, Texas, 1987
    • Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of a Property Case, San Antonio, Texas, Co-Author with Linda Hinds, 19th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, January, 1993
    • Lecturer, Discovery and Pleadings Limitations, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, Texas, 1992
    • Lecturer, Jury Trials in Family Law Cases, American Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, 1979
    • "FLP's: Understanding Them and Breaking Them", Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2003
    • New Discovery Rules and Sanctions, Southern Methodist University 8th Biennial Specialists Symposium on Family Law, Dallas, Texas, March, 1984
    • Lecturer, Advanced Techniques in Presenting Evidence: Documentary, Testimonial and Demonstrative, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Francisco, California, 1987
    • The Most Difficult Aspect of a Family Law Case: The Client, Tarrant County Bar Family Law Section, Texas, February, 1992
    • Lecturer, The Most Difficult Aspect of a Family Law Case: The Client, Tarrant County Bar Family Law Section, Texas, 1992
    • Lecturer, Proving Property Values, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, 1978
    • "The Changing Tides in Valuation Practices and Property Distribution", American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April-May, 2003
    • Depositions and Interrogations in Family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January, 1984
    • Lecturer, Use of Homegrown Experts--Experts Found in Unusual Places Can Be Most Effective, American Bar Association Convention, San Francisco, California, 1987
    • Preparing For Trial of a Family Law Case, Law Education Institute, Inc. And the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January, 1992
    • Result and Contingency Fees in Matrimonial Cases, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, January, 1990
    • Lecturer, When He/She Won't Sign the Pre-Nup: Alternative Techniques, 18th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1992
    • Lecturer, Drafting Judgments, Post-Judgments, Enforcements and Contempt, Collateral Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1978
    • Litigating Marital and Premarital Agreements, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas, August, 1988
    • Working with Legal Assistants--Economic Benefits and Working Relations, American Bar Association and Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado, January, 1984
    • Lecturer, Planning for Trial in a Family Law Case, South Texas College of Law, Advanced Family Law Short Course, Houston, Texas, Houston, Texas, 1987
    • Making the Most of Bad Facts, Litigation, Law Magazine, November, 1990
    • Lecturer, Preparing For Trial of a Family Law Case, Law Education Institute, Inc. And the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1992
    • Lecturer, Use of Juries in Family Law Cases, Texas Family Law and Community Property Seminar, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1978
    • Advanced Techniques in Presenting Evidence: Documentary, Testimonial and Demonstrative, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1987
    • Direct and Cross-Examination, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1983
    • Lecturer, Use of Documentary Evidence in a Domestic Relations Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar, Tampa, Florida, 1987
    • Hot Tips for Demonstrative Evidence, The Family Advocate, Publication of the ABA Family Law Section, October, 1990
    • Lecturer, Ethics, Indiana State Bar Magazine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1990
    • Lecturer, Divorce in TexasBA Perspective, Texas Trial Lawyers, Arlington, Texas, 1977
    • Tracing Workshop, University of Texas Fourth Annual Family Law Seminar, Austin, Texas, December, 1987
    • Unlocking the Possibilities--Division of Alternative Compensation Benefits, The Family Law Advocate, American Bar Association Family Law Section Journal, January, 1983
    • Lecturer, Examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Cases, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Texas Family Litigation Program, Dallas, Texas, 1987
    • Marital Property Agreement, Dallas Bar Probate and Estate Planning Program, Dallas, Texas, September, 1990
    • Lecturer, Marital Property Agreements, Dallas Bar Probate and Estate Planning Program, Dallas, Texas, 1990
    • Lecturer, Discovery of Assets and use of an Investigative Accountant, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Texas, 1977
    • Use of Juries in Family Law Cases, Texas Family Law and Community Property Seminar, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, January, 1978
    • Who's the Fairest of Them All? Cross-Examination of Pension Plan Experts, The Family Law Advocate, American Bar Association Family Law Section Journal, January, 1983
    • Lecturer, Attorney's Fees and Family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1987
    • Advocacy Sampler Program, State Bar Advanced Family Law Institute, Houston, Texas, August, 1990
    • Lecturer, Advocacy Sampler Program, State Bar Advanced Family Law Institute, Houston, Texas, 1990
    • Lecturer, Today's Domestic Relations Tort, Texas Trial Lawyers Institute, Arlington, Texas, 1976
    • Lecturer, Family Law and Trial Techniques, Throughout the United States
    • Judgment, Family Law Texas Practice and Procedure: Volume 3, Chapter 62; Matthew Bender, Publishers, June, 1982
    • Lecturer, Setting and Collecting Attorneys' Fees, American Journal of Family Law, 1987
    • Lecturer, Discovery in Family Law Cases, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1986
    • Marital Property Agreement, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Austin, Texas, June, 1990
    • Lecturer, Hot Tips, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
    • Lecturer, Judgments in Domestic Relations Cases, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1976
    • Lecturer, Making Your Case and Surviving Cross Examination, AAML/AICPA, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002
    • Ready of Depositions?, The Advocate: State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Magazine, May, 1982
    • Lecturer, Family Law, Poulsbo Bar and Washington Bar Association, Poulsbo, Washington, 1986
    • Trial Notebook, Co-Author with Patricia Lasher, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, March, 1990
    • Lecturer, Ethical Considerations Which Confront the Family Law Practitioner, New York State Bar Family Law Section Meeting, Mansfield, Vermont, 1990
    • Lecturer, Judgments in Domestic Relations Cases, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar CLE Institute, 1975
    • Lecturer, Effective Deposition vs. Trial Testimonry; the Lawyers Perspective and the Experts Perspective, AAML/AICPA, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002
    • Impeachment Evidence and Exclusion of Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, April, 1982
    • Identification and Disposition of Executive Compensation, Current and Deferred, In the Contest of Marital Dissolution, 7th Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property, Dallas, Texas, January, 1982
    • Lecturer, Three Great Courtroom Tools Projectors, Slides and Charts, ABA Annual Convention, New York, New York, 1986
    • Showing Your Warts, State Bar of Texas Performance Enhancement Course, El Paso, Texas, May, 1989
    • Lecturer, Marital Property Agreements, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Austin, Texas, 1990
    • Lecturer, Preparation of a Community Property Settlement Agreement, Institute on Negotiating Settlement Agreements and Alimony Contracts, Houston Bar Association CLE Institute, Houston, Texas, 1974
    • Lecturer, Preparing for Cross-Examination of the Expert, AAML, Denver, 2001
    • Depositions and Interrogatories in Family Law, American Trial Lawyers Seminar, New York, New York, December, 1981
    • Lecturer, Trial Techniques in Family Law Cases, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas, 1986
    • Fees in Divorce Cases, Texas Trial Lawyer, April, 1989, Texas Trial Lawyer, April, 1989
    • Lecturer, National Divorce Conference Business Evaluation Cross Examination, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Atlanta, Georgia, 1990
    • Lecturer, The Unequal Division of Property, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Institute on Divorce, Family Law and the Family Code, Houston, Texas, 1974
    • Lecturer, Methods of Division of Complex Assets, AAML, Palm Springs, California, 2001
    • Judgments, District Court Judges' Conference, Huntsville, Texas, February, 1981
    • Lecturer, Admissibility of Business Records, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1986
    • Anatomy of a Divorce, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 1989
    • Lecturer, Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, 1990
    • Lecturer, Domestic Relations Practice for the New Lawyer, State Bar Peer Practice Skills Course, Houston, Texas, 1972
    • Lecturer, Jury Trials: What You Can and Can't Do, Ultimate Trial Notebook, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000
    • Lecturer, Preparation for Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing, University of Houston Family Law Practice Seminar, Dallas & Houston, 2000
    • Use and Impeachment of Expert Witnesses, Texas State Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas, January, 1980
    • Lecturer, Hearsay, Including Business Records, Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, 1985,
    • Preparation of Husband's CPA, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 1989
    • Lecturer, Preparing for Trial in a Family Law Case, University of Houston Advanced Family Law Short Course, Dallas, Texas, 1989
    • Jury Trials: What You Can and Can't Do, Ultimate Trial Notebook, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 2000
    • Lecturer, Is a Mediated Settlement Agreement Always Enforceable?, Advanced Family Law, San Antonio, Texas, 2000
    • Domestic and Family Law Practice, Working with Legal Assistants, Economics of Law Practice and the Standing Committee on Legal Assistants, American Bar Association, January, 1980
    • Lecturer, Organizing for Trial and Use of Family Trial Note Book, American Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 1985
    • Use of Demonstrative Evidence and Trial Notebooks, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 1989
    • Lecturer, Preparation of a Trial Notebook in a Family Law Case, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1989
    • Making Your Case and Surviving Cross Examination, AAML/AICPA, Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 2002
    • Preparing for Cross-Examination of the Expert, AAML, Denver, December, 2001
    • Lecturer, Preparing the Witness, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, Houston, Texas, 2000
    • Jury Trials in Family Law Cases, American Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, January, 1979
    • Lecturer, Contempt: How to Draft Judgments and Enforce Them by Contempt, American Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 1985
    • Advanced Techniques in Discovery/Doc. Management, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, San Antonio, Texas, November, 1988
    • Lecturer, The Big Divorce Case, ABA Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1989
    • Methods of Division of Complex Assets, Co-Author with Hon. Robert Matthews, Barry Sziklay, AAML, Palm Springs, California, March, 2001
    • Lecturer, Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing for It and Trying It, University of Houston Family Law Practice Institute, Dallas & Houston, 1999
    • Proving Property Values, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, November, 1978
    • Lecturer, New Discovery Rules and Sanctions, Texas Association of Legal Secretaries, Houston, Texas, 1985
    • Preparation for Trial in Family Law Case, University of Houston Family Law Institute, Houston, Texas, September, 1988
    • Lecturer, Court Presentations, ABA Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1989
    • Preparation for Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing, University of Houston Family Law Practice Seminar, Dallas & Houston, September, 2000
    • Lecturer, Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1999
    • Divorce in Texas BAR Perspective, Texas Trial Lawyers, Arlington, Texas, December, 1977
    • Lecturer, Cross Examination, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1985
    • Planning for Trial in a Family Law Case, South Texas College of Law, Advanced Family Law Short Course, Houston, Texas, July, 1987
    • Lecturer, Showing Your Warts, State Bar of Texas Performance Enhancement Course, El Paso, Texas, 1989
    • Is a Mediated Settlement Agreement Always Enforceable?, Advanced Family Law, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2000
    • Lecturer, Medicine for the Mind, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1998
    • Discovery of Assets and use of an Investigative Accountant, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Texas, November, 1977
    • Lecturer, New Domestic Relations Tax System, American Bar Association Seminar, Dallas, Texas, 1984
    • Use of Documentary Evidence in a Domestic Relations Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar, Tampa, Florida, May, 1987
    • Lecturer, Anatomy of a Divorce, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989
    • Preparing the Witness, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, February, 2000
    • Lecturer, Constructing Creative Strategies in Divorce Property Cases, 21st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1998
    • Today's Domestic Relations Tort, Texas Trial Lawyers Institute, Arlington, Texas, November, 1976
    • Lecturer, Valuation and Division of Property, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, 1984
    • Examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Cases, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Texas Family Litigation Program, Dallas, Texas, March, 1987
    • Lecturer, Preparation of Husband's CPA, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989
    • Lecturer, Use of Demonstrative Evidence and Trial Notebooks, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989
    • Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing for It and Trying It, University of Houston Family Law Practice Institute, Dallas & Houston, September, 1999
    • Lecturer, Advocacy & Empathy--The Skills of a Family Lawyer, Houston Bar Association, Dallas & Houston, 1998
    • Judgments in Domestic Relations Cases, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, January, 1976
    • Lecturer, Contempt: How to Draft Judgments and Enforce Them by Contempt, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas, 1984
    • Attorney's Fees and Family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January, 1987
    • Lecturer, Advanced Techniques in Discovery/Doc. Management, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1988
    • Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial, Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, January, 1999
    • Lecturer, Advanced Technology for Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1998
    • Domestic Relations Judgments in Texas- Draftsmanship and Enforceability, South Texas College of Law, Volume 18, No. 1, Houston, Texas, December, 1975
    • Lecturer, New Discovery Rules and Sanctions, Southern Methodist University 8th Biennial Specialists Symposium on Family Law, Dallas, Texas, 1984
    • Setting and Collecting Attorneys' Fees, American Journal of Family Law, January, 1987
    • Discovery in Family Law Cases, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1986
    • Lecturer, Preparation for Trial in Family Law Case, University of Houston Family Law Institute, Houston, Texas, 1988
    • Constructing Creative Strategies in Divorce Property Cases, 21st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, May, 1998
    • Lecturer, Persuasive Trial Tactics & Presentation of a Marital Fraud Case, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1997
    • Judgments in Domestic Relations Cases, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar CLE Institute, December, 1975
    • Lecturer, Depositions and Interrogations in Family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, 1984
    • Three Great Courtroom Tools Projectors, Slides and Charts, ABA Annual Convention, New York, New York, August, 1986
    • Lecturer, Litigating Marital and Premarital Agreements, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas
    • Advocacy & Empathy--The Skills of a Family Lawyer, Houston Bar Association, Dallas & Houston, March, 1998
    • Lecturer, The Ultimate Trial Notebook: A Road Map for the Litigator, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas, 1996
    • The Management of a Divorce Case, 2nd Annual Attorney and CPA Institute on Divorce, Death and Family Business Problems Explored, June, 1975
    • Lecturer, Working with Legal Assistants--Economic Benefits and Working Relations, American Bar Association and Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado, 1984
    • "Tracing, Economic Contribution, and Reimbursement Claims in Brokerage Accounts", State Bar of Texas, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 2007
    • Trial Techniques in Family Law Cases, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas, June, 1986
    • Lecturer, Using Video for Trial Preparation, Hot Tips from the Experts Program, ABA Convention, Toronto, Canada, 1988
    • Advanced Technology for Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March, 1998
    • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Kauai, Hawaii, 1996
    • The Unequal Division of Property, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Institute on Divorce, Family Law and the Family Code, September, 1974
    • Lecturer, Direct and Cross-Examination, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 1983
    • "The Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law", State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, December, 2006
    • "Long Distance Property Relationships", Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2006
    • Admissibility of Business Records, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January, 1986
    • Lecturer, Evidentiary Objections in a Divorce Trial, ABA Convention, Toronto, Canada, 1988
    • Negotiating Around Value Disputes, Settlement, The Family Lawyers Guide to Effective Negotiations and Settlement Strategies, January, 1997
    • Lecturer, Keeping Evidence Out, University of Houston Litigation and Trial Tactics, Dallas & Houston, 1995
    • Preparation of a Community Property Settlement Agreement, Institute on Negotiating Settlement Agreements and Alimony Contracts, Houston Bar Association, January, 1974
    • Lecturer, Impeachment Evidence and Exclusion of Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, 1982
    • "Preparing Your Client to Testify," (Co-Author with Ryan Lindsay), Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, April, 2006
    • The Time Has Come (For MCLE), The Texas Bar Journal, October, 1985
    • Lecturer, Improving Direct and Cross Examination Techniques, ABA Convention, Toronto, Canada, 1988
    • Keeping Evidence Out, University of Houston Litigation and Trial Tactics, Dallas & Houston, December, 1995
    • Lecturer, Parker v. Parker: A Practical Case Analysis, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Houston, Texas, 1995
    • Domestic Relations Practice for the New Lawyer, State Bar Peer Practice Skills Course, Houston, Texas, January, 1972
    • Lecturer, Identification and Disposition of Executive Compensation, Current and Deferred, In the Contest of Marital Dissolution, 7th Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1982
    • Lecturer, Depositions and Interrogatories in Family Law, American Trial Lawyers Seminar, New York, New York, 1981
    • "FLPs: How to Attack and/Distribute Trusts and Partnerships", Utah Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Salt Lake City, Utah, December, 2004
    • Hearsay, Including Business Records, Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, August, 1985
    • Lecturer, The CPA's Role in Divorce and Related Tax Planning, Mock Trial Demonstration by the American Institute for CPAs--CPE, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988
    • Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing for It and Trying It, University of Houston Family Law Practice Institute, Dallas & Houston, September, 1995
    • Lecturer, Trial of a Family Law Case: Your Professional Duties in Preparing for It and Trying It, University of Houston Family Law Practice Institute, Dallas & Houston, 1995
    • Lecturer, The Management of a Divorce Case, 2nd Annual Attorney and CPA Institute on Divorce, Death and Family Business Problems Explored, Houston, Texas, 1975
    • Lecturer, Domestic Relations Practice, State Bar of Arizona and American Bar Association Legal Economics Section, Program on Working With Legal Assistants, Phoenix, Arizona, 1981
    • "Witness Preparation: Beyond the Basics", University of Houston Law Center CLE, The Jury Trial, Houston and Dallas, October, 2004
    • Organizing for Trial and Use of Family Trial Note Book, American Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, July, 1985
    • Lecturer, Ethical Dilemmas of Frivolous Suits in Family Law--Rule 13, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas, 1988
    • Representing Extended Family Members' and Non-Relatives' Rights Regarding Children in Family Law Litigation, Co-Author with Linda Hinds, 20th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, January, 1994
    • Lecturer, Voir Dire of Jury, Brazoria County Bar Seminar, Angleton, Texas, 1995
    • Lecturer, Economic Benefits and Working Relationships, ABA Economic Section and Paralegal Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1983

    Educational Background:

    • University of Houston, B.S.
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