Lynn Kamin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P.
 | 2 Greenway Plz, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 713-600-5500
Fax: 713-600-5501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lynn Kamin is a partner with the Jenkins & Kamin LLP law firm in Houston, Texas. At the firm, Ms. Kamin devotes her time and resources to advocating on behalf of children and families going through tough and emotional legal challenges. Focusing exclusively on family law, Ms. Kamin provides the compassionate counsel and personalized representation her clients need when dealing with issues related to divorce, child custody and support, property division, and other related areas, as well as child sexual abuse and children with special needs.

Widely regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in the region, Ms. Kamin holds certification as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is active with several local, state and national bar associations, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the family law section of the Houston Bar Association, where she has held a number of leadership roles and continues to contribute to the organization's Family/Probate Bench Bar Conference, the John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run and Legal Line.

A Houston native, Ms. Kamin was an educator before transitioning into law. She graduated from The University of Arizona in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English and a minor in education, and she holds a master's degree in secondary education and psychology from San Francisco State University. In 1988, Ms. Kamin obtained her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law Houston and received her license to practice from the State Bar of Texas that same year.

Fully committed to her community as well as her practice, Ms. Kamin volunteers for a number of local and regional service organizations. She is the former director of the board for the Child Abuse Task Force, and helped develop and organize The Children's Assessment Center.

Using her extensive knowledge of family law, Ms. Kamin routinely offers commentary for various news outlets and conducts continuing legal education seminars throughout Texas.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Lynn Kamin

Admitted: 1988, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.jenkinskamin.com/attorneys/lynn-kamin/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2017 Lawyer of the Year – Houston, Best Lawyers in America, Woodard/White
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, 2006-2012, a Thomson Reuters business, published in Texas Monthly magazine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Recipient, South Texas College of Law Public Service Award for Distinguished Alumni, 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2003-2012, a Thomson Reuters business, published in Texas Monthly magazine
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Houston, 2006-2012, a Thomson Reuters business, published in Texas Monthly magazine
  • Fellow, American Inns of Court, Family Law
  • Recipient, David A. Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, Presented by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2005
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, 2008-2009 and 2012, a Thomson Reuters business, published in Texas Monthly magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2005-2018
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation "Friend of HBA, Family Law Section"
  • Recipient, Burta Rhoads Raborn Inn of Court Mentor Award, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Director, 1991, 1993, 1995-1996, Chair-Elect, 1997, Chair, 1998, Immediate Past Chair, 1999
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors, 2005-2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, President Elect, 2010-2011, Treasurer (Texas Chapter), 2009-2009, Secretary (Texas Chapter), 2009-2010
  • Child Abuse Task Force, Member, 1991-1992
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialistsm Board of Director, 1995, 1997, 1999
  • State Bar of Texas, Child Abuse and Neglect Committee, Family Law Section, Legislative Committee
  • Texas, 1988
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court, Member, Treasurer, 2001-2002, Chair, 2004, Immediate Past Chair, 2005
  • Family Law 2000 Task Force
  • Houston Bar Association, Advisory Probate Bench/Bar Committee, 1996, 1998, HAY Center Committee, 2011-2012, Judicial Section Committee, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Children’s Assessment Center, Board of Advisors, 1993-2000
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Board of Directors, 2008-Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow, Board Director, 2002, Chair, 2004, Immediate Past Chair, 2005
  • Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, Board Director, 1991-1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, 1994 – 1996, 2010
  • The Use, Misuse and Abuse of Psychological Testing and Diagnosis in Evaluations, Co-Author with Jonathon Gould and Keith M. Nelson, 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August 1-4, 2011
  • Family Law on the Frontlines, University of Texas, 1997-1998
  • Under Three Visitation Orders, Author, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2011
  • Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1997 – 1998
  • The Future of Premarital, Postmarital and Cohabitation Agreements, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, October 2010 (with Katherine Kinser and Jimmy Vaught) Co-author: Aaron M. Reimer
  • Family Law Seminar, Houston Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • Family Law Handbook, Editor-in-Chief, Houston Bar Association
  • Family Law Seminar, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1994 - 1996
  • Theming Your Case; and Using Electronic Media to Make Your Presentation (with Wendy S. Burgower and Aaron M. Reimer), University of Texas School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines, San Antonio, Texas , 2010
  • Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • Grandparents: What’s New?, South Texas College of Law 24th Annual Law Conference, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • South Texas College of Law Family Law Trial Institute, Faculty Member
  • The Role of Mental Illness in a Custody Case (with Dr. Jonathan Gould, Sharon D. Cammack and Amy N. Montgomery), Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2008
  • Dressing for Success aka Professionalism in the Courtroom (with Jolene Wilson-Glah), Houston Bar Association – Bench-Bar Conference, Galveston, Texas, 2002
  • Frequent Speaker, Custody Issues, Complex Property Issues, Family Law Issues
  • An Insider’s View of the 80th Legislative Session, TAFLS, 2007
  • Criminal and Family Law, Winter 2005 Texas Paralegal Journal
  • Extraterritorial Custody Issues: The UCCJEA, PKPA, And The Hague Convention (with Sharon D. Cammack), Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • Meeting and Making Objections, Family Law Section, HBA, Houston, Texas, 2000
  • Nuts and Bolts, Serving as Ad Litem, Houston, Texas 2000
  • Dealing with Social Issues, Ad Litem, and CASA Volunteers: A Curse or a Blessing?, Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas 1998
  • Child Support: Issues & Modification, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1998
  • Child Support: Issues & Modifications, University of Houston Family Law Practice Seminar, Houston, Texas, 1997
  • Retirement, Pensions, and That Ugly Word…QDRO’s, Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 1997
  • Valuation and Division Workshop, Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas 1997
  • Interim Attorney Fees, American Inns of Court, Family Law, 1996
  • Handling Sexual Abuse Allegations, Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas 1996
  • Houston Bar Association Family Law Handbook, Editor, 1996
  • Modifying Child Support, South Texas College of Law, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, 1994, 1995 and 1996
  • Maximizing Your Talents in Educating your Lawyers on What You Can and Cannot Do, Fifty Annual Family Law Seminar for General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1995
  • Serving as Ad Litem: The Nuts and Bolts Director, Houston Bar Association – Family Law Section, 1994, Houston, Texas
  • Custody and Conservatorship, South Texas College of Law, Fourth Annual Family Law Seminar, 1994
  • The Role of Mental Health Care Experts in Child Custody Cases, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
  • The Role of Attorney Ad Litem in Child Custody Cases, Child Abuse Task Force Houston, Texas
  • The Role of Attorney Ad Litem in Child Custody Cases, CASA Volunteers, Harris County, Texas
  • Ad Litem Seminar, Houston Bar Association, 1994
  • Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1996-1998, 2001-2008, 2010-2011
  • Advanced Family Law Course, Director, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, South Texas College of Law 1994, 2000, 2002

Educational Background:

  • San Francisco State University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco, California, M.A., Major: Secondary Education, Major: Psychology, 1975
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, B.A., Major: Journalism, Major: English, Minor: Education, 1968
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Office Location for Lynn Kamin

2 Greenway Plz, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77046

Phone: 713-600-5500

Fax: 713-600-5501

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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