Randall Wilhite

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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Randall B. Wilhite is a shareholder with the Fullenweider Wilhite law firm, which has offices located in Houston and Austin, Texas. Board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Wilhite has more than 40 years of experience representing clients across the state who are going through a divorce or have some other pressing legal issue affecting their families that they need to address.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Wilhite has earned a reputation as one of the leading family law attorneys in Texas as well as the entire country. In addition to his extensive litigaton experience, he has also successfully mediated more than 2,600 cases to date along with numerous arbitrations. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Mr. Wilhite always strives to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible that suits their particular situations.

    Along with being a highly rated attorney, Mr. Wilhite is also a Certified Public Accountant accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As such, he is able to provide invaluable counsel and support when assisting his clients with their matters involving complex property division, including stock options, retirement accounts and other assets, as well as taxation issues, business valuations and more.

    In recognition for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding commitment to those he serves, Mr. Wilhite has earned numerous accolades from his peers as well as many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients. Of note, he holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2005.

    Moreover, he has received a listing in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for the past several years, and H Magazine named him as "One of Houston's Top Family Lawyers" from 2006 to 2014. He has also received the 2017 Texas Lawyer Distinguished Leader Award, The David A. Gibson Award for Demonstrating Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law and the Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year Award.

    A 1976 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Wilhite obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1979. During his career, he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of family law topics, and he received the Best Continuing Legal Education Presentation in Texas Family Law award from the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists in 2002 and 2003.

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    For over 15 years, Mr. Wilhite has taught Texas Marital Property Rights and Texas Marital Relations and Divorce as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.  He previously taught Advanced Family Law, Texas Marital Property Rights and Family Law Practice at the University of Houston Law School.  For several consecutive years, he was a member of the Permanent Teaching Faculty of the American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and, in addition to having been a regular Faculty Member of the Course, has also taught its Advanced Course on Business Valuation Advocacy.

    In addition, he has spoken and presented over 130 continuing legal education articles at seminars and institutes in Texas and around the United States. He has been presented with the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Award for the Best Continuing Legal Education Presentation in Texas Family Law for his article on Valuation of Closely Held Businesses and Professional Practices.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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

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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021

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    About Randall Wilhite

    Admitted: 1979, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fullenweider.com/attorneys/randall-wilhite/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Texas Super Lawyer (2003 - 2020), Texas Super Lawyer
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas (2006 - 2010, 2013, 2016 - 2018), Texas Super Lawyers by Thomas Reuters
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Houston (2006 - 2020), Top 100 Lawyers in Houston
    • AV Rated for over 35 years by the Martindale Hubble Law Directory, Martindale Hubble Law Directory
    • Houston Business Journal – C-Suite 2017 Outstanding CEO Award (Small Company - 2017), Houston Business Journal
    • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. 2005-2020 (Family Law & Family Law Mediation) (Awarded Best Family Law Mediator in 2012), Woodward/White, Inc.
    • Texas Monthly, Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, 2006 - 2009, Texas Monthly
    • Texas Lawyer, Professional Excellence Distinguished Leader Award (2017), Texas Lawyer
    • Certified Mediator, Attorney-Mediator Institute, Family Law Mediation, 1993, Attorney-Mediator Institute
    • Teaching Faculty, South Texas College of Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2009, South Texas College of Law Trial Advocacy Institute
    • Teaching Faculty, ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Houston Law Center, 2000 – 2006 (Advanced Course on Business Valuation, 2001, 2003 and 2005), ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
    • The Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Award for the Best Continuing Legal Education Presentation in Texas Family Law (Valuation of Closely Held Businesses and Professional Practices) (2002 - 2003), Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Named, The Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year, State Bar of Texas
    • Award presented annually by the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas
    • Award, The David A. Gibson Award for Demonstrating Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, Presented by The Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
    • Presented annually by Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
    • Phi Delta Phi, University of Houston Law Center, University of Houston Law Center

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Re-certified, Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2019
    • Board Certified, Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Re-certified, Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000 & 2005
    • Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Certification Examination Board
    • Developed and graded Exam for Certification, Texas as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney
    • Board of Examiners, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000 to 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Attorney and Counselor at Law, State Bar of Texas, Licensed 1979
    • Attorney and Counselor at Law, State Bar of Colorado (licensed via state-to-state reciprocity 2019)
    • Certified Public Accountant, Texas (licensed 1980) (Accredited in Business Valuation, AICPA)
    • As a Mediator, mediated over 2,600 Family Law disputes since 1993
    • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • College of the State Bar of Texas (1997 - 2002)
    • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (2005 - 2006)
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 
    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
    • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court (Master, Director 1997 - 2003, President 2000 - 2001)
    • Director, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists Association, 1998 - 1999
    • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
    • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section – Treasurer, Vice Chair, Chair Elect, Membership Services Committee and Checklist Committee, Amicus Curiae Committee, Publications Committee
    • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
    • Director, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1997 - 2000

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, O’Connor’s Texas Family Law Forms, Jones McClure Publishing, 2014 - 2020 (complete set of Texas Family Law Forms)
    • Author, Texas Marital Property Rights, Jones McClure Publishing 2013 - 2014 (Textbook used at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas)
    • Co-Author, Texas Family Law - Direct & Cross Examination - A Focus on Property Issues, Imprimatur Press, 2005
    • Co-Author, O’Connor’s Texas Family Code Plus, Jones McClure Publishing, 2006 - 2020, Annotated Texas Family Code
    • Co-Author, O’Connor’s Texas Family Law Practice, Jones McClure Publishing, 2006 - 2020, Treatise on Texas Family Law
    • Obtaining and Enforcing Discovery from Third Parties, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, 2010
    • The Edge of Ethics:  Representing the Impaired Client, American Bar Association Family Law Section 2016 Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada
    • "Tax Ethics" In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation in Texas, 1995
    • South Texas College of Law Annual Seminar on Family Law CLE program (numerous consecutive years)
    • Guest Lecturer at South Texas College of Law on various family law topics, including valuation of assets, stock options, negotiation skills and strategy, mediation and the practice of family law
    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (Numerous Years)
    • State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute CLE program (numerous consecutive years)
    • Attorney-Mediator’s Institute (family law mediation training)
    • South Texas College of Law Seminar for Mediation Training (numerous years)
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Symposium CLE program (various years)
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2006
    • University of Houston College of Law Annual Seminar on Family Law CLE program (numerous consecutive years)
    • State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law CLE program (numerous consecutive years)
    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course CLE program (numerous consecutive years)
    • Course Director, Marriage Dissolution Course by the State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2006
    • Family Law Torts, Physical Torts and Economic/Financial Torts
    • Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Course Planning Committee, American Institute of Public Accountants/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
    • Third Party Rights with Children; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Child Custody and the Hague Convention; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Course Director, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Texas Marital Property, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
    • Course Planning Committee, American Institute of Public Accountants/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
    • The Mind Follows What the Eyes See: Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Business Valuation Resources Bi-Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019
    • The Top Ten Things That Work in the Courtroom, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Galveston, Texas, 2008
    • Bankruptcy in Divorce; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Top Ten Testifying Tips for Expert Witnesses, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
    • Using Documents in the Courtroom, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 2009
    • Presenting at Trial, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2013
    • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce, Federal Bench Bar Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2016
    • Maximizing Results at Mediation, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course, Galveston, Texas, 2008
    • Stock Options, State Bar Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • Stock Options, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
    • Retirement Assets and QDROs; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Military Divorce Issues: Retirement and Support; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Ethical Issues in the Family Law Practice; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Handling Estate and Corporate Planning Considerations in Divorce, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
    • Maximizing Results at Mediation, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2011
    • Winning at Mediation; Negotiation Strategies for Maximizing Results at Mediation, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, 2015
    • Winning at Mediation; Negotiation Strategies for Maximizing Results at Mediation, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, 2012
    • Marital Property Issues in Drafting Planning Documents, Corpus Christi Estate and Financial Forum, Houston, Texas, 2019
    • Trust Interests and Marital Property Division: Finding It, Defining It and Dividing It, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
    • Pre-Marital and Marital Agreements, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, 2014
    • Trust Interests and Marital Property Division: Finding It, Defining It and Dividing It, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Bi-Annual Conference on Divorce, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015
    • Distributions from Business Entities: Six Possible Approaches to Characterization, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, Denver, Colorado, 2015
    • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, 2016
    • Foreign Asset Protection Trusts, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, 2016
    • Pre-Marital and Marital Agreements, State Bar of Texas Marriage Course, 2016
    • Matrimonial Property Regimes Around the Globe: Foundations, Theories, Intrinsic Principles and Ideals, 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Dublin, Ireland, 2017
    • Marital Property Issues in Drafting Planning Documents, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies, State Bar of Texas, New Mexico, 2018
    • Business Drafting to Maintain the Separate Property of the Involved Entities, Essentials of Business Law, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, 2018
    • Marital Property Issues in Drafting Planning Documents, Houston Estate and Financial Forum, Houston, Texas, 2018
    • Marital Property Issues in Estate Planning Documents, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Estate Planning Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 2018
    • Marital Agreements, State Bar of Texas, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, San Diego, California, 2018
    • The Perfect Storm: Estate Planning and the Crossover with Divorce, State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation, San Antonio, Texas, 2018
    • Securing the Deal, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, 2019
    • Marital Property Issues in Drafting Planning Documents, Texas State Bar Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, 2015
    • Confounding, Complex and Constitutional Property Issues, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2019
    • Confounding, Complex and Constitutional Property Issues, Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2019
    • Things Worse than Paying the IRS; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Complex Tax Issues in Family Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2009
    • Taxation in Divorce and Family Law Cases; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Corporate and Estate Planning Issues Affecting Family Law, South Texas College of Law Probate and Estate Planning Course, 2013
    • Creative Financial Solutions Under the New Tax, State Bar of Texas, Collaborative Law, 2019
    • Tax Issues in Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2016
    • Key Tax Issues in Divorce Settlements, Austin Bar Association, 2018
    • Tax Issues in Divorce, Tax Section Conference at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, 2018
    • New Tax Issues in Family Law, Austin Bar Association, 2018
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses and Professional Practices, South Texas College of Law Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2008
    • A Whiter Shade of Pale: Tax Issues in Divorce, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (remote presentation via Zoom), 2020
    • We’re Here From the Government and We’re Here to Help: Pandemic Tax Relief and Consequences, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course, State Bar of Texas (remote presentation via Zoom), 2020
    • Valuation of Assets; Moderator, Family Law Practice: Federal, Multi-state, and Advocacy Update, State Bar of Texas Webcast, 2007
    • Valuation of Stock Options, Appreciation Rights and Other Equity Compensation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016
    • Risk and Reward: Valuing Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
    • Valuation of Trust Interests: Using Trust Experts to Analyze and Value Trust Interests, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2006
    • Interesting and Unusual Characterization Issues, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, Savannah, Georgia, 2019
    • Business Valuation Statistics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2010
    • Children, Parents, & Grandparents: Balancing the Rights of Association and Control, 1 Am. J. Fam. Law 473
    • Employee Benefits, The University of Texas School of Law Family Law on the Frontlines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2007
    • Family Law Mediation, Houston Bar Association Seminar, 1999
    • Tax, Accounting and Financial Terminology, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Symposium on Accounting and Tax Issues Affecting Litigation, 1994
    • Course Director, Marriage Dissolution Course by the State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2006
    • The Changing Face Of Mediation, South Texas College of Law Family Law Mediation Seminar, 1998
    • Divorce Taxation In Texas, NBI Symposium on Family Law, Valuation Variation: A Practical Study of the Latent Tax Impact On The Division of Marital Property, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Symposium on Federal Issues Affecting Family Law, 1992
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Seminar, 2004
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law Cases -  37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course 2011
    • The Impact of Divorce on Children and the Role of the Family Law Attorney: Advocate v. Counselor, A Dichotomy, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2001
    • Using Discovery and Selecting Documents to Use at Trial, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, 2009
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Family Law Seminar, 2004 - 2006
    • Business Valuation, State Bar of Texas Family Law Webcast, Dallas, Texas, 2007
    • Effective Preparation for Mediation, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 1997
    • Hot Tips on Hot Topics, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law,  State Bar of Texas, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2010
    • Finding Hidden Assets, AICPA/AAML National Symposium on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2010
    • Planning Committees, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2002, 2003, 2005 & 2007
    • Practical Business Valuation, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, El Paso, Texas, 2007
    • The Rewards of Decency: Professionalism and Legal Ethics (Live Oak CLE), 2000 - Panel Discussion
    • Myths & Misconceptions in Texas Community Property Law, Constitutional, Fundamental and Foundational Issues Ripe for Challenge During the Next 10 Years, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, 2007, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Course Director, Family Law for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 2001
    • Discounts in the Valuation of Closely Held Businesses, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2005
    • Retirement Assets, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2007
    • Property Silver Bullets, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    • Course Director, Family Law for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 2000
    • Valuation of Assets in Divorce, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2005
    • Unique Characterization Issues, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas, San Francisco, California, 2006
    • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Family Law Seminar, Course Director, 1998
    • Presenting & Attacking Valuation Evidence in Trial - Real Estate & Business Valuation, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar - Property Issues, 2005
    • Retirement Assets, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2005
    • Economic Contribution, University of Houston College of Law Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas, 2006
    • Rights of Grandparents in Visitation and Conservatorship Actions, 27 S. Tex L. Rev. 519
    • Valuation of Marital Assets, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2004
    • Retirement Plans - Identification, Characterization, Valuation & Division, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar, March 2004
    • Economic Contribution and Tracing Separate Property, Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, March 2006
    • The Use and Abuse of Discounts - Disappearing Marital Assets, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
    • Stock Options, State Bar Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • What are My Options: The Characterization, Taxation, Valuation & Division of Stock Options & Restricted Stock, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
    • Valuation of Difficult Property, University of Houston College of Law 2003 Advanced Family Law Course
    • Employee Benefits: Identify, Value, Divide and Award, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Austin, Texas, 2003
    • Retirement Assets: Identify, Value, Divide & Award, The University of Texas School of Law Family Law on the Frontlines Seminar, Galveston, 2002
    • The Basics of Business Valuation, Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, April 2003
    • Community Property & Federal Tax Laws for Employee Benefits, Golden Handcuffs, Qualified and Non-Qualified Stock Options & Deferred Compensation in Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Institute, 2001 & Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 2001
    • Sophisticated Corporate Structures, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2004
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, August 2002
    • Employee Benefits - Identify, Value, Divide & Award - To QDROS and Beyond, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar, 2000
    • Advanced Property Division, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • Valuation of Difficult Property, University of Houston College of Law 2002 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, June, 2002
    • An Overview of Economic Contribution, University of Houston College of Law Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, 2003
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2001 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, October, 2001
    • The Use of Trusts in Family Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Institute, 2001
    • Author, The Effect of Goodwill in Determining the Value of a Business in a Divorce, 35 Family Law Quarterly, pp. 351-381, A.B.A., Summer 2001
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2001 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, June, 2001
    • Navigating the Maze: Impact of Estate Planning on Marital Estate in a Divorce, 2012
    • Dividing Privately Owned Businesses, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 1999
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2000 Annual Family Law Seminar, September 2000
    • Handling Liabilities in a Divorce, State Bar of Texas 22nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1999
    • Equitable Reimbursement Under the 1999 Texas Family Code Statutes, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 1999
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 1999 Annual Family Law Seminar, September 1999
    • Retirement Benefits in a Texas Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation In Texas, 1995
    • Property Division In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Family Law Taxation, 1992
    • Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 1998 Annual Advising Small Business Owners Seminar, 1998
    • Retirement Benefits in a Texas Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Family Law, 1992
    • Divorce: Division of Property, Child Support & Alimony, National Business Institute Symposium on Family Law, 1991
    • Valuation Variation: A Practical Study of the Latent Tax Impact on the Division of Marital Property, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Symposium on Federal Issues Affecting Family Law
    • Retirement Benefits In Divorce, NBI Symposium on Family Law Taxation, 1991
    • Negotiation Strategies & Skills, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2007
    • Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests In Divorce, University of Houston College of Law 1997 Annual Family Law Seminar, 1997
    • The Ten Most Important Rules of Direct and Cross Examination of CPAs and Forensic Experts - AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, 2012
    • The Great Debate on Collaborative Law, Marriage Dissolution Course by the State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2006
    • Accounting for Lawyers, Webcast to 43 states and the Department of Justice, sponsored by CLE Options and the State Bar of Texas, 2006
    • Creative Cross Examination, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    • Family Law Arbitration, Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, March, 2006
    • Dissecting the Complex Tax Return, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course 2004
    • Electronic Evidence, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2004
    • Family Law Mediation, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2006
    • Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation, University of Texas School of Law Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, Austin, Texas, February, 2006
    • Litigating Tax Issues, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
    • Obtaining Discovery Out of State, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2002
    • Creative Strategies in Mediation, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, September, 2005
    • Tax Issues in Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • Riding the Information Highway: Some Rules for the Internet Road - Legal, Ethical and Practical Guidelines, Ask the Experts, Houston, Texas, 2001
    • Focus on the Finish Line: Mediation v. Litigation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
    • Tax Motivated Drafting - Stock Options, Alimony Agreements, Divisive Reorganizations & Redemptions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Institute, December 1999
    • Co-Director and Speaker, Unusually Obtained Evidence, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference, 1999
    • Slam Dunk the Mediation: Winning Strategies for Preparing and Executing Effective Mediations of Property and Custody Issues in Divorce, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2002
    • Co-Director and Speaker, Federal Tax Issues in Divorce, Including Drafting Tax Provisions in Divorce Decrees - With Forms and Checklists, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference, February 1999
    • Unusually Obtained Evidence, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 1999
    • Preparing for Mediation, Houston Legal Assistants Association Docket Management Seminar, 2003
    • Taxation of Marital Property Transfers, South Texas College of Law Seminar on Marital Property Rights, October 1998
    • Dealing With Unusually Obtained Evidence In A Family Law Case, Family Law Inns of Court, 1998
    • Mediation of a Marital Property Case, South Texas College of Law Seminar on Advanced Marital Property Rights, 2001
    • Federal Tax Issues In Family Law: Issues, Current Developments And Common Tax Traps For the Family Law Practitioner, South Texas College of Law 6th Annual Family Law Seminar, 1996
    • Staying Warm After the Sheets Are Split: Protecting Your Divorce Decree From Bankruptcy, South Texas College of Law 6th Annual Family Law Seminar, 1997
    • Mediation for Family Law Legal Assistants, Half Moon Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Family Law Legal Assistants, 2001
    • Tax Ethics In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation in Texas, August 1995
    • Bankruptcy in Family Law, Houston Bar Association Seminar, 1990
    • Course Director, Federal Issues Affecting Family Law, CLE Options & the State Bar of Texas, Dallas, 2007
    • Mediation Tools (Division of Assets and Allocation of Liabilities) & Mediation Workshop Leader, South Texas College of Law Annual Mediation Training Seminar, 1999
    • Taxation of Property Transfers Incident to Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation In Texas, 1995

    Educational Background:

    • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Honors: Phi Delta Phi, Law Review: Houston Law Review, Editor
    • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.B.A. 1976

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