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D. Kay Woods

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in McKinney, TX

Mackoy, Hernandez, Jones & Woods, LLP
205 W Louisiana St, Suite 103
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-972-8820
Fax: 972-972-8822
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

A shareholder in Woods, May & Matlock, P.C., D. Kay Woods represents people in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, Texas. She focuses her practice on family law, taking on cases such as domestic violence, child custody, divorce, marital property agreements, child support, visitation, spousal support, asset division and adoption.

In 1982 Ms. Woods graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She then attended Texas Tech University School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 1986. While at law school, Ms. Woods was a member of Phi Delta Phi and served as an editor on her school's law review.

For over 25 years, Ms. Woods has dedicated herself to finding the best solution possible for her clients and their unique situations. She has been certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Collin County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Woods is also admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Courts of Appeals and all trial courts located in Texas. Her superior legal skills and adherence to ethics has earned her the highest rating possible of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell.

A former adjunct professor for SMU Dedman School of Law, Ms. Woods believes strongly in education. She has worked for the benefit of young students through Mohawk Elementary School, the PTA board and with art and education programs. In addition, Ms. Woods has memberships in Attorneys Serving the Community and Texas Women Lawyers.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
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, Father's Rights


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About D. Kay Woods

First Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Associate Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review, 1986
  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1992 - 1997
  • "Hot Topics in Family Law," Presentation, Collin County Bench Bar IX Conference, 2000
  • "Overview of Child Custody Laws in Texas," Presentation for the Lorman Educational Services Custody Symposium, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member Family Law Section, Collin County Bar Association
  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Member Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Associatio
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Women Lawyers Association
  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • Member, Phi Delta Phi, Texas Tech University, 1986
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Tyler, B.S., Psychology, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, First United Methodist Church in Richardson
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Office Location for D. Kay Woods

205 W Louisiana St
Suite 103
McKinney, TX 75069

Phone: 972-972-8820

Fax: 972-972-8822

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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