Christine G. Albano

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Plano, TX

Albano Law, PLLC
 | 8105 Rasor Blvs, Suite 63
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 972-668-9704
Fax: 972-668-9705
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Christine G. Albano is the owner and founder of Albano Law, PLLC, in Plano, Texas. A well-known and respected family law attorney, Ms. Albano works with cases involving divorce, property division, child custody, fathers' rights, modifications, paternity, child support and other issues. She represents clients from Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and Collin County and Denton County.

    After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Ms. Albano obtained her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, and is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

    Before founding her firm in 2003, Ms. Albano gained legal experience practicing family law at a Dallas law firm. She also served as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, where she represented victims of domestic violence in cases involving protective orders, divorce, child custody and other issues. In 2006 she received the organization's Atticus Finch award.

    Additional awards and recognition Ms. Albano has received include the prestigious Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas, Builders of Justice Award, Outstanding Young Lawyer award from the Collin County Young Lawyers Association and the Outstanding Director of the Year award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is also a fellow in the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation and UMKC School of Law Foundation. She is also listed in the publications "The Best Lawyers in America" and "The Best Law Firms in America."

    Ms. Albano is actively involved in various professional organizations including the Collin County Bar Association, the Frisco Bar Association, the Plano Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Wills

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2010

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Christine Albano

    Admitted: 1997, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.albanolaw.com/About/Christine-G-Albano.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Presidential Award of Merit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2004 and 2005
    • Presented for dedication in improving the community, commitment to pro bono legal work, contribution to the public's understanding of the legal system, and impact on students regarding the legal profession., Judge Sam Williams Award, State Bar of Texas
    • , Builders of Justice Attorney Award, Legal Aid of NW Texas
    • Deans List, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Fall 1993 - 1995
    • Outstanding Director of the Year, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2005 - 2006
    • Service Star Award, Collin County Bar Association, 1999 - 2001
    • President, Phi Delta Phi, Magister, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1995 - 1996
    • TYLA President's Award of Merit, 2003 - 2005
    • Atticus Finch Award, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, 2006
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2001 - 2002
    • Phi Delta Phi, Historian, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1994 - 1995
    • Best Lawyers in America

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Treasurer, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2002 - 2004
    • Member, Collin County Bar Association, 1998 - Present
    • Law Focused Education and They Had A Dream Too Committees, Texas Young Lawyer's Association
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association, 1997 - 1999
    • Entertainment and Games Committee, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 1999 - 2002
    • Newsletter Committee, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2000 - 2003
    • Estate Law Section, Collin County Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
    • Member, Long Range Planning Committee, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2005 - 2006
    • Member, Dallas Women Lawyer's Association, 2006 - Present
    • Bench Bar Conference, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
    • Social Chair, Collin County Bar Association, 2004
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas, 2004 - Present
    • Vice Chair, Leadership TYLA, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2003
    • Member, Rockwall Bar Association, 1998 - 2001
    • Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyer's Foundation, 2006 - Present
    • Board of Trustees, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2002 - 2006, 2010-Present
    • Secretary, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2001 - 2002
    • Member, Plano Bar Association, 1998 - Present
    • Women and the Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1997 - Present
    • Member, American Bar Association, 1993 - Present
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
    • Liaison to Collin County Bar Association, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2004 - 2005
    • Member, State Bar of Texas, 1997 - Present
    • Member, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 1997 - 2008
    • General Practice, Solo & Small Law Firm Division, Membership Committee, Various committees, Director to Council, American Bar Association, 2003 - Present
    • Member, Attorneys Serving the Community, 2003 - Present
    • Silent Auction Chair, Collin County Bar Association, 1999
    • Chair, Pro Bono Clinic, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2002
    • Executive Committee Advisor, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2006 - 2007
    • Law Student Division, American Bar Association, 1993 - 1996
    • Attendee and Committee Member, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 1999 - Present
    • Liaison to CCBA for Joint Holiday Party, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2001
    • Vice President, Collin County Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
    • Co-Chair, Family Law & Children's Rights Committee, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2006
    • Member, Dallas Women Lawyer's Association, 1997 - 2000
    • President-Elect, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2005 - 2006
    • Social Chair, Collin County Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
    • Access to Justice Delegate to the 2001 and 2002 Bar Leaders Conference, State Bar of Texas, 2001 - Present
    • Vice Chair, Minority Committee, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2004
    • Member, Kaufman Bar Association, 1998 - 2001
    • Treasurer, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2003
    • Assisted Conference Chair with Coordination of Conference, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2004 - 2005
    • Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1997 - Present
    • Vice Chair, Senior Citizens Outreach Committee, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2004 - 2005
    • Chair-Elect, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2012-2013
    • Board of Directors, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2009 - 2011
    • Email Chair, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2003 - 2005
    • Member, Grayson County Bar Association, 2002 - 2005
    • Local Bar Services Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2009 - 2011
    • Family Law Section, Membership Committee, American Bar Association
    • Assisted Conference Chair with Coordination of Conference, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2000 - 2001
    • Social Committee, Collin County Bar Association, 1998 - 2001
    • Judicial Reception Committee, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2001 - 2003
    • Director, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2004 - 2006
    • Young Lawyer's Division, American Bar Association, 1996 - 2008
    • President, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2006 - 2007
    • Membership Committee, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2003
    • Family Law Section, Collin County Bar Association, 1999 - Present
    • At Large Small City Minority Director (Board of Directors), Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2004
    • Member, Dallas Young Lawyer's Association, 1997 - 1999
    • Bench Bar Players, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2000 - Present
    • Liaison to Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2003 - 2005
    • American Bar Foundation, Fellow since 2005
    • Chair, Public Service Subcommittee, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2005 - 2006
    • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1993 - 1996
    • Social Chair, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2004 - 2005
    • State Bar of Texas, 1997
    • General Practice, Solo and Small Firm, State Bar of Texas, 2003 - Present
    • Vice Chair, Low Income Texans, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2003 - 2006
    • Founding Board Member, Collin County Women Lawyer's Association, 2014
    • Chair, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2013-2014
    • Board of Directors, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2001 - 2002
    • Board Member, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2000 - 2001
    • Member, Frisco Bar Association, 2002 - Present
    • Texas Bar Foundation, State Bar of Texas, 2004 - Present
    • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 1996 - Present
    • Conference Planning Committee, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, 2000 - Present
    • Chair, Call to Protect Project, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2002 - 2003
    • CLE Committee, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 2001
    • Secretary, Texas Young Lawyer's Association, 2006 - 2007
    • General Practice, Solo & Small Law Firm Division, Council, American Bar Association, 2009 - Present
    • Member, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, 1998 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • National Adoption Day Attorney Volunteer since 2005.
    • Pro Bono Volunteer for Clinics and Case Matters with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas since 2003.
    • LSD Liaison to Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, American Bar Association, 1995 - 1996
    • Wills for Heroes Attorney Volunteer, 2005, 2006.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Comment, "Binding Arbitration, A Proper Forum for Child Custody?" Vol. 14, Issue No. 2, 1997
    • Sharia Law recent cases and public policy, Co-Author, Sharia and Family Law: Public Policy and Recent Cases, Family Advocate, A Publication of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, 2019
    • A Policy and Case Summary of Sharia and Family Law, Co-Author, The Intersection of Sharia and Family Law, A Policy and Case Summary, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 30, Number 1, 2017
    • Co-Chair, "Kids in the Crossfire, Helping Parents Understand the Impact of Divorce" Video and Brochure Produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association with a generous grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, 2006
    • Co-Author, "What to Expect in Texas Family Law Court," produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Co-Author, "Pro Se Divorce Handbook," Produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2003
    • Frequent Speaker for the Texas Bar Leaders Conference and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division regarding leadership and promotion of local projects, 2004 - 2007
    • Faculty Member of the New Lawyer Course, 2007
    • Urban Lawyer Journal, Case Digest Published, Vol. 26, No. 2, February 4, 1994,

    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, JD, 1996
    • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A. in Music, Minor in Sociology, Chi Omega Sorority, SMU Marching Band, May, 1993, 1993
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    8105 Rasor Blvs
    Suite 63
    Plano, TX 75024

    Phone: 972-668-9704

    Fax: 972-668-9705

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