Houston, Texas 77056
The primary focus of my calling to practice family law is to bring to bear what is needed to truly serve those caught in the emotional underbrush of divorce. Having litigated for over 30 years, I have learned the shortcomings of the adversarial process. With the advent of the collaborative process, I can now better serve divorcing parties to divorce as friends, to share children instead of dividing them, to conserve more of their financial resources, and to more quickly heal the brokenness caused by divorce.
Professional ActivitiesCo-Founder and Director of The Alliance of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys (President, 2004) ~Course Director of the Chip Rose Collaborative Training of Mental Healthcare Professionals, December 2002 ~Course Director of the Janet Brumley course, "Training Your In-House Collaborative Team," July 2004 ~Course Director of the Chip Rose/Larry Cook Collaborative Training for Financial Advisors, October 2004 ~Moderator of Panel Discussion of Collaborative Couples at FCG's Advanced Annual National Conference on Use of Collaborative Financial Advisors in Divorce, September 2004 ~Co-Presentor with Larry Cook at 5th Annual Convention of the National Institute of Sports in San Antonio, Texas, June 2005 ~International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Collaborative Law Institute of Texas ~Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists (Director, 1999-2005; Treasurer, 2003-2005; President-Elect, 2005) ~Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ~Houston Bar Association (Director, Collaborative Law Section; Family Law Section; Treasurer, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, 2004-2005; Chair, Judicare Committee, now known as Elder Care Law Committee, 1989-1990) ~National Institute of Sports Professionals ~Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (Treasurer, 1985-1986; Vice President, 1986-1987; President, 1987-1988, Board of Directors, 1988-1993) ~State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections on Family Law; Litigation; Entertainment & Sports Law; Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law; and General Practice, Solo & Small Firm) ~College of the State Bar of Texas ~Sustaining Life Fellow of the Houston Bar Association ~Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation ~Firm has received the "Very Highest" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Family Law Attorneys.
Received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, 1971.
Received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law, 1974.