Every complex divorce case has its strengths and weaknesses. Clint Westhoff has the insight and experience to see them clearly, the result of combining analytical and technical skills with his deep knowledge of the law. Bringing objectivity to the case, Clint helps clients weigh the pros and cons of the settlement so they can wisely allocate resources to pursue what is achievable.

Once achievable goals are set, Clint advocates aggressively for each client. He is also able to provide an invaluable sense of assurance during what is, for most people, one of the most stressful experiences they will ever face. His prowess in representing clients both in and out of the courtroom has earned him the respect of his peers, which is reflected in his inclusion on the list of Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters for each year from 2004 through 2010.

Clint grew up in the small town of St. John, Kansas, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 1994. After graduating with deans honors from Washburn University School of Law in 1996, he spent the first three years of his legal career working for Kansas Legal Services. There he very quickly established extensive courtroom experience by representing disabled children in the foster care program, the elderly, and clients with incomes below the poverty line in divorce, custody, and domestic abuse cases. After becoming licensed in Texas in November 1999, Clint moved to Texas and limited his practice exclusively to more complex family law cases. He has now been practicing law for more than fourteen years, over a decade of which has been dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law in Texas. Clint is also certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law.

Published Works

  • Author, “Case Law Update”, Meeting of the Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, June, 2006
  • Co-Author with Judge Craig Fowler, “Personal Goodwill in the Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests”, November Meeting of the American Society of Appraisers, November 8, 2005
  • Author, “Family Law in the 1st and 2nd Special Sessions of the 79th Legislative Session: Attempting to Fix Mistakes and Oversights in the Family Code”, Family Law Section Meeting of the Dallas Bar Association, September, 2005
  • Co-Author with Melinda Eitzen, Stuart Brown, Kelly McClure and Lisa Duffee, “Annual Survey of Texas Law – Parent and Child”, 56SMU L. Rev. 1707, Summer, 2003
  • Co-Author with Kelly McClure, “What’s In and Out of the Texas Family Code”, Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, October, 2001
  • Co-Author with Kelly McClure, “Fighting Over Faith: Religious Beliefs and Practices Role in Custody Litigation”, 17 Texas Lawyer, No. 22, August 6, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Hollingsworth v. Hollingsworth, 274 S.W.3d 811 (Tex. App. Dallas 2008)
  • Lee v. Lee, 158 S.W.3d 612 (Tex. App. Fort Worth 2005)
  • Williams v. Wachovia Mortg. Corp., 407 S.W.3d 391 (Tex. App. Dallas 2013)

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. – December, 1996
    • Honors: Deans Honors
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.S. – May, 1994

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by Thomson Reuters for Inclusion in the List of “Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars” for Years, 2004 – 2010
  • Selected by Thomson Reuters for Inclusion in the List of “Texas Super Lawyers” for 2013

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Associate Member