With a compassionate focus and an eye towards the future, Aimee works with clients to skillfully assist them in identifying their goals and guide them towards a resolution in often complex and contentious family law matters.

Having a Master’s degree in social work provides Aimee with a unique ability to understand complex and novel custody issues and work with both clients and mental health professionals to identify what is at stake for the clients she represents. Her compassion for families in crisis assures that she remains a tireless advocate for everyone she represents.

A partner in the firm, Aimee is board certified in family law and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2015 – 2019. Prior to practicing law, Aimee was the program director of a supervised visitation facility for families in Austin as well as an elementary school teacher with the non-profit program, Teach for America. She received her B.A. in Psychology with Honors, Masters of Science in Social Work with Honors and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Practice

Published Works

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, 2003
    • J.D., Law
    • Law Review: Texas International Law Journal
  • University of Texas in Austin, 1998
    • M.S.S.W., with Honors, Social Work
  • University of Texas in Austin, 1996
    • B.A., with Honors, Psychology

Presentations

  • “Creating Harmony”, State Bar of Texas, Collaborative Law Course, Presenter, 2018
  • Grandparents and Third Party Standing“, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Author and Presenter, 2017
  • The New Normal – Modern Family Issues in a Changing Landscape, Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, State Bar of Texas, Moderator, 2017
  • “Go Beyond the Forms: Effectively Drafting Family Law Orders”, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Author and Presenter, August 2016
  • “Assisting with Child Support Calculations,” Blue Moon Paralegal Seminar, Author and Presenter, February 2014
  •  “Mental Health Issues and the Impact on Family Law Cases,” Collin County Family Law Section, Author and Presenter, February 2014
  •  “Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Law,” Facing Violence Conference, Author and Presenter, October 2013
  • “Grandparent Access and Rights and Duties,” Smart Decisions Conference Speaker, February 2013
  • “Protective Orders and Family Law,” Collin County Bar Association, Author and Presenter, January 2013
  • “Family Law Primer for Federal Employees,” Department of Homeland Security Presentation, Presentor November 2012.
  • Using a Computer Forensic Expert, Family Law Technology Course, State Bar of Texas, Co-Author 2012
  • Property Update, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Co-Author 2012
  • Turbo Charge Your Collaborative Practice, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Co-Author 2012
  • “Recent and Anticipated Developments in Texas Family Law,” Blue Moon Paralegal Seminar, Author and Presenter, September 2012
  • “Assisting with Child Custody Cases,” Blue Moon Paralegal Seminar, Author and Presenter, September 2012
  •  “Standing in Family Law,” Collin County Bar Association, April 2012, Author and Presenter
  • “Legislative Updates and Family Law Code Updates,” Collin County Bench Bar Author and Presenter
  • “Legislative Changes to Spousal Maintenance Provisions in the Texas Family Code,” Collin County Young Lawyers Bulletin, January 2012
  • “Standing for the Not So Nuclear Family,” Innovations—Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, January 2012, Co-Author
  • “A Modest Primer on Business Ownership, Divorce and the Courts,” New Frontiers in Family Law, October 2011, Co-Author
  • “Informed Consent in Collaborative Law,” October 2011, Co-Presenter
  • ”Collaborative Law Basics and Legislative Updates,” Dallas Bar Association, October 2011, Co-Presenter
  • “ Collaborative Law Basics for Corporations and Social Groups,” 2010-present, Presenter
  • “What’s your status? Common Law Marriage in Modern Days,” Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, June 2010, Co-Author
  • “Digging Up Dirt–Creative Discovery Techniques in Family Law,” University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Discovery Techniques Workshop, December 2004, Presenter and Co-Author

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, 2017
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2014 – 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” List, Thomson Reuters, 2017 – 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers” List, Thomson Reuters, 2017- 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers” List, Thomson Reuters, 2017 – 2018
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star list, Thomson Reuters, 2006 – 2013
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2015 – 2019
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association Leadership Class Member, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section and GP/Solo Section
    • Member
  • American Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
    • Member
    • Member Chair, 2014 – present
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
    • Member
  • Collaborative Professionals of Dallas
    • Member
    • Secretary
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
    • President, 2017 – 2018
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
    • Member
    • Vice President, 2010-2012
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
    • Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law and Family Law Section
    • Member
    • Family Law Section Board Member, 2015-2018
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Member
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
    • Member
  • Legacy Family Court Foundation
    • Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Collaborative Law and Family Law Section
    • Member
    • Marriage Dissolution, Course Director, 2017
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Member
  • Junior League of Dallas

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