Honors and Awards


  • American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar College member since 1997
  • Texas Bar Association, Family Law Section – Family Law Practice Manual Committee, 1999 to present
    • (co-chair since 2010); Family Law Council member, 2008-2013, Editorial Advisor, 2013 to present
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court – Master, 2003 to 2014
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, sustaining member
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2006 to present


  • Briefing and Research Attorney (JJ. Kinkeade and Burnett) for the Dallas Court of Appeals, 1989-1992
  • Editor-in-Chief – State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report October 2007 to present
  • Dedicatee of the 2014 (24th) Edition of Sampson & Tindall’s Texas Family Law Annotated
  • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine—Appellate 2016
  • Named to Texas Super Lawyer List – Appellate Practice, 2003-2016 (Also named as a Top 50 Woman Lawyer in Texas and Top 100 Lawyer in Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 2012)
  • Named Best Law Firm 2013—Dallas (Family Law—Tier 2)/2014-16—Dallas (Family Law—Tier 1)/2016—Dallas (Appellate Law—Tier 1)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America – Family Law 2010-2017/Appellate 2014-17
  • Named to Best Women Lawyers in Dallas – Appellate 2010
  • Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas—Appellate 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Named to Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing “100 Legends in the Line” & Distinguished Alumni 2016
  • Course Director (with Jimmy Vaught)—Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 26th Trial Institute (02/10)
  • Dallas Bar Association—Family Law Section Board Member 2010 to 2014/Advisor to the Board 2015 to present
  • Winner of Franklin Jones Best Continuing Education Article Award for 2012 from the State Bar College for Appellate Practice from Every Angle
  • Martindale-Hubbell A-V rated
  • Cover Story, Texas Lawyer, Aug. 1, 2005

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