Christine G. Albano


Contact

Albano Law, PLLC

Locations

Office:
8105 Rasor Suite 208
Plano TX, 75024
Phone: (972) 668-9704
Fax: (972) 668-9705

Emphasis

Traditional Client Represenatation and Litigation

Map

Counties

  • Collin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denton, Texas

Legal Organizations

Attorneys Serving the Community, Member since 2003; Collin County Collaborative Law Alliance, Member since 2010: President 2012-13; Collin County Young Lawyer's Association, Member since 1998: Immediate Past President and Historian 2007-2008, President 2006-2007, President-Elect 2005-2006, Treasurer 2002-2003, Secretary 2001-2002, Board member 2000-2001, Email Chair 2003-2005, Liaison to Collin County Bar Association 2004-2005, Chair of Call to Protect Project 2002-2003, Membership Committee 2002-2003, CCYLA Liaison to CCBA for Joint Holiday Party 2001, CLE Committee 2001, Newsletter Committee 2000-2003, Judicial Reception Committee 2001-2003, Chair of Pro Bono Clinic 2002, Chair They Had a Dream Too Committee 2007-2008; Collin County Bar Association, Member since 1998: Family law Section 1999-Present, Vice President, 2005-2006, Estate Law Section, 2003-2004, Liaison to Collin County Young Lawyer's Association 2003-2005, Social Chair 1999, 2000, 2004, Social Committee 1998-2001, Silent Auction Chair 1999; Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, Fellow since 2000: Treasurer 2002-2004, Board of Trustees 2002-2007, Board of Directors 2001-2002, 2009-2012, Bench Bar Conference, Social Chair, 2004-2005, Attendee and committee member 1999-Present, Entertainment and games committee 1999-2002, Bench Bar Players 2000, Conference Planning Committee 2000-Present, Assisted Conference Chair with Coordination of Conference 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005; Curt B. Henderson American Inns of Court, 2011: member of Inaugural Class 2011, Barrister Level; Denton Bar Association, Member since 2008; Plano Bar Association, Member since 1998; Frisco Bar Association, Member since 2002; Grayson County Bar Association, Member 2002-2006; State Bar of Texas, Member since 1997: Access to Justice Delegate to the 2001 and 2002 Bar Leaders Conference, College of the State Bar of Texas 2004-Present, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm, 2003-Present, Family Law Section, 1997-Present, Family Law Foundation, 2005-Present, Local Bar Services Committee 2009-Present, Women and the Law Section, 1997-Present; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, since 2011; Texas Bar Foundation: Fellow 2004-Present, District 1 Nominations Chair 2007-2008, District 1 Nominations Committee 2009-Present; Texas Young Lawyer's Association, Member 1997-2007: Outstanding Young Lawyer Committee 2009-2010, Liberty Bell and Outstanding Mentor Committee 2008-2009, Liberty Bell and Outstanding Mentor Committee 2007-2008, Secretary 2006-2007, Director 2004-2006, At Large Small City Minority Director (Board of Directors) 2002-2004, Executive Committee Advisor to Law Focused Education Committee 2006-2007, Co-Chair, Family Law & Children's Rights Committee 2002-2006, Member, Long Range Planning Committee 2005-2006, Chair, Public Service Subcommittee 2005-2006, Vice Chair, Minority Committee 2002-2004, Vice Chair, Leadership TYLA 2002-2003, Vice Chair Low Income Texans 2003-2004, 2005-2006, Vice Chair Senior Citizens Outreach Committee 2004-2005; American Bar Association, Member since 1993: Family Law Section 1996-Present, Fam Law Domestice Violence Committee 2006-Present, Fam Law Young Lawyer Committee 2007-2010, Family Matters Symposium Committee 2008-Present, Fam Law Sponsorship Committee 2010, Annual Meeting Host Committee, Executive Member 2010-11, Member Benefit Development Committee, Executive Member 2010-Present, Midyear Host Committee 2012-13, Nominating Committee 2011-2012, Publications Board 2011-Present, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division 2003-Present, GP/Solo Council 2009-2013, GP/Solo Membership Committee 2009-Present, GP/Solo Division Young Lawyer Fellow 2007-2008, Young Lawyer's Division 1996-2008, YLD Family Law Committee 2007-2008, YLD Foundation Fellow 2008-Present, Law Student Division 1993-1996, LSD Liaison to Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, 1995-1996; American Bar Foundation, Fellow since 2005; Dallas Bar Association, Member 1997-1999, 2012-Present; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member 1997-1999; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow 2007-Present; Dallas Women Lawyer's Association, Member 1997-2000, 2004-Present; Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member 1993-1996; Kaufman Bar Association, Member 1998-2001; Rockwall Bar Association, Member 1998-2001.

Awards

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2011; Best Lawyers in America 2014; Cited in Fawzy v. Fawzy, 2009-NJ-0702.293: In July 2009 her published law school article: Comment, Binding Arbitration : A Proper Forum for Child Custody?, 14 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law, 419 (1997) was cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a portion of "scholarly writing on the subject."; Texas Super Lawyer Family Law 2011, 2012: Texas Monthly; Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star Family Law 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: Texas Monthly; 2nd Place Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2011: Legal Aid of North West Texas, Collin County; Outstanding Director of the Year 2005-2006: Presented by The Joseph M. Pritchard Inn of Former and Current Officers and Directors of the Texas Young Lawyer's Association; Atticus Finch Award 2006: Legal Aid of North West Texas. This award is recognizes someone who demonstrates the spirit of pro bono and by giving back to the community; Presidential Award of Merit for Exemplary Service to the Bar & Public, 2003-2004, 2004-2005: Texas Young Lawyer's Association; Outstanding Young Lawyer of Collin County, 2001-2002: Collin County Young Lawyer's Association; Service Star Award, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001: Collin County Bar Association.

CLE Presentations

2013 Collin County Bar Making Your Practice Work Seminar; August 2012 Texas Advanced Family Law Course, Panel, Preparing for the Board Certification Exam; Spring 2011 Moderator: ABA Family Law Section Domestic Violence: A View from the Bench; Spring 2012 Performer: ABA Family Law Section Miami Vice Ethics Musical Skit; 2006 Texas Bar New Lawyers Course, Setting up your Practice; 2005 Texas Judges Seminar, Kids in the Crossfire.

Author

Urban Lawyer Journal: Case Digest Published, Vol. 26, No. 2, February 4, 1994; Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Comment, "Binding Arbitration, A Proper Forum for Child Custody?" Vol. 14, Issue No. 2, 1997; Texas Young Lawyers Association Publications: Co-Author, "Pro Se Divorce Handbook", Booklet, 2003; Lead Co-Author, "What to Expect in Texas Family Law Court", Booklet 2005; Lead Co-Author and Lead Co-Producer, "Kids in the Crossfire, Helping Parents Understand the Impact of Divorce, 20 Minute video and brochure, 2006; Executive Committee Advisor to the Emmy Award Winning, "They Had a Dream Too: Student Leaders of the Civil Rights Movemnet, "Video and School Curriculum, 2006.