Katherine A. Kinser


Contact

Locations

Office
17103 Preston Road Suite 150
Dallas TX, 75248
Phone: (214) 438-1100
Fax: (214) 438-1150

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation (Lifetime Member); Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (President 2002-2003; Course Director, 11th Annual Trial Institute); Texas Family Law Foundation (Board of Directors and Legislative Bill Review Committee; Sustaining Life Member); Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section (Family Law Council 1992-1998; Course Director, 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course; Course Director, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1997; American Bar Association, Family Law Section (Faculty, American Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 Family Law Advocacy Institute); Dallas County Bar Association, Family Law Section (Chair 1991); Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section; Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

Awards

Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer” 2003 - 2013; Texas Monthly “Top Fifty Female Lawyers in Texas;” 2011, 2013; “AV” Preeminent (5.0 of 5.0) - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

CLE Presentations

Advanced Family Law Course, 1986-2006, Director 2007; Marriage Dissolution Seminar, Course Director, 1997; Annual Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Course Director, 1997.“Alienation, Protection or Manipulation?”, 2013 Innovations – Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, January 24-25, 2013, Austin, Texas (with Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., G. Thomas Vick, Jr. and Hon. Judy L. Warne) “Child Custody Evaluations”, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, August 8, 2013 (with Lynn Kamin) “Evolution of Texas Property Law,” 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas, August 2012 “Attachment Issues/Visitation Under Three”, 35th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 26-27, 2012 (with Hon. Judy Warne and Jonathan Gould, Ph.D.) “The Not-So-Nuclear Family”, Innovations – Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, University of Texas School of Law at Austin, Texas and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Texas Chapter, January 19-20, 2012 (with panelists Arnold Shienvold, Ph.D, Angelina L. Bain, Kevin Fuller and Edward Silverman, Ph.D.) “Property Division and Enforcement – How to Get What You Got,” 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, August 2011 “Paternity Fraud”, 2011 Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, June, 2011. “Challenges of Representing Athletes and High Profile People”, Denton County Bench Bar Conference, Pottsboro, Texas, May 2011 “Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements,” 34th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 29, 2011 Panelist, “Past-Presidents Panel – Advice for Family Lawyers of all Ages, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 27th Annual Trial Institute, February 2011 “Family Law Trial Skills from the Experts”, ABA Direct and Cross-Examination in a Family Law Trial Teleseminar, February 9, 2011 “The Future of Premarital, Post-marital and Cohabitation Agreements,” New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2010 (with panelists Diana Freidman, Lynn Kamin, Jimmy Vaught and Thomas Greenwald) “Cohabitation and Domestic Partnership Agreements,” 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, August 2010 “Cohabitation, Domestic Partnership, Premarital & Post-Marital Property Agreements,” 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas, August 2009 “Mechanics of Effective Cross Examination,” 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas, August 2009 (with panelists J. Steven King, Kristy D. Piazza and Hon. Frank Sullivan) “Preparing Your Client for Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations”, 2009 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Family Law Section CLE, June 2009 “Guaranteed Pay, What a Deal, or is It?” Characterization of Unusual Employment Contracts, Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, June 2009 “How to Get and Keep Athletes as Clients”, Sports Financial Advisors Association 5th Annual Conference, November 2009 (with panelists Rashard Cook and Shawna Coleman) “Exploring Employment Plans and Benefits,” New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Napa Valley, California, October 2008 “As God is My Witness, I’ll Never be Hungry Again:” Premarital & Marital Property Agreements, State Bar of Texas, 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2008 “Evidence Without Witnesses,” Collin County Bench Bar Conference, League City, Texas, May 2008 “Predicates, Making and Meeting Objections,” State Bar of Texas - The Trial of a Family Law Jury Case, January 2008 “Words From the Wise” - 7th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, June 2007 “Guaranteed Pay: What a Deal, or Is It?” - Characterization of Unusual Employment Contracts”, LEI Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, January 2007 “Persuasive Skills”, 2006 Fall CLE Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2006 “Family Law and The Entertainment Arena - Print, Television, Film and Beyond”, 16th Annual Entertainment Law Institute, October 2006 “Guaranteed Pay: What a Deal, or Is It?” - Characterization of Unusual Employment Contracts”, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, San Francisco, October 2006 “Guaranteed Pay: What a Deal, or Is It?” - Characterization of Unusual Employment Contracts,” Advanced Family Law Course, August 2006 “Litigating the Case - The Trial”, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 20th Annual Trial Institute, January 2006 “Sports and Entertainment - Representing Big Hitters”, ABA Family Law Section, Fall CLE Conference, September 2005 “Representing Big Hitters - They Have The Glory, But What About the Guts?”, Collin County Bench Bar, April 2005 “Representing Big Hitters” – Legal Education Institute, Colorado Bar Association, January 2005 “Show Me the $$” - State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2004 “Sports: Players, Success and The Law” - State Bar of Texas, Entertainment and Sports Law Sections, March 2004 “Drafting Pretrial Motions in High-Stakes Family Law Cases” – Advanced Family Law Drafting and Advocacy: Art and Form, December 2003 “Keeping Private Stuff Private” – Advanced Family Law Course, August 2003 “Marital Agreements and Pre-Divorce Planning,” State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 2002 “Sports & Entertainment B Representing Big Hitters,” State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Course, August 2002 “Valuation of Law Practice in Divorce,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Spring Meeting 2002 “Common Law Marriage and Rights of Putative Spouses,” State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Course, August 2001 “Jury Trials: What You Can And Can’t Do,” State Bar of Texas - Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law Course, December 2000 “Evidence for Judges,” State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Course, August 2000 “Representing the Professional Athlete,” State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Course, August 2000

Author

LexisNexis Texas Annotated Family Code, Annotations for Chapter Four – “Premarital and Marital Property Agreements,” 2006 – 2009 (co-authored with Jonathan J. Bates); American Journal of Family Law, Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses: A Guide for the Matrimonial Practitioner, 2005 - 2009 Supplement, “Celebrity Divorce – Representing Big Hitters” (co-authored with Jonathan J. Bates)

AAML Chapter

Treasurer (2013-2014)