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Robert Reid McInvale

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Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Houston. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, modification and other child, marriage and family matters.

Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born at the university hospital while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.

Reid can offer empathy in his practice of family law after going through personal misfortune himself. As a Houston divorce and child custody lawyer and a family man, he has a unique perspective and sensitivity to all of the challenges that arise when family private matters become potentially litigious.

Admitted to Bar: 1982, State Bar of Texas

Education: South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1982

University of South Florida, B.A., 1979

Member: State Bar of Texas

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Northwest Harris County Bar Association

Areas of Practice: Family Law, including: child custody, divorce, enforcement and contempt, child visitation, modifications, child protective services, protective orders, restraining orders, grandparent rights, child support, and wills and probate.


Outstanding military man at Homestead AFB in 1971 by Chamber of Commerce

Houston Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in 1989

Call in radio talk show host, “At the Courthouse,” on KSEV in Houston in 1990

Outside of Office: Attorney McInvale is married with three grown children, one currently serving our country in the U.S. Navy. His outside interests and past include:

Taught high school (English as a Second Language) to kids from 30 countries who spoke roughly 20 languages

Served in the U. S. armed forces on a variety of assignments in various parts of the world from 1970-1974

Takes pride that his sons are members of Kaw Nation of Oklahoma and great-grandsons of the Kaw Nation’s chief

Membership in the Krewe of Maximillian, a Mardi Gras Krewe in Galveston

Served as volunteer tax-preparer for the elderly through the IRS

Reid is a strong advocate for protecting the rights and interests of Houston children and abused parties in highly-emotional family disputes. He is a well-known and respected attorney in the Houston legal community providing vigorous representation of his clients during separation, divorce, and child custody disputes, and for getting results. He is also known in the community for his charitable works and sensitivity to key policy issues regarding the welfare of children.


Help with your divorce, child custody, or other family law issue is only a call away. Contact Robert Reid McInvale toll-free at 866-959-7824 or the numbers below or complete our online contact form.

16360 Park Ten Place, Ste 327, Houston, Texas 77084

Houston: 281-955-1111 The Woodlands: 281-367-4422



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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 80%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have tried cases against him at the court house and observed first hand that he zealously and aggressively promotes his clients interests while remaining professional in his conduct. Even though we were on different sides of the case, I can endorse Reid without reservation.


    Philip Fenley Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Shannon Lee Boudreaux

    I endorse this lawyer. Reid and I have worked together on a few cases. He continues to impress me with his skill in the courtroom, his knowledge of the law, and his ability to relate to his clients. Reid is an outstanding lawyer and a pleasure to work with as an opposing counsel. I recommend Reid without reservation.


    Shannon Boudreaux Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Robert Reid McInvale, Attorney at Law

16360 Park Ten Place, Ste 327
Houston, TX, 77084

Robert Reid McInvale, Attorney at Law

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The Woodlands, TX



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Oustanding Contribution to Houston Volunteer Lawyers ProgramHouston Bar Association1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerRobert Reid McInvale, Attorney at Law1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Harris County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas Tech Red Raider ClubMember2008 - Present
Krewe Of Maximillianmember2005 - Present
1st Methodist ChurchMember2004 - 2015
State Bar of Texas Lawyer Advertising Committeemember1998 - 2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1996 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Associationmember1994 - 2001
Holland LodgeMaster1991 - Present
Scottish Ritemember1991 - Present
Shrinersmember1991 - Present
US Circuit Court of Appeals, 5th CircuitAdmitted to Practice1986 - Present
US Federal District Court for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1983 - Present
State Bar of TexasAdmitted to Practice1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Interest of ____________, Minor ChildrenDad got custody. CORRECT verdict from jury.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Transactions of the Texas Lodge of ResearchRoman Catholic Church Law Regarding Freemasonry2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of South FloridaPhilBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis Annual ConferenceLawyer Advertising2012