Law Office of Patti J. Hightower, P.C. is law firm located in Huntsville, Texas committed to serving clients' legal needs in the areas of Family, Criminal, Real Estate and Estate/Probate law matters.
Family Law Experience includes - Divorces (With & Without Children), CPS Actions, Grandparent's Rights, Enforcement of Custody/Child Support, Suits Involving the Parent-Child Relationship. Practical Family Law experience includes providing representation for clients in contested hearings involving Protective Orders, Temporary Restraining Orders, Spousal Maintenance, Child Support, Child Custody, Property division (real, personal, retirements, investments), Paternity, Common Law Marriage, Void Marriage, Minor Parents, International Abduction Concerns, and Writs of Attachment and Habeas Corpus. Experience also includes mediation, final hearing, and jury trial.
Criminal Law Experience Includes - Juveniles, Misdemeanors (Class A, Class B and Class C), and Felonies (State Jail, Third Degree, Second Degree, and First Degree). Primary Representation involves Misdemeanors (Class A, Class B, Class C) and Felonies (State Jail, Third Degree, and Second Degree). Practical Criminal Experience includes Arraignments, Pre-Trial Appearances/Hearings, Hearings on Motions to Revoke, Occupational Drivers' Licenses, Hearing on Motions to Adjudicate, and Hearings on Writs of Habeas Corpus. Consultations/Conferences wth Jail Clients.
Real Estate Law Experience Includes - Preparation of Real Estate Documents including general warranty deeds, deeds of trust, bills of sales, office leases, commercial leases, individual tenant renter leases, mineral rights leases, security interests, promisstory notes, deeds of trust, partition deeds, easements, and restrictive covenants. Experience includes frequently drafting various real estate documents for local title companies.
Estate/Probate Law Experience Includes - Preparation of Wills, Codicils, Directives to Physicians, Durable Powers of Attorney, Medical Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Family Trusts, and Living Trusts. Experience in Probate includes Drafting Applications for Probate of Will, Hearings on Application to Admit Will to Probate, Hearings and Proceedings on Applications to Determine Heirship and Applications to Administer Estate When There is No Will, Draft Notice to Beneficiaries, Draft Notice to Creditors, and Prepare Inventories for Submission by Estate.
Frequent appearances in Walker, San Jacinto, Madison, Leon, Grimes, Montgomery, Trinity, or Polk Counties. Available to practice in State Court (Municipal Courts, Justice Courts, County Courts, County Courts-At-Law, and District Courts) within the State of Texas.
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Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||01/09/2016|
|Attorney/Owner||Law Office of Patti J. Hightower, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Haney & Moorman||2009 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||McClennan County District Attorney's Office||2009 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||Novak, Druce, & Quigg||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Walker County Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Walker County Bar Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|Boys & Girls Club of Walker County, Texas||Board of Directors||2010 - 2014|
|Huntsville Juniors Volleyball Club||Coach||2010 - 2012|
|Junior Service League of Huntsville, TX||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Cause No. 10-03-02896: Matter of Marriage of Crystal Bailey & Joshua Bailey & In Interest of (4) Bailey Children||Jury Verdict: (1) Crystal Bailey should be designated joint managing conservator with the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the children (2) Residence of children confined to Walker and Montgomery Counties, Texas|
|Cause No. 12-1212: The State of Texas vs. L.W.H. - In the County Court at Law of Walker County Texas||Jury Trial Verdict - Not Guilty|
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|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Mechanical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Employee Assistance Program||Legal Issues for Adult Dependents||2013|