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Patti Jean Hightower

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

     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.  


 


    Free Consultations. Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover Accepted.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Family: 35%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 35%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • John Joseph Brennan

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    John Brennan Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Jacob Bruce Henry

    I have known and worked with Patti for many years. She is a strong advocate who always puts her client's needs first.

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    Jacob Henry Intellectual Property Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Office of Patti J. Hightower, P.C.

Post Office Box 1533
Huntsville, TX, 77342-1533

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Patti J. Hightower, P.C.2012 - Present
AssociateHaney & Moorman2009 - 2012
Legal InternMcClennan County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2009
Legal InternNovak, Druce, & Quigg2008 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Walker County Bar AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
Walker County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Boys & Girls Club of Walker County, TexasBoard of Directors2010 - 2014
Huntsville Juniors Volleyball ClubCoach2010 - 2012
Junior Service League of Huntsville, TXMember2010 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cause No. 10-03-02896: Matter of Marriage of Crystal Bailey & Joshua Bailey & In Interest of (4) Bailey ChildrenJury 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 TexasJury Trial Verdict - Not Guilty

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Texas, AustinMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Employee Assistance ProgramLegal Issues for Adult Dependents2013