As a family lawyer, I have been through all of the types of matters that come through my office in my personal life. I have been divorced, widowed, remarried. I have dealt with child support issues and possession schedules. My personal experiences help me empathise with my clients as they go through their periods of life transitions and the legal issues which pertain to those changes.
I have elderly parents who have needed estate planning and trusts. My father died in 2012 at the age of 94, and we are hoping my mom keeps plugging for another decade or so--she is 96. The estate plans and trusts I drafted for my own parents have made a huge difference in the way my father's estate will be handled and how business and health issues are addressed for my mom.
My husband is a retired petroleum geologist who teaches at Rice University as an adjunct professor and he also lectures on oil and gas issues around the country. My son Kyle and his wife Anna live in Houston. Kyle is completing law school at U of H and will be a lawyer next year. My son Colin and his wife Jennifer live in Japan. Colin is the Navigator on the USS Benfold, a Navy Destroyer posted to Japan.
I loved my twelve years on the bench, but it has been a joy to return to law practice so that I can have the personal interactions with my clients from which I was isolated as a judge. I get great satisfaction in helping my clients through difficult times in their lives, and in planning for their futures to avoid difficulties and pitfalls.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|MS||Authorized to practice law||1982||11/11/2015|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1980||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer Lawyer of the Year||Mississippi Bar||1994|
|Attorney||The Springer Law Firm PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Chancery Judge||State of Mississippi||1995 - 2006|
|Attorney at Law||Private practice||1982 - 1994|
|Staff Attorney||Texas Department of Community Affairs||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fort Bend County Bar Association||President-Elect||2014 - Present|
|Katy Bar Association||President||2013 - Present|
|Katy Bar Association||First Vice President||2012 - 2013|
|Katy Bar Association||Secretary||2007 - 2012|
|Katy Chamber of Commerce||Member||2007 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Fort Bend County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Austin County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Conference of Chancery Judges of Mississippi||Chairman||1995 - 2006|
|Unifam Churchletter||Ask the Judge||2006|
|Southern Reporter 2d||Mississippi Supreme Court Opinion||1999|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of South Carolina Honors College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Chancery Judges Conference||Guardianships and Conservatorships||2005|
|Annual Meeting & Summer School||Family Law Update||2005|
|Hot Tips||Family Law||2004|
|Mid-Winter Meeting||Hague Convention||2001|