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I am board certified in family law and also a creditialed mediator that focuses my practice solely on family law cases. I strictly handle divorces, child support, child custody, modifications, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, grand parent visitation and paternity. I am well versed in both interstate disputes as well as international conventions regarding children.
Look to our website at for a complete description of the experience I and my firm bring to your individual case.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($150-350/hour), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Justin Ryan Weiner

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Contact info

Bain,Files,Jarrett,Bain & Harrison, P.C.

109 West Ferguson
Tyler, TX, 75702


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Smith County Volunteer Mentor of the YearLone Star Legal Aid2014
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Young Lawyer of the YearSmith County Bar Association2004
Outstanding Service AwardSmith County Bar Association2002
Silver Key AwardN/A1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBain, Files, Jarrett, Bain & Harrison, PC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember2013 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLIfe Member2009 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember2001 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationLIfetime Member2001 - Present
Smith County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionBoard of Directors2011 - 2016
State Bar of Texas Grievance CommitteeChairman2007 - 2009
Smith County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsDirector2004 - 2007
State Bar of Texas Grievance CommitteeMember2003 - 2009
Smith County Bar AssociationDirector2000 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2010
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ITIO Julian PhillipsTrial Court's Judgment affirmed
Metcalfe v. MetcalfeTrial Court's Judgment affirmed for my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The College BulletinThe Old Becomes New - Reimbursement2011
ATLA Family Law Section NewsletterTexas Cases - Recent DevelopmentsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Dispute Resolution Training InstituteAlternatvie Dispute ResolutionCredentialed Mediator2008
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of MississippiN/AB.B.A1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Family Law - 2105Handling Client Funds, Trust Accounts, IOLTA and Trust Accounts2015
Summer SchoolImportant Provisions to be Included in a SAPCR2014
Marriage Dissolution SeminarGuardianship and the Divorce Client2014
Advance Family LawHandling Client Funds, Trust Accounts and IOLTA2014
Marriage Dissolution SeminarInventory & Appraisement2013
Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know:Family Law2012
Smith County Bar AssociationPaternity and Paternity Fraud2012
Pro Bono SeminarPost Divorce Medical Benefits2012
Marriage DissolutionChild Support: Statutory and Contractual2012
Advanced Family Law SeminarGetting What You Want Through Negotiation2012
Advance Family LawAdvanced Negotiation2012
Parent Child RelationshipsChild Support in the Failing Economy2009
Pro Bono CLEEvidence - Getting It In & Keeping It Out2008
Marriage DissolutionEconomic Torts in Divorce Action2008
Texas College for Judicial StudiesEconomic Contribution and Valuation2007
Rural Association for Court AdministrationEthics: Paralegal & Lawyers2007
Parent Child Relationship CourseChild Custody2007
Marriage Dissolution Boot CampEthics: Paralegals and You2007
Ultimate Trial NotebookPost Judgment Issues2006
Family Law Basic TrainingMotions in Limine2005
Advanced Family LawWhen Disaster Strikes2005
Child Support Accountability ProgramChild Support Enforcement2003
Family Law Monthly MeetingEconomic Contribution2002
East Texas Heads of SchoolFamily Law and Employment Issues2002
Pro Bono ProjectModification of Custody2001
Smith County Bar AssociationThe New Discovery Rules1998