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Caitlin Barbee Thorpe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   48 reviews
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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Caitlin

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I UNDERSTAND WHAT A DIFFICULT TIME THIS IS FOR YOU. I'M HERE FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Caitlin is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Specialty Certification and has a passion for litigation but also understands that often times cases are best resolved in mediation or outside of Court. When working with Caitlin, you will immediately feel at ease and comforted because she truly does care about each of her clients.

Caitlin attended South Texas College of Law and dedicated much of her law school curriculum to coursework that directly benefits our clients. She particiapted in mock and moot court and the fundamental skills she learned formed a rock solid foundation for her litigation practice. 

Caitlin is well equipped to handle all typed of family law matters and assist you through the process. She has participated in hundreds of mediations and hearings and has a love for trial. She most enjoys handling complex property matters and child custody modifications but is ready to handle any family law subject that comes up. 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2019 + 1 ...

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Location

THE SKILLERN FIRM
701 N Post Oak Rd Ste 600
Houston, TX, 77024
THE SKILLERN FIRM
1600 Hwy 6 Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX, 77478
THE SKILLERN FIRM
22322 Grand Corner Dr Suite 125
Katy, TX, 77494
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Steven | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly,Highly Recommended!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Custody or divorce seem to be normalized in current times. However, from personal experience these are some of the most stressful, emotional and difficult times of said persons life. From start to finish Caitlin has exceeded expectations with outstanding knowledge of proceedings and the law it’s self. Far from the stereo typed egotistical lawyer Caitlin brought real human emotion and understanding to each case allowing me to have a say in her approach. Caitlin was quick to respond no matter the actual urgency. In these times that carries a level of importance as what may not be seen as emergency can still way heavy on the ones involved. Every question I had was reassured and explained in terms I could readily understand. I can say for fact, as I’ve seen her manage workload that Caitlin sees her clients for people not a dollar sign. Only allowing herself to represent a certain amount of clientele at once so that she may provide the utmost attention each case deserves. You truly can’t teach the passion or focus Caitlin shares for her clients protection and over all well being. Make no mistakes! Behind Caitlins kind gentle appearance lies a disguised Trojan Horse of fierce battle readied pit bulls determine to fight for you. Chances are you’ve fought enough already. Unfortunately as a bread winner and male the law was not quiet designed to my benefit in all aspects. Needless to say I’m now elated as a willing 50/50 parent “getting” to spend the time with the ones who mean the most and my CS payments structured in the final order in a way to actually benefit the child. Not the recipient. It was with extreme ease I recognized Caitlins stronghold capabilities in watching her deteriorate opposing counsels arguments time and time again. Faulted or not mistakes or blinded choices led us all to choosing the wrong partner. Stop the trend and choose the right lawyer. Not only would I strongly recommend doing yourself the favor. I have several times. From client to friend, thank you so much for all your help Caitlin! Your efforts are not soon to be forgotten.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and cost effective
I hired Skillernfirm and have Caitlin working on the second half part of my case after Mediation until the divorce is finalized. Caitlin is a highly skill divorce/family/custody lawyer and very professional in her job - she can draft the divorce agreement in a very short time, very cost efficient, very effective in communication with all stake holders. Moreover she is very reachable, and promptly response in client's communication/client's questions despite the fact that the attorney are generally very busy at the court here and there everyday. My case can be somewhat semi-international case and she always have the answer for me in term of assets and custody issues. She understand clients in term of the expense of divorce cost and helps me closed my case very quickly on time without asking for more. She definitely delivers. The hour rates can be considerably high for some clients but thinking about returns of investment for money and timewise is highly recommended. It has been a big pleasure to working with Caitlin.
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Posted by Bill | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
After my wife filed for divorce, I searched for a good attorney for several months and interviewed 4 attorneys at different law firms and got 4 different answers to my questions that didn’t make sense to me. I consulted with Caitlin and hired her immediately. Caitlin knows the law; I highly recommend her to anyone that needs a great family law attorney!
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Posted by Ramesh | December 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Nothing short of spectacular! Caitlin and her firm guided me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She provided excellent service and results. She made all the difference in the world. We were faced with very long odds and in the end we ended up receiving more than I could envision. Through her counsel we ended better than our "best case scenario". I would recommend Caitlin to anyone and gladly stand by it. She will hold a special place for my wife and I. We do not know how to thank you enough.
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Posted by Leah | August 1, 2019
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Truly a Godsend
Caitlin is exactly who we needed during such a troubling time. She saw us through a child support enforcement & a child custody modification. The child support enforcement we were able to enforce right away, after a trial, and Caitlin fought for and won attorney fees to be paid by the opposing side. Caitlin also saw us through the custody modification which drug out for two long years and resulted in a jury trial. My lawyers’ professionalism, preparedness and passion were unsurpassed! When you hire Caitlin you get her devotion, dedication, excellent legal advice, realistic expectations of your situation and unmatched fierceness when she fights for you. There’s no one else I’d ever want on my side besides Caitlin and her legal team! She went over and beyond what we expected, always came through on what she said she would do, she connected with us on a personal level. She’s a very sincere, professional and confident lawyer. If you’re looking for the best, you have found her.
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Posted by Theresa | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Caitlin was very helpful from the beginning. I always felt that she had my best interest in mind, as well as what would be best for my children. She was always available when I had questions or concerns. I never felt pressured or overwhelmed. I have already recommended her services to a few friends and would recommend her to anyone in need of her services. She is kind, patient, and very knowledgeable. I could not have made a better choice in hiring her.
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Posted by Mauricio | August 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Caitlin is an excellent attorney who supported me through my divorce. I really appreciate her attention to detail and focus on addressing my concerns in a timely manner. I would recommend Caitlin to anyone faced with a complicated divorce.
Posted by Edward | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family and divorce attorney
Early this year, I received the divorce petition from my wife and was confused and distraught. I contacted and retained the Skillern Law PLLC for legal advice. My initial consultations provided great insight and I got to work with Caitlin. She expeditiously took up my case with great attention to detail, worked on it with great efficiency and delivered better than expected results. Caitlin is a very smart, competent and professional attorney who did high quality work and managed the complexity of my case with ease. She understood the challenges of the custody issues at hand and focused on my priorities, which was as much time with my daughter as possible, a say in her medical/educational matters and international travel. As an entrepreneur, maintaining control of my business was truly important to me. Caitlin was able review and analyze the company’s history, financial statements and worked out a strategy for negotiations, which she executed successfully during mediation. Throughout the process, she became a trusted advisor, offering appropriate and necessary recommendations, while maintaining a realistic view of the case. In addition, she kept me informed and communicated as the case progressed. Finally, she was quite persuasive and was able to work with opposing counsel, get concessions and keep the mediation process going forward until a final settlement. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a family lawyer.
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Posted by Douglas | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Most Amazing Group
I went to the Skillern firm based on the reviews I found online. I wanted a firm who understood the balance between work load and lawyer ability. I knew I wanted a group who would not fold me into a million other case to simply turn a buck. After visiting the firm I was pleased with the overhead and the honesty of Matt and Melissa. However, I'm not sure I was prepared for Caitlin. Direct, honest, attentive and invested only begins to describe Caitlin's. What is hard to describe is her 'natural' ability to see though issues and build a case. Together Melissa and Caitlin are an amazing team. They both helped me in more ways than just legally, working together they guided me to be a better co-parent all the while protecting me legally. In a sea of competitive firms looking to make money, Matt, Caitlin, Melissa and all the others at Skillern strive to make a difference, to stand above the other firms. I recommend this team with the highest of regard and respect. I will never again consider any other firm for Family law.
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Posted by Brenda | April 9, 2019
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Couldn’t be more grateful!
I had a child custody case which was pretty basic and I was hesitant that lawyers wouldn’t put much care into my issues. With Caitlin this was not the case by any means. Caitlin was always available to answer my many many questions, never made me feel like i was a bother, very knowledgeable, and made sure that I got everything that was in the best interest of my daughter. I have so many positive things I could continue on about with Caitlin, and if anyone is in need for someone to support them 100% in their battles she is your girl!
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Posted by Aminah | March 6, 2024
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MUST HIRE
Caitlin Thorpe represented my sister and was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was highly sensitive to the fact that it was proving to be a traumatic experience for all involved. Caitlin Thorpe was highly professional and would check in with us and make sure we knew what was happening at all times. She was personable rather than just handling her as a “case”. Caitlin Thorpe and her team were comprehensive, strategic, and always one step ahead. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2024
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Excellent lawyer
Look no further when looking for a lawyer! We hired Caitlin for a family member’s case. She went above and beyond and fought HARD for us. She’s intelligent, has all her work in order, is an excellent speaker and puts her heart and soul into what she does.
Posted by Omar | March 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Omar
What an amazing sincere lawyer Caitlin Thorpe is. Much heavy weight off our shoulders feeling relieved after she handled the case. She took the case very seriously, gave us our rights and way more after court hearing. I don’t think she has any weaknesses, she rocked & rolled that court room. Results were definitely more than what was expected from the best of the best of lawyers.
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Posted by Ana | January 26, 2024
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Beyond my greatest expectations..
I can’t say enough good things about Caitlin and her amazing team. The communication is top notch from her to her staff. Her responses were quick at all times, and never left any questions unanswered. I always felt how important my case was to her. Caitlin is an amazing, trustworthy, brilliant, and beautiful human who truly cares about her clients and will fight hard for them. Caitlin isn’t scared to speak out and won’t sugarcoat anything. She knows family law extremely well and during trial always knew the facts of my case very well, was familiar with all details and effectively fought for my kid's rights. I couldn't have been happier with Caitlin and the outcome of my case. I only wish I would’ve hired her sooner, right when the divorce started. Anyone would be so lucky to have her as their attorney.
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Posted by Marline Campbell | August 23, 2023
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Angel sent from Heaven
Some Angels have wings and some other ones have law degrees. She was sent to me during a very difficult times in my life. She’s was kind, gentle, understanding. She was very sympathetic to all my needs. Her and her team made sure that everything was done correctly and file on time. She fought fiercely for everything that was rightfully mine and my kids. I cannot find enough words to express my gratitude. When you are looking for a lawyer, you want to find someone that is on your side, that is capable of putting herself on your shoes and that also have heart. Someone that is good at their job but compassionate all at the same time .That person is Caitlin…….. Thank You.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2023
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Amazing lawyer A+++++
Caitlin has been an amazing lawyer through my divorce. She was very quick, attentive, and responsive to my needs. Highly recommend her for anyone that needs a top notch lawyer going through a divorce!
Posted by James | June 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Meticulous about the law and level headed
Caitlin represented me in an extremely contentious and ultimately super expensive divorce. She pays great attention to details and an avid student of the law. Importantly she has a calming temperament which is critical when facing particularly adversarial opposing counsel and a malicious ex-spouse. Highly recommend her!
Posted by Bodie | June 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Thought Through, Excellent Representation
I am based out of South Africa, and required a lawyer that understood Texas law, and given the implications, could translate nuances with me being based in South Africa into the context of the legal case. Its very intimidating not knowing the law of another country and not being physically based there, but I can say confidently, I am extremely satisfied having Caitlin on my side and as my representation. Caitlin assisted with my divorce, which has nuances pertaining to me being based in a different country and with a different nationality. This is not straight forward, but despite this, through remote correspondence and calls, we were able to navigate the case successfully and with satisfaction. Whilst Caitlin certainly understands Texas law, she has a very good grasp of international law or more specifically translation into what is relevant. In closing, I am writing this review to hopefully give confidence to those how choose Caitlin and their legal representation. More specifically, I felt very alone and in the dark given I don’t understand Texas law, and Caitlin brough about comfort with her knowledge, updates on the process, and understanding of where we are going. I recommend Caitlin!
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Posted by Lee | June 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I've worked with Caitlin twice now; first while going through a divorce, and second, years later when having to revise my decree. It is through Caitlin that I have gained tremendous respect for the skillset an attorney must have to represent multiple clients at once. It is hard to describe the emotional toll a divorce can have on a person, which is even further enhanced when child custody is part of the process. Caitlin made herself available always and followed through on promises she made. She was honest and straightforward with expectations and handled my case with the utmost respect. I can't recommend Caitlin enough.
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Posted by Krystal | June 14, 2023
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BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!!!
Caitlin was very attentive to all the details of my custody case. My case was a complicated one. She is the ONLY attorney that I felt genuinely cared about me and my children, and I went through a several before I hired her. She really fought hard for me, which is exactly what I needed. She is an aggressive and amazing attorney. You can tell she's passionate about what she does by the way she's a beast in the courtroom. I will forever be grateful for her for what she has done for my family. And would highly recommend her to anyone who's looking for an attorney that's going to genuinely care about your situation and what's best for your kids. Deciding on an attorney is so hard because they are so many to choose from. Honestly whomever hires her is definitely in the best hands they could possibly be in.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Skillern Firm
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Skillern Firm
  • 2014 - 2023
  • Law Clerk
  • Skillern Firm
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Family Bar of Fort Bend
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Berta Rhodes Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - 2017
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Female Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2023
  • 10 Best - Texas
  • American Institue of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • 10 Best - Texas
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Female Attorney - Texas
  • American Associate of Attorney Advocates
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney - Texas
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorney - Family Law Texas
  • America's Best Attorney
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney - Texas
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney - Texas
  • Attroney & Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Family Law Female Attorney - Texas
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • 2020 Top Lawyer - Houston
  • America's Best
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorney - Texas
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2021 Texas Lawyers Technology
  • "Phone Data Evidence"
  • 2021
  • Texas Victims Webinar
  • "Creative Possession Schedules"
  • 2021
  • Texas Victims Webinar
  • "Statutory Framework - Intersections of Domestice Violence and Custody"
  • 2021
  • South Texas College of Law
  • “The Denial of Same Sex Marriage: A Takings Clause Approach.”
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a hard working family lawyer in Harris County and Fort Bend. Caitlin is determined to be an advocate for her clients and constantly works to develop her craft and propel herself forward."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Caitlin is a hard worker and has a great rapport with her clients. She is well respected throughout the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Caitlin is brilliant! She is a rock star in family law who thinks outside the box to obtain the absolute best results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been practicing since 1986 (almost 32 years now) and I have worked with many different lawyers. Caitlin is you but she exhibits maturity and confidence and we were able to focus on the issues in order to address the needs of our respective clients. Life is hard enough for people going through a divorce and it is very helpful when lawyers can work together."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Caitlin was my opposing counsel on a recent case which was a contested custody matter with somewhat complicated issues between the parties. Caitlin was a smart, savvy and strong advocate for her client, and still maintained the utmost courtesy and professionalism with me. I respect her enormously and would gladly refer any family law matter to her capable hands."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caitlin is my go-to advocate when referring family law matters. No family law lawyer will fight harder for your rights. I highly recommend her firm."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Caitlin is a passionate advocate who truly cares about her clients and the outcomes she achieves for them. She is able to balance this passion with professional courtesy toward opposing counsel so as to not allow egos to drive up fees. Caitlin is a skilled advocate."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have mediated with this attorney several times. She comes thoroughly prepared for mediation. She is a strong advocate for her clients. She is not afraid to go to court on behalf of her clients but she will try to resolve her cases to save her clients time and money. I enjoy mediating with this attorney."
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Houston Divorce and separation Lawyer Caitlin Barbee Thorpe
Caitlin Barbee Thorpe
Divorce and separation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 9 years
Virtual consultation available