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Joel A. Nass

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.6   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce Litigation, Collaborative Law, Mediation, and Arbitration - Complex Property & Real Estate Division - High Net-Worth Divorce - Business Owners & Professionals Divorce - Same Sex Marriage - Uncontested Divorce

    46 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    - Child Custody - Child Support - Enforcement - International Kidnapping / Abduction by Parent

    46 years

  3. Family
    15%
    Child Custody - Court Order Enforcement - Alimony & Spousal Mainanence - Adoption - Grandparents & Fathers Rights - Protective Orders & Restraining Orders - Relocation - Removal - Child & Family Investigations - Post Decree Modifications - Family Law Appeals

    46 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements, Marriage Agreements

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR FUTURE. OVER 40 YEARS OF AWARD-WINNING FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE. CONTACT US NOW.

I've been practicing Family Law for 38 years and I'm Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. I have also been the past President of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, as well as past Chairman of the Houston Bar Volunteer Lawyers. 

 

I truly love Family Law and the clients I work with every day. I feel lucky to have picked Family Law as my area of law to practice.

 

If you are currently seeking pre-divorce advice, wish to begin the process of divorce and need experienced representation, or have other family law issues, please contact me today to schedule a time for an immediate consultation. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Law offices of Joel A. Nass
24 Greenway, Suite 650
Houston, TX, 77046

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best In Houston!
Joel was my Attorney for 6 years post divorce. He is hands down the reason that my daughter and myself survived a very tumultuous situation that is beyond words and why we finally live in peace. Joel's knowledge of the law, experience, respect that he has in the law community and among the Judges, his honesty and his genuine concern for the well being of my daughter and myself was uncanny. Joel is about the best interest of his clients. He is there do the right thing for his clients and not to cause more conflict in any given situation. He is tough as nails when he needs to be and is very calming through all the stress. I highly recommend Joel and feel blessed that I was referred to him.
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Posted by Kevin | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best !
Divorce is a very scary time, and while I was interviewing lawyers to represent me, I immediately felt at ease with Joel. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and was able to calm many of my fears. His explanation of what to expect, and what was realistic was spot on throughout the whole process. Over the course of my divorce I often joked with him that not only are you my attorney, but you're also my psychologist ! I cannot thank him enough for being thoroughly diligent, and more importantly a calming influence and friend throughout the whole process.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
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Joel Nass Saved my Family
My wife and I were blind-sided when my former spouse let us know of her relocation plans with only 30 days notice. We were devastated at the prospect of no longer being able to play a significant role in the lives of my young son and my special needs daughter. I had been told that dad's typically didn't win these types of domicile restriction cases and the fact that my daughter had special needs made it even more unlikely. Not long after we hired Joel, we knew we had found the right man for the job! Joel did a wonderful job of orchestrating and managing all aspects of pre-trial discovery and depositions, but what was most important, was his masterful performance in the court room. Over the course of a five day trial, Joel ensured that my children would remain in Houston and that we would be able to fully participate in their daily lives. We will always be grateful to you Joel.
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Posted by Ruth | May 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer with Integrity, who changed our Life for the Better
Joel was not my initial lawyer, but he is the one that created peace in our lives. I call him our guardian angel. When I filed for divorce, I did not expect the 7 years of litigation that would follow. After an 15 month custody battle that ended in a trial by jury, I was exhausted. While I won custody of my child, I did not walk away feeling good about how my case was handled, or safe. When my Ex continued to come after me after the trial, I searched for a new lawyer, and was eventually referred to Joel. He was a blessing. I did not want a lawyer who wanted to beat my Ex down. I wanted a lawyer who would act with integrity, help protect my family, and help stop the chaos. After interviewing other lawyers who told me I needed to learn to "live with it", Joel said "I can help", and he did. I remember crying when I heard those words. I wanted help so much for my family. He gave me hope. After hiring Joel, I had two trials by bench, and numerous other court hearings. The trials came about, simply because I remarried. That is a material change, and my Ex pounced. He sued me for custody again. My Ex also started fabricating issues with our child, in order to win. Joel and his team, did a phenomenal job representing us. He did not create drama, as my first lawyer did, which only led to more ill feelings. He practiced the law. He helped us focus on doing the right thing to protect our family . I wish I could articulate how good he was. How well he knew the law, but I simply can't. Joel presented our case with truths, and facts. He was amazing in trial. Having been in court many times, and around many lawyers during these instances, I can now identify a good lawyer. After 5 days, my family was safe, our new decree air tight, and I was awarded all my attorney fees, and appellate fees.... should he appeal. Which he did, and lost as well. I am a professional woman, who was in a bad marriage, who wanted a better life for her child. I have years of experience in divorce litigation.... as the plaintiff. If you are looking for a lawyer who has integrity, knows the law, and truly cares about you as a person, hire Joel. I have sent others to him, and all have been happy with the results. I wish I had used him as my initial lawyer. The cost would have been well worth it. Joel is not only a great lawyer, he is a great person.........
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Posted by Pedro | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
High quality, highly recommended
I highly recommend Joel Nass and his team. Through every step of the way they were competent, thorough, courteous, and reachable whenever I needed them. They put extensive preparation and maximum effort into my case, which always contributed to successful outcomes. Processes involving hearings, motions, mediations, trials, and such, were handled professionally. They are a high quality team and worth the investment.
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Posted by Donald | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased!
Before Joel I was in a 2-1/2 year court battle. Shortly after contacting Mr. Nass my divorce was settled to my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend the law firm to everybody and anybody. Thank you Joel!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Joel Nass
Getting a divorce is obviously a very stressful thing. Not only did Joel provide outstanding service but he helped me understand the whole process and mitigated my stress. Joel Nass is outstanding and I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Paul | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always there to help me
Joel and his team are highly motivated to do the right thing for you. They place a high value on doing what is right, fair and work diligently for you to make that happen. Over the course of a decade I have continually worked with Joel and his team to make sure the matters of my divorce, and occasionally thereafter, the matters concerning the welfare of my custody with my children. In all situations matters were handled with the children's welfare as the top priority which I appreciate to this day.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2013
Wouldn't reccommend
Seemed more interested in how much money he could make off my case, not what the best interest of children in divorce.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joel Nass, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Owner
  • Nass & Brown, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Jenkin & Gilchrist, P.C.
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Piro & Lilly, P.C.
  • 1985 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of Andrew G. Shelby III, P.C.
  • 1979 - 1985
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1978
  • University of Florida
  • N/A
  • University of Houston
  • N/A

Associations

  • Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified
  • 1978 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Past President
  • 1978 - Present
  • Houston Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Past Chairman
  • 1978 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association Legal Lines
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • The People's Law School
  • Lecturer at "The People's Law School"
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Lecturer on Family Law
  • N/A
  • Mock Trial Tournaments
  • Judge Mock Trial
  • N/A

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Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel Nass is an outstanding practitioner of Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, and other family law work. He has many years of experience and continues to maintain his forward and inventive thinking when representing clients. Joel doesn't just know how it is done, he demonstrates to all how to do it. Successful and caring, Joel is the lawyer you would like to have by your side."
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Houston Divorce and separation Lawyer Joel A. Nass
Joel A. Nass
Divorce and separation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available