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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||02/26/2017|
|Attorney/Owner||Law Office of Patti J. Hightower, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Haney & Moorman||2009 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||McClennan County District Attorney's Office||2009 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||Novak, Druce, & Quigg||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2009 - Present|
|Walker County Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Walker County Bar Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|Boys & Girls Club of Walker County, Texas||Board of Directors||2010 - 2014|
|Huntsville Juniors Volleyball Club||Coach||2010 - 2012|
|Junior Service League of Huntsville, TX||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Cause No. 12-1212: The State of Texas vs. L.W.H. - In the County Court at Law of Walker County Texas||Jury Trial Verdict - Not Guilty|
|Cause No. 10-03-02896: Matter of Marriage of Crystal Bailey & Joshua Bailey & In Interest of (4) Bailey Children||Jury 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|
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|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Texas, Austin||Mechanical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Employee Assistance Program||Legal Issues for Adult Dependents||2013|
Posted by Krisry
I used Patti for my divorce... No kids, but property & retirement involved... Patti's office was always in contact with me about my case... They were always quick to respond to calls or messages... They went above & beyond what I expected from an attorneys office... I was so pleased with there service, that I actually got both of the flowers when my divorce was final..
Posted by anonymous
Patti is absolutely the best.
I came across the Law Office of Patti Hightower after I had met with two other attorneys with regard to my case and talked to several more briefly on occasion. I took the search seriously. My case was promising to be difficult and it would have been a real disaster if I hired a wrong attorney. That made me very picky. I asked people for recommendations, looked up online, read through all the reviews and the literature on how to choose an attorney. In fact, I postponed filing for divorce for months because I could not find the one. I was impressed by the number of the endorsements Patti had on her page, it looked unrealistically high but it caught my attention. Now, after my case is over, I do not find the overwhelming number of her colleagues endorsing her strange because she really IS that good.
1. Patti is very knowledgeable. And she keeps learning. Books, seminars, consulting with colleagues –her expertise is growing while she is working with you on your case. Not a hint of arrogance.
2. She is very sharp. She is sorting out the stuff in your case neatly and thoroughly, prioritizes well, but remembers the details.
3. Your satisfaction is her priority. If there is a choice of whether to get a good night sleep and look fresh in the Courtroom in the morning or to stay up organizing your case and refreshing in memory all the little details of it, she will sacrifice with sleep and will appear in the Courtroom without, probably, a makeup but prepared.
4. She is thoroughly enjoying what she is doing.
5. She has the right staff in her office, who can substitute her on some occasions.
She seems to be in perfect relations with her professional network, however, I constantly felt she was representing my best interest. I never felt she was not doing enough.
Anything negative? She is too busy. This does not surprise me, people do want her to work with them. I do not know how it goes in other offices, but you might have to wait sometimes for a response to your email. I think this is minor, and if I ever need an attorney again, I know that will be Patti.
With that comes your, client’s, responsibility.
Follow her advice. I skipped one and very quickly came to regret it (she asked me to keep notes on everything that was happening even if some events did not seem to be important.)
Make sure she understands what you want. She is a powerful negotiator, and if she is confused on what you want the negotiation might go into the wrong direction. This means, you, yourself, have to know what you want. This is not as easy as you might think because the law offers only certain solutions to issues, and “what you want” is not really what you want, but one of those options that the law has in its toolkit. So, you will need to talk to Patti about what you can count on in your case, and she will help you determine your goals. Since the attorney’s time is expensive you will help yourself if you organize your case to your best ability (collect documents, write down your questions and what you want to discuss, write your story if needed) prior meeting with her, so that the time you spend with her was used to discuss your goals and strategies.
Do not keep skeletons in the closet. Inform Patti on what is really happening with regard to your case.
Behave. At one point, my then-spouse, whom I was divorcing, did a pretty stupid and aggressive thing. Patti told me: “If you would have done that, you would not be my client any longer”.
The highest standards possible, professional and personal. If this is what you are looking for - Patty is your attorney.
Emily Gordon, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Patti handled my father's divorce since I was not licensed in Texas, and she did so diligently. She communicated with him, fought hard for his case, and ultimately, secured the result he wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in the area.
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