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Kristen A. Algert

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

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also known as Kris Algert

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Kristen

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2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    75%
    I work with individuals facing divorce or other family law issue who want to maximize options, minimize conflict, and find solutions that are best for the entire family.

    33 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    25%

Kris Algert brings to clients a wealth of experience in developing creative, individualized solutions for highly complex divorces. An innate problem-solver, Kris is adept at managing issues such as sharing or dividing complicated assets, complex characterization and handling unusual circumstances. Kris’ clients include professionals, politicians, celebrities and their spouses.

Location

GoransonBain Ausley
3307 Northland Dr.
Suite 420
Austin, TX, 78731

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Judge Woodie Jones, 3rd Court of Appeals
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Program Services Committee Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2001 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas College of Collaborative Law
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Life Fellow
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professionals for Collaborative Family Law
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Legal Assistant Commission
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law Mediation
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Gay G. Cox Award
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law Mediation
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Top 50: Central/ West Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • J. Chrys Dougherty Award
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer in America -Collaborative Family Law & Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer in America -Collaborative Family Law & Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Collaborative Law Course
  • I am the Best Thing to Happen to (Your) Client
  • 2017
  • Collaborative Law Institute Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Group
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • All In--How Committed Are You to the Process?
  • 2016
  • IACP Pre-Forum/Networking & Educational Forum
  • Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Group
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • When Leveling the Playing Field Isn’t Enough: Addressing Power Imbalances Between Spouses Without Disrupting the Collaborative Team Structure
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law: Start to Finish
  • Starting and Running a Successful Collaborative Practice
  • 2014
  • IACP Networking & Educational Forum
  • We’re All Porcupines: Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice
  • 2014
  • The Collaborative Institute-Unique Approaches in Collaborative Divorce
  • Collaborating the Later Life Divorce
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Journal Litigation, Divorce and Custody Claims
  • GyneTech Scandals Send Stock into Free Fall
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Course
  • Creating a Collaborative Community
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Course
  • Case Autopsy
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • Negotiating from the Middle Collaborative Law Negotiations: Redefining Control
  • 2009
  • UT Parenting Plan Conference
  • dentifying Parental Interests in Parent-Child Relationships
  • 2007
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Course
  • Protecting Your Client’s Interests Through the Process
  • 2006
  • State Bar of Texas: TAFLS Trial Institute
  • Litigation Alternative – Collaborative Law
  • 2006
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
  • Drafting for Your Collaborative Practice
  • 2005
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars
  • Beyond Basic Property Issues
  • 2004
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Trial Notebook, Pre-Trial & Scheduling Orders
  • 2004
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars
  • Divorce Procedures
  • 2003
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law
  • Characterization Presumptions & Tracing Methods
  • 2003
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2002
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars
  • Property Issues and Closing the File
  • 1999
  • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law
  • Valuation and Appraisals
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • TAPS Seminar
  • Collaborative Law Basics and the Paralegal’s Influential and Important Role
  • 2019
  • Collaborative Law: Avoid Breaking Bad When Breaking Up
  • Succeeding Collaboratively with the Impossible Case
  • 2019
  • Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training
  • Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training
  • 2019
  • Annual Meeting
  • “Negotiation is a Privilege; Litigation is a Right: Negotiating a Better Outcome with the Collaborative Law Process"
  • 2018
  • CLI-Tx Advanced Interdisciplinary Training
  • Negotiation Workbook
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • Nuts & Bolts: Paradigm Shift
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • Unusual Process Challenges
  • 2011
  • IACP 11th Anniversary Forum
  • The Late Life Divorce
  • 2010
  • CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • Nuts & Bolts: Protocols
  • 2008
  • CLI-Tx Spring Conference
  • Case Autopsy
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Kristen
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kris Algert and I worked as opposing counsel on a collaborative case recently. Working with Kris on this case was a very pleasant experience. Kris is professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and a pleasure to work with. I will recommend Kris in the future to clients looking for a collaborative family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris Algert is one of the best Collaborative lawyers I have ever worked with. Her clients will benefit from her dedication and thoroughness, as well as her compassion."
Divorce and separation

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Austin Family Lawyer Kristen A. Algert
Kristen A. Algert
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 35 years