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John Timothy Whitten

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Tim Whitten, Timothy Whitten

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    33 years

  2. Child custody

    33 years

  3. Adoption
    Stepparent Adoption Grandparent Rights

    33 years

  4. Family

    33 years

Tim was licensed as an attorney in 1990. He has been practicing almost exclusively as a family law attorney for most of this time. Tim is a Board Certified Family Law attorney, which means that he has devoted a substantial amount of his practice to family law, engaging in contested trials of cases involving matters such as divorce, property division, child custody, child support, adoption, and paternity. Although Tim is an experienced litigator, and will continue to help people in court, he knows from experience, that people are better served both emotionally and financially, if they can resolve their case outside the courtroom. This is why Tim is a strong proponent of collaborative law. His general philosophy is to try and settle the case, if at all possible, and litigate as a last resort, if there are no other alternatives.

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The Law Office Of Tim Whitten, P.C.
7500 Rialto Blvd.
Bldg. 1, Suite 250
Austin, TX, 78735


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Posted by Trish Smith | March 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Tim Whitten was excellent to deal with during our post-nup update. He was very knowledgeable, thorough, with a great personality! We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2017
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Nicest Attorney in Austin!!!
Tim was referred to me by another attorney that I had previously worked with in the Real Estate law sector. Tim has a wonderful reputation in town serving his clients with excellence and bringing a calm and peace to a process and time in life that can be quite tumultuous. I found Tim's knowledge of the industry and resources required to bring our case to a close to be incredibly helpful especially when the process would stall at times. Tim would bring ideas, team members and strategies to keep the process moving forward, which was invaluable! I consider Tim and his team a trusted resource that truly had my best interests at mind. If you have to go through this process as many of us will have to do, consider taking the journey with the Nicest Attorney in Austin, who will be a peaceful guide by your side - doing right by you and your family. Wishing you the best! It does get better on the other side and there truly is a brighter future as a result of this process.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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Solid, honest attorney
Tim has represented me over the last 6 years during my divorce and a few ongoing child custody and support issues. His demeanor and desire to seek an amicable resolution to my divorce as well as the ongoing custody and support issues made the process that much more palatable. I am very happy with the outcome. Divorce sucks but Tim and his team made it less painful while ensuring I received equitable treatment and splits during the process.
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Posted by Paula | September 14, 2017
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Grandparent Custody Case
Tim helped me get custody of my grandchild. The case involved one parent in Texas and one parent in California. Tim worked with the California DA to help bring my grandchild back to Texas. Here in Texas, he successfully got me custody. It wasn't easy, but he made it happen. Great lawyer!


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Tim Whitten
  • 1995 - Present


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • B.B.A.
  • 1985


  • State Bar of Texas
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Travis County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Texas Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
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  • Central Texas Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tim knows the law. He knows it with a deeper understanding than anyone I know and he applies that understanding to get his clients the best results in court. Tim is an honest man and has a deep commitment to his integrity and to helping people when they need help. I know Tim will help clients get the best results possible in times where they otherwise feel like their world is disintegrating."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Tim as I was beginning the very fundamentals in family law and how to work for my clients. Tim was very patient, thoughtful, and provided a number of options for the client to consider in approaching the case. Tim is great in coming up with creative and alternative strategies in attempting to resolve the conflict that is often found in family law cases, providing benefits that the clients themselves may not understand until after the case is finalized. I endorse and recommend Tim."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a very skilled attorney who is dedicated to getting results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Whitten is an excellent attorney. Tim is very knowledgeable about the law, hard-working, and cares deeply about his clients. Tim recently did an outstanding job handling a friend’s divorce. I enthusiastically endorse Tim."

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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer John Timothy Whitten
John Timothy Whitten
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 33 years