Cathy graduated second in her class from Saint Mary’s Law School in 1983 and after a year as Briefing Attorney for the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, she began practicing family law in Parker County with her law partner and husband, Ed. Over the years, Cathy heard clients seeking help with divorce and custody issues say time and time again, “There must be a better way to work through this difficult process.” Cathy believes that there are, in most cases, better alternatives to litigation for family law matters, and her practice has evolved to focus on collaborative law and mediation as a result. Cathy was trained as a mediator at The University of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution in 2006, and since that time, she has worked to utilize alternative dispute resolution procedures in her family law practice. Cathy wants her clients to feel empowered and safe to have a voice in the difficult processes of divorce and child custody disputes. Her experience in litigation as well as mediation and collaborative family law helps her make this a reality for her clients.
Ed graduated from Saint Mary’s Law School in 1979, and soon after, returned to his hometown of Weatherford, Texas to build his own legal practice with his wife and partner, Cathy. Since that time, Ed has built his business on serving members of Parker County and beyond, offering legal services in connection with real estate transactions; wills and probates; and business formations. Ed’s long experience in farm and ranch real estate transactions is a great fit for those looking to buy or sell Parker County property. Perhaps now, more than ever before, Ed wants his clients to have accessible legal services for the very important work of preparing wills and powers of attorney. Preparation of your will does not have to be an intimidating or overwhelming process. Ed has assisted countless clients and their families with drafting wills and with probate matters, guided by professionalism and compassion.