J. STEVEN KING, Of Counsel


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B.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1971

J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1974

(Member Order of the Lytae; South Texas Bar Journal, 1973-74)

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988

Professional Activites

Charter Member, Texas Family Law Foundation

Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

President, Texas Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006, through 2007

Officer, Texas Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002-2006

Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Board of Directors/Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 2009 through 2010 Council

Member, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 1996 to 2002

Past Director, Tarrant County Bar Association

Past Director and President, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans

Master, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, 2003, through 2008


Recipient, Eva Barnes Award Significant Contributions to Family Law 2001
Selected inThe Best Lawyers In America 1999 through the present
Selected as aSuper LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine 2003 through the present

Law Related Seminar Publications & Participation

Author/Speaker, What To Do after A Temporary Hearing, Annual Family Law Seminar on Practical Approaches to Divorce Law 1992

Author/Speaker, Discovery Trends: Objections, Sanctions, and Supplementation, Advanced Family Law Course for Legal Assistants 1995

Author/Speaker, Preparation For The Cross-Examination of A Mental Health Expert In A Sex Abuse Allegation Custody Case, Annual Advanced Family Law Course 1996

Author/Speaker, An Attorney Ad Litem Is Really A Lawyer, Attorney Ad Litem Training Seminar 1997

Author/Speaker, Trial Preparation & Planning, “Nuts & Bolts” Protective Order Seminar 1997

Author/Speaker, Challenging Characterization Issues:Characterizing Trusts, Employee Stock Options, Workman’s Compensation Claims, And Intellectual Property, Advanced Family Law Course 1997

Author/Speaker, Some Changes To The Texas Family Code, Blackstone Seminar 1998

Participant, Trial of JMC vs. Sole MC & Disputed Allocation of Rights and Duties, Advanced Family Law Course 1998

Moderator, The New Rules of Discovery, State Bar of Texas, Dallas 1999

Author/Speaker, The Potential Effect of The New Texas Family Law Legislation Regarding Proportional Ownership, Equitable Interests, Division Under Special Circumstances, & A Look At New Legislative Provisions For Transmutation Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course 1999

Author/Speaker, Discovery In Property Cases Under The New Rules, Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, Texas 1999

Author/Speaker, When a Jury Is Needed; Voir Dire, Nuts and Bolts, Family Law Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas, 2000

Speaker, Business Valuations, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas 2000

Author/Speaker, Discovery Gotta Haves: Essential Discovery Ideas for Property and SAPCR’s, Marriage Dissolution Institute 2001, Corpus Christi, Texas

Author/Trainer, Discovery, Advanced Family Law Trial Skills, West Texas Legal Services PAI Program, 2001, Fort Worth, Texas.

Panel Speaker, Closing the File, Including Closing Documents, 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Court, San Antonio, Texas 2001

Speaker, Winning Trial Techniques in Property Cases, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Seminar, Cancun 2002

Speaker, ”The Child’s Voice”, A Symposium On The Child’s Involvement In Parenting Plan Orders. September 27, 2002

Author/Speaker, Drafting Trial Documents With An Eye Toward Winning, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana 2002

Author/Speaker, Discovery: Tools, Techniques & Time bombs, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Institute, Cancun 2003

Player, Associate Judge Do’s & Don’ts, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Fort Worth 2003

Speaker, Evaluating A Custody Case, 26th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, Houston 2003

Speaker, Evidence, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, San Antonio 2003

Speaker/Panelist, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, New Orleans 2004

Speaker, Advanced CYA For The Family Law Attorney, Family Law Ultimate Trial Notebook, Dallas 2004

Speaker, Advanced CYA For The Family Law Attorney, State Bar Summer School, Galveston 2005

Speaker, Law Practice Management Seminar, Perfecting Your Family Law Practice, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Dallas 2005

Litigator in Mock Trial Demonstration, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, Reno, Nevada, 2006

Panelist/Author, 29th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute Boot camp – Practical Aspects of Enhancing Your Practice, How To Lose A Paralegal In 10 Days, or Keep One for 10 Years, Austin, 2006

Speaker, Family Law Essentials Seminar, “If You Can’t Get Before the Fact Finder, You Can’t Win” – Mineral Wells, Texas, April 2007

Speaker, “Closing Argument”, The Trial of a Family Law Jury Case, Texas Bar CLE, Dallas January 2008

Speaker, 31st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, “CYA in Family Law”, Galveston, Texas 2008

Speaker, “Mechanics of Effective Cross Examination”, 35th Advanced Family Law Seminar, Dallas, Texas 2009

Panel Speaker, 33rd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, Top Ten Ways to Show the Client You Care and Avoid a Grievance, San Antonio, Texas 2010

Speaker, 2011 Family Law 101, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, Closing the File”, Houston, Texas, 2011

Speaker, 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, “Negotiating a Loser”, Houston, Texas 2012

Speaker, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, “Utilizing a Private Investigator without Getting Yourself in Trouble”, San Antonio, Texas 2013

Speaker, 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, “Nuances of Selecting a Mediator”, San Antonio, Texas 2014

Speaker, 41st Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, “Criminal and Civil Collision”, San Antonio, Texas 2015

Speaker, TCFLBA 2015 Advanced on a Shoestring Seminar, “Direct and Cross of Financial Experts”, Fort Worth, Texas 2015

Speaker, 42nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, “Effective Listening”, San Antonio, Texas 2016

Course Director

Marriage Dissolution Institute 2007, El Paso, Texas
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist Trial Institute 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

Law Related Periodical/Magazine Publications

Author, “Beating Out the Big Firms”, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 21, July 29, 2002.

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