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Warren Cole

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Law Office of Warren Cole

Contact Information

Office
Ste. 825
3355 West Alabama
Houston TX 77098
Work (713) 275-4444
Fax (713) 400-9144


Practice State

Texas

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Fort Bend, Texas
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Harris, Texas

Education

University of St. Thomas, B.A. 1971 University of Houston, Houston Law Center, J.D. 1974 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Trained as Arbitrator in Matrimonial Arbitration by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1995).

Legal Organizations

State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Assn.-Family Law Section; State Bar of Texas-Family Law and Litigation Section; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers;Board Certified -FamilyLaw-Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1982-present; Texas Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (2008-2011); Large Section Representative to Board (2006-08); State Bar of Texas-Chair, Family Law Section(2005-2006), Vice-Chair (2003-2004), Treasurer (2002-2003), Secretary (2001-2002); Texas Board of Legal Specialization-Chair, Family Law Adisory Commission (2006-2007) and Member, Family Law Exam. Commission (2002-2009). President-elect - Texas Family Law Foundation; Fellow-Texas Bar College

Awards

Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" (2005-2016) ; "Best Famly Lawyer in Houston" (2012, 2016) and "Best Famly Law Mediator in Houston" (2014, 2016). Cole was named one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Texas” 2008, 2010, Top 100 Lawyers in Houston Region 2010-2016; Recipient of the Gene Cavin Award for lifetime achievement in CLE (2016); Judge Sam Emison Memorial Award (2008, the Dan R. Price Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the family lawyers of Texas (2007; “Standing Ovation Award” presented by SBOT PDP/CLE as Outstanding Volunteer for 2007 and, the David A. Gibson Memorial Award for professionalism and excellence in Family Law (1991).

CLE Presentations

Family Law Update - Panel Discussion - Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Conference – TSCPA (Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts) Presented with Hon. Tina Callahan & E. Schrupp– Houston TX (October 2016); Employee Benefits, How The World Is Changing - Panel Moderator, Presented with J. Penn, C. Bradshaw, T. Ausley - State Bar of Texas – 21th Annual New Frontiers in Marital Property, Louisville, KY (October 2016) *Article written by C. Bradshaw, W. Cole & J. Penn; Managing Your Law Practice & The Art of Case AnalysisCrossing the Finish Line - State Bar of Texas – Masters in Family Law II, Horseshoe Bay, TX (September 2016) Presented with J. Jenkins, J. Loveless, B.Webb, M. Nickelson; Ethics and Negotiation to Win - State Bar of Texas – 42nd Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2016);Dissecting Disclosures: Dos, Don’ts and Dangers - Houston Bar Association Family Law Luncheon Houston, Dallas TX (May 2016) Presented with S. Smyth & Hon. Eileen Gafney; Avoiding Mediation Missteps State Bar of Texas 39th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, Galveston TX (April 2016);Legislative Update: Family Law, Texas Center for the Judiciary Conference, Bastrop TX (Jan. 2016); Attorney’s Fees - State Bar of Texas Family Law Advanced Drafting Course, Dallas, TX (December 2015);The Just and Right Division and the Parties’ Debts Panel Moderator, Presented with Hon. J. Warne, J. Jenkins, W. Burgower - State Bar of Texas – 20th Annual New Frontiers in Marital Property, Denver CO (October 2015) *Article written by Joan F. Jenkins; Managing Your Law Practice & Crossing the Finish Line - State Bar of Texas – Masters in Family Law, Horseshoe Bay, TX (September 2015) Presented with J. Jenkins, J. Loveless, C. Wilson, M. Nickelson; Ethical Considerations and Limitations of Counsel & the Mediator - State Bar of Texas – 41st Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2015) Presented with R. Wilhite, C. Connor, C. Rose, K. Fuller, K. Murphy, J. Lopez; Temporary Orders-Custody - State Bar of Texas – 41st Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2015) Presented with S. Beachamp, & J. Morely; 18 and Still Here State Bar of Texas-AAML Texas Chapter-Innovations in Custody Litigation, Presented with J. Bates, J. Dagley, S. Gallagher PhD., M. Heiskell, Papers- J. Dagley, S. Gallagher PhD Ft. Worth Tx (June 2015); Spoliation of Evidence - State Bar of Texas 38th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, Dallas TX (April 2015). Article taken from material written by Robert J. McEwan; Valuation of Retirement Benefits and Other Property Valuation - Houston Bar Association – The Property Case-Mock Trial Style, Presented with Hon. Roy W. Moore; Ethical Issues and More in the Age of Electronic Communication Panel Moderator, Presented with Hon. J. Warne - State Bar of Texas - New Frontiers in Marital Property, Lake Tahoe NV (October 2014) *Article written by Robert J. McEwan; Family Case Law Update, Texas Center for the Judiciary Conference, Ft. Worth TX (Sept. 2014); Trying a Property Case - State Bar of Texas – 40th Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2014) Presented with Hon. L. Noll & V. Wolfe; Unaccompanied Minors, Texas College for Judicial Studies, Austin TX (May 2014) Presented with C. Schwarz; paper written by C. Schwarz; So You Really Want to Settle? Dynamics of a Successful Mediation, State Bar of Texas 37th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, Galveston TX (April 2014) Presented with V. Wolfe; Ethics Hodgepoge, South Texas College of Law – 28th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, TX (March 2013) Presented with C. Schwarz; Mock Trial, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, Presented with L. Kamin, B. Webb, C. Tisdale New Orleans (January 2014); Family Arbitration – University of Houston Law Center – A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center (UH Law Center), Houston, TX (December 2013) Presented with J. Kilgore; Business Valuation - State Bar of Texas – 39th Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2013) Presented with S. Downing, M. Geary (author of paper), P. Ferguson (PP Slides), R. Orsinger; Rights Of The Non-Lawyer Spouse To The Practice Of The Lawyer Spouse In Case Of Divorce Or Death - State Bar of Texas - Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, TX (June, 2013). Presented with James E. Brill Article written by Mr. Brill;.Reimbursement, State Bar of Texas 36th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, Galveston TX (April 2013); Objections, South Texas College of Law – 27th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, TX (March 2013);Property Division in a Distressed Economy – National Council of Juvenile & Family Judges – Family Law Institute, San Antonio, TX (February 2013); My Case Doesn’t Fit Your Guidelines – Innovations in Child Custody Litigation-Univ. Of Texas Law School/Texas Chapter AAML- Panel with S. Evans S. Dooley, PhD, D. Starks, Austin Tx. (January, 2013); Effective Voir Dire - State Bar of Texas/TYLA–Handling Your First Divorce, Austin, Tx (January, 2013); Voir Dire Basics: Selecting the Best - State Bar of Texas/TYLA–Handling Your First Jury Trial, Austin Tx (December 2012); Negotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul, State Bar of Texas-Panel with M. Latz, T. Watkins, K. Grider, B. Radnofsky, Houston, Tx. (September, 2012); Professionalism Through The Eyes of David Gibson Award Winners - Burta Rhoads Raborn Inn of Court-Panel with N. Trusch, Steve Bavousett, Dennis Kelly, B. Runge, Houston, Tx. (September, 2012); Still Happy After All of These Years - State Bar of Texas – 38th Advanced Family Law Course, Houston, TX (August 2012). No Article- presented w/ G. Nickleson; .Trial of a Property Case - State Bar College Summer School - Galveston, TX (July 2012); Rights Of The Non-Lawyer Spouse To The Practice Of The Lawyer Spouse In Case Of Divorce Or Death - State Bar College Summer School - Galveston, TX (July 2012) Presented with James E. Brill Article written by Mr. Brill;.What’s New in Family Law Mediation?, The Annual Conference on ADR 2012, Houston Bar Assoc. ADR Section, South Texas College of Law – 25th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, TX (May, 2012), presented with the Hon. Roy L. Moore;Discovery - State Bar of Texas 35th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, Dallas, TX (April 2012); Trying Your Property Case, South Texas College of Law – 25th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, TX (March, 2012); Complex Deals are the Best Deals…Really? Panel Moderator, Presented with P. Ferguson, K. Kubasta, T. Gorenson, W. Burgower - State Bar of Texas - New Frontiers in Marital Property, San Diego CA (October 2011) *Articles written by P. Ferguson, K. Kubasta, T. Gorenson; Dealing with Business Entities - State Bar of Texas – 37th Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2011). Articles presented and written by S. Orsinger, C. Wilson and W. Cole; Legislative Update: Family Law - State Bar of Texas Live Webcast - Austin, TX (July 2011); Top 10 Tips to Manage Clients - State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX (June 2011); Electronic Evidence - Lone Star Corporate College Family Law Seminar (April 2011) *Article written by R. Hirsch, R. Robertson & C. Tisdale; Tax Planning For Divorce - Presented with J. Penn, S. Gagnon, P. Ferguson. S. Downing - State Bar of Texas - New Frontiers in Marital Property, Scottsdale, AZ (October 2010) *Article on Alimony Issues written by W. Cole; Property Division in a Depressed Economy - State Bar of Texas – 36th Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TX (August 2010); Getting What you Bargained For- University of Texas School of Law, 10th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, San Antonio, TX (July 2010); Ethics and Malpractice - State Bar of Texas 33rd Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, San Antonio, TX (April 2010); Getting it in: Keeping it out: Objections and Predicates, South Texas College of Law – 24th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, TX (2010); Gone With The Trials-An Uncivil War-Scarlett vs. Rhett, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, Presented with J. Vrara, C. Conner, C. Lake, Santa Fe, NM (February 2010); Getting it in: Keeping it out: Objections and Predicates - State Bar of Texas - Ultimate Trial Notebook Course, San Antonio, TX (December 2009) *Article written with C. Schwarz;CYA - State Bar of Texas - Ultimate Trial Notebook Course, San Antonio, TX (December 2009) *Article written by John D. Vogel; Evaluating Property Issues Amid Fairness Issues Presented with J. Penn, D. Fullenwieder, W. Burgower - State Bar of Texas - New Frontiers in Marital Property, New Orleans, La., (October 2009) *Article written by J. Penn Presentations from 1985 to 2008 not included

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