Michael C. Childs - Fullenweider Wilhite

Michael C. Childs

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 713-624-4100

Michael Childs is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. He received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, with a focus on civil litigation.

Mr. Childs first came to the firm in 1996 as a law clerk and became an associate in November 1996. He has over fourteen years of extensive experience with complex family matters. As a litigator, his representation has included divorce, disputed property valuations and divisions of property, contested custody and child support matters, paternity issues, grandparent rights and common law marriage. He has worked with numerous professional athletes and their agents and is well-versed in the complex and sensitive nature of their cases.

Mr. Childs is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists . Mr. Childs has previously served as a director of the Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section. He has published several articles for continuing education courses.

In December of 2001, he became board certified in family law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Childs has been named as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.

While in college, he was involved in a variety of activities, including both private and community organizations. In addition, he worked for the Texas A&M University Office of General Counsel as a legal assistant and a law librarian. During law school, he worked with the South Texas Disability clinic, providing free legal aid, and participated in litigation competitions.

He is married with three children and enjoys playing golf and other outdoor activities.

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Family Law, Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1996
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate
Honors: Worked With the South Texas Disability Clinic

Texas A & M University
Bachelor of Science
Honors: Legal Assistant, Texas A&M University Office of General Counsel
Honors: Law Librarian, Texas A&M University Office of General Counsel
Major:  Journalism
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists , 2009 - 2010

Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2006 - 2009

Texas A&M UniversityBS 1992South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1996
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAmerican Bar Association Family Law SectionTexas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsGulf Coast Family Law Specialists Houston Bar Association Family Law SectionState Bar of Texas

Office Location

4265 San Felipe Street, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77027
United States

Practice Areas

Family Law