The trial lawyers at the Law Office of Aaron D. Bundy, PLC, represent private clients across the full spectrum of family law cases, ranging from negotiating agreements to trial and appeal of high-conflict, high net worth divorces, contested custody cases, hidden asset cases, child support, modification, enforcement, parentage, domestic violence, contested adoptions, and protective orders.
Each attorney is a trial lawyer with meaningful experience, knowledge, and skill. Each attorney has real experience trying cases to judges and to juries. More importantly, our methods and practices are informed by objective standards and best practices, including:
- The Bounds of Advocacy promulgated by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.These are guides to matrimonial lawyers confronting moral and ethical problems, intended to establish bounds of advocacy, as existing codes often do not provide adequate guidance to the matrimonial lawyer.
- Trial By Agreement by Stephen D. Susman. Mr. Susman was a preeminent trial lawyer who worked on Texas' civil procedure and discovery rules. Over time, he crafted proposed agreements for opposing attorneys to consider to streamline both pretrial litigation and the trial process. His proposed stipulations do not give either side an advantage, and they help attorneys focus on the case at hand rather than fight little battles that have nothing to do with the merits of the case or the ultimate outcome.
- The Trial Rules of federal judge Claire Eagan. These are adopted by us as our rules of conduct in trial.
- Standards for Appellate Conduct established by the Supreme Court of Texas.
Every attorney has received specialized, intensive multi-day advocacy skills training from the nation's premier institutions, including the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas, the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, our attorneys have received advanced training and resources for depositions and discovery from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Due to their combined experience, research and education, Aaron D. Bundy and Kathleen Egan have taught educational seminars to attorneys and judges about developments and best practices for discovery and for trial.
We commit to bring the best skills and knowledge to bear on every case that we handle. As members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, we undergo regular skills training for the cross-examination of hostile government witnesses, not just for criminal defense cases, but for the forensic interviewers, medical professionals, psychologists, counselors and investigators who are involved in many high-conflict family law cases. We receive ongoing education and cutting-edge research about resolving child-related disputes with the goal of preserving the parent-child relationship from the National Association of Counsel for Children and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Additionally, we have special training and education from the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators concerning the financial aspects of litigation — accounting, taxation, investments, valuation, forensics and compensation — training that could make a significant difference in both the outcome of your case and in the efficiency with which it is handled.
When we work on a case, everything we do is for a purpose: to obtain the best outcome possible for our client. The old saying is, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Some attorneys are known for pushing paper around and spending time on meaningless activity just to generate big fees, then pressuring their client into a bad settlement when trial approaches. Not us. We work closely with each client, identifying the client's goals and the supporting evidence, and we focus on proving the facts that matter for a successful outcome.
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Firm Practice Areas
- Appellate Practice
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- Family Law
- Trusts and Estates