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
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
- 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