Tom Conner is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top Family Lawyers in the United States. Tom is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also honored nationally in The Best Lawyers in America-Family Law. Since the inception of their listings, Texas Monthly Magazine has named him a Texas Super-Lawyer and as a Legal Eagle-Family Law by H Texas Magazine. The Houston Business Journal recognizes Tom in its Who's Who in Houston Law. Board Certified in Family Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 22 years, he is A-V Rated, the highest award, by the national lawyer rating service of Martindale-Hubbell.
Education and Professional Training:
Tom graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1970. The value of a business degree is immeasurable in the practice of Family Law, where an understanding of financial documents and valuations of accounts, businesses and property is critical. While at the University, Tom was active in numerous campus and civic activities and served as President of his fraternity.
Tom attended law school at the University of Houston, graduating in 1973 in the top 25% of his class. While there, he was honored with election to the Order of the Barons for his academic work and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity in recognition of his performance in law school.
He has spoken at numerous Continuing Legal Education courses on behalf of the State Bar of Texas, University of Houston, and South Texas College of Law. His legal writings have appeared in the Texas Bar Journal and The Houston Lawyer.
Presently, he serves as Master Emeritus in the Family Law Division of the American Inns of Court, mentoring less-experienced lawyers in the field of Family Law.
Tom was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1973. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Courts for the Southern District of Texas.
An active member of the State Bar of Texas, he was elected a Director of the State Bar of Texas, the governing body for the lawyers of Texas. While serving his three-year term, he chaired the Committee to Nominate the State Bar President. In other service to the Bar, he served six years on a Grievance Committee, the Executive Director Search Committee, the Family Law Advisory Council to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and numerous other Bar Committees. He was also honored by his peers when he was elected President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.
Honors and Associations:
Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2014
Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003-2014
Who's Who in Houston Law, The Houston Business Journal
Legal Eagle, H Texas Magazine, 2004-2014
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Charter Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
Past President, Houston Trial Lawyers Association
MasterEmeritus, Family Law Division, American Inns of Court
Service to the Community:
Tom Conner believes it is imperative to give back to the community. He serves as a Trustee of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) Foundation in the Texas Medical Center. He is a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, where he has served on the Associate Vestry and as Chairman of Sunday Schools. Additionally, he has served as Chairman of Cub Scout Pack 55. He is also active in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he currently serves as a Director. He is a Past Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee and a member of the International Committee.