Section Focus

The HBA Family Law Section is proud to announce the update and revision of their website! The website includes such helpful information as monthly updates of the latest family law appellate cases (Gray’s Interesting Cases) and the presentations from each month’s luncheons. The site also has a “resources” page with links to other family law-related websites, and current information on upcoming events and luncheons.

Please visit the site at and let us know what you think.

HBA Family Law Section’s Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Drive

The HBA Family Law Section is collecting stuffed animals to circulate to all ten Family District Courts and the CPS Project Court for use in adoption and other child related cases. Please donate to this special event by purchasing stuffed animals for donation. Stuffed animals can be delivered to the following locations: Kelly L. Fritsch, P.C., contact Kelly Fritsch, 238 Westcott, Houston, Texas 77007; and The Simien Moon Law Firm, contact Tammy Moon, 1415 North Loop W. Ste. 200, Houston, Texas 77008.

If you wish to make a monetary donation in lieu of sending in stuffed animals, please forward your check to Amy Allen as follows: Check payable: HBA Family Law Section; Mail to Amy Allen, Gray Reed & McGraw, 1300 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77056, Memo Line: “Teddy Bear Drive.”

Any questions about donations can be directed to Kelly Fritsch at (713) 869-2900 or

The Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association promotes the goals of the HBA within the community of family lawyers in Houston. With a membership of almost 500 attorneys, the Section includes family law attorneys with a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge and experiences who serve to mentor and encourage one another in addressing the many complex issues that can arise in family law cases. At the monthly meetings, members have access to quality CLE programming as well as an opportunity to network among other family lawyers and the family law judiciary.

Family Law Section leadership and members consistently give back to the community through organized events geared to assisting those in need, including:

  • Volunteer efforts at HBA legal clinics;
  • Staffing family law attorneys for the HBA’s monthly LegalLine program;
  • Contributing annually to projects such as Habitat for Humanity;
  • Grading thousands of Houston student essays entered in the national “Do the Write Thing” writing competition;
  • Providing monthly updates of pertinent case law to its members;
  • Sponsoring CLE programs for family law attorneys;
  • Collecting and contributing to HBA’s “Dress for Success” program;

The HBA Family Law Section, one of the oldest among HBA sections, consistently strives to equip its membership with all the tools necessary to better serve those Houston and Harris County families in need of quality family law legal services.

Join this and other sections online by clicking here, or by completing this form. If you are a new licensee, you are eligible for free section membership for one year — learn more by calling the HBA membership department at (713) 759-1133. Click here to return to the Sections Landing Page.

Upcoming Events

Materials for Wednesday, January 3, 2018 meeting:

Section Chair

Aaron Reimer
Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P.
Two Greenway Plaza, #600
Houston, Texas 77046
(713) 600-5500

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Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
Patricia Carter

Chair Elect
Angela Stout

Kelly Fritsch

Amy Allen

Member Details

Section Members: 450
Section Dues:

  • For 3 years or less: $35
  • For 4 years or more: $45

Law Student Policies


Cost of lunch, if applicable. Reservation required.

Contact the Family Law Section Chair for a meeting reservation.