The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Founding Members

Cynthia Thomson Diggs, ’84

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

By the Texas Board of Legal Specialization   

Board Certified, Family Law

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law

OTHER HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Texas Super Lawyer, 2010 and 2011

The Super Lawyer designation honors the top 5% of lawyers in each practice area according to the Journal of Law and Politics

Houston Top Lawyers, 2011

Annual listing by H Texas Magazine recognizing outstanding performance in the legal profession

Superb status, 10/10 AVVO rating

The AVVO rating is mathematically calculated with consideration of the professional’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition

EXPERIENCE:

Holmes, Diggs & Eames, PLLC, partner in charge of the Houston office

Formerly with Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., Bruckner & Sykes, L.L.P., Morris & Campbell, L.L.P.

Primary areas of expertise: family law

Involved in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, asset characterization and division, child custody, custody modification, grandparents rights, alimony/maintenance, enforcement of orders, collaborative work and appeals

ADMISSIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES:

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers

Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists

Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family Law, State Bar of Texas, 2001-2002

RECENT LEGAL WRITING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING:

Moderator and course editor for the Family Court Judicial Forum, 2011.

The Cutting Edge Issue: Whether as a Matter of Law a Statutory Partnership Exists Between Separate Property Entity and the Community Estate, Paper prepared for and presented at AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, 2010

Divorce by the Numbers: Tracing, Valuation and Tax Questions, Paper prepared for and presented at CPE Seminar, 2009

Property Division in a Texas Divorce: Getting Your Fair Share, Presentation at Taking Control Seminar, 2009

Family Law Evidence, Paper prepared for and presented at:  Family Law Conference at the South Texas College of Law, February 3-4, 2005

Trial Issues in Custody Cases, NBI seminar speaker and author, February 2000 and 2001

Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights & Responsibilities, NBI seminar speaker and author, 2000 and 2001

Enforcement By Contempt of Custody and Visitation Orders, NBI seminar speaker and author, 2000 and 2001

EDUCATION:

University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1984:

Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review

Order of the Barristers, National Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams

Baylor University, B.A. 1981,

Honors Program Graduate

SERVICE IN LEGAL PROFESSION:

Founding Member of the Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law

Co-chair of the Center for Women in Law/AWA Houston Leadership Boot Camp

Fellow: Houston Bar Foundation

Member:  Family Law Foundation

OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Advisory Council Member of the Houston Urban Debate League nonprofit organization

Former Board Member of the Stages Repertory Theatre nonprofit organization

Founding Member Cynthia Diggs Comments on Facebook and Divorce for KPRC

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