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Biography:

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Mary E. Van Orman

 

Mary E. Van Orman

 

 

 

 

1790 Hughes Landing Blvd Ste 400

The Woodlands, TX 77380  77002

TELEPHONE: (713) 650-8800

FACSIMILE: (346) 224-7936

mvanorman@mvo.cc

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND & PRACTICE CONCENTRATION:

Mary Van Orman was raised in the Houston area and attended Stephen F Austin University.  Mary began her career as an Associate Attorney for the Law Office of Dennis Kelly, Houston, TX from 1993 to 1995.  Mary also worked as the Court Appointed Attorney Ad Litem for children in the Family District Courts for Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties.  In 1995, Mary formed Van Orman and Associates with a primary concentration in Family Law.  Over the course of several years, Mary gained significant trial experience in both federal and state courts. While Mary Van Orman's practice focus has been in Montgomery and Harris counties, she has litigated and arbitrated matters throughout Texas, across a wide range of Family Law matters; to include:  Matrimonial Law, Divorce, Adoptions, Custody, Paternity, Contempt and Civil Litigation.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE and SPECIALIZATION:

Van Orman & Associates - Matrimonial Law, Divorce, Adoptions, Custody, Paternity, Contempt, and Civil Litigation.

Board Certified Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1998).

EDUCATION:

South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1993.

Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A. Criminal Justice, 1987.  Political Science

ASSOCIATIONS:

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association's Legal Lines (1998-1999)

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Association of Women Attorneys

Director of Montgomery County Bar Association (2002 and 2003)

 

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATIONS:

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist

State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

Barrister and Team leader - Family Law Inns of Court

Houston Bar Association Family Law Section

Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

"What to Do When You're Stuck with/as an Ad Litem", Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, February, 2001

"Domicile Restrictions", Burta Raborn Family Inns of Court, October, 2000.

"The Solo Practitioner", Houston Lawyer, 1996

"Office Aids: Contracts, Toolkit, Questionnaire's How to Use Legal Assistants Efficiently", Advanced Family, 2001

HONORS:

"Outstanding Graduate" In the 25 years of College of the Applied Arts & Sciences of Stephen F. Austin State University College, April 30, 1999.

 

 

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