Constance Mims

Constance Mims

Constance Mims has over a decade of experience practicing exclusively family law and three years of experience as a family law paralegal. Mrs. Mims is Collaborative law certified, and is a shrewd negotiator, not to mention her experience in contested and agree agreed child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, alimony, prenuptial agreements and divorce issues, both in court and in the appellate arena.

Mrs. Mims graduated from Texas Christian University in 2002 (“Go Frogs”) and received her Juris Doctor Degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now knows known as Texas A&M University School of Law, in 2007. While at TCU, Mims majored in Political Science and was a May Mary I. Gourley Scholar. Ms. Mims is also a member of the St. Patrick’ Cathedral Parish of Fort Worth St. Patrick’s of Fort Worth.

AWARD AND DISTINCTIONS:

  • Board Certified – Family Law and Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Fort Worth Magazine’s 2021 Top Attorneys
  • Client Distinction Award – Lawyers.com
  • Platinum Client Champion Award – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lead Counsel Rated – LawInfo® ​
  • State Bar of Texas Star of Achievement Award
  • Best Substantive Law Series – Dallas Bar Associate Headnotes
  • Superlawyers® 2022
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 2022

EDUCATION:

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

  • Degree: Juris Doctor — May 2007
  • Honors and Activities:
    • Dean’s List – Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
    • Research Assistant Summer 2005, Summer 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
    • Working member of the Wesleyan Innocence Project
    • Intern for Shelly Fowler, Attorney At Law 2006-2007

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science, 2002
  • Major: Political Science
  • Honors and Activities:
    • Mary I. Gourley Scholar

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Collaborative Section Council, Treasurer
  • Lifetime Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Property Caselaw Update, 2020 Advanced Family Law on a Shoestring Seminar ​
  • Family Law Seminar 2012, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Equal Justice Volunteer Program, Moderator ​
  • Property Caselaw Update, 2021 Advanced Family Law on a Shoestring Seminar
  • QDROs: Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plan Issues, Live Video Webinar, March 16, 2022

PUBLICATIONS

  • Child Support & Spousal Maintenance: Knowledge is power, Co-Author, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014 ​
  • Fast Guide to Family Law, Co-Author, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2016 ​
  • The importance of Military Divorce Planning, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, November 2016 Volume 41 Number 11 ​
  • Recent Trends and questions in Family Law Settlements, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, September 2018 Volume 43 Number 9
  • QDROs: Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plan Issues: Advanced Mechanics of Defined Contribution Plan QDROs, Author, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, March 2022

REPORTED CASES

  • In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Relator, 293 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. App. Fort Worth, 2009) ​
  • In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Relator, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 305 (Fort Worth, 2010) ​
  • In re Richardson, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 1518 (Tex. App. 2012) ​
  • In the Interest of C.M.J., 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 10601 (Tex. App. 2012)