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Amy Allen

Associate
Assistant
Sherri Saunders
D: 713.730.5102
ssaunders@grayreed.com
Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006
  • B.S., The University of Texas, 1994
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Practice

Amy Allen focuses her practice on premarital agreements, divorce proceedings, marital property valuation and characterization, child custody, modifications of court orders, enforcement actions, adoptions and other child related issues, including CPS and Amicus appointments.  She is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law.

Before joining Gray Reed & McGraw, Amy worked with various public and private organizations, in conjunction with the Harris County Family Court Judges, court personnel and volunteers, assisting families and children involved in emotionally charged divorces and court proceedings. Her extensive experience has resulted in her being appointed on numerous cases by the Harris County Family Court judges since she transitioned into the private practice of law.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified - Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Experience

  • Handled more than 50 premarital agreements, many with complex assets and some estates exceeding $1 billion.
  • Represented spouse of an NFL athlete in divorce. Related issues included contracts with multiple teams, bonuses, and future earnings.
  • Served as Amicus attorney for four children involved in the Eldorado Compound sexual abuse case.
  • Served as Amicus attorney, guardian ad litem, and attorney ad litem for children for more than 100 other children.
  • Prosecuted protective orders both at the District Attorney’s office and in private practice.
  • Prior to law school, supervised more than 1,000 hours of visitation interactions between children and a parent when the court says they can be alone with that parent.

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association; Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section Member – Board of Directors (April 2014 – Present)
  • Texas Family Law Foundation; Lifetime Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists - Officer - Historian (2013 - present)
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists - Board of Directors (2014 – present)
  • Burta Rhoads Rayborn Inns of Court - Board of Directors, Secretary

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen's Academy, Chapter Member
  • Family Time Foundation, Inc.- Crisis Hotline, Personal Accompaniment Volunteer (PAV) for sexual assault victims, Crisis Response Team for the Harris County Sheriff's Department, District II; legal advocate at The Door (domestic violence shelter)
  • ESCAPE Family Resource Center - Advisory Board
  • University of Texas at  Austin Longhorn Foundation Member
  • Texas Ex Lifetime Member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Calf Scramble Committeeman

Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2010 - 2014)