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David Payne Housel

David Payne Housel

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David P. Housel, Jr. focuses the majority of his practice in the area of family law including divorces, child custody disputes, property valuation and division, enforcement and collection of child support, enforcement of visitation rights, modification of child support, modification of visitation rights and modification of prior court orders. Additionally he has had a number of cases representing third parties in family law actions including grandparents, aunts and uncles in seeking either primary possession of a child relative or in seeking access to the child relative. He has represented a number of families that have become involved with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (more commonly known as CPS) who wish to have a child that was removed from a home placed with them or who have been accused of abuse of their own child. He also practices municipal litigation.

David is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has received mediation training at the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute. He received a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1995 and a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1992.

Areas of Practice

95% Family Law

5% Misc.

Criminal Law

Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)


Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1995


University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

o J.D. - 1995

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

o B.A. - 1992

o Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

Denton County Bar Association, Director, 2004 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

Godwin Pappas Ronquillo, Partner, 2005 - 2007

Blanscet Sutherland & Housel, Partner, 2003 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 2005 - Present


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