Clint Brown is an experienced Associate with Gray Reed & McGraw’s Dallas, Texas family law section where he focuses his practice on family law litigation (divorce, child custody disputes, and modification suits); collaborative law; amicus and ad litem appointments (representation of children); paternity suits; grandparent access suits; premarital and marital agreements; agreements for same-sex cohabitation; contractual agreements for surrogate parenting arrangements; and the adoption of children. Mr. Brown’s depth of experience includes complex property tracing, valuation of assets, characterization of assets, and assessment of claims for reimbursement. Mr. Brown is an active member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, and has earned the prestigious “Rising Stars” designation by his peers for 2010, 2011, and 2012. Understanding and compassionate, Mr. Brown is comforting to his clients and demanding in the courtroom. His energy and enthusiasm for zealous client advocacy is refreshing and apparent.
In the past decade, Mr. Brown has become a prolific speaker, writer, and educator on family law issues. He has authored numerous articles including “Hearsay Revisited” for the South Carolina Bar Association, “Technology In The Courtroom”, “Family Law Update: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, and “The Nuts and Bolts of Complex Asset Characterization and Tracing in a Texas Divorce” for the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Mr. Brown has been a contributing author to the books, Lone Star Divorce and Protecting Your Assets From a Texas Divorce (PSG Books) and to the Texas Family Law Practice Manual (Lexis-Nexis, 2011 & 2012).
Mr. Brown attended Southern Methodist University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Econometric Studies, Summa Cum Laude. As an undergraduate, Mr. Brown was a University Scholar, Dean’s List Scholar, member of Mortar Board International, President of the Golden Key National Honor Society and student director of the Southern Methodist University Honors Program.
Mr. Brown earned his Juris Doctor in 2006 from SMU’s Dedman School of Law. While in law school, he served as student director of the Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition and co-authored two articles for the SMU Law Review Association with Professor Joseph W. McKnight, titled “Husband And Wife” (2005-2006).
Mr. Brown is a member of the State Bar of Texas; College of the State Bar of Texas; Annette Stewart Inn of Court; Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court; Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Collin County Bar Association; Collin County Young Lawyer’s Association; and the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association. Clint, his wife Sasha, and his son reside in the historic Lakewood Heights district of Dallas, Texas.
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Family Law Board Certification.
- Appeared in over 100 contested hearings, mediations, or trials.
- Completed over 60 collaborative law divorce matters.
- Represented a Fortune 500 executive in a divorce proceeding that included complex property division, characterization, and division of over $1 billion in assets.
- Represented the spouse of a Fortune 500 executive in a collaborative law proceeding that involved complex assets and child custody issues turning on allegations of substance abuse.
- Represented the wife of a physician in a divorce with both property and custody issues, and in which the valuation of a medical practice and several other medical entities were involved.
- Represented a physician in a divorce that involved the valuation of a dental practice and numerous other related entities.
- Represented a Fortune 500 executive in a divorce and successfully obtained primary custody of a three-year-old child for the father.
- Represented numerous lawyers divorcing by collaborative law to maintain the privacy of the parties.
- Represented numerous airline pilots in divorces that involved complex child possession issues as well as complex property issues with regards to airline retirement benefits, stock and flight schedules.
- Prepared same-sex cohabitation agreements and same-sex dissolution agreements.
- Completed multiple step-child and open adoptions.
- Assisted with surrogacy agreement drafting for a couple who was unable to conceive traditionally.
- Independently-managed two family law appeals, one of which included oral argument before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2008 – Present)
- Member & Committee Chair, Annette Stewart Inn of Court (2006 – Present)
- Member & Committee Chair, Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court (2011 – Present)
- Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
- Founding Member and Director, Collaborative Professionals of Dallas
Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations
- Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
- Contributor to the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association’s 2011 public service announcement, “The Little Voice,” a full production funded by the Bar to raise public awareness of child abuse and the need to report instances of same
- Regular volunteer with the Dallas Bar Association’s “Legal Lines” pro bono legal service
- Regularly accept pro bono appointments from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)
- Member, Watermark Community Church – Dallas, Texas
- Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition (2010 – 2013)
- Named “Top Young Lawyers in Texas” by Thompson-Reuters (2010 – 2012)