Keith D. Maples
 

Expertise:

23-year career devoted to divorce and custody representation.

Certification:

Board Certified Family Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Expertise:

Honors & Affiliations:

  • Super Lawyers: Top 50 Central and West Texas Super Lawyers  - 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Committe on Impact of Special Needs Children - Member
  • State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Austin - President - 2013; Board Member 2009-Present 
  • Travis County Bar Association – Family Law Section – Director 1998–2002; Treasurer 1999–2000; Vice–Chairman 2000–01; and Chairman 2001–02
  • Travis County Family Law Advocates – Treasurer – 2003-present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" – 2009-present
  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell AV: Highest Legal Ability and General–Ethical Standards
Community Involvement:

Professional Development:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Arbitrator
  • “Advanced Family Law Mediation Skills Training,” Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2007
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Retreat, 2005, 2006
  • Collaborative Law Training Seminar, 2004
  • Mediation Training Seminar, 2002

Articles and Presentations:

  • "Expect the Unexpected" Winning Techniques in Family Law Litigation (1998)
  • "Valuation:  How much is that Doublewide Worth?" Advanced Family Law (1998)
  • "Confidentiality Issues in CPS Cases" Advanced Family Law (2005)
  • "Lead from Behind" The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 4th Annual Collaborative Law Spring Retreat (March 2007)
  • "How to Balance Litigation" Collaborative Law and Mediation for Those that Do it All (February 2008)
  • "Property Issues and Closing the Case" (Co-author)  Divorce Basics Seminar (Annually 2008-2012)
  • "The Role of Mediation in Difficult Collaborative Cases" Roadmaps
    Collaborative Institute of Texas
    (2009)
  • "Child Support for Children with Disabilities" (Co-author) Advanced Fmaily Law Course (2010)
  • "Issues for the Disable or Special Needs Child" Advanced Family Law Course (2011)
  • "The Inherited Collaborative Case" Advanced Family Law Course (2011)
  • "Special Needs Children’s Issues" Marriage Dissolution Institute (2012)
  • "Cases with Special Needs Children" (Co-author) Advanced Family Law Course (2012)
  • "We Can Work It Out: What Needs to Be Considered in Family Law and Guardianship Cases When a Special Needs Child is Aging Out" (Co-author) 14th Annual Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference (2012)
  • "Special Needs Children’s Issues" American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Conference (2013)

Law Degree:

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

Undergraduate:

B.S., University of Houston–Clear Lake, Houston, Texas 

 

 

What our clients say...
""I want to thank [Keith] for [his] deft handling of last week's mediation... [his] approach kept the process focused on the issues of importance and the emotions in check. Although bittersweet, I am grateful that this matter is reaching closure."

“I found Keith to be a man of high integrity.”

“Keith did a great job of giving me a realistic picture of the entire process, whether I wanted to hear it or not. I have since recommended him multiple times for a variety of family law situations.”

“Keith is respected and well liked by his peers. I heard other attorneys praising his abilities as a fair and trusted mediator.”

“Keith is very smart. He is hard-working. He is ethical. He had a down to earth demeanor. And important to me, he had a heart with some compassion. These are qualities anyone would hope to find in their attorney.”

"...of all the lawyers and arbitrators I worked with, [Keith Maples was] by far my favorite, for several reasons. 1) You had great bedside manner and handled difficult clients well and with sincere earnest, and 2) you really cared, you really tried, and it was obvious. This, above all else, impressed me. I remember, when even my lawyers had thrown in the towel, you kept trying to make it work. It was the end of a long and painful day, you came in and said 'Wait, I think I have a solution. I have a decree I recently did that addressed a similar problem, let me see if I can...' You make a difference in peoples' lives when they need it most, and you bring back respect to your profession that many seem to have worked hard to lose."
 
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