Amir Tavakkoli | The AT Law Office
Amir Tavakkoli, founder of the firm, was the Vice President of his law school class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Amir received his associate degree from Lone Star Community College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a double degree in Political Science and Sociology. His legal and political experiences include working with Judge Kyle Carter in the 125th Harris County Civil Courthouse, U.S. Representative Al Green, State Representative Garnet Coleman, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Houston Bar Association. Amir was also a research assistant at his law school.
Amir was an active member of the international moot court team while in law school and competed nationally. He also served as an associate member and later as the research assistant for the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. He has been able to publish several articles with the Journal of Law and Social Deviance, Arizona Summit Law Review, Indiana University’s PublicInReview, and the Student Appeal. Amir has also set aside time to volunteer at various organizations including volunteering at St. Luke Hospital’s emergency room, spending time with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions, and working for the Habitat for Humanity. Amir has successfully tried judge and jury cases in family, criminal, and civil matters.
Daryl G. Weinman | Weinman & Associates, P.C.
Certified as a specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since December of 2000 and focusing her practice exclusively on that area of the law, Daryl G. Weinman is the founder of Weinman & Associates, P.C. Based in Austin and representing clients throughout the region, she is admitted to practice in Texas, New York and Colorado. Ms. Weinman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
The majority of Ms. Weinman’s practice is centered on divorce and its related issues, including child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of marital assets and debts. A forceful courtroom advocate for her clients when litigation is unavoidable, her background in mediation often allows her to help them come to an accord on these matters through the use of that alternative dispute resolution method. For her clients who have already gone through a divorce, Ms. Weinman assists them in obtaining modifications to existing parenting and support court orders. Other family law matters that she has handled have included the preparation of prenuptial and post-marital agreements, adoptions, and paternity establishment and disputes. Her successful track record in all of these endeavors have earned Ms. Weinman a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.
An active participant in several professional organizations, Ms. Weinman’s memberships include the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law sections of the State Bar of Texas, The American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, the National Association of Divorce Professionals, and the Texas Family Law Foundation. She also served on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee for six years. A graduate of Colgate University, where she majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988, she subsequently attended New York Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1994.
Mark L. Scroggins | Scroggins Law Group
Mark L. Scroggins is Board Certified in Family Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he is an aggressive and experienced trial attorney with a sound understanding of business matters that serves him well in family law. An accomplished speaker and author, Mr. Scroggins has practiced family law throughout the state of Texas for 28 years. He has written about family law matters for Texas Lawyer and has spoken about litigation technology before numerous organizations and corporate clients. Mr. Scroggins has a unique background in cutting-edge litigation technology, which is utilized by the entire Firm to increase the benefit to its litigation clients.
2021 – Super Lawyer – Texas monthly Magazine
2020 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2019 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2019 – Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
2018 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2018 – Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2017 – Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2017 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2016 – Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2016 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2016 – Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2015 – Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 – 10 Best in Texas – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2014 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine
2003 – Top Attorneys for Women – Vogue Magazine
Mysti L. Dennis |Cordell & Cordell
Mysti L. Dennis began practicing family law to help families recover and heal from the devastation of life changes. “When you’re dealing with the people you love most in life everyone needs someone to help protect their interests and guide them to a place of healing and recovery,” Ms. Dennis said. It is imperative to a case that there is open and honest communication between a client and his attorney. That’s why Ms. Dennis thinks being candid at all times, whether a client wants to hear it or not, is one of her defining characteristics that makes her a successful attorney. One of her more memorable successful cases was having her client awarded primary custody of his child after proving the mother, who was awarded custody under temporary orders, was not properly fit to be the primary caregiver.
“I feel most passionate about custody cases,” Ms. Dennis said. “I believe that every parent has the right to participate in the life of their children to the fullest extent.” Licenses Ms. Dennis is licensed to practice law in Texas and the Southern District of Texas. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Education Ms. Dennis received her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1995) and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School (1998). She also received her Master of Laws from University of Houston Law Center (2007). Associations Ms. Dennis belongs to the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section; Houston Family Law Group; Houston Lawyers Association; and Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist
Jennifer Varadi | Koons Fuller
Jennifer Varadi obtained her B.A in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and attended law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where she has remained since graduating in 2014. Jennifer has focused her entire legal practice on family law matters, including but not limited to, contentious custody cases, enforcements, and child support matters. Additionally, she has valuable experience in complex property division and preparing premarital and postmarital agreements, which help her clients adequately prepare for their future.
Jennifer is adept at litigation, but as a certified and experienced mediator, she understands that the best results may be reached without stepping into a courtroom, including arrangements personalized to the individual family and a division of assets and liabilities that set the client on a path for future success.
Jennifer was selected as a Texas Rising Star in 2021 and was named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Jennifer also serves as a Director for the Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, is a member of Texas Bar College and Houston Young Lawyers Association, and she is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Keith Charles “KC” Ashmore |Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm
KC Ashmore has strived to provide every client the highest level of service, whatever and whenever their needs arise. KC is proud to serve our community in a number of ways, but chiefly as a volunteer in the Rockwall Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as a former 3 time chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project, benefiting Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, as a volunteer builder/coordinator for Habitat’s project in Terrell, Texas, as an officer in the DFW-South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, and working with Veteran’s history groups in Dallas and Rockwall Counties.
KC has served a variety of individuals, businesses, designers, corporations, employers, and manufacturers in all kinds of litigation matters, including criminal matters, assault family violence cases, family disputes, wills and estate matters, complex white collar criminal matters, and all forms of business contract disputes (including agreements related to non-competes, non-solicitation, misappropriation of trade secrets, theft/conversion of trade secrets, product liability, business divorce/dissolution, shareholder oppression, contractor rights on public and private projects, creditors rights in Bankruptcy, municipal contracts, seizure of property and foreclosures, etc.
KC has had the privilege to represent individuals and owners of companies in the rotationally molded plastics industry, automotive and heavy truck manufacturing, marine, power generation, HVAC, diesel, fluid engineering and control, and petrochemical fields. KC has extensive experience and has achieved favorable results for clients as an advocate briefing and arguing innovative points of law, including jurisdictional challenges, defending clients accused of serious offenses that threaten their liberty, as well as due process matters (Equitable Bill of Review/Restricted Appeal), discovery disputes, summary judgment practice, evidentiary and expert challenges, trial briefs and appeals, third party liability claims, as well as comprehensive investigation and deposition experience, including taking and defending complex fact, expert, party and non-party witness depositions in multi-party litigation.
KC has experience prosecuting and defending various industrial, plastics (roto-mold, or rotationally molded plastics, as well as other plastic manufacturers), automotive, heavy equipment machinery manufacturers, etc., in contract disputes as well as representing individuals in component part product-liability and other claims. KC’s experience in these contract and tort claims (property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death cases) has included nationwide participation in the discovery process, voluminous document inspections/productions, product/site inspections, discovery matters and disputes, etc. KC also has experience in manufacturing plant negligence cases brought by contractors, as well as employment related matters. KC had the distinction to serve two terms as a Judicial Clerk on one of Texas’ highest appellate courts, The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. At the Court, KC’s duties included analyzing voluminous appeals, including capital crimes, for constitutional error, researching/drafting court and scholarly memoranda regarding complex legal issues ranging from search and seizure, lesser included offenses, actual innocence claims, capital punishment, constitutional derivations from Miranda laws, jury selection, and punishment enhancements.
KC also had the privilege to serve as a law clerk at Texas’ 165th Civil District Court, managing the court’s dispositive motion docket and briefing each and every issue where relief was sought as a matter of law, developing a uniform briefing process, and memorializing rulings on specific issues to increase efficiency and conserve judicial resources. KC is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Search and Rescue, Semper Paratus 1992-96. KC Ashmore is married and lives in Rockwall, Texas with his wife and children, and enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, motorcycling, and supporting his community through Habitat for Humanity building projects and other endeavors.