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Whitney Keltch Green

Partner

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Whitney Keltch Green is passionate about the practice of family law and helping her clients through crisis. She brings a sense of creativity, compassion, and tenacity to all of her cases. Her areas of concentration include divorce, child custody/support disputes, modification of prior orders, adoptions, premarital agreements, and enforcements.

Whitney is especially passionate about cases involving children with unique issues, such as parental alienation, addiction concerns, grandparents’ rights, special needs children, and situations involving mental health issues. Additionally, she has experience with complex property disputes involving trusts, business interests, mineral rights, company stocks, tracing of separate property, and characterization.

She enjoys the challenge of crafting customized agreements to best serve her clients and taking issues to court when necessary. Whitney informs her clients about the law, analyzes the possible outcomes, and encourages her clients to make informed decisions. She is skilled in guiding her clients through their cases and helping them to attain their goals with unique solutions both inside and outside the courtroom.

Reflecting the excellence of her practice, Whitney has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law.  She has been named among D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, and selected to the list of Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, honoring the most highly regarded young attorneys in the state. She has also received a 10.0 “Superb” rating by AVVO.com, which is the organization’s highest rank. Whitney was elected by her peers in 2020 and currently serves as the President for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, which provides significant services and programming for over 3,000 young attorneys.

Representative Experience

  • Extensive First Chair Final Trial experience in matters regarding division of complex marital assets.
  • Significant experience in the representation of corporate executives, attorneys, and other professionals in divorce and child custody matters.
  • First chair final bench trial experience representing parents as well as grandparents in custody disputes.
  • Lead attorney in a variety of complex child custody matters involving issues of alchohol abuse, drug use, mental disorders, grandparent rights, and parental alienation.
  • Creatively settled hundreds of family law issues through the mediation process by crafting custom agreements to meet each family’s needs.

Education

Baylor University School of Law
J.D. 2012, concentration in Business Litigation and Family Law

University of Texas
2008, Major in Government with Business Foundations Focus and Minor in Spanish

Court Admissions

State Courts of Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

2-time selection to Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2020-2021

4-time selection to Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine, 2018-2021

Best Lawyers in Dallas for Family Law, D Magazine, 2021

10.0 “Superb” rating by AVVO.com

5-time selection to Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2021

Associations/Affiliations

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President 2021, Board Member, Animal Welfare Committee, Aid to the Homeless Committee, and Social Committee

State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section

Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section

Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association, 2021 Member

Speeches/Publications

Out of the Darkness: Shedding Light on Mental Illness in the Legal Profession, DAYL Weekly Brief, March 2021

Family Law Property Principles Every Lawyer Should Know, DAYL Weekly Brief, February 2020.

To Infinity and Beyond: Same Sex Marriage Issues in Texas After Obergefell v. Hodges, DAYL Dicta, April 2016.

Social Media: Friend or Foe?, DAYL Dicta, August 2015.

Speaking Engagements

Family Law Essentials Seminar, Enforcement with Contempt, May 2021

Family Law Pro Bono Seminar, Pleadings 101, April 2019

Community Involvement

SPCA Texas Young Professionals, Board Member, 2020-present

SPCA of Texas Paws Cause, Event Chair, 2013

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