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Joseph Indelicato, Jr.

Mr. Indelicato is a native Houstonian who became licensed to practice law in Texas by the Texas Supreme Court in 1988. The following year he was licensed by the U.S. District Court, Southern District, and in 1990, he became licensed in the Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. In 1993, Mr. Indelicato became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Through his litigation and mediation experience, Mr. Indelicato has a great deal to offer a client involved in a family law dispute. In addition to his litigation experience, his certification and training in mediation and arbitration allow him to offer his services and experience to other lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings.

Dedicated to the development of the practice of family law, Mr. Indelicato often accepts invitations to speak on current family law issues. He has also served in numerous leadership positions and committees to encourage positive developments in family law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1988

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1988
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1981

Published Works

  • "Who Represents the Child? Not me, I am the Amicus Attorney!", 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
  • "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" - Tips from the Bench, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2005
  • Family Law for the General Practitioner, Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Spring/Summer, 2004
  • Family Law for the General Practitioner, Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2004
  • Real Estate Appraisers and Receivers - How to Use and Abuse, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2003
  • The Road to Trial: An Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem's Guide, Ad Litem Practice in the Family Law Courts, 309th Judicial District Court, 2003
  • ANALYZE THIS! The Use of Mental Health Professionals in Ways Other Than Custody Evaluations, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2002
  • Ad Litem Appointments in Publication Divorce, South Texas College of Law, 2002
  • Depositions and Other Forms of Discovery "What You Don't Know Can Hurt Yoy", South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference, 2001
  • Ethics, Grievances, Malpractice and Professionalism, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 1999
  • The Family Lawyer's Top Ten Ethical Issues, Houston Bar Association, Second Annual Family Law Institute, 1999
  • Top Ten Ethical Issues in Family Law Cases, South Texas College of Law, 9th Annual Family Law Conference, 1999
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1996
  • Contempts - Prosecuting & Defending, South Texas College of Law - Family Law Conference, 1996
  • What Makes Mediation Effective? Future Interaction Between Mediator and Parties; Continuing the Dialog, South Texas College of Law, 1995
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1995
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1994
  • Serving as Ad Litem: The Nuts and Bolts, Representing Missing Persons and Indigents in Contempt, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • To Bundle or Not to Unbundle, 2014 Advanced Family Law Course
  • Phase Three-Pretrial and Trial; Family Law 101 Course, 2014 Advanced Family Law Course
  • To  Object or Not to Object That is the Question, 2013 Advanced Family Law Course
  • Social Media: How to Get It, Where to Get It, and How to Admit it, 2014 Marriage Dissolution
  • To  Object or Not to Object That is the Question, 2013 Advanced Family Law Course
  • Social Media and Your Clients, Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 2013
  • Criminal and Ethical Considerations in the Age of Technology, 2012 Advanced Family Law Course
  • Parentage, State Bar College 14th Annual Summer School, July 2012
  • Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2012
  • Social Networking and Getting e-Evidence, 2011 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
  • Hearsay, 2011 Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Top Ten Tips in a Custody Case, State Bar College 13th Annual Summer School, July 2011
  • Things Clients Do on Social Media That Get Them in Trouble, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2011
  • Trial Tactics & Evidence, 2011 Parent Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, January 2011
  • Discovery & Drafting in the Computer Age, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2010
  • Electronic Evidence, Marriage Dissolution, 2010
  • Witness Preparation and Assessment, The Ultimate Trial Notebook; Family Law 2009
  • Speaker/Moderator, Electronic Evidence Workshop, Advanced Family Law Course 2009
  • Getting Information from 3rd Parties about Kids, Parent-Child Relationships, Critical thinking for Critical Issues, University of Texas, Austin
  • The Amicus Attorney, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, Continuing Education Program, 2008
  • Speaker, Harris County Youth and Family Services 5th Annual Conference on Youth and Families, Testimonial Two-Step: What Works in the Courtroom, 2008
  • Speaker, Galveston County Bar Foundation, Child Custody Evaluations, Ethics and Investigating Allegations of Sexual Abuse, 2008 – Direct & Cross Examination of a Custody Evaluator
  • Speaker, South Texas College of Law, Annual Family Law Conference 2008 – Appealing Your Family Law Case
  • The University of Texas School of Law: Effective Family Law Practice, The Definitive Short Course on Parent-Child Relationships 2007, The World of Court Appointees: Amicus Attorneys, Attorney Ad Litems, Guardian Ad Litems and Social Studies
  • Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level 2007 – Effective Presentation of Financial Matters – Financial Information Statements, Inventory & Appraisements, and Proposed Property Divisions
  • "Who Represents the Child? Not me, I am the Amicus Attorney!", 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
  • "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" - Tips from the Bench, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2005
  • Family Law for the General Practitioner, Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminars Spring/Summer, 2004
  • Real Estate Appraisers and Receivers - How to Use and Abuse, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2003
  • Working with Ad Litems, South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference, 2003
  • ANALYZE THIS! The Use of Medical Health Professionals in Ways Other Than Custody Evaluations, 28th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2002
  • Ad Litem Appointments in Publication Divorce, South Texas College of Law, 2002
  • Terminations and Adoptions, State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono Seminar, 2001
  • Pro Se Pleadings, Houston Bar Association Pro se Drafting Clinic, 2001
  • Handling Custody Disputes, Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2001
  • Depositions and Other Forms of Discovery "What you Don't Know Can Hurt You", South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference, 2001
  • Moderator, South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference, 2001
  • Value of Real Property, State Bar of Texas, Telephone Seminar, 2000
  • Ad Litem's Role in Trial, 309th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2000
  • Ad Litem's Interaction with Mental Health Professionals, 309th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2000
  • Local Rules, Associates Judges, Scheduling Orders and Discovery, South Texas College of Law, 10th Annual Family Law Conference, 2000
  • Ethics, Grievances, Malpractice and Professionalism, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 1999
  • The Family Lawyer's Top Ten Ethical Issues, Houston Bar Association, Second Annual Family Law Institute, 1999
  • Top Ten Ethical Issues in Family Law Cases, South Texas College of Law, 9th Annual Family Law Conference, 1999
  • Family Violence, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1997
  • "How to Establish and Enforce Child Support", South Texas College of Law, Family Law Conference, 1997
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1996
  • Mediation Training Seminar Breakout Leader, South Texas College of Law, 1996
  • Family/Probate Bench Bar Conference, Houston Bar Association - Family Law Section, 1996
  • Contempts - Prosecuting & Defending, South Texas College of Law - Family Law Conference, 1996
  • What Makes Mediation Effective? Future Interaction Between Mediator and Parties; Continuing the Dialog, South Texas College of Law, 1995
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1995
  • The Top Ten Things You Should Do in Preparation of and in Taking the Board Certification Exam in Family Law, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1994
  • Serving as Ad Litem: The Nuts and Bolts, Representing Missing Persons and Indigents in Contempt, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph P. McKnight Best Family Law CLE Article - 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell rated AV® Preeminent™
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America - 2011-2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters ) - 2003, 2004, 2006-2014
  • HTexas Magazine Top Lawyer (Bayou City Publishing) - 2004-2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Counsel, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist (TAFLS), Treasurer
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist
  • Texas Trial Lawyer's Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Family American Inns of Court, Houston Chapter, Barrister
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Supreme Court of Texas, Former Investigator/Litigator, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, Former Associate
  • State Bar Grievance Committee 4A-1, Former Chair
  • Academy of Family Mediators, Past Member
  • Ad Litem Practice, Family Law Courts, 309th Judicial District Court, Course Director, 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Houston Bar Association Elder Law Committee

Fraternities & Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

The law firm of Joseph Indelicato, Jr., P.C., represents people in Houston and the surrounding parts of Texas, including Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond/Rosenberg, Katy, Bellaire, Pearland, Alvin, Pasadena, Baytown, La Porte, Galveston, Texas City, League City, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Webster, as well as all cities within Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County and Galveston County.