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Kaitlyn Belew – Associate Attorney

I ended up in Texas after my father retired from the Navy, and I plan to never leave. I am a huge animal lover, and Houston’s amazing dog parks make me and my pug, Maggy, very happy. Growing up my life revolved around soccer, and I spent countless weekends traveling all over Texas to tournaments in the back row of my parent’s mini-van. After graduating high school, I attended St. Mary’s in San Antonio on a soccer scholarship, where I graduated in 3 years with a psychology degree, and political science minor.

 

I moved to Houston, after being accepted to the University of Houston Law Center. I focused primarily on family law immediately upon starting at the University of Houston. My second year of law school I was the Family Law Organization’s treasurer, and I helped the student organization become more active on campus. We raised awareness for domestic violence and collected supplies for local women’s shelters. The third year of law school I was the Family Law Organization’s President, and we became even more involved with the non-profit community. We helped a new local non-profit organization, Gay Kids Houston, get off the ground by collecting clothing and much needed supplies for the entire year.

 

I learned the most about the practice of law, working as a student attorney in the University of Houston Civil Clinic. I was a student attorney for my entire last year of law school, and the knowledge I gained from watching my own cases from start to finish made me truly appreciate the career I was about to embark on. I knew I had made the right career choice after interning for the Honorable Judge Farr, of the 312th District Court in Harris County, Texas. He and his associate judge, Judge Gaffney, taught me so much; from court room etiquette and how to properly read the Texas family code, to Texas civil procedure and how not to act as an attorney.

 

In my free time, I enjoy cooking a good meal with a glass of wine while “Criminal Minds” plays in the background. I also still love playing soccer in adult recreational leagues, practicing yoga, and spending as much time with my dog as possible.

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