Taylor Toombs Imel

"My job is to ensure the long-term success of you and your family both during and after litigation by making the best of the situation with which I am presented."

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Taylor Toombs Imel

Taylor Toombs Imel

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Houston Board Certified

Taylor Imel is a Top Rated family law and divorce attorney in Houston and was selected as a Texas Rising Star in 2018 and in 2019 as well as a Top Lawyer by Houstonia magazine (2018, 2019) and by H Texas (2015-2019). Her expertise includes pre and postnuptial agreements, as well as complex property division and highly contentious custody cases. Taylor’s experience and acumen in drafting divorce provisions in shareholder and other operating agreements assure her client and the corresponding entity, new shareholders, and investors by helping protect them from the potential instability that often arises during a divorce.  Further, as an adult-child of divorce, Taylor uniquely understands that divorce constitutes a traumatic event for most individuals and families and that the collateral damage that can result from the same must not be ignored when representing her clients.

Passionate about giving back, Taylor works diligently alongside the KoonsFuller Houston Team to raise money for local charities. She directly supports Houston’s Small Steps Nurturing Center, which provides an exemplary early childhood program to assist economically at-risk children and their families.

Taylor received a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in 2010 and was a dean’s scholarship recipient.  A natural competitor (both in and out of the courtroom), Taylor attended Wake Forest University on a full athletic scholarship for women’s soccer. An author and frequent speaker, she has co-authored numerous articles. She is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Taylor is also a member of the HBA Gender Fairness Committee.

Publications

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., Dean’s Scholarship Recipient (2010)
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. (2007)
    • Women’s Varsity Soccer Team, Full Athletic Scholarship
    • Study Abroad University of Salamanca, Spain

Admissions

  • Licensed by the Supreme Court of TexasNovember 2010
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors/Accreditations

  • Awarded, Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell (2019)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyer by National Diversity Council (2019)
  • Honoree, Top Lawyer by H Texas magazine (2015 to present)
  • Honoree, Top Lawyers by Houstonia magazine (2018)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2018-19)
  • ReviewIt Magazine Top Lawyers (2018)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “In the Interest of Penelope Pinkus, Piper Pinkus and Peyton Pinkus, Minor Children” Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Insitute (2019)
  • Co-Author, “What We All Need to Know About HIPAA, House Bill 300 and Data Security” Advanced Family Law Course – Ch. 10 (2016)
  • Co-Author, Speaker, “Divorce Cases from Start to Finish: From Filing Through Trial (Discovery Guidelines, Case Management, and Your Role During Settlement and Trial) Institute for Paralegal Education (2016)
  • Co-Author, “Everything You Need to Know or Do if There is an Entity or Trust in Your Divorce Case” Marriage Dissolution Institute – Ch. 16 (2016)
  • Co-Author, “Temporary Orders on Borrowed Time”
  • Advanced Family Law Course – Ch. 70 (2015)
  • Co-Author, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
  • Family Law Technology 360 – Ch. 13 (2014)
  • Co-Author, “There’s No Business Like Family Law Business”
  • 12th Annual Advanced Business Law Course – Ch. 1.3 (2014)
  • Co-Author, “There’s No Business Like Family Law Business”
  • 19th Annual New Frontiers in Marital Property Law – Ch. 4 (2014)
  • Co-Author, “Understanding Business Entities and Why It Matters”
  • Advanced Family Law Course – Ch. 26 (2014)
  • Co-Author, “60 Websites In 60 Minutes”
  • Marriage Dissolution Institute – Ch. 19 (2014)
  • Co-Author, “The In re Stephanie Lee Conundrum: Making and Enforcing Agreements in Family Law” Texas College for Judicial Studies (2014)
  • Co-Author, “Possession and Access for Children Under Three”
  • Advanced Family Law Course – Ch. 25 (2011)

Professional & Community

  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Gender Fairness, Committee Member
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Buddy Volunteer, Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • Board Certified in Family Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization Badge
  • Award Badge US News and World Report Best Law Firms - Family Law - Tier 1 - Houston
  • Award Badge - Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver 2019 for Patrick Upton
  • Award Badge Top Lawyers 2018 by Houstonia
  • Award Badge H Texas Houston's Top Lawyers 2018
  • Award Badge ReviewIt TOP Lawyers 2018
  • Award Badge - Texas Rising Stars Taylor Imel by Thomson Reuters
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