Wendy S. Burgower

Partner

CONTACT
Phone: 713-735-8570
Fax: 713-351-4570
Email: wburgower@schlangersilver.com

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PRACTICE AREAS
Family Law

Profile

A native Houstonian, Wendy Burgower comes to the firm with a long history of family law practice. Having founded and managed Burgower Law LLP for over 35 years, her practice focuses on complicated custody and property issues associated with divorce. Wendy is one of the most respected family law attorneys in the state, recognized by her peers nationwide.  Wendy is a founding member of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Inn of Court, which is the Houston mentoring section of the American Inn of Court. Additionally, Wendy is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2018, Wendy was admitted to the prestigious American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a national group of family law attorneys that limits its membership to the top 100 family law attorneys in the country.

Wendy has held a number of top ranking positions in the field of family law, as she has chaired the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Chapter of the AAML, the Association of Women Attorneys, the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Inn of Court. While her passion is family law, she also has served as the liaison to the large sections of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and has been a trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation, where she is the Secretary/Treasurer.

Wendy is an experienced litigator, known for her courtroom skills, as well as her ability to negotiate high net worth estates in a creative and advantageous manner for her clients.

Wendy’s Practice Includes

  • Family law with an emphasis on custody and high worth divorce issues.

Education

University of Texas at Austin
(B.A. Plan II), 1976

University of Houston, Bates College of Law
(J.D.), 1979

Membership and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Texas Chapter (Chair 2014-2015)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Trustee and Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Association of Women Attorneys (President, 1986-87)
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Inn of Court; (President 1999-2000)
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists (President 1989-90)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Family Law Council, (Chair 2009)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Large Section Liaison to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas (2016-2019)
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyer-Fellow

Community Involvement

  • Wendy lectures frequently at the continuing legal seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas as well as South Texas College of Law and the University of Texas at Austin Law School. She mentors young family law attorneys through the Burta Rhoads Raborn Inn of Court.

Recognitions and Awards

Board Certified, Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985-Present
Texas Super Lawyers, 2007-2019, Family Law (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Named “Go To” Lawyer in 2007, Family Law (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas, 2015 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Top 100 Attorneys in Houston, 2015 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Recipient of the Dave Gibson Award for Professionalism, 2015 (by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists)
Honored with the Sam Emison Memorial Award, 2017 (by the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist – only the 3rd woman to ever be honored by this prestigious group)

Personal

Wendy is an active traveler and spends her spare time enjoying her loft in Galveston, Texas and entertaining her family and friends.