Connatser Again Among Top 100 Attorneys in Texas

DALLAS – (BUSINESSWIRE) – Once again, Dallas divorce lawyer Aubrey M. Connatser has been selected one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas as well as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the state. This is her second consecutive year to make both lists.

In addition, fellow Connatser Family Law attorney Mike DeBruin made the list of Texas Super Lawyers for the thirteenth straight year. These designations are made by Thomson Reuters from a survey of their fellow lawyers and published by Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Super Lawyers magazine.

Connatser, managing member of the Connatser Family Law firm in the Uptown section of Dallas, was one of the youngest Texas attorneys ever chosen for the Super Lawyer honor, at age 29. She was joined in her practice by DeBruin, considered one of the top veteran family lawyers in the state. Connatser has built this firm into a group of five attorneys who handle exclusively family law cases.

Both Connatser and DeBruin are board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm also has three associates who handle their own caseloads – Christine Powers Leatherberry, Abby Gregory and Alissa Castro. “We handle family law cases of all sizes and fact situations,” Connatser says. “We have the manpower and experience to handle the largest case involving a huge estate and many business interests. But we also have attorneys who can handle a simple divorce on a cost-effective basis. We set up this firm to accommodate most clients.”

To determine the Texas Super Lawyers honorees, researchers solicit nominations from more than 70,000 lawyers. A blue-ribbon panel of attorneys and the publication’s editors then select the final honorees, who account for less than five percent of all Texas attorneys. The 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list is published in the October issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines, and is available online at

*     *     *

DALLAS, March 26, 2014 (BusinessWire) – Dallas family law litigator Christine Powers Leatherberry is recognized among the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys in the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters. Leatherberry is an associate attorney at the family law firm of Connatser Family Law in the Uptown area of Dallas. She has experience in commercial litigation and family law.  She has handled numerous cases involving complex property negotiations as well as child custody matters.

“Christine came to us last year fully able to handle her own caseload,” says firm founder Aubrey M. Connatser. “She is fearless in the courtroom and has a rare ability to empathize while maintaining a practical approach to managing their case.”

The divorce and family law attorney is among the less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys chosen for the Rising Stars list, which appears in the April 2014 issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines. The exclusive list is based on nominations from fellow lawyers and independent research that reviews lawyers’ abilities in twelve key categories. In addition to results achieved for clients, the categories also include court experience and professional activity. Her divorce clients include business owners, other high net-worth individuals or their spouses, and she consistently obtains favorable outcomes that protect their interests.

*     *     *

Connatser Family Law is Planned for Greatness

Aubrey Connatser has established Connatser Family Law as the next in a line of great Texas divorce and family law firms.

For Aubrey, it was time to blaze her own trail in Texas family law when she started the firm in the fall of 2013. She is known throughout the state for her engaging personality and the ability to work with opposing counsel, judges and juries to benefit her clients.

Over the past several years, Aubrey has matured into an emerging force in Texas divorce and family law. Many of the area’s wealthiest and most famous people depend on her for family law advice.

read more

Family law services to meet every need

Family law is a constantly evolving area of practice. Once there was only divorce where mom usually got the children but dad often controlled the purse strings. Today there are uncertainties based on the facts of the case. Each case demands a practitioner with few pre-conceived notions, but with the creative energy, results-oriented outlook and a clear pathway to meed the needs of you, the client. The Connatser family law firm offers a wide range of services to accomplish your goals.

read more


Connatser Family Law team members include, from left, Ashley McDonough, Office Administrator; Patty Lowney, Receptionist; Abby Gregory, Associate Attorney; Christine Powers Leatherberry, Associate Attorney; Mike DeBruin, Member; Aubrey M. Connatser, Managing Member; Alissa Castro, Associate Attorney; Debbie Churchill, Paralegal; and Abbey Hudson, Paralegal.

read more

Members of Connatser Family Law have earned some of the most widely respected honors and special designations in the legal profession.

BoardCertifiedBoardCertified BestLawyers Dbest2011 SuperLawyers



read more


How to Leave an Abusive Relationship and Protect Your Kids

As a follow up to her recent post, Little Victims Face Big Horrors Due to Family Violence, Connatser Family Law attorney Abby Gregory shares helpful advice for women who want Read More...

Little Victims Face Big Horrors Due to Family Violence

To support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Connatser Family Law attorney Abby Gregory and Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, shine a spotlRead More...

As a Presidential Candidate, Should Donald Trump’s Divorce Records Be Unsealed?

In August, Gannett Co. and The New York Times asked the New York Supreme Court to unseal the 1990 divorce records of Donald and Ivana Trump. About the same time, a Hennepin CoRead More...