Texas Bar Foundation Gives Donn Fullenweider Statewide Recognition

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Donn Fullenweider of Fullenweider Wilhite in Houston has been selected as one of five 2016 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. Twenty four years after founding the firm of Haynes & Fullenweider, during which he and his former partner represented Dr. John Hill in the infamous murder trial of 1970, he started his own firm and joined in partnership with Randall Wilhite.

Donn Fullenweider has been selected as one of five 2016 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. Donn Fullenweider is one of the premier family law trial lawyers in the United States, admitted to the state bar in 1958, his legal career has earned him a spot in the Hall of Legends of the State Bar of Texas and in 2010 he was named one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer. In 2008, 24 years after founding the firm of Haynes & Fullenweider, during which he and his former partner represented Dr. John Hill in the infamous murder trial of 1970, he started his own firm and joined in partnership with Randall Wilhite.

Mr. Fullenweider is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of family law and civil trial techniques throughout the country and has spoken before Bar groups in every major city in America. He is also the author of more than 75 legal papers and articles. Mr. Fullenweider is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Fullenweider has been the founder of many law groups, including the Texas Bar’s Litigation section, serving as its first chairman; ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and the American Inns of Court –Houston Family Law Inn, serving as president. Mr. Fullenweider has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. In 2009, he was named “Texas Family Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Mr. Fullenweider is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Donn Fullenweider’s legal career. Additionally, he will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 17, 2016 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth.

About the law firm of Fullenweider Wilhite

The Houston family law firm of Fullenweider Wilhite serves the legal needs of men, women and children throughout Texas. With a highly accomplished team of attorneys and more than two centuries of combined experience, clients are frequently high net worth individuals seeking superior legal advice and representation in all family law matters. For more information, please visit http://www.Fullenweider.com

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