About Ms. Asher

Ms. Asher has practiced Family Law since 1987, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law in Houston. She has served as President of the Association of Women Attorneys and as Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Houston.

She started her career in law and justice as a Victim Witness Coordinator with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Her experience with the DA's office, and later as a Harris County Probation Officer, motivated Ms. Asher to seek her law degree. She completed her studies while still employed full time, graduated with honors and passed the Bar on her first test.

She represents her clients with that same determination, sense of justice and commitment to preparation.

From 1992 through 2005, Houston mayors appointed her as an Associate Judge of the City of Houston Municipal Court, a position subject to City Council confirmation. Ms. Asher carries the high ethical standards expected of Judges into every facet of her practice.

A skilled negotiator, Ms. Asher concentrates on reaching confidential agreements prior to trial, to preserve the privacy and dignity of her clients.

Committed to the community, Ms. Asher's volunteer activities include the Volunteer Lawyer program of the Houston Bar Association and support of area animal shelters. She helped found and serves as the Executive Director of Rescue Bank, a "food bank" non-profit supplying pet food, supplies and spay-neuter assistance to animal rescue groups in the Gulf Coast area.

Education

South Texas College of Law
J.D.
August 1986

MAGNA CUM LAUDE
Phi Delta Phi
Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas, May 1987.


Sam Houston State University
B.S. Criminology and Corrections
1976
MAGNA CUM LAUDE
Alpha Chi

Graduate Studies, Criminology and Corrections, Sam Houston State University
Mediation Training, A.A. White Institute, 1993
Family Mediation Training, A.A. White Institute, 1993
Collaborative Law Training, 2000, June 2001, December 2002
Advanced Collaborative Law Training, March 2003

Experience

1987 - Present Private Practice
Family Law , Collaborative Family Law
1992 -2005 Associate Municipal Judge, City of Houston
Mayoral appointment, confirmed by City Council
1996 - 1997 Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
Convened to resolve fee disputes filed against attorneys
1993 - 1997 State Bar of Texas, Grievance Committee
Convened to resolve complaints filed against attorneys
1979 - 1987 Harris County Adult Probation Department
Probation Officer
1977 - 1979 Harris County District Attorney's Office
Victim Witness Coordinator

 

Professional and Community Activities

2008 Member, Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston
2006 - Present

Co-founder and Executive Director, Rescue Bank, A "Food Bank" for Animal Shelters, Fosters and Rescue Groups
www.rescuebank.org

2001 - Present

Alliance of Houston Collaborative Family Law Attorneys Co-founder & First Elected Chair, 2002 Co-organizer, Collaborative Law CLE for Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals and CPA's
1988 - Present Association of Women Attorneys
Board of Directors, 1988 - 1994
President, 1992 - 1993
Co-founder, AWA Charitable Foundation, 1991
Chair, AWA Charitable Foundation, 1991 - 1996
Chair, AWA Charitable Foundation, 2001 - 2003
1988 - Present Federation of Houston Professional Women
Board of Directors, Program Director, December, 1997 - 1999
Board of Directors, Rules and ByLaws, 1991 - 1992
Delegate, Altrusa, 1997 - 1999
Delegate AWA, 1988 - 1990|
FHPW Advisory Board 2000-2003
1988 - Present State Bar of Texas
Member, Family Law Section
Member, Women In the Law Section
College of the State Bar 2001-present
1990 - 2003 Houston Bar Association
Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1992Family Law Section
1998 - 2002 Women Professionals in Government
1993 - 1995 Harris County Democratic Party
Judicial Advisory Committee
1988 - 1990 Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
Board of Directors, 1988 - 1990

 

Honors

2008 Mayor's Volunteer Houston Award
2005 Torchlighter Award - Entrepreneur Category, Houston Council of the American Business Women's Association
   

My twin sister, a Methodist minister, and I were raised to believe that an education and a satisfying career were priveleges to be earned. I have worked hard for my standing in Houston's Family Law community and look forward to working hard for you.

 

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Ms. Asher practices Family Law and Collaborative Family Law in Harris County, Ft. Bend County and Montgomery County, Texas.