Randall Wilhite has represented clients in a full range of family law matters for over 34 years, specializing in complex property disputes, stock option and restricted stock issues, retirement assets, employee benefits, taxation issues, characterization of assets as separate or community property, business valuation and division, and other valuation issues. He is experienced in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of all family law issues.
Randy is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin (teaching Texas Marital Property Rights and Texas Marital Relations & Divorce) and at the University of Houston Law School, (teaching Advanced Family Law, Texas Marital Property Rights and Family Law Practice). He has also taught for several consecutive years as a member of the Permanent Teaching Faculty of the American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and, in addition to being a regular Faculty Member of the Course, also has taught the Advanced Course on Business Valuation Advocacy.
Randy has co-authored three published books on Texas Family Law. One is a 1,346-page annotated version of the Texas Family Code that digests and abstracts important case law interpreting the Texas family law statutes. The other book is entitled Texas Family Law Handbook. This book, several years in the making, is a comprehensive and authoritative 1,130-page treatise on Texas family law. The books are part of the highly regarded O'Connor's "Annotated Code Series" and "Expert Series" published by Jones McClure Publishing. Randy is also a co-author of Texas Family Law - Direct & Cross Examination - A Focus on Property Issues, a 3 Volume set with 2,118 pages of suggested ideas, questions and outlines for direct and cross-examination in the trial of a divorce property case in Texas published by Imprimatur Press. Recently, Randy has authored a case law text book used by law students studying Texas Marital Property Rights at the University of Texas School of Law.
Randy is a recipient of the prestigious David A. Gibson Award for Demonstrating Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, presented annually by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. Randy was also named the Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year, an award presented annually by the State Bar of Texas. Also, as a mediator, he has settled over 2,200 family law cases, with an emphasis on complex legal issues, valuation disputes, tax issues and business divisions.
Randy is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has sat on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Family Law Certification Examination Board) for several years, which develops and grades exams for certification in Texas as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney.
Randy has spoken and presented over 100 continuing legal education articles at seminars and institutes in Texas and around the United States. He has been presented with the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Award for the Best Continuing Legal Education Presentation in Texas Family Law for his article on Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices.
Randy has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1989. In 2006, he was inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Randy is a Certified Public Accountant, which gives him the background to handle sophisticated tax and business cases. He is also one of the very few practicing attorneys in the United States who is Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This recognized expertise in business valuation gives Randy an excellent background in the development, mediation and trial of divorce and other cases involving business valuation and sophisticated financial analysis.
Randy also serves as consulting expert and an expert witness to other family law attorneys in Harris County, Travis County, Dallas County and elsewhere on issues of business valuation, characterization of assets as separate or community property, premarital agreements, tracing, business distributions and trusts. He also consults with, and is co-counsel with, other attorneys on specialized cases in Texas dealing with the development and cross-examination of business valuation testimony at trial.
In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 and Randy was named in Texas Monthly as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas. In 2003 through 2013, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. Also, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was named as one of Houston's Top Lawyers in Family Law by H Magazine. Randy is listed in Best Lawyers in America, (Woodward/White, Inc. 2005-2014), and has been AV Rated his entire legal career by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (which is the highest rating possible).
Randall Wilhite is regarded as one of the most preeminent family law attorneys in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston College of Law in 1979.