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Mary Louise Phelps

 
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Mary Louise Phelps

Mary Louise’s practice is dedicated to family law. She is skilled at solving the intricate financial, social, and relational issues of high-net-worth divorce and complex family law matters. She provides a concierge-style approach, working with clients to preserve wealth and provide security and protection for children. Clients value her compassion, her commitment, and her ability to communicate effectively during stressful times.

Prior to joining Wynne & Wynne, Austin, Mary Louise worked with the Dallas-based family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson, LLP located in Highland Park. There she gained significant experience with cases involving the tracing of separate property assets, the valuation of business interests, and high conflict custody disputes. Mary Louise has published articles on “Family Law Negotiations” and “Examining Experts Effectively” for the State Bar of Texas continuing legal education courses. She is formerly trained and has extensive experience in both mediation and collaborative family law.

Mary Louise earned her undergraduate business degree (B.S.M.) from Tulane University in 2001. She then went on to obtain her law degree (J.D.) and graduate business degree (M.B.A.) from Tulane University in 2005. While in law school, Mary Louise served on the Tulane Law School Moot Court Judicial Council and participated on the Tulane Moot Court Negotiation Team, as both a member and team coach. Prior to practicing law, Mary Louise worked as an executive recruiter leading search committees for university presidents and provosts nationwide.

Education

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., Juris Doctor, 2005

TULANE UNIVERSITY A.B. FREEMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, 2005

TULANE UNIVERSITY A.B. FREEMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, 2005
B.S.M., 2001

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • Austin Bar Association, Fellow, Board Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Family Law Section Member

  • Texas Family Law Foundation

  • Collaborative Divorce Austin

  • Travis County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Texas

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What Clients Say About Mary Louise

“Regardless of the task, she was steadfast, never wavering from honesty, clear logic and creativity. Not only is she extremely intelligent, she is a compassionate, caring individual, and possesses an innate ability to induce reliance through effective communication and listening skills, thus affording us a highly collaborative effort.”

“She patiently guided me with extreme precision and conscientiousness. What I perceived as a very complex case was made very simple by her knowledge of process and communication there of. She helped allow me peace of mind knowing that I had someone of her caliber on my side.”

“During the most difficult time in my life, the professionalism and kindness she showed was endless.”