Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.

Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., San Antonio Divorce Attorneys, are proud to offer our clients their own individual secured web site with around-the-clock access to their court orders, important documents and informational bulletins.

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Firm Overview

Our clients have their own secured web sites providing constant access to orders and other important documents in their file not only during but after the conclusion of their case.

On-line documents, individualized information and bulletins give HHZ clients the knowledge necessary to increase their confidence and control of their cases.

Our San Antonio attorneys are experienced in the following family law areas:
Civil Appeals
Divorce
Military
Modification of Child Custody
Probate
Parentage
Wills and Powers of Attorney
Main Office

Main Office
12000 Huebner Road, Suite 200
San Antonio  TX  78230-1210

Phone
  • 210-349-9933
Personal Injury
The law office of Higdon, Hardy, Zuflacht, L.L.P. will represent your personal injury legal matters.
Our San Antonio attorneys are experienced in the following family law areas:
Civil Appeals
Divorce
Military
Modification of Child Custody
Probate
Parentage
Wills and Powers of Attorney

James N. Higdon

Education

B.A. (Math/Hist), University of Texas, Austin, TX (1967).
M.B.A. (Econ/Mgmt), University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (1973).
J.D., St. Mary's University, School of Law, San Antonio, TX (1975).

Professional Activities and Certifications

Partner, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
State Bar of Texas (1976- ): Current Member, Sections on Family Law, Litigation, , Civil Appellate, Military Law (Chair 2005-06) and ADR; Member, Texas Bar Journal Committee (1980-96).
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1981; Recertified: 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001).
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1996; Recertified: 2001).
San Antonio Bar Association: Member (1976- ); Director (1992-94); Founding Chair, SABA Family Law Section (1992- ); Chair, CLE Committee (1990-1992).
San Antonio Family Lawyers Association: Member (1982- ); President (1988-89); Officer/ Director (1986-1990).
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: Member (1982- ).
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow (1994- ) Matrimonial Arbitrator, AAML Trained & Certified (1995- ).
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow (2010- ).
San Antonio Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (1992- ).
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (1996- ).
Texas Family Law Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow (2007- ).
Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Member, Advisory Board (1997- ), Chair (2009-2011), Vice-Chair (2006-2009)
Associate Member (Mediator), Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)(1993-2000).
Member, Texas Association of Mediators (San Antonio Chapter) (2000- )
Panel of Pre-Suit Mediators, San Antonio Bar Association (1992-1996).
Member, Panel of Settlement Week Mediators, State District Courts in San Antonio (1988-).
Marquis' Who's Who in American Law (1991-).
Marquis' Who's Who in America (2004-).
Marquis' Who's Who in the World (2004-).
Marquis' Who's Who in Finance and Business (2007- ).
"AV" Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1992-).
Texas Monthly Magazine, "Texas Super Lawyers," Nov. 2003, Oct 2004 (Selected by peers).
Scene in SA Magazine "Best Family Lawyers in San Antonio," August 2005.
National Registry of Who's Who, Selected as a Life Member (#138952) (2001-).
National Register's Who's Who in Executive and Professionals, (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005).
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Tenth Edition, Distinguished Leader, American Biographical Institute, Inc. (2002).
Global Directory of Who's Who, (2006).
American Bar Association Advisor to the Uniform State Laws Commission (f/k/a National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) Drafting Committee on Deployed Parents Visitation and Custody Act (2009- )
Mediator and Arbitrator Training: Matrimonial Arbitrator, AAML Trained & Certified (1995- ). Settlement Consultants, Inc. -- Mediator Training Managing Commercial Conflicts Through Mediation (40 hrs., 9/92). Family Dynamics (24 hrs., 10/93). Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center -- Mediator Family Dynamics - Participant/Speaker (40 hrs., 8/07).
Education
  • St. Mary's University, School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Harold C. Zuflacht

Harold Zuflacht is included in The Best Lawyers in San Antonio by Scene Magazine and has been named in Texas Monthly Magazine's Super Lawyer's list. His believes that accessibility to his clients allows him to do a better job for them. He understands how incredibly traumatic the divorce experience can be. Change is difficult. He strives to timely resolve cases in as prompt and efficient a manner as possible. He has extensive experience in complex and difficult family law cases.

Education

B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1986).
J.D., Juris Doctorate, St. Mary's University, School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (1989).

Accolades

2009 Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine
2009 Top Lawyer as Chosen by Their Peers, Scene in S.A. Magazine

Professional Activities & Certifications

Partner, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
San Antonio Family Law Association, Director
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
Member, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Member, Texas Academy of Adoption Attorneys
College of the State Bar of Texas, Member since 1990
State Bar of Texas (1990-Present): Current Member, Family Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association: Member, SABA Family Law Section
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Charter Vice-President, Alamo Council of Termination and Adoption Attorneys
District Courts Committee, Bexar County District Courts
Honored Member - America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2002-2003
Education
  • St. Mary's University, School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David T. Emory

November 2003 - Present

Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht L.L.P., Senior Associate
Areas of Concentration: Family Law; Debt Collection; Probate.
Member: San Antonio Bar Association - Texas State Bar Association.
State Bar College; SABA - Family Law Section

October 1997 - November 2003

Law Offices of David T. Emory - Sole Proprietor
Areas of Concentration: Family Law; Debt Collection; Probate.
Member: San Antonio Bar Association; Texas State Bar Association

May 1994 - October 1997

Casseb & Pearl, Inc. - Associate
Areas of Concentration: Family Law; Probate; Guardianship; Litigation.
Member: San Antonio Bar Association & Texas State Bar Association

November 1990 - May 1994

Law Offices of Ralph Brown - Associate
Areas of Concentration: Collection Law; Commercial Litigation;
Probate; Guardianship.
Member: San Antonio Bar Association; Texas State Bar Association & American Bar Assocaition

November 1990

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas

Education

August, 1987 - May, 1990: St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas Juris Doctorate
August, 1975 - May, 1979: The American University, Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts - Sociology and Administration of Justice Degree
Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Charles E. Hardy

I am a San Antonio Divorce attorney who specializes in divorce and family law matters. I understand how incredibly traumatic the divorce experience can be. Change is difficult. I strive to timely resolve your case in as prompt and efficient a manner as possible. I'll work persistently to insure that the delays of our opposition, intentional or not, do not stagnate your legal process.

If you need a high caliber attorney with a thorough understanding of the law, and you want a man of integrity, proud of his reputation and the respect of both judges and fellow attorneys, then I am eager to assist you.

I am confident of my professional capability, but I am not one who is pompous or aloof, like those who return calls "later in the week." In fact, I may be the most accessible Family Law attorney in San Antonio. My clients have my office number, my mobile number, and even my home phone number. When I'm not available, my calls are usually returned the same day.

Education

B.B.A.(Business), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1981).
B.F.A.(Journalism), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1980).
J.D., St. Mary's University, School of Law, San Antonio, TX (1983).

Accolades

Texas Super Lawyer - Texas Monthly Magazine (2006-2013)
Website Committee Chair - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011-present)
Member - International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
President - Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2013-2014)
Top Lawyer as Chosen by Their Peers - Scene in S.A. Magazine (2007-2013)

Professional Activities & Certifications

Partner, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
State Bar of Texas: Current Member - Family Law Section and Family Law Council
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1989; Recertified 1994,1999, 2004, 2009)
San Antonio Bar Association: Member (1984-present); Board of Directors (2006-2009)
San Antonio Family Lawyers Association: Member (1989-present)
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Member (2004-present)
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: Member (1989-present)
Frequent Author and Speaker on Family Law Topics

Membership

Member, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas

Previous Positions

Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, TX Chapter (2009-2010)
Past President, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (1996-1997 & 2001-2002)
Formal National Director of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Frequent guest host on "Michael Black's Legal Line" Radio Show
Education
  • St. Mary's University, School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Amy A. Geistweidt

Areas of Practice

My practice is dedicated exclusively to family law cases.


Biography

Amy A. Geistweidt became certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a board certified lawyer in the area of family law, a credential held by a small percentage of the attorneys in Texas. She was named a Super Lawyer five different years and has been named One of San Antonio's Top Lawyers two different years. She has built a reputation of straight-forward advice, good listening, and hard working competent representation.


Educational Background

Graduate of Saint Mary's University in 1993, Board Certified 2001, and a partner in the law firm of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht since 2001


Accolades

2009 Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine
2009 Top Lawyer as Chosen by Their Peers, Scene in S.A. Magazine

Certifications & Licenses

Admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1993
Board Certified in Family Law in 2001

Professional Activities & Awards

Partner, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
San Antonio Bar Association: Member (1999-Present)
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Recertified 2006)
San Antonio Family Lawyer Association, Director (2002-2004); Officer (2004-2005); President (2006)
College of the State Bar of Texas, Member (1998-Present)
State Bar of Texas (1993-Present): Current Member - Family Law Section
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: Member (2002-Present)
Received Rising Star Super Lawyer Award from Texas Monthly 2004 and 2005

Recent Publications & Speaker

Trying a Temporary Orders Hearing Effectively, Anatomy of a Trial, April 2003, San Antonio, Texas
Trying a Temporary Orders Hearing Effectively, Extreme Family Law Makeover, June 2004, San Antonio, Texas
When Roger Runs: Service of Citation of Non-Resident, Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2005, Dallas, Texas
Preparation, Preparation, Preparation, Unlocking the Secrets to Preparing for Trial, Extreme Family Law
Makeover, March 3, 2006, San Antonio, Texas

Personal

Born in Fredericksburg, Texas October 18, 1967.
Married to David Geistweidt and have one son Jacob Geistweidt, 7 years old and Sarah Geistweidt, 3 years old.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Comfort, Texas, Served on Call Committee, Sunday School Teacher, Altar Guild and Church Council.

Ann K. Watson

Biography

Ann K. Watson first joined Higdon, Hardy and Zuflacht, LLP as a law clerk in 2011 while she was attending St. Mary's University School of Law. In addition to clerking at HHZ, Ann was an Associate Editor of The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice. She was also a member of Phi Delta Phi, the International Legal Honor Society, and she was the recipient of the Pro Bono Certificate for her dedication to community service. Ann graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law and joined HHZ as an Associate Attorney in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Ann participated in the Teach For America program where she taught elementary school to underprivileged children for two years in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her experience working closely with families in need led her to pursue a career in family law.


Educational Background

B.A., (Political Science), Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (2008)
J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX (2013)

Professional Activities & Certifications

State Bar of Texas: Member of Family Law Section
Texas Young Lawyers Association: Member
San Antonio Bar Association: Member of Family Law Section
San Antonio Young Lawyers Association: Member

Published Articles

Ann K. Watson, What About the Children: How Children of Same-Sex Couples are Left Without State-Run Support, 15 Scholar 139 (2012).

Personal

Born Dallas, Texas
Kappa Delta, Alumna
Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Honor's Society), Alumna
Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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