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AMY ROD

Amy is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is the only practicing attorney in Wharton, Matagorda, Colorado, and Jackson Counties to earn this distinction.

Amy Rod focuses her practice mainly on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions, modifications, enforcements, pre- and post- martial agreements, and CPS cases.  Amy is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which distinction makes her the only board certified family lawyer in Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties.  Amy is also a trained mediator.

Amy is a member of Texas Family Law Council, which serves as the governing body of the almost 6,000 member Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  She is also on the Form Book Committee and the Pro Bono Committee for the Family Law Section of the State Bar.  Recently, Amy served as the Chair of the District 5 Panel 3 Grievance Committee.

Along with her family law practice, Amy has a general civil practice, assisting clients with wills, real estate transactions and probate matters.  Amy also serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wharton and is the Municipal Court Prosecutor for the cities of Wharton, East Bernard, and Eagle Lake.

Amy is a lifelong resident of Wharton County.  After graduating from El Campo High School with honors, she studied Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University where she completed a internship with the FBI-Houston Office before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Amy then obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2000 and returned to Wharton County to practice with Paul Webb, PC. where she was named a partner in 2006.

Outside of her law practice, Amy serves as the Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees for Wharton County Junior College.  Married to Scott Rod, who is also from El Campo, Amy has two children, Bryn and Brock. 

Bar Admissions: Texas, 2000

Certifications: Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Education

  • J.D. – University of Houston Law Center, 2000

  • B.S. – Sam Houston State University, 1997 – summa cum laude

Memberships

  • Admitted, United States District Court - Southern District of Texas

  • State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

  • Texas Family Law Foundation – Lifetime Member

  • Wharton County Bar Association – Past President

  • Matagorda County Bar Association

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

  • Texas City Attorneys Association

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Modification of Family Law Orders

  • Adoption

  • Marital Property Agreements

  • Children’s Protective Services matters

Classes or Seminars

  • Presenter – “Support, Maintenance and Alimony” Family Law Fundamentals, Victoria Texas, 2008

  • Presenter – “Show Me the Money – Advanced Collection Methods” Family Law Fundamentals, Victoria, Texas, 2009

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