Kinser & Bates, L.L.P.

Practice Limited to Family Law

About Us

Katherine A. Kinser is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sam Emison Award bestowed by the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. The award recognizes significant commitment and contributions to the practice of family law in the State of Texas.


Kathy is pictured here with former Sam Emison recipients: Hon. Jack W. Marr, Donn C. Fullenweider, Thomas L. Ausley, Gary L. Nickelson, Warren Cole, J. Lindsey Short, Cheryl L. Wilson, Ike Vanden Eykel, Justice Ann Crawford McClure, Larry H. Schwartz, Richard Orsinger, Brian L. Webb, Harry L. Tindall, David R. McClure, and James M. Loveless.


Jonathan J. Bates was elected President of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists for 2016 – 2017.

Katherine A. Kinser was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Texas Family Law Foundation for 2015 – 2017.

Katherine A. Kinser was elected President Elect of the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for 2016 – 2017.


On August 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas appointed Katherine A. Kinser to serve on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals for a three-year term.