Constance Mims

Senior Managing Member

"My philosophy about practicing law is to always remember that my clients are people, not paychecks - they have come to me with a problem, and it is my responsibility to help them find a solution.

 

The most important thing in my life is my family.  I count several of my closest and oldest friends as family as well.  My secret to staying happy is family, family, family.  Every week and weekend in my life is filled with dinner parties, afternoons in the park, movie nights, game nights, coffee house get-togethers, and countless trips to the bookstore for new adventures. Also, I looooooove to travel!

 

I have a beautiful Husband, Dereck Mims, and we have a blended family that includes my son Kevin, and my husband’s children, Dereck Jr., Halee and Aireyuna. I think that my love of family, along with my blended-family home life, is a very important influence on my ability to empathize with my family law clients."  

Constance Mims is the Managing Member of the Beal Law Firm. With over a decade of experience practicing exclusively family law and three years of experience as a family law paralegal, Ms. Mims has dealt with child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, alimony, and divorce issues, both in court and in the appellate arena, on almost a daily basis for over 13 years.

 

Having been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and a longtime member of the College of the State Bar, which recognizes attorneys who pursue excellence through voluntary attendance of continuing legal education programs, Ms. Mims became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2013.  Mims' other honors include back to back to back Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell.

 

Ms. Mims is a 2002 graduate of Texas Christian University (“Go Frogs”) and a 2007 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. While at TCU, Mims majored in Political Science and was a Mary I. Gourley Scholar. Ms. Mims is also a member of the St. Patrick Cathedral Parish of Fort Worth.

Board Certified - Family Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

 

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

 

Client Distinction Award - Lawyers.com

 

Platinum Client Champion Award - Martindale-Hubbell 

 

Lead Counsel Rated - LawInfo®

 

Beal Law Firm Employee of the Year, 2018

State Bar of Texas Star of Achievement Award

Best Substantive Law Series - Dallas Bar Associate Headnotes

 

EDUCATION

 

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 
Degree: Juris Doctor — 
May 2007

Honors and Activities:
Dean's List - Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
Research Assistant Summer 2005, Summer 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
Working member of the Wesleyan Innocence Project
Intern for Shelly Fowler, Attorney At Law 2006-2007

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Degree: Bachelor of Science, 2002
Major: Political Science

Honors and Activities:
Mary I. Gourley Scholar

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

U.S. Supreme Court Bar
Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
Lifetime Member, Texas Family Law Foundation

State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Family Law Bar

 

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2012 Family Law Seminar, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Equal Justice Volunteer Program, Moderator
North Crowley High School Career Day, 2014

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Child Support & Spousal Maintenance: Knowledge is power, Co-Author, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014

Fast Guide to Family Law, Co-Author, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2016

The importance of Military Divorce Planning, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, November 2016 Volume 41 Number 11

Recent Trends and questions in Family Law Settlements, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, September 2018 Volume 43 Number 9

 

REPORTED CASES

 

In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Relator, 293 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. App. Fort Worth, 2009)

In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Relator, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 305 (Fort Worth, 2010)

In re Richardson, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 1518 (Tex. App. 2012)

In the Interest of C.M.J., 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 10601 (Tex. App. 2012)

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