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®
State Bar of Texas Star of Achievement Award
Best Substantive Law Series - Dallas Bar Associate Headnotes
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
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
U.S. Supreme Court Bar
Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Collaborative Section Council, Treasurer
Lifetime Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Family Law Bar
Property Caselaw Update, 2020 Advanced Family Law on a Shoestring Seminar
Family Law Seminar 2012, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Equal Justice Volunteer Program, Moderator
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