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Valin L. Woodward

Of Counsel


New Braunfels


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. with Distinction, 1979
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • John M. Harlan Society
    • Legal Research Board
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. cum laude, 1976
  • Emory University, 1972-1974

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of Texas, 1979
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

About Valin L. Woodward

After being licensed in 1979, Ms. Woodward’s practice for many years was primarily in the area of insurance defense and products liability, with experience in complex multi-district litigation and commercial litigation . After moving back to her home town of New Braunfels in 2005, she has focused primarily on family law cases, including divorce (from complex to uncontested), property divisions (including tracing of separate property) child custody (standard and non-standard, as well as geographic restrictions), child support (increases and reductions), enforcement, modification, paternity, grandparent access, termination and adoptions and pre- and post-marital agreements (keeping separate property separate). She also assists clients with the preparation of wills and advanced directives including durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney and directives to physicians. Ms. Woodward has experience with the probate of wills and other heirship proceedings.


  • Comal County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow
  • Theta Zeta House Corporation Board of Delta Delta Delta, 2006 – 2012, 2015 – 2016
    • President, 2008 – 2012, 2015 – 2016
  • Delta Delta Delta Heart of Texas Alumna Chapter Fundraising Co-Chair, 2011 – 2016
  • Wunderbar, Inc., d/b/a Tejas Smiles, Board of Directors, 2012 – present
  • Heritage Society of New Braunfels, Board of Directors, 2013 – present
    • President, 2014 – present
  • New Braunfels Housing Partners, Board of Directors, 2013 – present
  • Sophienburg Museum and Archives, Volunteer

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