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Toby Goodman

Email: toby@goodmanclark.com

Practice Areas: Family Law; General Civil Practice

Admitted: 1974, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
                   1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School: Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1974

College: Texas Christian University, B.B.A., 1971

Professional Activities:    
  • Owner, Goodman and Clark, Arlington, Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Past Director, Tarrant County Family Bar Association --
  • (Director 1986-1987)
  • Past Director, Arlington Bar Association --
  • (Treasurer 1987-1988, Director 1984-1985)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1974 -1982
  • Speaker, University of Texas School of Law Family Law Legislative Update, 1993,1995,1997,1999, 2001
  • Member, State Bar Committee on the Re-write of the Family Code 1993-95
  • Author of 14 sections of the Texas Family Code
  • Speaker, CLE Seminar, Baylor University School of Law, 1993, 1997
  • State Representative, Texas House of Representatives, 1991 - present
Appointments/Legislative Committees:    
  • Republican Precinct Chair, 1988 - 1989
  • Chairman, Tarrant County Civil Justice Task Force, 1990 -1991
  • Tarrant County Republican Judicial Selection Committee, 1990, Chair, 1991
  • Member, Judicial Affairs Committee, 1991 -1996
  • Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991 -1996
  • Member, House Appropriations, 1991 -1993
  • Chairman, Budget and Oversight, Judiciary Committee, 1991 -1993
  • Chairman, House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, 1995 - Present
  • Co-Chairman, Family Law Subcommittee of House Committee on Judicial Affairs, 1993-1995
  • Co-Chairman, Joint Interim Legislative Committee on the Family Code, 1994 -1995
  • Chairman, House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, 1995 -Present
  • Member, Civil Practices Committee, 1997 -1999
  • Member, Governor’s Juvenile Justice Task Force, 1997 -1999
  • Chairman, National Conference of State Legislatures, Committee on Children, Family and Health, 1999 -2000
  • Member, Attorney General’s School Violence Task Force, 1999 -2000
  • Member, Texas Supreme Court Judicial Selection Task Force, 1997 -1998
  • Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee of Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Vice-Chairman, Prairie View A&M Board on Juvenile Justice Educational Section
  • Honorary Board Member, Alliance for Children, Tarrant County
  • Member, Pensions and Investments Committee, 2001 - Present
  • Vice-Chairman, National Conference of State Legislatures, Assembly on State Issues, 2001 - Present
Honors:    
  • "Ten Best Legislators", Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
  • "Most Valuable Player", Juvenile Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • "Legislator of the Year", National Child Support Enforcement Association, 1995
  • One of "Ten Best" Harte-Hankes Communications, 1995, 1997
  • "Ten Best" Morris News Service Poll, 1995
  • Outstanding Legislator, Texas Police Chief’s Association, 1995
  • Most Valuable Legislator, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, 1997, 1999
  • "Outstanding Legislator", Casa, 1995, 1997
  • "Legislator of the Year", Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards
  • "Legislator of the Year", Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1998
  • "Recognized Member", Texas Humane Legislation Network and North Texas Humane Society, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • "Champion of Juvenile Justice", Texas Probation Association, 1997
  • Top Ten, Texas Monthly Magazine, 1997
  • "One of the Best Legislators", Texas Civil Justice League, 1999
  • "Outstanding Leader", Alliance for Children and Child Advocacy Center of Texas, 2000
  • "Outstanding Legislator", Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, 2001
  • "Outstanding Leadership", Texas Council on Family Violence, 2001
  • "Eva Barnes Award", Outstanding Achievements in Leadership in Family Law, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • "Ten Best Legislators", Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
  • "Most Valuable Player", Juvenile Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • "Legislator of the Year", National Child Support Enforcement Association, 1995
  • One of "Ten Best" Harte-Hankes Communications, 1995, 1997
  • "Ten Best" Morris News Service Poll, 1995
  • Outstanding Legislator, Texas Police Chief’s Association, 1995
  • Most Valuable Legislator, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, 1997, 1999
  • "Outstanding Legislator", Casa, 1995, 1997
  • "Legislator of the Year", Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards
  • "Legislator of the Year", Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1998
  • "Recognized Member", Texas Humane Legislation Network and North Texas Humane Society, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • "Champion of Juvenile Justice", Texas Probation Association, 1997
  • Top Ten, Texas Monthly Magazine, 1997
  • "One of the Best Legislators", Texas Civil Justice League, 1999
  • "Outstanding Leader", Alliance for Children and Child Advocacy Center of Texas, 2000
  • "Outstanding Legislator", Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, 2001
  • "Outstanding Leadership", Texas Council on Family Violence, 2001
  • "Eva Barnes Award", Outstanding Achievements in Leadership in Family Law, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
Biography: Phi Alpha Delta

Born: Wichita Falls, Texas, November 2, 1948

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