About Katie Berry

Deteriorating family dynamics threw our family into an unexpected divorce with young children. The initial crisis continued as unresolved issues began unravelling. Conflict was high. Chaos reigned.

I know all too well how parents can be left struggling with circumstances beyond their control. Their children may already be suffering from high conflict, unpredictability, and even distrust in their parental relationships. This is the kind of trauma that, if continued, heals only with enormous care and, even then, not quickly or easily.

Our collaborative divorce process stabilized the snowballing effects of our family crisis. As parents, we were shown how best to protect our children by focusing on the quality of the co-parenting relationship that lay before us. With predictability and lowered conflict, we were able to make informed decision in our children’s best interests and craft a post-divorce plan that fit our family.

Katie Berry is a divorced mother and collaborative divorce lawyer. She is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech Law School and a Haynes and Boone alum.

Credentials

Collaborative Divorce Texas

  • Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training 2015, 2016
  • Advanced Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training 2015, 2016

State Bar of Texas

  • Collaborative Law Course 2016

Dallas Bar Association

  • Family Law Ad Litem & Amicus Attorney Training 2016
  • The Spectrum of Reunification (Parent-Child) 2016
  • Collaborative Law and Family Business Disputes 2015
  • Annual Collaborative Law Conference 2013, 2015

Cherry Gulch Therapeutic School Workshops

  • Arbinger Institute, Core in Relationships & Family 2015
  • Trauma Resource Institute, Trauma Resiliency Model 2016

Trails Carolina Wilderness Therapy Program

  • Parent Conference on Family Systems 2014
  • IMAGO Relationships
  • Getting the Love You Want Workshop 2011

Organizations

  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Global Collaborative Law Council
  • Texas Bar Association
    —Collaborative and Family Law Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association
    —Collaborative and Family Law Sections
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law
JD 1988 with honors

Texas A&M University
BA 1983 with honors