Law Office of Candace E Hunter

Attorney & Mediator

I help people solve problems and resolve conflicts. I entered law school following 25 years as a technical communicator in the publishing and high‑tech industries. In those multidisciplinary environments, I developed listening, negotiation, and mediation skills that proved to be a natural transition for practicing law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

I was fortunate to meet Justice Frank G. Evans, who introduced me to ADR, during my first year of law school. Working for him the next two years was instrumental in fueling my belief in and passionate commitment to ADR.

Reflect on the past,
deal with the present,
and look to the future.

Services

Mediation Services

  • Divorce
  • Modifications of court orders
  • Same-sex divorce and relationship dissolution
  • Child custody, possession, and visitation
  • Child support
  • Probate disputes
  • Will contests
  • Guardianship issues
  • Elder issues
  • Relationship conflicts

Profile

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., 2006
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with Honors, Psychology, 1972, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Section Member:
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Family Law
    • Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law
  • Austin Bar Association, Section Member:
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution—Board of Directors (2013–present)
    • Court Appointed Family Attorneys (CAFA)
    • Estate Planning and Probate Law
    • Family Law
    • Solo/Small Firm
  • Austin LGBT Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)
  • Austin Association of Mediators (AAM), Board of Directors (2011–2016)

Credentials and Training

  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA), Credentialed Advanced Mediator
  • Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training, Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC
  • Child Protective Services Mediation Training, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Family Mediation Training, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Basic Mediation Training, Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Attorney ad Litem, Certification by the State Bar of Texas pursuant to Texas Estates Code, Section 1054.201
  • Court Appointed Family Advocate, Travis County (2008–2012)

Community Involvement and Honors

  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas— Evening Legal Clinic, Volunteer (2008–present)
  • Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer (2011–present)
  • Judge Suzanne Covington Individual Pro Bono Service Award— Recipient (2009–present)
  • Volunteer Legal Services Evening Legal Clinic, Family Law—Outstanding Volunteer (2008)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin— Member, Board of Directors (2009–2015)
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd—Member, Intercessor (2009–present)
  • Women’s Symphony League—Member (2001–present), Orchestra Relations Committee (2006–present)

Philosophy

When people have conflicts, they usually choose either fight or flight.
Let me help you choose light. Let’s sit down together and have a conversation.

Litigation or Conciliation

"In its final analysis, a litigation is a fight. It is a more civilized method of settling disputes than the duel or battlefield. People who fight are apt to get hurt, no matter how they fight. It is so in court. Litigants rarely are entirely satisfied at the termination of a litigation. It usually is costly in time, money, and trouble.


Why not try conciliation? Life at best is a game of give and take. One never gains everything one seeks. Therefore I say, meet the other person part way. Be conciliatory. If the other person is worthwhile, you will probably retain his friendship or at least, goodwill. You never will do that by fighting."

Justice Edgar J. Lauer, New York Municipal, 1925

Contact

To schedule a mediation or make an appointment to discuss your legal issues, please call the office or send an email. For your convenience, Candace can be available for evening and weekend appointments.

Attorney & Mediator
Law Office of Candace E. Hunter
P.O. Box 50216
Austin, Texas 78763
Phone: 512-203-3112,
Fax: 512-476-9997
E-mail: [email protected]

Mediation Calendar

Coming soon – check back later.