Anna McKim

Areas of Practice

Ms. McKim practices in the areas of appellate law, family law, mediations, and general civil litigation. She received her certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2007.

Ms. McKim practices extensively in the area of appellate law, carrying her own cases through appeal, if necessary, or assisting clients who were in trial with other attorneys to maneuver through the appellate process. Her appellate experience includes contract and commercial cases, family law, and personal injury. Reported and noteworthy cases include:

In re GDH, 366 S.W.3d 766 (Tex.App. - Amarillo 2012)

In the Matter of the Marriage of Everse, 2013 Tex.App.LEXIS9295 (Tex.App. - Amarillo 2011)

Kothman v. Rothwell, 280 S.W.3d 877 (Tex.App. - Amarillo 2009)         

In re Marriage of Swim, 291 S.W.3d 500 (Tex.App. - Amarillo 2009)    

Advance Messaging Wireless, Inc. v. Campus Design, Inc., 190 S.W.3d 66 (Tex.App. - Amarillo 2005)

Her diverse family law practice includes extensive experience with complex property situations, high worth estates, children’s issues, foreign and domestic adoptions, and grandparent interventions. Ms. McKim is active with local collaborative law organizations and believes the best solutions for families in transition are found by educating, empowering, and encouraging parties to customize agreements that lead to the best possible result for the modified family unit.

Ms. McKim is a trained family law mediator available to assist in property, child, and enforcement matters, having completed basic mediation training and family mediation training.

She also assists employers with statutory compliance, Texas Workforce Commission issues, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints, and Department of Labor inquiries.

Professional History and Affiliations

  • Shareholder in the firm of Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C.
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • U. S. District Courts, Northern District of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas (2001)
      • Family Law Section - Council Member 2014 - 2019
      • Appellate Section
      • Labor and Employment Law Section
      • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
      • Collaborative Law Section
  • Board Certified in Family Law
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Past President of the Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • Past President of the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Lubbock County
  • Board of Directors, Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, Howard Payne University
  • Texas Super Lawyers- Rising Star 2007, 2014, 2015 presented by Thompson Reuters
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyer of the Year 2008, presented by the Lubbock County Bar Association

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001  
  • Howard Payne University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1998
    • Academy of Freedom Honors Program

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "How to Tell a Judge He Is Wrong--Effective Persuasion Techniques," Co-presented with Hon. Dean Rucker, Marriage Dissolution Institute (Dallas, 2015)
  • "Unusual Possession Orders," Family Law Essentials, Family Law Section Pro Bono Comm. (San Angelo, 2014)
  • "Appellate Considerations," Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (Amarillo, 2013)
  • Considerations for Overcoming and Avoiding Residency Restrictions in Texas, in INSIDE THE MINDS: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY LAW IN TEXAS (Aspatore, 2012)
  • “Divorce,” Community Law School, LCBA and Texas Tech University School of Law (2012)
  • “Trying the Property Case on a Shoestring,” Family Law Essentials, TexasBarCLE (2011)
  • "Child Issues," How to Do a Pro Bono Divorce, Lubbock (2013)
  • The Impact of Collaborative Law on Texas Family Law Strategies, in INSIDE THE MINDS: STRATEGIES OF FAMILY LAW IN TEXAS (Aspatore, 2011)
  • “Understanding Interest-Based Negotiation,” LCBA Collaborative Law Section Basic Training (2009)
  • “Simple Family Matters,” Practice Skills for New Lawyers, State Bar of Texas (Houston, 3/2/07), (Houston, 9/21/07), (Dallas, 9/5/08)
  • “Parents Again: Items to Consider in Raising Grandchildren,” South Plains Advocates for Financial Education (2008)
  • “Collaborative Law- The Team Approach,” Lubbock County Bar Association (2008)
  • “Collaborative Law,” Texas Society of CPAs, Lubbock Chapter (2007)