Faculty Profile: Randall B. Wilhite
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Randall Wilhite is an Adjunct Professor of Law who practices with the Houston Law firm of Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C. He has taught at the University of Texas School of Law since 2006. As an attorney, he has represented clients in a full range of family law matters for over 32 years, specializing in complex property disputes, stock option and restricted stock issues, retirement assets, employee benefits, taxation issues, characterization of assets as separate or community property, business valuation and division, and other valuation issues. As a mediator, he has settled over 2,100 family law cases, with an emphasis on complex legal issues, valuation disputes, tax issues and business divisions. He is experienced in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of all family law issues.
Professor Wilhite has co-authored three published books on Texas Family Law. One is an annotated version of the Texas Family Code that digests and abstracts important case law interpreting the Texas family law statutes. The other book is entitled Texas Family Law Handbook. This book, several years in the making, is a comprehensive and authoritative treatise on Texas family law. The books are part of the highly regarded O'Connor's "Annotated Code Series" and "Expert Series" published by Jones McClure Publishing.
Professor Wilhite is a recipient of the prestigious David A. Gibson Award for Demonstrating Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, presented annually by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. Randy was also named the Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year, an award presented annually by the State Bar of Texas. Professor Wilhite is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has sat on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Family Law Certification Examination Board) for several years, which develops and grades exams for certification in Texas as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney. Professor Wilhite has spoken and presented over 90 continuing legal education articles at seminars and institutes in Texas and around the United States. In 2003, he was presented with the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Award for the Best Continuing Legal Education Presentation in Texas Family Law for his article on Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices. Professor Wilhite is a Certified Public Accountant, and is also one of the very few practicing attorneys in the United States who is Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Professor Wilhite was named in Texas Monthly as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas. In 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. Also, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, he was named as one of Houston's Top Lawyers in Family Law by H Magazine. Randy is listed in Best Lawyers in America, (Woodward/White, Inc. 2005-2011), and has been AV Rated his entire legal career by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (which is the highest rating possible).