William B. (“Bill”) Connolly is from Houston, Texas and he has been a family, juvenile, protective services trial and appellate attorney for nearly 40 years. He is Board Certified in Family Law and Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a NACC Child Welfare Law Specialist and is a bar leader in the creation of the newly approved Texas Child Welfare Law Board Specialization. Bill is a former Adjunct Professor of Juvenile Law and has lectured and mentored attorneys, judges, CPS (DFPS) officials, juvenile court officials and healthcare professionals on a variety of subjects including substance abuse, addiction, mental health issues, confidentiality and privilege (including HIPAA) and many trial and appellate issues in family, CPS and juvenile law Houston.
Bill has extensive litigation and appellate experience in matters of all sizes and complexities relative to conservatorship, property division, termination of parental rights, child abuse and neglect and juvenile delinquency. A former Adjunct Professor of Juvenile Law, he has extensive experience in handling difficult family issues such as substance abuse and addictions, mental health issues, domestic violence and child custody (conservatorship) matters. Bills also know that the emotional and psychological cost on families is frequently too high. Accordingly, several years ago he expanded his practice to include mediation and alternative dispute resolution services such as Collaborative Family Law.
Since 1981, Bill has been active in the Houston and State Bar of Texas and has served as Chair of the Juvenile Law Section for the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He has authored many articles and has served as a lecturer, presenter, and mentor to attorneys, judges, CPS and probation professionals and mental health providers across Texas.