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At a Glance

  • Owner, The Law Office of Kali R. Morgan, A Family Law Firm (Practice devoted exclusively to family law matters - divorce, child support, child custody, visitation, paternity, modifications and enforcement of prior orders, step-parent adoption, etc.)
  • Experienced Trial Attorney representing the State of Texas in family law and civil litigation throughout multiple counties, including child protection cases, contested adoptions, and other complex family law matters 
  • Currently on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise on emergency legal matters involving children
  • Former State Bar of Texas Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (Civil Prosecutor, Attorney Ethics)
  • Legal Training Specialist - legal, courtroom, and testimony training provided to over 2,000 State employees to date
  • Presenter at Legal Ethics CLE (Continuing Legal Education) 
  • Experience managing court dockets and making tough decisions on multiple cases on a daily basis
  • Level-headed and rational with common sense and good judgement 
  • Married, Mother of 3

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My Background

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I grew up in Spring Branch where I attended Sherwood Elementary School, Spring Forest Middle School, and Stratford High School. In 1994, my family moved to Northwest Houston where I ultimately graduated from Scarborough High School. I received my undergraduate degree (BA English) from the University of Houston Central Campus (Go Coogs!) and my law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. 


I am a first generation college graduate from a proud military family. My grandfather, father and oldest brother are all U.S. Army Veterans. My grandfather fought in World War II, and my brother in Desert Storm. I also have several cousins who served and who continue to serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The principles of hard work and integrity, and the importance of public service were instilled in me at a young age.


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My Legal Career

I have devoted my career to serving the needs of the underserved and underrepresented. Immediately after becoming licensed, I started a family law practice where I provided low-cost and pro-bono legal services to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford an attorney. My belief then and now is that everyone should have equal access to the court system. During my years in private practice, I represented clients from all walks of life in a variety of family law matters (divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, modification and enforcement actions, etc.).  


In 2012, I was offered a position with the State of Texas that allowed me to continue to serve the interests of the public. Since that time, I have been employed as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (Trial Attorney) for the State Bar of Texas, and as a Regional Attorney for the Department of Family and Protective Services. I have represented the State of Texas in family law and civil litigation throughout multiple counties. I also provide bi-monthly legal and courtroom training for new State of Texas employees. To date, I have personally trained over 2,000 State employees.


Professional Affiliations, Activities and Memberships:


  • Member, Texas Bar College (an honorary society of qualified lawyers who are committed to high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys)


  • Member, State Bar of Texas Child Protection and Family Law Sections


  • Presenter, 2012 and 2013 State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee Member Training 


  • Speaker, 2015, Child Protection Law Overview - Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe Conference 

 

  • Speaker, March 2016, Attorney Ethics - Solo Practitioner & Small Law Firm Institute of Legal Excellence  


  • Speaker, April 2017, The Attorney Disciplinary Process - Solo Practitioner & Small Law Firm Institute of Legal Excellence  


  • Speaker, April 2017, Attorney Ethics: Social Media and Online Activity - Texas African American Lawyers Summit  


  • Speaker, August 2017, Attorney Ethics and Avoiding a Grievance - Texas Southern University, Criminal Law Clinic


  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 


  • Member, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated 

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My Family

My husband Quincy and I have been married for 15 years. We are parents to three young daughters (and one very resilient Betta fish). Fort Bend County has been our home since 2006.