Latrelle Bright Joy is a partner in our Lubbock office. Her practice consists of primarily family law with some work in business litigation.
Her representative courts of appearance include the following: District Courts in the following counties: Lubbock, Midland, Taylor, Potter, Randall, Hale, Castro, Floyd, Briscoe, Parmer, Bailey, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Terry, Hockley, Scurry, Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Howard, Tom Green, Ector, Andrews, Brown, Dickens, Yoakum, Jones, Dawson, Garza, Lynn, Gaines, Travis, Childress, and Dickens. United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas United States Bankruptcy Courts in: Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, Dallas, Amarillo, San Angelo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Ms. Joy has shared her legal experience by teaching classes and seminars in the following areas: Collaborative Law Protective Orders (2004), Family Law Section Seminar (2003), and Real Estate and Foreclosure Seminars (1991 - 1992).
Professional Associations and Memberships: Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Foundation; College of the State Bar of Texas; Lubbock County Bar Association West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association; Collaborative Law Professionals of Lubbock County; Lubbock County Bar Association; Collaborative Law Section, President (2007 - 2008); State Bar of Texas, Judicial Administration Task Force; City of Lubbock, Central Business District Tax Increment Finance Reinvestment Zone, Board of Directors.
Pro Bono Activities: Northwest Texas Legal Services; St. Johns United Methodist Church Board Member; Volunteer Law Students, Texas Tech University (1990 - 1993); State Bar Applications Committee for Local District (1982); South Plains College Tech-Prep Program (1994); St. John's Legal Clinic; Children's Advocacy Center of Lubbock County; Rotary Club of Lubbock; Lubbock Girls' Basketball, board member and past president; Junior League of Lubbock; Garrison Society, advisory committee member.
Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation and Practice
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
(1993, 1998, 2003, 2008)
Collaborative Law Basic Training and Interdisciplinary Training (2006)
Family Law Mediator (1999)
State Courts: Texas (1982)
U.S. District Courts:
Western District of Texas (1982)
Northern District of Texas (1982)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court:
Northern District of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Texas Tech University School of Law
Board of Barristers
Texas Tech University
Honors and Awards:
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Monthly Magazine,
Super Lawyer (2005, 2006, 2008)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review , AV Rated, highest level of professional excellence
Past Employment Positions:
Carr, Hunt, & Joy,
Partner (1982 - 2000)
Phi Alpha Delta