Anita is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has practiced Family Law for more than 20 years. Anita feels great satisfaction helping individuals and families navigate the complex legal and emotional aspects of Family Law. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1988 with a degree in Business Administration. In 1993 she received her Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine and Top Attorney, Family Law, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. She is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for lawyers in Family Law and is active in the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Tarrant County Women Bar Association various bar associations and is a member of other local bar association.

Anita was born in Norway and immigrated to Houston, Texas in 1981. In her spare time, Anita likes to practice Yoga and go hiking. She also loves to spend time with her husband and two boys.
Areas of Practice

Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1993

Education

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
J.D. – 1993
University of Houston
B.S. – 1988

Published Works

Author, Collaborative Law in Family Cases: Could it save our Children? Tarrant County Bar Bulletin, 2004
Author, Child Custody — Is a Custody Battle Best for Your Children? Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, Collaborative Law: The Kinder, Gentler Divorce, Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, Getting Prepared for Temporary Orders, Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, Rules For Surviving the Family Law Case, Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, How to get the most out of your lawyer, Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, General Overview of the Proceedings, Divorce Magazine, 2003
Author, My ex-spouse exercises visitation with my kids, but I want to move with them to another state. Can I go? Divorce Magazine: Frequently Asked Questions, 2003
Author, If your ex-spouse interferes with your visitation, are you entitled to withhold child support until you receiver your court-ordered , Divorce Magazine: Frequently Asked Questions, 2003
Featured/Interviewed/Quoted “We are Women, We are Attorneys,, Fort Worth Business Press, February 6, 2004 edition
Featured/Interviewed/Quoted “The Dream Team,” Divorce Magazine, 2003-2004

Classes/Seminars

Speaker and Faculty Member, Temporary Orders: How to Get Your Client What They Want, Marriage Dissolution 101, April 2015, Dallas, Texas
Speaker and Faculty Member, Predicates, El Paso Family Law Essentials Seminar, September 2014.
Speaker and Faculty Member, Family Law, Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, April, 2014.
Speaker and Faculty Member, Family Law, Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, September, 2013.
Speaker and Faculty Member, Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, May, 2012
Speaker and Faculty Member, Family Law From A to Z, National Business Institute, November, 2011.
Speaker and Faculty Member, Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, December, 2010
Speaker, Happy Clients Pay Bills, Marriage Dissolution Boot Camp, January 2007.
Speaker, What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know About Family Law, January 22, 2007.
Speaker, What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know About Family Law, June 22, 2006.
Speaker, “The People’s Law School”, Family Law Overview, March 2005
Speaker, “Ten Minute Mentor’ Texas Bar CLE and Texas Young Lawyers On-Line Continuing Legal Education, Taped January 28, 2005, available at Texas Bar CLE.com.

Honors and Awards

Texas Bar Association Best News Article, Collaborative Law in Family Cases: Could it save our children? Tarrant County Bar Bulletin, 2004 – Present
Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine and Texas Super Lawyer Magazine, 2006 – 2012
Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine and Texas Rising Star, 2004 & 2005 Magazine
Top Attorneys, Family Law, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2001 – 2014
American Jurisprudence Award, Family Law, 1992 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association, President, 2010 – 2011
Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2007
Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County, Treasurer, 2006
Tarrant County Women’s Bar Association, President , 2009 – 2010
Tarrant County Women’s Bar Association, President Elect, 2008 – 2009
Tarrant County Bar Women’s Bar Association, Program Chair, 2006 – 2008
Tarrant County Women’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2010
Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association: 1993-present
Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2004 – Present
Fee Arbitration Committee, Tarrant County Bar Association, Sub-chair, 2003 – 2006
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate member, 1997 – 1998
Northeast Collaborative professionals, Member, 2006 – Present
Women’s Bar Association, Member, 1994 – Present
Tarrant County Bar Association, 1994 – Present
Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association: 1994-2000
Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association, Member, 2002 – 2003
Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County, 2002 – Present
Volunteer Attorney, Adoption Day: 2001, 2002 – Present

Past Employment Positions

Law Office of Anita K. Cutrer, Solo Practicioner, 1993 – 1999
Hoppes & Cutrer, LLC, Partner, 1999 – 2000
Denton, Hoppes & Cutrer, LLC, Partner, 2000 – 2005