During family law cases, individuals often find themselves frustrated, hurt and angry, and as an advocate, I seek to assuage my clients’ frustrations with the legal system. My practice focuses almost exclusively on family law, bringing experience and knowledge that attorneys in a variety of practice areas rarely possess.
Often, clients and I can identify solutions that resolve a case amicably while protecting their interests. However, if settlement discussions are unsuccessful, I do not shy away from a contested temporary orders hearing or a final trial.
I offer my services at a reasonable hourly rate and complete all the tasks related to your case myself. I believe this approach enables me to obtain a higher understanding of the case than if tasks were delegated to support staff and in turn leads to a more streamlined process for preparing for hearings and trials as well as a stronger showing in the court room.
Michael “Mak” Krocker grew up in Houston, Texas, where he attended Lamar High School and received the International Baccalaureate Diploma. He then enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Honors English, Liberal Arts Honors and Spanish Literature. He studied abroad at Pontífica Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile.
Mak was awarded the Tom C. Clark Scholarship and the Millard Ruud Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law to attend the UT Law School, where he served as a staff editor for two law journals. Early in his law school career, he developed an interest in family law and one of his articles was published by the Family Law Section, an organization under the State Bar of Texas. Mak became a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Children’s Rights Clinic. By the time he graduated, he had represented children as an Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem, completed an adoption, and won his first bench trial in a case involving visitation modification. He found that he had a strong rapport with both adult and child clients and that he was an effective advocate in court.
As an intern in the Child Support Division of the Attorney General’s Office, Mak gained valuable insight into negotiations by working with parties who were not represented by counsel. Prior to receiving his law license and beginning his law practice, Mak worked for two top Houston family law firms—Lilly, Newman and Van Ness and the firm of Walters Gilbreath.