Katine & Nechman L.L.P.
1111 North Loop West, Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77008
Mitchell Katine represents clients in matters dealing with
employment, real estate, insurance, and disability law issues. Mitchell is a
former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and South
Texas College of Law where he taught "HIV & The Law" for over 10 years.
Mitchell served as local counsel for John Lawrence and Tyron Garner in
Lawrence v. Texas, wherein the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2003
overruled Bowers v. Hardwick and removed sodomy laws throughout America.
Mitchell helped create a gay and lesbian legal organization for Houston
attorneys, the Texas Association of Lesbian and Gay Elected and Appointed
Officials, and the State Bar of Texas section on Sexual Orientation and
Gender Identification issues. In August 2003 he received the Uncommon Man
Award from the Houston Chapter of the Uncommon Legacy Foundation, in October
2003 he received the Achievement Award from the Gay and Lesbian Medical
Association, and in March 2004 Mitchell received the Political Equity Award
from the Human Rights Campaign ("HRC") at its Black Tie Gala. Mitchell and
his partner, Walter, have fulfilled a lifelong dream of having a family by
adopting two babies, Sebrina and Sebastian, who are both 5 years old.
Mitchell regularly appears on local and national television and radio
programs where the issue of same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian adoption, and
civil rights are discussed and debated.
Recent speaking engagements:
June 26, 2003 Houston City Hall - Supreme Court Decision Rally
July 15, 2003 Executives & Professionals Association of Houston dinner
August 3, 2003 Uncommon Legacy Foundation luncheon, Houston
September 7, 2003 Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Houston PFLAG)
September 12, 2003 State Bar of Texas CLE Teleconference - "In the Wake of
September 19, 2003 University of Minnesota - Lambda group
September 20, 2003 Lavender Law Regional Conf. - William Mitchell School of
October 2, 2003 Gulf Coast Association of Family Law Specialists, Houston
October 23, 2003 Rice University Pride organization
October 30, 2003 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Annual Conference,
November 7, 2003 Alternative Family Law Conference, University of Houston
January 15, 2004 Federal Bar Association - South Texas Chapter - Luncheon
January 23, 2004 American Bar Association HIV Law Conference, New Orleans,
February 3, 2004 PBS Houston television - "The Connection" - Same-sex
February 11, 2004 Univision Television (Miami, Fl) - "Christina Show" - GLBT
February 13, 2004 South Texas College of Law - Lawrence v. Texas Symposium
February 20, 2004 California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
February 20, 2004 University of California in San Diego, 15th Annual GLBT
Conference - Key Note
March 10, 2004 The Legal Battle Against HIV/AIDS - South Texas College of
March 17, 2004 University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Law - Lawrence v.
March 20, 2004 Human Rights Campaign, Houston Black Tie Gala,
April 6, 2004 Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce - The Status of Same Sex
April 15, 2004 Texas Southern University - School of Public Affairs- GLBT
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