Katine & Nechman L.L.P.

1111 North Loop West, Suite 180

Houston, Texas 77008

(713) 808-1001




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

Law, Minnesota

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,

Miami, Florida

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

marriage debate

February 11, 2004 Univision Television (Miami, Fl) - "Christina Show" - GLBT

Families (Spanish)

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,

Intercontinental Hotel

April 6, 2004 Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce - The Status of Same Sex


April 15, 2004 Texas Southern University - School of Public Affairs- GLBT

Marriage Panel


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