D. Kay Woods | Family Law Attorney | McKinney TX

D. Kay Woods - Family Law AttorneyD. Kay Woods, a shareholder with Woods & Matlock, P.C., began her legal career in 1987. Ms. Woods’ practice involves all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, marital property agreements and domestic violence.

Professional History
  • Woods, Mays & Matlock, P.C., shareholder
  • Holmes, Woods, Diggs & Eames
  • Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin
  • Winstead, Sechrest & Minick

Bar & Court Admission

  • State Bar Of Texas, 1987
  • Admitted to practice before all trial courts in the State Of Texas, Texas Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court of Texas

Certifications & Recognitions

  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Attorney and Practice magazine’s Top 10 Family Law Attorney 2017, 2018
  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyer* for Family Law 2019, 2018,2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 

  • 10 Best Family Lawyers 2020SuperLawyers 10 Year Badge - D Kay Woods

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association, member Family Law Section
  • Collin County Bar Association, member Family Law Section
  • Texas Women Lawyers Association
  • Attorneys Serving the Community

Publications & Lectures

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, adjunct professor, 1992 to 1997
  • “Hot Topics in Family Law,” presentation to the Collin County Bench Bar IX Conference, 2000
  • “Overview of Child Custody Laws in Texas,” presentation for the Lorman Educational Services Custody Symposium, 2000


  • Texas Tech University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1986; Associate Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review, member of Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1982

Life Outside the Law

Ms. Woods is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richardson. She is active in Single Parent Action Network (SPAN). In 2005 and 2006, she served on the PTA Board, Mohawk Elementary School, Arts in Education.