D. Kay Woods

D. Kay Woods began her legal career as a family law attorney in 1987. Ms. Woods’ practice involves all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, marital property agreements and domestic violence.

Woods & Matlock P.C.
McKinney, Texas
Phone: 972-972-8820
Email: Email Me

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1986
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi, Member
    • Law Review: Texas Tech Law Review, Associate Editor
  • University of Texas, Tyler, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1982
    • Major: Psychology


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, adjunct professor, 1992 – 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • First United Methodist Church, Member
  • Single Parent Action Network (SPAN)
  • PTA Board, Mohawk Elementary School, Arts in Education, 2005 – 2006

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rated “PREEMINENT” by Martindale-Hubbell 2002-2022
  • Attorney and Practice magazine’s Top 10 Family Law Attorney 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” for Family Law, Thomson-Reuters publication, 2006 – 2019
  • “Top Ranking Family Law Attorney” by American Association of Attorney Advocates