Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean

Principal Attorney


Eric C. Freeby

Contact Details

201 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 338-4888
Toll Free: 1-866-433-6952
Facsimile: (817) 338-0700


Practice Description

Mr. Freeby’s practice is devoted almost exclusively to adoption law, which includes independent domestic adoption, contested adoption, agency domestic adoption, international adoption, interstate (ICPC) adoption, special needs adoption, grandparent, stepparent and other family adoptions, as well as Texas Department of Family and Protective Services/foster care adoptions, mediation, cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act and adoption agency representation. Mr. Freeby also practices in the field of assisted reproduction.

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D. cum laude 2005)
  • Political Science, Texas Tech University (B.A. magna cum laude 2002)
  • English, Texas Tech University (B.A. magna cum laude 2002)

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Activities

  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption (Board of Trustees)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Member, National Council for Adoption
  • Member, North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Member, North Texas Adoption Alliance
  • Member, RESOLVE
  • Member, National Indian Child Welfare Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Top Attorneys in Texas, Rising Star -Texas Monthly, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Top Attorney- Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2014
  • Mr. Freeby serves on a number of charitable boards in the community
  • Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services
  • Co-Chair, Tarrant County National Adoption Day
  • Law Review Survey/Comments Editor
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta

Distinctions/Honors

  • Top Attorneys in Texas, Rising Star - Texas Monthly, 2013

Presentations/Publications

  • "lnternational Adoption Law," East meets West International Adoption Conference, May 2007
  • "Ethical Considerations in Client Representation," Parker County Bar Association, June 2007
  • "Ethics in Adoption," American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, August 2011
  • "Parenting Never Ends," Beyond Borders Adoption Conference, October 2011
  • "Introduction to Adoption Law," Law Review CLE, April 2012
  • "Texas Adoption Practice," American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Annual Conference, May 2012
  • "Ask an Attorney," Chosen Ones -Adoptive and Foster Care Ministry, February 2013
  • "We Are Home - Now What," Children of All Nations, May 2013
  • "Fostering to Adopt," ONEless Ministries, May, 2013
  • "Legal Road to Adoption," The Gladney Center for Adoption Family Support Group, June 2013
  • "Death and Adoption," American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Summer Camp, July 2013
  • "Adoption Litigation Seminar," American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, September 2013
  • "Nuts and Bolts of International Adoption," The Gladney Center for Adoption, June 2014
  • "Adoption Agencies and Termination of Parental Rights," Alliance for Children and Legacy Adoption and Surrogacy, June 2014
  • "Top 10 Things Adoption Professionals Need to Know About the Law," National Council For Adoption Annual Conference, June 2014
  • "What Adoptive Parents Want to Know About the Law," Christian Homes and Family Services, July 2014
  • "What Adoption Professionals Need to Know About the Law," National Council for Adoption, November 2014

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