Taylor Toombs Imel is a Top-Rated Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Texas

(713) 449-4958


Taylor was selected to the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas by Super Lawyers in 2022, as a Texas Rising Star for the past five years, and a Rising Star Top 100 Lawyer and Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Lawyers in 2021. She was also named among a “Women to Watch” in the Women Who Mean Business by the Houston Business Journal in 2021.

Her expertise includes premarital and post-marital agreements, as well as complex property division, highly contentious custody cases, and appeals. A unique part of Taylor’s practice involves drafting divorce provisions in shareholder and other operating agreements to safeguard business owners, their partners, and investors from the potential instability that often arises during a divorce.

Further, as an adult-child of divorce, Taylor uniquely understands that divorce constitutes a traumatic event for most individuals and families and that the collateral damage that can result from the same must not be ignored when representing her clients.

Taylor, along with her team at Toombs Imel & Associates, is committed to providing her clients with dedicated, zealous, and results-oriented representation before, during, and after litigation.

Passionate about giving back. Taylor directly supports Houston’s Small Steps Nurturing Center, which provides an exemplary early childhood program to assist economically at-risk children and their families.

Taylor is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). She received her JD from Southern Methodist University in 2010 and was a dean’s scholarship recipient. A natural competitor (both in and out of the courtroom), Taylor attended Wake Forest University on a full athletic scholarship for women’s soccer. Taylor is also a member of the HBA Gender Fairness Committee and a member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Advisory Board.


    • Texas Super Lawyer Top 50 Women in Texas by Thomson Reuters (2022)
    • Women Who Mean Business Honoree by Houston Business Journal (2021)
    • Top Lawyers by Houstonia magazine (2018-2022) Texas Rising Star Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women
    • Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2021)
    • Texas Rising Star Top 100 Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2021)
    • Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell (2019-2022)
    • Top 50 Women Lawyer by the National Diversity Council (2019 and 2021)
    • Top Lawyer by H Texas magazine (2015 to present)
    • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2018-2021) Top Lawyers, ReviewIt Magazine (2018)
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Fellow
    • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, 40 Under 40 Advisory Board (2020-2022)
    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section and
    • Gender Fairness, Committee Member
    • Small Steps Nurturing Center, Buddy Volunteer
    • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D. Dean’s Scholarship Recipient (2010)
    • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, B.A. (2007) Women’s Varsity Soccer Team, Full Athletic Scholarship Study Abroad University of Salamanca, Spain
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Board Certified


  • Presenter/Author, “When Divorce Turns Morbid: Litigating Trust, Probate, and Estate Issues in Family Law”, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting June 2022.

  • Presenter/Faculty, 36th Annual Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (2021)

  • Author, “Protecting Your Closely-Held Business Before A Divorce.” Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, June 12, 2020.

  • Speaker, Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements, Stafford Webinar (Apr. 2020)

  • Co-author, “Is Your Closely Held Business Safe from Divorce?” Enterprising Women, April 1, 2020.

  • Author, “Is Your Business Safe from Divorce? What you need to know about shareholder, partnership, buy-sell agreements.” Texas Bar Journal, February 1, 2020.

  • Author, “6 To-Dos When Facing a Divorce in the New Year.” Divorce Magazine, December 17, 2019.

  • Author, “The Gray Divorce: The Growing Risk of Divorce Among Baby Boomers and Why It’s Important.” Houstonia, December 2, 2019.

  • Co-author, “Top 10 Legislative Changes in 2019 that Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know.” TAFLS Newsletter, September 2019.

  • Co-Presenter, “In the Interest of Penelope Pinkus, Piper Pinkus and Peyton Pinkus, Minor Children.” Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Insitute, 2019.

  • Co-Author, “What We All Need to Know About HIPAA, House Bill 300 and Data Security.” Advanced Family Law Course, Ch. 10, 2016.

  • Co-Author, Speaker, “Divorce Cases from Start to Finish: From Filing Through Trial (Discovery Guidelines, Case Management, and Your Role During Settlement and Trial).” Institute for Paralegal Education, 2016.

  • Co-Author, “Everything You Need to Know or Do if There is an Entity or Trust in Your Divorce Case.” Marriage Dissolution Institute, Ch. 16, 2016.

  • Co-Author, “Temporary Orders on Borrowed Time.” Advanced Family Law Course, Ch. 70, 2015.

  • Co-Author, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Family Law Technology 360, Ch. 13, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “There’s No Business Like Family Law Business.” 12th Annual Advanced Business Law Course, Ch. 1.3, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “There’s No Business Like Family Law Business.” 19th Annual New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Ch. 4, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “Understanding Business Entities and Why It Matters.” Advanced Family Law Course, Ch. 26, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “60 Websites In 60 Minutes.” Marriage Dissolution Institute, Ch. 19, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “The In re Stephanie Lee Conundrum: Making and Enforcing Agreements in Family Law.” Texas College for Judicial Studies, 2014.

  • Co-Author, “Possession and Access for Children Under Three.” Advanced Family Law Course, Ch. 25, 2011.