Eric C. Freeby


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

efreeby@brownpruitt.com

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
  • Political Science, Texas Tech University (B.A. magna cum laude 2002)
  • English, Texas Tech University (B.A. magna cum laude 2002)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D. cum laude 2005)
Professional Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Activities
  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (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
  • 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, 2014, 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine – 2014, 2015
Presentations/Publications
  • Freeby, Eric C., Note, Ethics and Professional Responsibility-Contingency Fees- An Attorney’s Right to Recovery When Discharged From a Contingent Fee Contract In Arkansas. (Salmon v. Atkinson, 355 Ark. 325, 127 S.E. 3d 383 (2003)) 27 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev 169-190 (2004).
  • “International 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, Jun 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