Kenneth L. Mcalister

Attorney at Law

Ken began his practice working as a commercial trial lawyer for McLean Sanders Price Head and Ellis and then for Shannon Gracey Ratliff and Miller. After practicing for 14 years, Ken left his commercial litigation practice to become a solo family law practitioner and continued to serve his community in his family law practice for over 20 years.

About Kenneth

Kenneth L. McAlister is a native to the City of Fort Worth. For two years, Ken pursued his original dream of becoming a fighter pilot at the Naval Academy until he realized that his dreams had changed. In his letter of resignation to the Naval Academy, Ken said that he needed to serve his country in another way. After working as a child protective social worker for what is now known as the Department of Human Services, Ken applied and was accepted to Texas Tech School of Law. His early aspirations of becoming a fighter pilot were abandoned and replaced with a long-term career as an attorney. His experience as a social worker enabled him to understand the human aspects of family law and the importance of listening to his clients and building a foundation for the children affected by divorce and child custody matters. In 2010, Ken made another significant career change in his legal practice. Ken used the knowledge gained in commercial litigation to move into real estate law and, after some years of learning the practice, began a title company with two trusted co-owners.

Practice Areas

Family Law


United States Naval Academy Texas Tech University

Military Service


Affiliations & Honors

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 1999; Named as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2016 by the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association; The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor 2008-2010; Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2018-2020; Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2017 and 2018; Top Attorney, Family Law, by Fort Worth Magazine, 2013-2018; Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017; Leadership SBOT program, which identifies and trains future State-Bar leaders, 2016; Texas Bar Journal, Board of Editors, 2017-2018; Texas Bar College, 2015 and 2016; Texas Pro Bono College, 2016; Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow; Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow; Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate; Membership Committee 2012-2013; Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association; Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association; Texas Bar Association

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