222 E Van Buren Ave #101
Harlingen, TX 78550 �
(956) 425-6777 (Office) 956-440-1235 (Fax)
Board Certified Legal Assistant
Real Estate Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Paula was born in Harlingen and grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and Corpus Christi, Texas. She returned to Harlingen in 1973 to attend high school. While in high school, Paula worked part time in the legal field for Justice of the Peace F. R. “Jake” Childress, and for the Law Firm of Johnson and Davis. Paula graduated from Harlingen High School in 1976. Immediately following graduation, Paula went to work full time for the Law Firm of Johnson and Davis, holding several positions. While working for Johnson and Davis, Paula attended Pan American University in Edinburg at night. In 1986 she passed the Certified Legal Assistant Exam administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. In 1995, Paula moved with Bill Rountree, David Kithcart and staff to help establish the firm of Rountree & Kithcart. In 2000, she passed the Real Estate Certification Exam administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Paula is a past President, and Legal Secretary of the Year of the Cameron County Legal Secretaries, past State Committee Chairman for Texas Association of Legal Secretaries, an Elder at Treasure Hills Presbyterian Church, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Harlingen Arroyo Youth Soccer Club.
William C. Rountree III
Bill attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Texas at Austin where he received his B.A. in History. After receiving his law degree from the University of Texas in Austin, he practiced law in Los Angeles, California for two years before returning to Harlingen, Texas where he has practiced law since 1976. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Residential Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate Law and Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law. He has practiced law with his partner, David E. Kithcart, and his paralegal, Paula Martin for 30 years. He has served on both State Bar of Texas committees and local non-profit organization committees. He has been married for 26 years to Cynthia, who is an elementary school teacher. His favorite hobby is saltwater fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre.
David Kithcart was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1976. He is also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. He attended the University of California, Irvine and Texas Tech University, where he received a B.A., with honors, in 1971. Mr. Kithcart received a J.D., with honors, in 1976 from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He served on the Texas Tech Law Review, and was a Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Joe R. Greenhill, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court. David is a member of the Cameron County Bar Association in which he served as a Director from 1983 to 1986, and President from 1990 to 1991. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and served on the District 12-B Grievance Committee from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Kithcart received the Texas Center Professionalism Award from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and the Cameron County Bar Association in May, 2003. David moved to Harlingen in 1977, where he and his wife, Rosemary, currently reside.
David is a native Harlingen resident. He graduated from Harlingen High School and went to work for Southern Texas Title Company in 1989 until the merger in July 2010 with Edwards Abstract and Title Co. David is a past member of the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce and has participated in the Harlingen Chamber Sales Lead Roundtable, he is the current Associate Member Representative and the current Treasurer of the Harlingen Area Builders Association in Cameron County. David has 23 years of experience as an Escrow Officer which includes HUD Housing Projects, Commercial and Residential Transactions. He is prepared to tackle the most complicated situations as well as eager to help a first time home buyer.