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Michael P. Geary

Michael P. Geary

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Arbitration

About Me

I am Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been since 1985.


 


I am a Certified Arbitratior by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former Arbitrator with the National Association of Securities Dealers (formerly NASD, n/k/a FINRA


 


My practice encompasses all areas of family law including divorce, property division, characterization of assets, tracing of separate property, valuation and reimbursement claims.  I handle property cases involving closely held businesses, prepare premarital and post marital property agreements and have the experience and knowledge to be an impartial arbitrator for family law arbitrations.  I have significant trial experience in all counties in the Dallas and Fort Worht Metroplex including Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Denton and Tarrant Counties.  I have also handle cases in other parts of Texas including the Houston, San Antonio and Kerrville, Texas areas.  I also have experience in handlilng family law related issues that arise in Probate Courts. 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    36 years
  2. Family: 49%
    36 years
  3. Arbitration: 1%
    7 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of working for Mr. Geary for the first five years of my practice after graduating from law school. Mike is an expert in all aspects of family law, but especially as it relates to complex property issues involved in high stakes divorce litigation. There is not a more competent or more ethical family law attorney in Texas. I highly recommend him.

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    Nicholas Rothschild Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Geary, Porter & Donovan PC

16475 Dallas Pkwy
Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75001-6837

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodard White2014
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodard White2013
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2012
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2012
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2011
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2011
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2010
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2010
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2009
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2009
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2008
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2008
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2007
"Top Notch Lawyer" in Family LawTexas Lawyer2007
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2007
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2006
Best Lawyers in America in Family LawWoodward White2006
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2005
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2004
Super Lawyer in Family LawTexas Monthly - Thomas Reuters2003
Best Lawyers in Dallas in Family LawD Magazine2001
Best Lawyers in Dallas in Family LawD Magazine1995
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice President & ShareholderGeary, Porter & Donovan PC1979 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersCertified Arbitrator1996 - Present
State Bar of TexasCo-Chairman - Texas Family Law Practice Manual Committee1994 - 1996
State Bar of TexasMember-Texas Family Law Practice Manual Committee1994 - 1999
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasBoard Certified in Family Law1985 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember - Texas Family Law Practice Manual Committee1984 - 1985
State Bar of TexasMember1979 - Present
National Association of Securities Dealers - n/k/a FINRAFormer Arbitrator & Panel ChairmanN/A
Dallas Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
Texas Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationPast President - Family Law SectionN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Family Law ServiceAsset Valuation1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1979
University of Texas at AustinMarketingBachelor of Business Administration1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Frontiers Family Law SeminarTaxes and Divorce2013
Advanced Family Law SeminarBusiness Valuations2013
Advanced Family Law SeminarDifficult Valuation Issues2012
New Frontiers in Marital Property LawReimbursement: Statutory & Common Law Recoveries2010
Family Law Practice SeminarCharacterization & Tracing2006
Advanced Family Law SeminarUsing Good Judgment - Summary Judgments and Declaratory Judgments in Family Law2006
Family Law Practice SeminarCharacterization and Tracing2005
Family Law Practice SeminarCharacterization and Tracing2003
Advanced Family Law SeminarMarital Property & Estate Planning Issues: Characterization & Attacking Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships (FLP's), Etc2003
Family Law Practice SeminarCharacterization and Tracing2001
Family Law Practice SeminarCharacterization and Tracing2000
Advanced Family Law SeminarTracing - How to Actually Do It2000
Advanced Family Law SeminarReimbursement1999
Advanced Family Law SeminarReimbursement: When You Get it and How to Prove-up Your Claim1998
Family Law InstituteSurprises at Trial and How to Handle Them1997
Advanced Family Law SeminarValuing and Dividing Retirement Benefits and Other Forms of Compensation1995
Marriage Dissolution SeminarAsset Valuation1993
Advanced Family Law SeminarSophisticated Methods of Dividing a Family Business1993
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseBusiness Entities1993
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseBusiness Entities-Stock Purchase Agreements, Redemptions, Consulting Contracts & Securing Payment Obligatons1992
Family Law Practice SeminarClean Up Documents: Transferring Business Interests, Real Estate, Deposits & Movables, Etc (1994, 1995 & 1996)N/A