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Michael R. Puhl

Michael R. Puhl

Practice areas:

Family, Estate Planning

About Me

Family law must be practiced aggressively but also with compassion, empathy, character, and an understanding of the big picture as to how the actions of the parties may affect not only their future but also the future of their children.  The experience and competence of counsel reveals itself through the understanding of this concept.  Knowing when and how to work collaboratively to settle a case is as important as knowing when to recommend and prepare for trial.  I work with my clients to provide them with insight and valuable insight so that they are able to consistently make intelligent and informed decisions while at the same time understanding the consequences of those choices.  My success is ultimately measured by the number and quality of the referrals that I receive.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Family: 98%
    34 years
  2. Estate Planning: 2%
    34 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cynthia Thomson Diggs

    Michael Puhl is a wonderful family lawyer with many years of experience. He has an outstanding track record with his clients and is a role model in the community. I recommend Michael without reservation as one of the finest family lawyers in Texas.


    Cynthia Diggs Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Puhl, Garza & Hewett

201 W. Virginia Street
McKinney, TX, 75069-4418



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/25/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive198208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's WhoN/A2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLoughmiller & Puhl LP2003 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family TherapistsBoard Member2006 - Present
Collin County Bench/Bar FoundationExecutive Board of Directors2000 - 2003
Collin County Attorney Mentor ProgramChairman1998 - 2000
Collin County Bar Association-Family Law sectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasDirector1997 - 1998
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationGolf Tournament Chairman1996 - 2000
Plano Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationBoard of Directors1996 - 2000
State Bar of TexasMember1995 - 2006
Plano Bar AssociationPresident1995 - 1996
Plano Bar AssociationContinuing Legal Education Coordinator1994 - 1996
Plano Bar AssociationDirector1994 - 2000
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present
Plano Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2006
Collin County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual ConferenceThe Creation of Uniform Laws Between States for the Licensure and Regulation of Marriage and Family Therapists2010
Collin County Bench/Bar ConferenceRole and Responsibility of the Ad Litem in a Family Law Case1997