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Elizabeth Durso Branch

Elizabeth Durso Branch

also known as Betsy Branch

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation, Wills & Living Wills, Probate

About Me

Betsy Branch helps people in crisis--regardless of whether that crisis is a divorce, child custody, child support, a criminal charge, a guardianship matter, needing a will, or probating the estate of a loved one. Betsy Branch is the experienced attorney you need to call when you or someone in your family needs help.


Betsy Branch is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization—a distinction shared by less than 800 of the 77,000 licensed Texas attorneys. She is one of only three attorneys in Rockwall , Texas who is Board Certified in Family Law and she is the only female attorney in Rockwall, Texas holding that distinction. Additionally, Betsy is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, meaning that her peers have recognized her high ethical standards and legal ability. Betsy Branch has consistently been recognzied as a Super Lawyer every year since 2012.


The Branch Law Firm, PLLC, located in Rockwall, Texas to provide affordable, quality legal services to people in crisis. When you need an affordable, compassionate, experienced attorney in Rockwall, Dallas, Collin, or Hunt counties, Betsy Branch is only a phone call away.


Betsy Branch is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to divorce, child custody, child support, medical support, valuation of assets, characterizing separate and community property, marital property agreements, jury trials, and complex property cases; she has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show.”


Call today for a confidential appointment- 469-600-3334.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Family: 80%
  2. Mediation: 10%
  3. Probate: 5%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Brad M. Lamorgese

    Betsy is a great person, and a tireless advocate. She cares about her clients and she goes to bat for them!


    Brad Lamorgese Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Charles Corrigan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Corrigan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Branch Law Firm, PLLC

815 T. L. Townsend
Suite 111
Rockwall, TX, 75087



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Thompson- ReutersSuper Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Family Law2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Self-EmployedElizabeth Durso Branch, Attorney at Law2012 - 2012
Owner/PrincipalTHE BRANCH LAW FIRM, PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerMcCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP2004 - 2012
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Attorney General Of Texas2000 - 2004
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County1999 - 2000
Assistant County AttorneyGuadalupe County1993 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtMaster2004 - Present
Bexar County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Dallas County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Dallas County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Association of Family Law SpecialistsMemberN/A
Rockwall County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Ortega v. StateExpanded community care taking to 4th COA

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Bar JournalFamily Law Year in Review: 20082009
Unknown"Be Careful What You Ask For, You May Get It: Common Sense Discovery Requests and Responses",2006
New Frontiers in Marital Property Law"Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear: Making the Best of LLCs, LLPs, FLPs and Trusts2004
The Ultimate Trial Notebook"Family Law-Expert Witnesses",2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Lamar UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
University of Texas System, AustinPlan II1976-1978N/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pediatric Society of Greater DallasWhen Two Worlds Collide: Pediatrics and Family Law2009