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About Me

Reliable advice, neighborhood atmosphere, less stress. That’s what Holly Schymik, family lawyer, mediator and collaborative lawyer offers her clients. Whether it’s divorce, child custody or complex property division issues, Holly offers the most appropriate and effective path to resolution. Her east Dallas neighborhood office provides an informal setting without the fuss and inconvenience of a downtown high rise.

Holly has practiced family law for more than two decades and is skilled at using a variety of legal tools and strategies to solve problems. She uses both traditional and collaborative approaches to divorce, depending on the situation. Many times collaborative law or mediation provides a way to resolve legal issues with less stress and expense than conventional litigation.

Holly’s training in mediation and collaborative law heighten her ability to listen and effectively communicate with clients. These are important skills in family law, as clients often have trouble identifying and defining concerns and priorities under the stress of divorce. Holly helps ensure that her clients’ goals and objectives are based on a solid understanding of their rights and responsibilities.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 60%
    25 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    25 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    25 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($150-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Walter Wm. Hofheinz

    Holly has a comprehensive knowledge of family law, and works effectively with her clients to meet their objectives while minimizing unnecessary conflict, both in traditional and collaborative processes.


    Walter Hofheinz Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I have worked for and with Holly since 2008. She is honest, hardworking, and very knowledgeable. She is well respected by her peers and has been a great mentor to me.


    Amanda Harris Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Suite 100
6500 Mockingbird Land
Dallas, TX, 75214


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199009/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Board Certified Family Law 1999, 2004 & 2009Texas Board of Legal Specialization1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Holly Schymik1996 - Present
AssociateHughes & Luce1990 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ann Stewart Inns of CourtMember2010 - Present
Collaborative Law DallasOfficer2001 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember1999 - 2008
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ConfidentialSwitch of custody on temporary basis.
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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Houston Law FoundationDiscovery in Family Law Cases2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, AustinLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Tulane UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Houston Law FoundationDiscovery in Family Law Cases2006