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Erin Michelle Bogdanowicz

Erin Michelle Bogdanowicz

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About Me

Erin is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a Partner at McCathern, PLLC and devotes 100% of her legal practice to domestic litigation. Erin is the founding attorney and Head of the Firm's Family Law Section. She started her legal career as a McCathern lawyer and, after practicing with a national family law firm, returned "home" to bring her unique skills to assist McCathern's clients in one of the most personal areas of legal conflict.  Erin's practice encompasses all areas of family law, and she understands and appreciates this very personal and sensitive niche. She has experience handling all aspects of family law matters including divorce, grandparent access cases, protective orders, enforcement of prior orders, clarifications, temporary restraining orders, collaborative law, modification of prior orders, Attorney General review conferences, and appeals. Erin approaches each client and situation with the utmost delicacy and professionalism. 


A selection of Erin’s notable family law successes are as follows:


Successful trials with attorneys’ fees judgments for clients:


·   ITIO Austin Wooton, Cause No. 233-305590-00, 233rd Judicial District, Tarrant County (change of primary conservatorship and $15,000 attorneys’ fees judgment)


·   ITIO Hayden Anderson and Logan Anderson, Cause No. 06-02523-R, 254th Judicial District, Dallas County (successful defense of child support reduction and $3,000 attorneys’ fees judgment)


·   ITIO Smith, Cause No. DF 08-14810-2, 256th Judicial District Court, Dallas, County, Texas (enforcement granted and approximate award of $12,000 in attorneys’ fees)


 Appellate experience in successful defense of mandamus:


·   In Re Kelly Marie Pickering, Cause No. 05-10-01141-CV, Court of Appeals, Fifth District of Texas at Dallas



Successful motions for summary judgment:


·   IMOMO Carrington, Case No. 2011-70282-431, 431st Dist. Ct., Denton County


·   ITIO Elizabeth Martin, Cause No. 296-50279-99, 296th Dist. Ct., Collin County


Successful motions to dismiss weak and/or baseless actions:


·   ITIO Jaderose, Custodio, Troung, and Kevin  Custodio Trough, Children, Cause No. 231-319443-01, 231st Judicial District, Tarrant County (SAPCR)


·   ITIO Austin Wooton, Cause No. 233-305590-00, 233rd Judicial District, Tarrant County (Enforcement)


Specifics of performance in the above cases are not provided and the above results do not predict future results. Every case is different and must be judged by its own merits.  Past results afford no guarantee of future results.


Erin is a member of the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, a group specifically reserved for esteemed family lawyers. She is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association—Family Law Section, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers—2012 Leadership Class member, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and the Biltmore’s Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals. She is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts and the United States Northern District of Texas.


A native Texan, Erin was born and raised in Coppell.  She left for the hills of Austin to study at St. Edward's University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science with summa cum laude honors.  After college, Erin received her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  There, she was inducted into the Order of Barristers -- an honor for dedication to trial advocacy bestowed on only ten graduates each year.  While in law school, Erin served as Managing Editor of the Science & Technology Law Review, was on the Dean’s List, served as the Interscholastic Director for the Board of Advocates, and was a mock trial champion. She also gained valuable experience by trying cases with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office as a law student with a special license to practice law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Family: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Christopher Alan Meuse

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    Christopher Meuse Divorce & Separation Attorney
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    Jonathan Howell Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

McCathern, PLLC

3710 Rawlins, Suite 1600
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
One to WatchDallas Association of Young Lawyers2013
Order of BarristersSMU Dedman School of Law2008
Who's Who of Executives and ProfessionalsBiltmoreN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner and Family Law Section HeadMcCathern2012 - Present
Family Law Section HeadMcCathern, Mooty, Grinke, LLP2011 - 2012
AssociateCordell & Cordell2009 - 2011
Associate/Law ClerkMcCathern Mooty, LLP2007 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember2014 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified-Family Law2014 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class 2012Member2012 - 2013
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtAssociate2010 - Present
Order of BarristersMember2008 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramMember2008 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2008 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re Kelly Marie Pickering, Cause No. 05-10-01141-CV, Court of Appeals, Fifth District of Texas at DallasSuccessful defense--mandamus denied
ITIO Smith, Cause No. DF 08-14810-2, 256th Judicial District Court, Dallas, County, TexasWon requested relief and sizable attorneys' fees award for client
ITIO Jaderose Custodio Troung and Kevin Custodio Troung, Cause No. 231-319443-01, 231st Judicial District, Tarrant CountyObtained dismissal of case based on jurisdictional argument

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas State Bar CLE-Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Dallas, TexasLocking the Deal: Rule 11, Informal Settlement Agreements, MSAs and Arbitration Agreements2014
Texas State Bar CLE-Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, TexasDrafting Settlement Agreements: Rule 11 Agreements, MSAs, and Arbitration Agreements2013
The Dicta, Vol. 30, No. 1Making Partner Before 30: Thinking Outside of the Billable Hour Box2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
St Edward's UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum LaudeN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education CourseJudging a Book By Its Cover--Putting Your Best Professional Foot Forward2014
Dallas County CourthouseDAYL Panel Discussion for Judicial Interns2013
SMU-Phi Alpha DeltaThe Practice of Law2012