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Shannon R. Lynch

Shannon R. Lynch

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation, Adoption, Arbitration

About Me

Hello.  I am glad you have chosen to review my profile, and I hope I can help you out with whatever legal issues you may be experiencing.   


 


I practice exclusively in the family law field, helping families resolve their conflicts in the most amicable and financially responsible way possible.  I am a trained and highly experienced Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator and handle a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody and possession, child support, paternity, termination of parental rights and adoption, international adoption, pre- and post-marital agreements, grandparent access, and basic estate planning.


 


Mediation is a great alternative where parties not needing full attorney representation can resolve their conflicts with a trained, neutral professional who can help them define their ultimate goals and reach the best possible outcome necessary to preserve healthy relationships and financial security.   Mediation also helps save money in that the parties can come in, settle their case with me, and then retain settlement oreinted counsel to draft their legal pleadings - a win/win for everyone!


 


There is nothing more harmful to a family than the horrible conflict of courtroom battles. Collaborative law has developed as a marvelous conflict resolution avenue that allows husbands and wives, parents and children, grandparents and other family members to reach resolution of their issues in an amicable and effective manner.


 


I am a single mother of two girls who are 17 and 14 years of age.  My ex and I have always maintained a strong and amicable working relationship that has helped us raise these kids in the best manner possible for divorced parents.  This experience helps me help my clients realize what really matters.

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Adoption: 20%
  4. Arbitration: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-395/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jennifer Stanton Hargrave

    Shannon is a skilled mediator and a great lawyer. She is creative in helping divorcing couples solve problems, and in assisting parents in crafting parenting plans that serve the children well. She is compassionate, and yet firm when she needs to be. She is effective at getting cases settled.

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    Jennifer Hargrave Family Attorney
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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    I endorse this lawyer.

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Contact Info

8333 Douglas Ave Ste 1000
Dallas, TX, 75225-5881

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198605/02/2015

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 DallasD Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Distinguished CredentialTexas Mediator Credentialing Association2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Texas Mediator Credentialing AssociationAdvanced Credential2006
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBuckner Children and Family Services, Inc.2006 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Shannon R. Lynch1994 - Present
PartnerCalabrese Foster1991 - 1994
PrincipalLaw Offices of Shannon R. Foster1990 - 1991
Staff Counsel, Intergovernmental Relations CommitteeTexas State Senate1989 - 1990
Instructor - Family Law Legal Assistant Certification ProgramSouthern Methodist University1987 - 1989
AttorneySeeligson, Douglass, Falconer & Vanden Eykel, PC1986 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Charity LeagueHighlander Group2012 - Present
Special Olympics of TexasVolunteer2009 - Present
Collaborative Law DallasN/A2006 - Present
Hannah’s House\Children in the MiddleAdvisory Board2003 - 2004
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/A2003 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasCharter Member2002 - Present
Genesis Women’s Shelter AllianceBoard of Directors2002 - 2003
St. Michael and All AngelsDirector, Child Development Board2001 - 2003
Dallas County Bar Association Family Law SectionBoard of Directors1998 - 2001
Junior League of DallasMember1996 - Present
Texas Academy of MediatorsN/A1994 - Present
Who's Who in American LawN/A1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasMock Trial Chairman1989 - 1989
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationChairman of Family Law Council1989 - 1990
Travis County Bar AssociationAdopt-A-School Committee - Mentor at Crockett High School1989 - 1990
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationChairman, Child Advocacy Committee1989 - 1990
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionFederal Legislation Committee1987 - 1989
Dallas Association of Young LawyersDirector, "Child Custody Battles - Don't Forget the Children"1987 - 1988

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
2011 National Business Institute, Adoption Law: Start to Finish SeminarPaternity, Termination, and Adoption2011
Texas Collaborative Law Spring ConferenceDo We Really Want To? Post-Nuptial Agreements as Alternatives to Divorce2011
State Bar of TexasNegotiating Premarital Agreements in the Collaborative Law Setting2005
State Bar of TexasCollaborative Law2002
Adoption Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Texas Seminar Adoption Right Now/Adoption Network SeminarEthical Considerations of Termination and Adoption Law2001
Adoption Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Texas SeminarInternational Adoption2001
Lawyers Against Domestic ViolencePreparation and Filing of Divorce Actions1997
University of Houston, Family Law Practice SeminarNew Cases and Legislation Concerning Paternity, Termination, and Adoption1997
University of Houston, Family Law Practice After September 1, 1995 SeminarPaternity, Termination, and Adoption1995
University of HoustonConservatorship and Modification of Conservatorship1989
Southern Methodist University Family Law SymposiumModification and Enforcement of Child Custody and Visitation Rights1987
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law SeminarJuries: When to Use Them; How to Pick Them1987

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Collaborative Law Spring ConferenceDo We Really Want To? Post-Nuptial Agreements as Alternatives to Divorce2011
NBI Adoption Law: Start to FInishPaternity, Termination, and Adoption2011
Texas Collaborative Law Spring ConferenceProperty Agreements and Collaborative Law2008
Texas Collaborative Law Council Civil TrainingLaying the Groundwork for the Collaborative Negotiation of a Contract2006
State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law CourseNegotiating Premarital Agreements in the Collaborative Law Setting2005
Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Professionals Dinner SeriesMediation in Collaborative Law Setting2004
State Bar of Texas Advanced Family LawCollaborative Law2002
Adoption Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Texas Seminar Adoption Right Now/Adoption Network SeminarEthical Considerations of Termination and Adoption Law2001
Adoption Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Texas SeminarPreparation and Filing of Divorce Actions2001
Adoption Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Texas SeminarInternational Adoption2001
University of Houston, Family Law Practice SeminarNew Cases and Legislation Concerning Paternity, Termination, and Adoption1997
University of Houston, Family Law Practice After September 1, 1995 SeminarPaternity, Termination, and Adoption1995
University of Houston Family Law SeminarConservatorship and Modification of Conservatorship1989
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law SeminarJuries: When to Use Them; How to Pick Them1987
Southern Methodist University Family Law SymposiumModification and Enforcement of Child Custody and Visitation Rights1987