Ms. O'Neil founded the firm based on her desire to provide clients with high-quality... more
Ms. O'Neil founded the firm based on her desire to provide clients with high-quality representation in a personalized atmosphere. She has over 18 years of experience representing men, women, and children related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Additionally, sheadvocates forgay and lesbian parents to preserve theirrelationshipwith theirchildren. Described by one lawyer as "a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty", Ms. O'Neil exudes genuine compassion for her client's difficulties, yet she can be relentless when in pursuit of a client's goals. Ms. O'Neil became a certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997 and has maintained her certification since that time. Representing clients in litigation before the trial court is an important part of her practice. In addition, family law appellate matters are a niche of Ms. O'Neil's practice. Lawyers frequently consult with Ms. O'Neil on their litigation cases about specialized legal issues requiring particularized attention both at the trial court and appellate levels. Having both extensive trial experience as well as appellate experience enables Ms. O'Neil to see the trial court battle in a broader view and to clean up the mess on appeal with added perspective. In 2008,Ms. O'Neil was asked to participate in co-authoring a book entitled All About Texas Law and Kids , published byTexas Lawyer Press in the Fall of 2009. She is currently working on her second book dealing with the basics of Texas divorce law. The State Bar of Texas and other providers of continuing education for attorneys frequently enlist Ms. O'Neil to provide instruction to attorneys on topics of her expertise in the family law arena. She has, further, been honored by her peers with an "A-V" peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories for the highest quality legal ability and ethical standards, as well as selection as a Barrister in the Annette Steward Inns of Court, an organization devoted to the professionalism of the practice of law. In addition to her service to the legal profession, Ms. O'Neil actively serves the community. Altrusa International Inc. of Dallas, Texas, a professional women's community service organization, selected Ms. O'Neil to serve as president from 2005 to 2007. During her term, the group received the Nina Fay Calhoun Award for International Relations for their work with Refugee Services. She also founded the project D.U.N.K. - Dallas Uniforms for Needy Children - providing donated uniform clothing to underprivileged children in the Dallas Independent School District. Ms. O'Neil shares with many of her clients the joys of having a blended family, having married her husband John in 2006, who has a 10-year old son. less
Brad M. LaMorgese is an experienced, respected Family Law attorney, and is known as... more
Brad M. LaMorgese is an experienced, respected Family Law attorney, and is known as a passionate advocate for his clients who provides the ability to analyze and balance competing interests in every matter he handles. As a Family Law trial lawyer with a long track record in complicated, sophisticated cases, Brad handles all types of family litigation matters including divorce; complex property division; high net-worth cases; business valuation issues; division of estates; jurisdiction challenges; child custody disputes, both interstate and international; and marital agreement litigation. He also drafts marital agreements, including premarital, postmarital and partition agreements. Brad is one of the few appellate family lawyers in Texas. During his nearly two decades in practice, he has achieved success in dozens of cases in Texas appeals courts and the Texas Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled appeals involving all areas of Family Law, including interstate and international custody, property division, award of property, habeas corpus, grandparent v. parent rights, bill of review, post-divorce disputes, alimony disputes, parentage issues and father’s rights. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Brad is admitted to practice as a member of the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Brad earned the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Award of Merit in 2005 based on his work before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving the Hague Convention and the civil aspects of international child abduction. He has regularly earned recognition among the state’s leading Family Law attorneys on the Texas Super Lawyers list. He also has earned recognition on D Magazine’s The Best Lawyers in Dallas and Top Lawyers Under 40 lists. Brad is committed to his community, serving as the Irving City Council representative for District 6, which covers Valley Ranch and Hackberry Creek. He is the chairman of the city’s Transportation and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Planning and Development Committee. Brad is married, with a daughter and a son, and he serves as his son’s Cub Scout den leader. less
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.