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Curtis W. Harrison II

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plano, TX

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Curtis

Learn Curtis’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%
    Complex Property Division, Parental Rights, and Child Custody

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Helping families resolve family legal issues without having to go to court.

    31 years, 500 cases

I work to help individuals avoid the courthouse in resolving their family law disputes. Divorces and modification suits are hard enough without burdening the couple with the gristmill of litigation. I firmly believe that, equipped with the right team of collaborative professionals to guide you, you and your spouse will be able to negotiate an agreement that is more creative, more beneficial, and more satisfying than anything a perfect stranger in a black robe could devise.

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Curtis Harrison on Good Day Fox 4 News Dallas

Location

GoransonBain Ausley
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX, 75024

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Joe | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GoransonBain/Curtis Harrison
Curtis Harrison and his team helped me untie the knot in a very short time period. Excellent advise and easy to work with. Great communication throughout the entire ordeal. I highly recommend Curtis and GoransonBain.
Posted by J'Aime | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharing my thoughts on Curtis Harrison and his staff is easy
The most humiliating and terrifying experience of a lifetime is sitting in a courtroom for a third party to determine the fate of your children. And yet, sitting beside Curtis, I felt a confidence and comfort that belied my anxious heart. Curtis is honest and fair-minded, he will advise you clearly, and will not mislead. Curtis was well prepared for my trial, he knew my life, he sifted through all the uncomfortable details, and guided me along the way with dignity and respect There were no courtroom antics, only a solid foundation in the law. Curtis is a great and patient listener, but when it counts in the courtroom, he doesn’t waste time or words, he articulates confidently and authoritatively; and his ego never takes center stage to your plea. His demeanor and presentation is plainly respected in the courtroom. I can honestly say that I don’t recommend Curtis because of my outcome, although it was grand, but for the process. You can trust his ethics, his judgment and his ability to utilize his firm, including the wonderful Carolyn, to put your best case forward.
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Posted by Chris | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In the most difficult situations, you need the best.
No one likes divorce and frankly no one likes paying a divorce attorney! However, when I needed help through this difficult process, I could not have asked for a better advisor than Curtis. He was professional, exceptionally knowledgeable, and clearly concerned for the personal well-being of both myself and my family. He worked as my professional advocate, personal counselor, and at times the needed voice of hard truth and reason. He did such an effective job that my ex-spouse actually stopped using her own attorney! Ironically, taking Curtis's recommendations were one of the few things we both agreed to through the process. His service is worth so much more than the cost. I trusted his advice and use of billable time completely. Divorce is a series overwhelming emotion and difficult decisions. Fortunately this one is easy; hire him. If you are reviewing in consideration of divorce, I truly hope you can find reconciliation, however, if you do need to hire an attorney, I cannot recommend Curtis (and Carolyn) enough.
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Posted by Vicky | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney the whole time
Curtis surprises me that he is not only an outstanding attorney. I was very lucky to have Curtis as my lawyer who helped me go through the depressing time of my life. More than an attorney, he was like a friend, a coach who supported, educated and guided me to make right decisions and to do the right things. Curtis dedicated to protect my best interests, at the same time, he was honest to me for what to expect. Curtis’ ethic and value truly earn my trust. I realize my marriage was miserable, however, I definitely appreciate people who support me, and Curtis is a big part of it. I am blessed to find smiles back to my face. Thank you Curtis for helping me find myself and confidence back.
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Posted by DiannaCampbell | March 28, 2015
The Best Lawyer
I am a 72 year old woman who walked away from a very destructive 30 year marriage. Curtis was recommended to me by a Christian friend and from my first meeting with him I knew that he was an attorney who not only had impressive experienced but also a man of high integrity and impeccable professionalism. He and his paralegal Carolyn worked diligently with me and for me for almost two years through a very difficult and frustrating divorce. They were always available when I needed both encouragement and understanding, they never disappointed me. I know without a doubt that without Curtis’ knowledge, experience and negotiating skills that I would not have received a fair settlement at the end of this process. There are not enough words in the dictionary to express my appreciation for what he did for me.
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Posted by Gregory | March 2, 2015
Outstanding Family Lawyer
Curtis is truly professional and knowledgeable in family law. He is also very trustworthy and I was very wise to heed his advice. Do yourself a favor if you have a litigious divorce or a collaborative divorce and hire Curtis as your advocate. I am certainly glad that he was on my side in my case.
Posted by Keith | September 2, 2014
Dad's Custody Battle
Curtis and Carolyn (and the entire staff) were blessings through the custody battle. Odds are against a Dad seeking custody of their child in a Court system that is biased against men. They worked diligently to obtain custody of my daughter. And were honest about what we could expect from the Court. They are consummate professionals. Curtis is the one lawyer I would recommend to any of my friends or family members who must struggle for the best interest of the child.
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Posted by Shawn | April 22, 2014
Superb!
Curtis and Carolyn (and the entire staff) were blessings throughout the entire divorce and custody process! They were phenomenally understanding, caring, and compassionate and I felt that they genuinely cared about the outcome. They were committed to achieving the best outcome for my son and I. In my interactions and dozens of conversations with Curtis and his staff, throughout the entire process, I always felt that I was speaking with a close friend or family member. Furthermore, the end result of the process met and even exceeded my highest expectations! I cannot thank Curtis enough, nor can I find the words to express the gratitude I have for Curtis and his staff for expertly guiding me through intricacies of family court. They are consummate professionals. Curtis is the one lawyer I would recommend to any of my friends or family members who face such a crossroads in life.
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Posted by Sharon | November 30, 2013
Formidable, fast-thinking, brilliant and ethical.
Mr. Curtis Harrison's thorough knowledge of Texas Family Law, along with his expert negotiation skills, secured a fair settlement in my complicated divorce. He achieved this without hostility, and without going to trial. Mr. Harrison meticulously analyzed all the issues and applied his skills to my complex case. He calmly dispelled my fears and outlined a solid course of action. I wholly and absolutely recommend Mr. Harrison. I received excellent legal counsel from an intelligent, prepared, reliable and, most importantly, ethical attorney.
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Posted by Hope | February 10, 2013
More than just a lawyer...Curtis goes beyond expectations for his clients
Curtis Harrison is a highly professional lawyer who stood on my side throughout my case. From day one he was very supportive and explained all my options clearly. Curtis was always prompt in answering any of my questions and available to talk with me when necessary. My case seemed just as important to Curtis as any others were. As my case wore on, he remained an advocate for me and my family ensuring that I weighed all options carefully. His trustworthiness allowed me to remain confident that my best interests were always at the forefront of the matter. I would recommend Curtis to any of my friends or family and will definitely use him again should I have a need in the future. It's hard to find someone with such integrity and I am thankful that I did.
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Posted by Julie | August 24, 2011
Expert, Great Results, High Integrity
I know you'll agree with me when I say there are certain people that we encounter in our lives that just automatically enhance the quality of our day-to-day. For us, it's been Curtis Harrison and his firm. Many times when you think of the emotions that surround hiring an attorney it can be overwhelming. You need someone on your side that you can believe in and trust. The counsel Curtis has offered us has been immeasurable. He is very approachable and friendly. Sometimes when you have pleasurable experiences — especially in today's times — you just can't help but tell others about it. We just want you to know - We appreciate you. You are a true professional who holds every personal conversation in the highest regard. Sincerely, Tra & Julie Martin
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Posted by Todd | August 22, 2011
Family Law
Curtis Harrison is a rare professional, who not only has the highest personal and professional integrity, but is also one of the top legal mind in the State of Texas. His understanding of the law borders on genius and yet, he can explain the law and the fine legal points it to his clients with clarity and understanding. His passion for the law and deep compassion for his clients is a combination that is a very rare find. I whole heartedly give my full endorsement and recommendation to Mr Harrison and his fine legal team.
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Posted by William | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a good experience.
I hired Curtis Harrison in 2006 when he was with Albin, Harrison and Roach. My experience was not good. In fact, I ended up firing him as my divorce attorney. His office (specifically his paralegal) dragged things out unnecessarily, made multiple mistakes in the drafting of the decree and would then charge for the phone call when I notified them of the mistakes. I was told at least three times that my case was not the only one being worked as if to offer a justification for the sloppiness. I was paying $225 per hour and you would have thought they were part of a government agency. I am baffled by the 5 star rating he is receiving. Harrison was definitely no help to me at a time when I was at an all time low. To add insult to injury, I was charged for the phone call when I made notification that I was terminating his services. I am sure Curtis is probably a decent person, I really don't know. I felt compelled to write the review due to the totally shoddy service I received at a low time in my life. A review was also submitted to Albin, Harrison and Roach following his services being terminated. That review will reflect details of my dissatisfaction with his services. This is not personal against Curtis. We were involved in a business relationship, and he fell way short of providing acceptable services. The review is to provide information that, based at least on my experience with Curtis, he is not a five star lawyer.
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Response from Curtis Harrison July 12, 2016
William, I was surprised and disappointed to learn that you did not have a good experience in 2006. As you have noted from the other posts, your review is out of the ordinary. For over 20 years my professional goal has been to help individuals facing daunting issues during one of the most stressful times in their adult lives. -- Curtis Harrison
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • GoransonBain Ausley
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • GoransonBain Ausley
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Albin Harrison Roach
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Albin & Harrison, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Curtis W. Harrison
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Beggs & Woodruff
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Baylor University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: D.F. et al.
  • Agreed divorce, boundaries for parents and children established, and precautionary protocols established.

Associations

  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of North Texas
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2002
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Succeeding Collaboratively in a Soft Economy
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas - Collaborative Law Spring Conference
  • Getting Your Case from 0-60
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Training
  • An Inconvenient Truth: What the Legal System Tells Us About Children and Divorce
  • 2019
  • Dallas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • What is Attachment Theory and How Does It Apply to My Divorce Case?
  • 2016
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Attachment Theory and It’s Potential Impact to Collaborative Practice
  • 2015
  • Dallas Bar Association’s ADR Section Meeting
  • Capturing Benefits from the Collaborative Process Even When a Case Doesn’t Settle
  • 2012
  • 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
  • Succeeding Collaboratively in a Soft Economy
  • 2011
  • Collaborative Law Spring Conference
  • Getting Your Case from 0-60
  • 2010
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolutions Studies
  • Divorce Mediation Training
  • 2009
  • Journey of Hope
  • Divorce, the Collaborative Way
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (22)
Endorse Curtis
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Curtis does it right - because it's right. He adheres to strong moral and ethical principles. If character is easier kept than recovered, Curtis can take it easy."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as I have had several cases with him in which I found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and a man of faith. I believe at all times he will be zealous for a client and supports his passion for his case with his work ethic."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curtis is the consummate professional in every sense of the word. I highly recommend Curtis for anyone seeking a skilled advocate in family law. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Mr. Harrison. We have had a case opposite each other, and he worked hard to resolve tough issues. Curtis is a great negotiator who puts his client’s interests first, but is also very talented in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Curtis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curtis is an amazing attorney, highly regarded by his fellow lawyers and judges. I would recommend Curtis to anyone in need of a high caliber, professional advocate."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Harrison. His knowledge of the law, commitment to resolving conflict, and professional integrity define the prototype of the admirable attorney that we all want to become."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Curtis is an excellent family law attorney with a wide breadth of experience. More importantly, he is one of the leading Collaborative Lawyers in North Texas. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Curtis Harrison is an extremely intelligent and talented attorney who recognizes the value of helping parties in family law cases craft resolutions that will help preserve the integrity of their family."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Curtis is an all around great attorney and person. I'm honored to know him and work with him. He fights hard for his clients without losing sight of the big picture. He is professional, knowledgable and courteous to all that work with him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Harrison is an exceptional attorney with a wonderful reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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