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L James Ashmore

Family Attorney at Flower Mound, TX

4.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
    Texas - TX 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About L

Learn L’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Modification, Enforcement, Adoption, Mediation, Guardianship, Probate

    30 years, 900 cases

  2. Guardianship

    30 years


Jim has extensive experience in the areaof family law, having tried hundreds of divorce, custody andcontested probate cases, as well as being appointed by the Courts inDenton and Dallas counties to represent the interests of children-both asan attorney ad litem and amicus attorney. Jim's philosophy in familylaw matters is simple-to try and reach an amicable resolution withminimal disruption to the family, but understanding that this cannotalways be accomplished without court intervention. After dealing withthe final illnesses of his parents, Jim became acutely aware of theproblems facing older adults and recognized the need to provide legalservices to the elderly.

Jim was born in Hanford, CaliforniaAugust 22, 1960. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jim received his Bachelorof Science degree in Telecommunications from Oral Roberts University,and spent over 12 years in the radio broadcasting industry, both on-airand in station management. Jim became interested in the real estateprofession, and sold residential and commercial properties inNortheastern Oklahoma in the mid to late 1980's. It was during thistime that Jim decided to attend law school, which he began in 1989while maintaining full-time employment to support his family. Jimreceived his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa Collegeof Law in December, 1992, and was a visiting scholar at the SouthernMethodist University Law School in 1990-1991. Jim has been admitted tothe practice of law in Texas (1993), and the District of Columbia(1994). He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Courtof the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Columbia Courtof Appeals. Jim has been admitted Pro hac vice and conducted trials inOklahoma on several occasions. He is also a member of the State Bar ofTexas and the District of Columbia Bar.  Jim served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 2006-2007, and on the Board of Directors of the Denton County Bar Association from 2001-2008.


Areas of Practice: Family LawAdoptionMediation                       Litigation Percentage:95% of Practice Devoted to LitigationBar Admissions:Texas, 1993District of Columbia, . District Court Northern District of TexasDistrict of Columbia Court of AppealsEducation:University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1992Doctor of JurisprudenceOral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1983Bachelor of ScienceSouthern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas(Visiting Scholar Program, 1990-1991)Professional Associations and Memberships:State Bar of TexasMemberDenton County Bar AssociationPresident, 2006-2007Denton County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors, 2000-2008District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember


Nelson Law Group, PC
700 Parker Square
Suite 145
Flower Mound, TX, 75028

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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2014
I couldn't have been in better hands.
Faced with a complicated divorce involving child custody issues, I met with Jim Ashmore and knew, after that first consultation, that I had found the right attorney. I was completely frantic, and had no idea what to expect. Mr. Ashmore led me though the process step by step. His knowledge, professionalism, and compassion were priceless to me. Though the past 8 years, when custody issues arose, Mr. Ashmore handled them for me, and I always knew that he had my best interest, as well as that of my children in mind at each corner. Mr. Ashmore has always kept me well informed, and the level of trust I have in him and his team has always made it possible to move forward confidently and with a positive attitude.
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Posted by Roger | August 18, 2010
7 years, same lawyer
In 2003, a surprise divorce filing with false accusation prompted me to seek counsel. Not a “yellow page” event, I networked my way to Jim Ashmore. Over the next 5 months, he helped me separate legal issue from drama, listed options, advised, filed, and navigated through the problem. I finally defaulted to a “soft” response. Jim cautioned me against this but respected my opinion and filed accordingly. Over the next seven years, several additional law suits were filed against me. I was at risk and (more importantly) my kids were at risk. Jim’s broad experience and penchant for detail lead to positive outcome throughout the entire dilemma. He always went over options, created a sound plan, and was well prepared for hearings and trials. Jim stays calm and flexible in court, adjusting when required. His demeanor and approach earns respect of judges, opposing attorneys, and witnesses. My observations are not based on whim. Exhausting legal work behind, my family and I are on the mend. This journey took me through 3 courts in 2 counties with (over time) 5 opposing attorneys. I simply continued to show up with the same attorney, Jim Ashmore.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2013
Service good during divorce, but when it was over...
I used Mr. Ashmore during a difficult divorce with child custody issues. Everything was great at first, however, when I encountered issues with my ex toward the end of the finalization, I could not get any help or return phone calls from the firm. I just needed some simple answers and I finally just quit calling and gave up. I am now seeking a new attorney for modificiation of child custody, which is going to cost me more money. Unfortunately, knowing what I do now, I would not recommend this firm.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Neal, Ashmore & Killebrew
  • 2009 - Present


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD
  • 1992
  • Oral Roberts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of C.B., C.B., and C.B., Minor Children
  • Relief requested by opposing party denied
  • In Re Lindsey Scott Armstrong, Relator
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus granted


  • Flower Mound Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • President
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • 2006


  • Denton County Lawyer
  • "The Path to Wellness"
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Interdisciplinary Social Study Training
  • Panel Member
  • 2010
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • The Texas Lawyer's Creed
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is one of the most well respected lawyers in North Texas. He is well known as a real child advocate. I respect and trust his opinion."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is not only an ethical opposing counsel over the years but has become a friend and mentor. He now serves as one of my "go to" mediators. Respect him immensely not only as a fellow attorney but also as a friend."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is an excellent lawyer. I have had many cases against Jim and have found him to be ethical and always looking after the needs of his clients."
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Flower Mound Family Lawyer L James Ashmore
L James Ashmore
Family Attorney
Flower Mound, TX
Licensed for 30 years