Skip to main content

About me

I was born in Indiana and lived there for several years until the majority of my family relocated to the Dallas metroplex.  I always had an interest in the legal field and decided to learn more about the law at the University of North Texas, where I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice.  While attending the University of North Texas, I played ice hockey and rugby for the school. 


I proceeded to take my desire of learning the law to the next level by attending the Texas Tech University School of Law.  It was there that I received my solid legal educational foundation that has allowed me to be successful as an attorney.  Since graduating, I have handled family law cases throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, specifically in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant County. 


I am fully aware that when my clients hire me, they are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Let's face it, If you are speaking with me about legal representation, then chances are you are and your family are in a bad situation. And, although I cannot control the issues my clients and their families are experiencing, I can, and will, help them find a way to a better tomorrow by offering competent and trustworthy legal advice


I live in Plano with my daughter, Elizabeth.  My hobbies are playing guitar/piano, working out and spending time with my friends and family.   


Photos and videos

73480 1445451710

73480 1404162842

73480 1376064699

73480 1239508117

Practice areas


  1. Prenuptials: 20%
    11 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    11 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    11 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    11 years
  5. Family: 20%
    11 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Brian David McGrath

    Dana and I have known each other for a decade now. We worked closely together early in our careers and have stayed in touch since. When I have a tough case that I want to get a second opinion, he is the first attorney I call. Great attorney, great father and all around good dude. He could not get a higher endorsement from me.


    Brian McGrath Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Spenser Reese Housewright

    I endorse this lawyer. Dana and I were opposing counsel on a case, and he was always so professional, kind, and hard working despite us representing opposite parties. He is a great advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him!


    Spenser Housewright Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Albin Roach PLLC

Starwood Professional Building
5665 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Frisco, TX, 75034


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best - Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Lawyers Matrimonial and Family LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Attorney of the YearCollin County Young Lawyers Association2014
The 100 ClubDallas Bar Association2009
Graduation HonorsAlpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honor Society2001
Graduation HonorsUniversity of North Texas2001
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas2001
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas2000
Founding MemberLambda Alpha Epsilon - National Criminal Justice Fraternity2000
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas1999
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas1998
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas1997
Dean's ListUniversity of North Texas1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStewart Law Office, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Dana J. Stewart2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2015 - Present
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationDirector2014 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationVice President2013 - Present
Collin County Bar Association, Good Works CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Collin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Curt B. Henderson American Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - Present
Frisco ISD Independent Study and Mentorship ProgramMentor2011 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Collin County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Cancer SocietyMember2006 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information ServiceMember2009 - 2010
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M.D.M. vs. Preferred Tax Relief, Inc.Settled
The State of Texas vs. B.A.S.Dismissed
The State of Texas vs. D.W.R.Dismissed
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Collin County Bench Bar ConferenceCase Law Update (Family Law)2015
CCYLA Docket CallCCYLA Community Events Presented at 2013 Bar Leaders Conference in Houston2013
Elder Law Practice ManualMental Capacity/Legal Competency & Alzheimer's Disease2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2005
University of North TexasCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
True LifeParental Rights and Duties2014
Family Law Section MeetingCase Law Update2014
Texas Bar Leaders ConferenceJudicial Internship Program & Breakfast with the Bench Program2013
Family Law SectionComplex Property Issues2011
Immigration Law SeminarWork Visas and Investment Visas2005
Texas Tech University Law and Science Research Symposium on Legal Issues and BioterrorismSmall Pox: Endangerd Species or Indiscriminate Killer2003