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Theodore Dean Ogilvie

Family Attorney at Frisco, TX

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Ted

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Theodore

Learn Theodore’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, custody, mediation, collaborative, prenups.

    23 years

  2. Probate
    Wills, living wills, estate probate, guardianships.

    23 years

  3. Business
    Entity selection and formation, advice, policy creation and implementation.

    23 years

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Theodore (Ted) D. Ogilvie
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Ogilvie Law Office, pllc
6136 Frisco Square Blvd., Suite 400
Frisco, TX, 75034


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Posted by Kenneth | July 13, 2020
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie July 14, 2020
Welcome to Texas, Kenneth! It was truly a pleasure getting to know you and your wife! Best of luck with the next chapter you two are writing. Thank you for the nice review.
Posted by Anton | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Compassionate Family Lawyer
Ted has been our family attorney for years. When I was diagnosed with leukemia, Ted helped us draft a will that allowed me to go forward with treatment, knowing my family would be taken care of in case I succumbed. Thankfully, I am now cancer free. Ted also helped us with a legal matter regarding our son and our school district. He was professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent advocate for us. I have known Ted before I knew him as a lawyer - I taught his daughter in Middle School, and through that, I got to know this outstanding, compassionate man. I am honored to know him, and glad that he has been there when my family needed him.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie July 14, 2020
Just having you here is still the most amazing and wonderful thing (even though your kind words are great, too—thank you)! I’m humbled to know you and be only a small part of your journey through life, Anton! Always here to help you and your strong, incredible wife! (My daughter still thinks you hung the moon!). Peace, my friend!!!
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Posted by Franky | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce modification
Ted took my divorce modification case after being turned away from a major law office in the area. That attorney had me convinced I had no grounds for modification. With Ted, I received an extremely fair buy out of the shared home that I was ordered to pay on for the next 3 years. He also saved me nearly $30,000 in future child support payments on top of the buy out. I am grateful to have found him! I would definitely recommend Ted to anyone looking for the best lawyer in Collin, Denton county!
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie February 4, 2020
Thanks for the great review, Franky . . . and for giving me the opportunity to work on your case. I’m so glad we could get a favorable result and exceed your expectations. Best of luck, my friend—you’re a good dad!
Posted by Sheila | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Olgalvie and his staff were professional, respectful, kind, patient and reasonable. I needed a lawyer to have me assigned as executor and to probate my Fathers estate. 5 stars out of 5
Response from Theodore Ogilvie December 3, 2019
Thank you, Sheila—it was a pleasure working with and meeting you and your husband.
Posted by Robin | June 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Most exxellent
Answered my question directly and honestly. I feel with his information he is a knowledgeable and straight forward attorney who can help with your needs in an attorney.
Response from Theodore Ogilvie June 24, 2019
Thank you, Robin! I appreciate your kind review!
Posted by Michael | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ted Ogilvie helped me through my recent divorce. From the first consultation I felt completely comfortable discussing my case and my life with Mr. Ogilvie. I hired him that day and it was the best decision I made for my divorce process. He made a difficult situation as easy as anyone could. He walked me through every step of the divorce and explained things in terms that I completely understood. He not only helped with my divorce, but with interested in and gave advice in many other parts of my life. He treated me as if we were life long friends throughout the entire process. I highly recommend working with him for any legal situation.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie January 24, 2019
I appreciate the kind words and feedback, Michael. I very much enjoyed working with you, too! You’re a good man and a good father—best of luck!! Call me anytime I can help.
Posted by Greg | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Updated will
Mr. Ogilvie updated wills for me and my wife. He took the time to ask good questions and made sure he was clear on what we wanted during our meeting. Our wills were completed quickly and correctly the first time. I have used Mr. Ogilvie before and will use him again. I have also recommended him to friends and family in the Frisco area.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie November 8, 2018
Thank you, Greg! Always a pleasure to see you. I appreciate your trust!
Posted by Carl | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
I live in New Mexico but had to probate a will in Texas. I began with another lawyer but nothing ever got resolved. When I contacted Ted Ogilvie that all changed. Within a short time we had a court date and the probate completed.
Response from Theodore Ogilvie August 7, 2018
Absolutely my pleasure, Carl! Thank you!
Posted by Johnan | January 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winning settlement!
Mr. Ogilvie resolved my divorce that had been stagnate for over 3 years. He stepped into overwhelmingly bad odds, moved the case forward and obtained a favorable settlement for me.
Response from Theodore Ogilvie January 15, 2018
I’m so glad we finally resolved your divorce. I’m grateful for good clients who are willing to trust me and appreciate the quagmire that can develop all too easily in a contentious matter. Wish I could’ve been there for you sooner! Best of luck, Johnan!
Posted by Rob | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Rare Attorney
Selecting an attorney is an arduous task. While researching Ted Ogilvie, two things caught my attention. His ability to handle difficult situations with eloquence and produce a positive outcome and he’s an attorney who prefers the collaborative method of resolving legal disputes. That’s rare. I retained Ted Ogilvie as my attorney because I was looking for someone different, someone who I could align with philosophically, and who I could partner with to get through a challenging and difficult divorce. From the minute we started working together, I recognized that Ted was exactly what I was looking for. He is genuine, honest, caring, and he always had my best interest at heart. He listened to me, provided me options to consider, was always readily available, and guided me each step of the way. I couldn’t imagine anyone but Ted representing me…I owe him a gratitude of thanks.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie January 15, 2018
It was such a pleasure working with you, Rob. Thank you for your trust in me!
Posted by Amy | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best interest for the child
Ted and his team were amazing at preparing my case and making sure I was ready to face the scariest day of my life. My child has, unfortunately, been without a father for a few years and I had enough of his father’s instability and broken promises so I went to Mr. Ogilvie. From day one he made me feel like I was family and I felt safe and secure moving forward through court proceedings with him by my side. He and his team took time to prepare me and ensure I would be comfortable on the stand speaking about our situation. As scary as it was, answering another lawyers accusatory questions, I felt confident knowing that Ted and his team had my back. The outcome ended up being a win, and most importantly what was best for my child.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie December 11, 2017
It was a pleasure helping you, Amy! Keep up being a great mom!
Posted by Keisha | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
After a rough 7 months of dealing with a lawyer who had no concern for my wants and had no time to listen to what I said, I was blessed to find Mr. Ogilvie. No one dreams to divorce much less for their divorce to be messy one. My previous lawyer had drained me financially, physically and mentally. Their only concern was how could THEY get more, not make this process as quick and painless as possible. When I met Mr. Ogilvie, I instantly got a feeling of calm and peace. I could tell that what concerned me concerned him and that he would do everything he could to get me the results I was looking for. So, it was no surprise that after 3 months, he got me the results I desired. He moved quickly and intently in everything. I would recommend Mr. Ogilvie highly. He is very professional and knowledgeable on all things family and divorce law and will strive to do his best to get the results you are looking for. He is truly the best and working with him was one of he best experiences in my life. His staff was also professional and on top of things.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie November 16, 2017
It was such a joy working with you, Keisha. We worked to get your divorce done the way you wanted it—mainly timely. I’m delighted that you were pleased with Ogilvie Law. Thank you for your kind words! Best of luck to you! Give my best to your wonderful family. Please keep in touch. ~Ted
Posted by Mitchell | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Head and Shoulders above the rest
Ted Ogilvie shatters the stereotype one might think of when it comes to attorneys. He is kind, patient, caring, compassionate, honest, hard working and will go to bat for you. He looks out for your interests above his own. I cannot say enough good things about him.
Response from Theodore Ogilvie July 15, 2017
Thank you, Mitch! You and your wife have two of the biggest hearts ever! May God bless you both!
Posted by Tamera | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Referral For My Clients
Over that last 17 years Ted has been a great resource to my clients. He is compassionate and understanding when a client is in a time of crisis. Ted is there to help during a divorce or other family law matter.
Response from Theodore Ogilvie July 15, 2017
Thank you, Tamera!
Posted by Katie | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best and only attorney I will ever use!
Mr. Ogilvie has been my attorney for many years and I have never had any issues. He has always been very understanding, calm, and reasonable. He always made sure that either he or his paralegal kept me up to date on my case and was usually easy to get in contact with when needed. He, in my opinion, is the best and will be the only attorney I will ever use.
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Response from Theodore Ogilvie June 15, 2017
Thank you, Katie! You and your family mean a great deal to me, and I am very proud of the mother, wife and strong woman you are in your family!
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mr. Ogivile listens, absorbs detail and opinions, and then makes convincing recommendations and decisions that get right to the heart of the issues. It was a quite a long and frustrating process an he stood by my side. There were situations where he went above and beyond to take care on behalf of me and had it under control. He took all the stress and restored everything out for me. I can not thank you enough but THANK YOU!!
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Posted by Sherry | December 3, 2014
Mr. Ogilvie recently handled a complex case for me. He was very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I always felt that he was going to assist me every step of the process. I would highly recommend Mr. Ogilvie for any legal issues.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Legal Topics (SAIL)
  • Collin College
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney/President
  • Ogilvie Law Office.PLLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney and Mediator
  • Neal Ashmore Family Law Group
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Healthcare Administration
  • 1991 - 2001
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  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • MBA
  • 1990
  • University of New Mexico
  • BUS
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Kenneth Ray Waldrop v. Teresa Waldrop
  • 2nd COA Affirmed (Appellant Requested Rehearing): Trial Court denied Kenneth's request to modify the decree/contract.


  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Insitute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Denton County Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - Present
  • Family Law Section of State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Aid of North West Texas
  • Advisory Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Construction Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • State Bar of Texas, Law Student Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Hero Mediator Award
  • DCAP
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award
  • 2007
  • Best Brief
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law Moot Court Honors Program
  • 1999
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  • Long-Term Care Interface
  • A Survey Postmortem Analysis
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Collin College-SAIL
  • That’s FRAUD, Too!
  • 2020
  • Collin College--SAIL
  • FRAUD All Around Us
  • 2019
  • Collin College--SAIL
  • DUE PROCESS: What Is It and How Does It Work?
  • 2019
  • Collin Colllege--SAIL
  • The World of Resolving Conflict Outside the Courtroom
  • 2018
  • Collin College--SAIL
  • Exploring Senior Rights in Texas
  • 2017
  • TAMU Alumni Luncheon
  • Mediation Optimization
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Theodore
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ted for about 15 years. We used to office together, so I've had the opportunity to observe first hand his interaction with his clients. He is well respected in the legal community, knowledgeable and compassionate."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ted has been a great resource for my clients and friends when they need assistance with a divorce or family law matter. I have the upmost trust and confidence in Ted."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ted is a great professional to work with and looks out for the best interest of his client while trying to reach an amicable resolution that is in the best interest of all parties. I would highly recommend him."
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Frisco Family Lawyer Theodore Dean Ogilvie
Theodore Dean Ogilvie
Family Attorney
Frisco, TX
Licensed for 22 years