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Family law must be practiced aggressively but also with compassion, empathy, character, and an understanding of the big picture as to how the actions of the parties may affect not only their future but also the future of their children.  The experience and competence of counsel reveals itself through the understanding of this concept.  Knowing when and how to work collaboratively to settle a case is as important as knowing when to recommend and prepare for trial.  I work with my clients to provide them with insight and valuable insight so that they are able to consistently make intelligent and informed decisions while at the same time understanding the consequences of those choices.  My success is ultimately measured by the number and quality of the referrals that I receive.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 98%
    35 years
  2. Estate Planning: 2%
    35 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cynthia Thomson Diggs

    Michael Puhl is a wonderful family lawyer with many years of experience. He has an outstanding track record with his clients and is a role model in the community. I recommend Michael without reservation as one of the finest family lawyers in Texas.


    Cynthia Diggs Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Puhl Law Group PC

206 S. Kentucky Street
Suite 300
McKinney, TX, 75069


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2016
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2015
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Who's WhoN/A2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLoughmiller & Puhl LP2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Assn of Family Law SpecialistsMember2008 - Present
Collin County Bar Association-Family Law sectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present
Collin County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Texas Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family TherapistsBoard Member/Chairman2006 - 2016
Collin County Bench/Bar FoundationExecutive Board of Directors2000 - 2003
Collin County Attorney Mentor ProgramChairman1998 - 2000
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationBoard of Directors1996 - 2000
Plano Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Plano Bar AssociationDirector1994 - 2000
Plano Bar AssociationMember/President1992 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual ConferenceThe Creation of Uniform Laws Between States for the Licensure and Regulation of Marriage and Family Therapists2010
Collin County Bench/Bar ConferenceRole and Responsibility of the Ad Litem in a Family Law Case1997