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Brian Michael Andrade

Family Attorney at Richardson, TX

5.0   184 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce, child custody, child support, enforcement, property division. Anything in the family law divorce realm. Worked hundreds of cases, as my reviews show, with good results. My practice focuses on family law.

    11 years, 300 cases

  2. Family
    50%
    Divorce, child custody, child support, enforcement, property division. Anything in the family law divorce realm. Worked hundreds of cases, as my reviews show, with good results. My practice focuses on family law.

    11 years, 300 cases

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The Right Results.

Family Law includes divorce, child custody, child support, access and possession, property division, marital agreements, enforcement of orders and a number of other claims and causes.  Family law is emotional area of law.  I like helping people and I like fighting for the right result.

Choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in your case.  Find a lawyer that matches your communication style and approach.  Most of all, find a lawyer that believes in you and will fight all the way to a final trial if that is what is necessary to get the right result.

 

I'm a family law attorney, and I will help you get the right results in your case.

 

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Andrade Law Firm, PLLC

Reviews

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Posted by Shawn | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Child Custody & Dealing with Texas AG Office
I hired Brian originally because after talking to a few lawyers his fees were very reasonable compared to some of the other lawyers. The case was going to be a simple uncontested change of custodial parent from the child's mother to my custody. Everything went smoothly and the court order was obtained. This is where I was very impressed by Brian's firm. The Texas AG office started reporting me as late in my payments to credit agencies, kept charging me child support payments, threatened to take away my professional license to work and would not return the overpayments I had made for child support even though I had a court order stating I was the custodial parent. I made multiple calls to the AG office and sat on hold for hours trying to get this issue straightened out, with no luck. I called Jonathan at Brian's office and they got all the issues with the Texas AG offices resolved. They did this at no charge to me, even though I know they spent a significant amount of time dealing with the AG office. I highly recommend Brian and his associates.
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Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
Great working with you!
Posted by Jalissa | May 2, 2022
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Great Experience/Service
Brian handled my divorce case last year and I was very satisfied with the outcome. My divorce was resolved in less than a year, even though it was a very complex situation involving a concurrent criminal case. Brian was very responsive and was able to handle difficulties with my former spouse with high levels of professionalism. Even when there were attempts to delay the process by my former spouse, Brian kept things moving forward. There was never a doubt that Brian and his team were working to get this resolved as quickly as possible. This was an extremely stressful process for me, but Brian and his team continuously fought for the best interest of me and my young child. I really can't say enough for how well Brian handled my case and the whole process exceeded my expectations.
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Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
Best wishes on your new ventures! Happy we could help.
Posted by Muhammad | March 24, 2022
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Friendly and trustworthy
First of all it’s already so overwhelming uncomfortable to find divorce attorney when you are planning to file for a divorce from your significant other after the trust flies out of window. Than It’s really not easy to find someone you can completely put your 100% faith on. But after speaking with Brian for the first time put me on ease because I knew right away I was in good hands and he is looking out for me not because I was his client but because he cares and help me with his intellectual and honest conversation. In the end he got me great deal and very fair deal and work with me in payment plan with no interest on my balance. His whole team is helpful and amazing. Not to mention mr Jonathan Ortega “paralegal” was great in the process too.
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Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
I'm glad we could help you.
Posted by Jesmary | June 14, 2023
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Child Custody Case
Mr. Andrade was instrumental in representing me in a child custody case. Nothing can be more emotionally charged than when it comes to your kids. However, Mr. Andrade was great at helping me focus on what the important issues were by providing guidance, explaining options in a very complicated legal system, and achieving the best possible outcome for my family. He defended my case with integrity and did not manipulate the vulnerability of my situation for his gain as many attorneys are in the practice of doing. I am very grateful to have found him and would recommend him for your case.
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Posted by Sosena | June 11, 2023
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A Lifeline of Support: Brian and his Team Transformed my Complex Divorce with Compassion and Expertise
I still have a nightmare and this terrifying feeling what would happen if I had a different lawyer. I am so grateful to the wonderful person referred me to Brian. I am thrilled to share my heartfelt appreciation for the exceptional legal services provided by Brian and his dedicated team (specially Johnathen Ortega) during my complex divorce. From the very beginning, Brian’s understanding, compassion, and unwavering support made a significant difference in navigating the most challenging time of my life. I was extremely impressed by his straightforward approach, ensuring I had all the exact information I needed to make informed decisions throughout the process. This made me feel like I was in a driver seat and in charge of my life even if it is hard to feel that way sometimes during a divorce process. The compassion and empathy exhibited by Brian and his team were extraordinary. They recognized the emotional toll divorce can have and provided a safe space for me to express my concerns and fears. Their unwavering support and reassurance helped alleviate the stress and uncertainty that often accompany divorce proceedings, allowing me to focus on healing and moving forward. What truly impressed me was the collaborative approach Brian and his team adopted. They worked tirelessly, not only amongst themselves but also in coordination with other professionals involved in my case, such as mediators and financial experts. Thank you Brian and Team!!!!
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Posted by Ramón | May 28, 2023
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Amazing Attorney!
Brian is a great attorney. When I sat down with him before hiring him, he took consideration and added suggestions into how to approach my case. This made me trust him right away. Brian is an attorney who keeps great communication with his clients. He will also provide you with pros/cons to certain strategies during the case and what outcomes could benefit you or your situation better long-term rather short-term. Of course, when hiring a lawyer, one most do it's part. Even if you may not know where to start, Brian and his team will guide you through every step and question you may have. You won't regret hiring Brian as your attorney! Thanks to Brian, I have re-gained peace in my life and my daughter's life. Something I will never be thankful enough for.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2023
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Divorce and custody
Brain worked well with my case, he definitely put in perspective of what was realistic to expect and what was achievable. Having Brain do all the back and forth for me of defending me of questions the other side was trying to twist and confuse me with Brain was great to ensure that they asked the questions in a better and correct way so the judge would not be caught up in what they were trying to make me seem like. The reality check of what was possible with what we could prove was very helpful. When I first got served I felt very afraid because of all the wording of the document, and in my head it felt like that was what would be happening and I was very hopeless. Brain assured me that these accusations were nothing to worry about, and my ex had no rights of taking matters into his own hands and demanding things from me until we stood in front of a judge. Giving me peace of mind and understanding that was crucial in how I interacted with my ex until things were done, because I understood my rights and recognized that he was trying to intimidate me. Coming to the end of what seemed like dragged on forever, one month short of a year. We got what we were hoping for. I’m terms of custody with my child and divorce. My best advice when looking for a a lawyer, is don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem simple Brian didn’t make me feel dumb when I didn’t understand certain things that were happening in my case and he walked me through it.
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Posted by Karyn | February 21, 2023
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Great attorney
Mr Andrade and his team are top notch. We had what I’d consider a simple divorce with just assets and no children. Mr. Andrade and his team were clear about the process, and set realistic expectations before mediation. He is straightforward and honest and I was glad to have him on my team for the divorce.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce w/ children
I used Brian's office for my recent divorce. He knows the law and looks out for the best interest of children. He helped me look for what was important and settle my case that could have easily become a nasty trial. I can't thank Brian and Johnathen enough for their expertise and patience through out this tumultuous journey. I highly recommend Andrade Law.
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Posted by Shamsullah | December 28, 2022
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Brian Andrade is the best family law attorney you could ask for
Brian is the best kind of attorney you could ask for in a family law case. Brian is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and a shark when it comes time to get in the courtroom. Brian also has a fantastic support team helping him, and has an incredible network of resources should you need unbias third party assistance. There's never been a time where I had any doubts in his ability to help me in my divorce, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to you should you need a family law attorney.
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Posted by Yusuf | December 19, 2022
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Amazing Family / Divorce Attorney
What can I say that has not been said about Brian Andrade Brian was a consummate professional throughout the entire process of my brothers divorce. Brian was not only a mentor, but provided sound legal advice throughout the entire process. Divorce is never an easy situation but having Brian at my brother’s side always left me knowing he was in good hands. I genuinely mean this that Brian deserves a five star rating and is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Shawn | October 18, 2022
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Child Support Case
I hired Brian Andrade to help with our case regarding Child Support payments. My child's mother was almost $40,000 past due on her support and this had drug on for years and years until I found Mr. Andrade. He was very responsive and was able to recover the entire money due for my sons support. He was even able to recover the attorney fees. Now having gone through a custody legal dispute for years I can say that its not always going to go as perfectly as this situation did regardless of which attorney you hire. But having an attorney that is responsive, considerate of your circumstance, sincerely and actively working on your behalf means everything. Brian Andrade most definitely was all of these things. In fact most of the time I was slower to respond than he was. I would absolutely recommend Brian as an attorney you can trust to do his absolute best for you legal situation.
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Posted by Michael | October 6, 2022
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Easy Divorce Process
Brian and team made my divorce easy and as stress free as possible. Hopefully I'll never need his services again, but if I do - I know who I'll call.
Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
Thank you, we appreciate your business and trusting us with your case.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
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Great Attorney
Brian was the third attorney my niece engaged to represent her in a custody case. I wish he would have been the first. After a bad experience with another attorney, he was just who she needed. He is knowledgeable, straight forward and focuses on the law rather than slinging mud at the other side. He did an excellent job and got the results she needed.
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Posted by Jessica | May 2, 2022
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Very Detailed
Brian & his staff are amazing. From the very beginning of your interaction with them, they assure to get all information needed in order to help you with the situation at hand. Brian takes his time making sure he understands ur needs, he is very knowledgeable, informative, gives the advice he feels would be the best option for you, he is an honest man and cares about his clients. If you are looking for the best , you have found it. Look no further, you will not be disappointed with the services provided, I will always recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
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Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
Thank you so much. The staff here really works hard
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
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Very knowledgeable, calm and straightforward
I would highly recommend Brian to any of my friends who may need his services. Brian Andrade filed my original divorce. He was responsive, knowledgeable, and succinct. Years later, I am having custody issues with my ex. I reached out to Brian to understand what my options are, and get advice on how best to proceed with my situation. His office offered me a free 30 minute consult. Brian helped me understand that what I was feeling was valid. He gave me the tools I needed address my situation and told me that he is available if I need him in the future. Brian is always courteous and professional. He listens to you and give you valuable feedback. He does not waste your time.
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Response from Brian Andrade October 6, 2022
Always happy to hear we did a good job. Thank you!
Posted by Leslie | March 18, 2022
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Amazing and honest
Came to Brian to help with my custody case. Brian was everything his reviews said he was. He was knowledgeable, aggressive when he needed to be and an excellent attorney in court. I got everything I wanted in my case. If you’re in a contested battle for your kids, Brian is the attorney you want fighting for you.
Posted by Jeni | January 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and straightforward
Brian worked hard for my case and was great to work with. He was very knowledgeable and was able to give me good advice during my custody modification case. His approach was to be firm but fair and it worked wonderfully. I would definitely recommend him for family court issues!
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2021
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A+ Attorney
I hired Brian a year ago to handle my divorce and he did a phenomenal job. He's on top of his game because he is very knowledgeable of the law. He'll also work with you to set up payment plans. Highly recommended!
Posted by Octaviano | November 19, 2021
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Fantastic lawyer
Brain helped us with a restraining order. He was thorough, explained things to us and I'm proud to say the events unfolded as he had stated in his office. We will recommend Brian to our family and friends. Thank you Brian for everything!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Andrade Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Andrade Bailey
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mackoy Hernandez Qualls and Brown
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Texas System, Dallas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Father Primary
  • Victory
  • Child Custody Case
  • Victory
  • Divorce
  • Complete

Associations

  • Plano Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Plano Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Family Lawyers in Plano 2020
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Dean's List
  • Southern Methodist University
  • 2007
  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Best Advocate
  • Southern Methodist University
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • In house Family Law Intro
  • Family Law 101
  • 2019
  • Singles Night Out
  • Family Law Basics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (30)
Endorse Brian
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Andrade worked across from me on a difficult family law case. He conducted himself well, advocating strongly for his client while keeping the conversation and correspondence cordial. He operates with a high level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brian since our first year of law school. He was always one of the hardest working students in our class. He has carried that same commitment to success to his law practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Andrade never lost sight of his client's goals and did a very wonderful job serving as an advocate for his client. He is knowledgeable of the law and his experience shows through his negotiation and litigation strategies."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated with Brian on three different occasions. He is a tough as bolts guy. Backs down from no one. Follows through. Very well versed in the law. Although a ferocious he is a great guy and works very hard."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked on a case against Brian, I have found him to be a zealous advocate for his client at all times. I was very impressed by his professionalism and his dedication to his practice. Brian is the total package for anyone looking for an excellent attorney at decent hourly rate. I would whole heartedly recommend Brian anyone going through a divorce or child custody matter."
Child custody Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a highly qualified attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone needing a tough, but caring family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Brian. We recently worked as opponents in a difficult divorce case, and he maintained civility through he process while effectively advocating for his client. Looking forward to working with him again."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse Brian Andrade. We were opposing counsel on a fairly contentious matter but Brian stayed cool and worked with me through the weekend before the final hearing as he was recent to this case. In the end, we both got our clients together right before the hearing and worked out a partial proposal and let the Judge do the rest. He was professional and courteous and exemplified the way an attorney should approach both his client and opposing counsel. I think that he has a bright future in the law."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Brian is hardworking and experienced. He takes great care of his clients and gets them great results."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian Andrade is an original, creative, ethical thinker. He is methodical in all he does but can react to unforeseen situations calmly when they arise. He is eternally trustworthy. He is fantastic at keeping his clients informed and in returning their inquiries."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian has helped many people in this community in tough times of desparate need and gotten them through crisis and can do the same for you. I would certainly call him for my own family's issues should they ever arise"
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian and I were opposing counsel on a very difficult case. Brian has the unique ability to strongly advocate for his client, but also remain a true gentleman. Brian is a very intelligent attorney who understands the law, has a mastery of the facts, and works very hard on his cases. An excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is one of the most hard working and knowledgeable attorneys I know. He stays late almost every day to make sure his clients are taken care of and I've seen first-hand how much passion he has for the law. He provides an aggressive approach when necessary but also possesses a calming ability that helps in tough negotiations. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a tough, smart, yet caring family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian works hard to obtain the best possible outcomes for each of his clients. He is smart, ethical, and is a true master of his craft. I would recommend him to my own mother."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've work with Brian routinely and always appreciate his ability to focus on the big picture and how a client's life will be affected 6 months, 2 years, 10 years down the road. He's a true advocate for his clients and a great professional to work with."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian works hard for his clients. He is very straightforward and will work to find the best solutions for each client's unique needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"With Brian you know what you are getting. Brian is thoroughly prepared, has a keen knowledge of the law, and is dedicated to his clients."
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Richardson Family Lawyer Brian Michael Andrade
Brian Michael Andrade
Family Attorney
Richardson, TX
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available