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James Anthony Giries

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plano, TX

4.8   25 reviews

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About James

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As a Collin County divorce attorney, James Giries, assists clients with all aspects of the divorce process. Filing for divorce is a decision that will affect your entire family. Our firm strives to assist you with your questions on divorce, child custody, child support and a variety of other family law issues.

Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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The Law Office of James Giries
1800 Preston Park Blvd.
Suite 108
Plano, TX, 75093

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Ruby | February 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Residential appraiser
James He is a good attorney and take care of my case as his own . He gave me some good advice and release my confused . Thank you James
Posted by Amalia | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I had a very good experience. He was very helpful, and did a great job. He took time to teach me how to breath good and how to control my anxiety and stress in court. He did a great job in the court while defending me.
Posted by amy myers | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quiet Bulldog Attorney
James has a unique way of quietly and confidently crafting a story that incorporates the law and is interwoven in the specifics of the case that leave opposing counsel clueless of what direction he is taking. He is brilliant at strategizing and understanding the unique nature of each individual case and made sure he addressed every issue of my case in a strategic and methodical manner. I have never experienced another attorney so skilled at managing case details so effectively. PLUS, he did not charge me for my initial consultation.
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Posted by Christopher | March 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped in a time of crisis
James Giries promptly helped me in a time of dire need. Was transparent and honest about the situation and what I need to do. Took time walking through the situation and offering his experiences with the situation.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FAMILY LAWYER WE COULD ASK FOR !
Mr. Giries was the third lawyer we met up with regarding our case, and the only one to sit down with us at the beginning and explained his strategy as many times as we asked him too, he was very thorough throughout the whole process. He was always available through e-mail and phone calls and answered all of our questions completely anytime; English isn't our first language but it absolutely wasn't an issue working with Mr. Giries, he was very professional and patient while handling our case. The process was taken care of in a very short amount of time and we couldn't be happier working with Mr. Giries. Thank you!
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Posted by Robert Thurman | July 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows His Stuff
I contacted Mr. Giries regarding a family law matter concerning my daughter. He told me the truth and that is all I can ask for. Somethings I needed to hear and somethings I didn't like hearing, but it was the TRUTH. Thank you!
Posted by Randy mccoy | June 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire this guy, don't make the same mistake I did.
He was great. I tried to discuss with other attorneys and they were wanting to bill my card $100 just to talk. James took his time, gave me valuable feedback, and offered a variety of services based on my situation instead of just requesting a retainer to talk to me. I'd highly recommend this very knowledgeable attorney after the experience I had with mine. Don't hire someone who says they can handle family law, hire someone who can prove they handle family law.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Divorce/Family Attorney
I was going through a very difficult separation and divorce with 2 children under the age of 6. The situation was heartbreaking and complicated, and James was there for me every step of the way. Not only did he give me excellent legal counsel, which was flawlessly executed, but he also helped with my emotional stability. James was able to help teach me calming techniques so I could focus on the here and now. I was able to do something very scary (testifying in court) knowing he was at my side and I could handle my emotions. I am not only grateful for the outcome of my divorce, but for the constant support I received during and afterward. Thank you James.
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Posted by Jesus herrera | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody help.
James Giries helped me win the custody of my 2 kids,he accomplished everything he proposed when i walked into his office .He was very good at noticing that my personal life was not very good at the moment and gave me therapy to help me get through one of the toughest moments of my life.I would highly recommend James Giries to any one fighting for custody of their kids especially men because it seems that us men have things against us when it comes to custody battles.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Giries, he is best and excellent Lawyer with full of experience. My case was very difficult and no other lawyer helped me but when Mr Giries took my case I was confident and he showed his knowledge and experience by soving my difficult case . I am very happy with his work. Last thing I like to say God Bless him and all the people out there those who are reading this review if you want to win your case then hire him . Thank you Mr Giries for bringing peace back in to my life.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have spoken with James about multiple legal issues on several occasions. He is not only extremely knowledgeable in various fields of the law, he is also caring and genuinely compassionate about my legal needs. I would absolutely recommend James to anyone seeking an attorney.
Posted by olawande | June 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
knowleadgeable
Came as a recommendation from a friend. On the first phone call I knew I could trust James to hand my case. He was understanding of my divorce problems and explained all the steps that were possible. We ended up in mediation that felt it lasted forever and I came out with a really nice result
Posted by olawande | June 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
awesome experience
i had a great experience with James Giries. He was quick to respond and very knowledgeable. I can easily recommend him as a great attorney.
Posted by Susan | December 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring Expert in a Stressful Time
I consulted James when my family was going through a very stressful time concerning personal matters. He listened intently, did not judge and gave his honest opinion. I appreciate that because in a very hard time for my family I feel like he is looking out for me.
Posted by Paul | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intergrity is James Giries middle name!
I wish there were more stars to give this man. James Giries is an outstanding lawyer. Finally, I have found a lawyer that is professional, caring, and has a lot of integrity. James was very attentive to my needs during a difficult legal battle I was having regarding an unjust Restraining Order. Not only did he go above and beyond for me, the case was resolved quickly and I now consider him a friend. I have never seen anyone work like he does inside the court room, and out. I believe if I would have went through any other attorney I wouldn't have won my case. James is smart, intelligent and a fighter. Unlike most attorney's James always got back to me right away with any questions or concerns, sometimes even when he was home. He made me feel important never just treated me like her client. A true professional and a man with great Integrity. James Giries will fight for you!
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Posted by Jennifer Lowe | December 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
I had a very complicated divorce and James was very knowledgeable and professional. He was dedicated to my case and made sure I was informed and prepared every step of the way. I never felt like just a client. He genuinely cared about me and my children and made sure we were taken care of. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs direction and council when going through divorce and family separation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic divorce lawyer!!
I hired James to handle my divorce matter last year. He went above and beyond as my lawyer, reached an amicable settlement with the opposing party and everyone was happy in the end. James is very personable and puts his clients needs first and foremost. I would highly recommend James to anyone seeking an outstanding divorce lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Assistance
I was recently assisted by James Giries in a legal territory dispute with another chiropractor. He was able to help resolve the issue promptly and quickly quelled me fears. He was even able to find additional legal assistance that was needed once the legal attack I endured turned slanderous. I really appreciate the help I received and would definitely recommend his help for similar matters.
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Posted by Katy | August 29, 2014
James Giries
James is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful. James kept me up to speed throughout my divorce. All my calls were returned within 2 hours. James always responded to my emails in a timely manner. James is a compassionate person who understands the difficulty of ending a marriage. I really felt that James was on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Five Stars for this Man!!!
James Giries helped me keep my children from a bad situation. I approached James around November of 2012 about my children's visitation with their father declining at a steady rate. He was just going down a road that was very impressionable to the children and I didn't want them in that environment. James made sure to keep me informed at all times of the case and what was happening. He even made sure I had a copy of everything once it was received in his office. He was very organized and made sure I understood all the facts of the case before going to the next step. He was clear and concise with each move that we could make. He was a little slow on getting me the bill for his services, but that allowed me time to get the money together too. James was able to get the court to order my children's father to go to counseling, go to rehab, and limited the visitation, even made it supervised. He did an amazing job of making sure that my children were taken care of. That is what is most important to me in the whole world and he understood that. I know that next time I need some legal advise or help, James will be the one I call. I have already referred him to my friends in need. James Giries was a wonderful attorney in my case. I couldn't have asked for a better man with great like-minded values.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of James Giries Law, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Henslee, Fowler, Hepworth & Schwartz, L.L.P.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Ekvall & Byrne, L.L.P.
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Adminstration
  • 1998

Associations

  • Plano Metro Rotary Club
  • Club Service Chair - 2013
  • 2012 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Plano Metro Rotary Association Meeting
  • The Divorce Process
  • 2014
  • Allen Mental Health Professionals - Monthly Meeting
  • Child's Right To Choose Residency in Texas
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
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Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is very professional and a strong advocate for his clients. It has been a pleasure to work with him on the opposite side. He has the skill, competence and experience to handle any complex family law case. I am very pleased to endorse James Giries."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very pleased to endorse and recommend James Giries to you for representation in family law matters. He has the skill and competence to handle issues regarding children and very complex property divisions. I have been on the opposing side of James and found it to be a good relationship even though he actively represents his clients quite adversarial. I would certainly not hesitate to use James in any family law situations."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have mediated cases for him with exceptionally challenging facts. He was very professional, advocated strongly for his client and obtained favorable results."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is one of the best family law attorneys in DFW. He is trustworthy and always represents his clients in a professional manner. We routinely refer family cases to James and his firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have come to know Mr. Giries over the years in various settings and most recently as opposing counsel in a divorce matter. Mr. Giries was professional and courteous while zealously representing his client. I find him to be of the highest moral character and do not hesitate to recommend him."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Giries and I have worked on several matters together. He was cooperative, professional, and responsive. He has my endorsement and I recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse James. He is an outstanding family law lawyer who knows the law and fights hard for his clients. I have had several cases against him and even have referred clients to him."
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Plano Divorce and separation Lawyer James Anthony Giries
James Anthony Giries
Divorce and separation Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation