Board Certified Texas Family Law Specialist with over 43 years of Family Law experience
Mary D. McKnight has been licensed since May 9, 1975. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law and has been Board Certified in the area of Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since December 1981. During that period, she has tried over 100 jury trials involving complex marital property, conservatorship (custody), termination of parental rights, and several tort cases related to family law issues.
Ms. McKnight has also successfully handled numerous appellate matters, including appeals, mandamus, and Bills of Review and has occasionally ventured into the criminal courts with good results when a family law client ran into trouble.
Ms. McKnight was named one of the five “Go To” lawyers in Texas in the area of Family Law by Texas Lawyer Magazine in 2002, and one of the top lawyers in Dallas by “D” Magazine in 2011.
Ms. McKnight was an Adjunct Instructor in the Trial Advocacy Program at the SMU Law School in 1991-1993.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1975||12/22/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||D Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney||Texas Lawyer Magazine||2002|
|Board Certified - Family Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1981|
|Attorney||Law Office of Mary D. McKnight||1980 - Present|
|Adjunct Instructor in the Trial Advocacy Program||Southern Methodist University Dedman School Of Law||1991 - 1993|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Hood County Case||A change of venue was obtained to another county.|
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