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My family law practice centers on five areas:
* Texas family law appeals
* Interstate jurisdictional disputes
* QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders) preparation and litigation
* Enforcement of divorce decrees, especially child support collection
* Grandparents' rights
For most matters, I offer a choice of hourly or flat fees. On occasion (and when allowed by lawyer disciplinary rules), I will take a case on a contingent fee basis.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    26 years



Hourly ($5-400/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Lisa E. Mcknight

    Jimmy is one of the smartest attorneys in town


    Lisa Mcknight Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Verner & Brumley,P.C

3131 Turtle Creek Boulevard Penthouse Suite
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowDallas Bar Foundation1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerVerner & Brumley, P.C.1993 - Present
PartnerKoons, Fuller, McCurley and Vanden Eykel, P.C.1990 - 1993
PartnerSeeligson & Steinberg, P.C.1988 - 1990
AssociateSeeligson, Douglass, Falconer and Vanden Eykel, P.C.1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember1991 - Present
Dallas Bar Association Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1986 - Present
Dallas Bar Association Family Law SectionDirector1992 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bates v. TesarCourt affirmed denial of relocation.
Poteet v. SullivanJudgment for police officers reversed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Verner & Brumley, P.C., websiteGrandparents' Rights in Texas2005
GP SoloClient as Co-Counsel2003
SoloThe Five W's (and Two H's) of Online Newsletter Publishing2003
State Bar of Texas Family Law Section ReportFamily Law From Around the NationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, DallasPublic Policy & Political EconomyPhD - Doctorate2009
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Emory UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1976
University of UtahPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationDeadlines in Family Law Litigation2004
5th Annual West Texas Fall SeminarCurrent Topics in Family Law2003
4th Annual West Texas Fall SeminarSelected Family Law Cases2002
Continuing Legal EducationFamily Law Update2001
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseChild Support Liens2001
Family Law Practice InstituteChild Support: Current Issues2000