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Lisa E. Mcknight

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.7   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Lisa

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Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Only 1% of Texas Attorneys have this Certification

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Location

Lisa E. McKnight PC
4807 Gaston
Dallas, TX, 75246-1020

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by ryan | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best possible counsel you can retain
I retained Lisa to represent me in my divorce which involved my two minor children. The outcome exceeded my expectations, not only from a legal standpoint but the relationship I developed with Lisa and her amazing staff. They were accessible and showed a genuine interest in all aspects of my case. Remember, you are not just hiring an attorney, you are hiring the entire staff, as they are who you'll be interacting with on a consistent basis. Lisa is without a doubt the finest family attorney in North Texas.
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Posted by John | January 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney For High Conflict Case
I retained the services of Lisa McKnight and glad I did! She was able to successfully protect my rights as a father and obtain judgements against my ex which prevented any further interference as a parent. Highly recommend!
Posted by Zach | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
If you're feeling powerless and feel as if you have no where to turn for hope, Lisa Mcknight is definitely the lawyer for you to make that sensation disappear. Lisa has exceeded all my expectations and got me exactly what I was asking for in my child custody case. Also i would like to thank all of her staff at her law firm. They were very accommodating and absolutley amazing. If I have any legal issues arise in my future, you can guarantee that i will be contacting Lisa Mcknight.
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Posted by Tommy | September 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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I am easily satisfied with the very best. ~ Winston Churchill
Okay.... Stop..... If you are looking to retain an attorney, and you are going to get a divorce, you need look no further. Lisa and Tamika are fantastic attorneys. They are backed by an outstanding team. Brenda and Paul. Paul, thanks for your insight and kindness! This is a true dream team! You are not just a client. They make you feel like family! Communication via mycase is awesome and updated regularly. Thanks to Ellen, so kind and understanding, yet keeping me in the right frame of mind. There are not enough good adjectives to describe how great Lisa is as an attorney! I am so grateful to the whole team. From my heart, Thank you!
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Posted by Joe | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification
My hearing took place on March 28, 2017. Lisa was amazing! I have hired other attorneys in the past to help me with my case but no one stood up for me and rocked like she did. When I walked out of the court room in the past I felt like I lost and my ex won again and again and again. Lisa stopped that cold and instead of playing defense at court Lisa was on the offense the whole time, and the Judge saw right through my ex’s lies finally. My daughter and I would like to thank you. You are a true definition of a ROCK STAR attorney, and the staff at her office are awesome.
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Posted by Trish | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support issues and removal of name of ex's name
Most professional hard working lawyers. Know the laws inside and out. Lisa and her staff work hard at getting all information needed for a win in the courts. I wish so much I had found Lisa McKnight and staff when I got divorced in 2012, I was beaten down, manipulated, and lied to by now ex. And the lawyer I had did not stand up protect me as this firm just did in May. Thank god I have her now to fight for me, I wouldn't recommend anyone else. THANK YOU SO MUCH FIRM of Lisa McKnight
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Lisa McKnight Review: An Excellent Attorney
I am currently embroiled in a very litigious post divorce case that started because of the perpetration of acts of domestic violence against myself and my children by my ex-husband. Lisa McKnight fearlessly stepped into my case AT THE LAST MINUTE in order to represent the interests of my children, and she has been extremely effective in front of the judges that have been assigned to my case. I have been truly impressed by her professionalism, how she investigates the Texas Family Code, Texas rules of procedure and any other relevant statute in order to defend my position in court and how she is always on top of her game. She is excellent at keeping me focused on what is relevant in a court of law since I am not always objective to the elements of my own case. Based on her years of experience in the Dallas court rooms, she has developed an intricate understanding of the best way of communicating to each individual judge who has been assigned to the case. For example, some judges prefer to see a time line of events leading to the present day, while other judges might prefer a different mode of presentation. Her oral and written communication skills are also quite impressive. She understands the fine art of legal argument before the judge, being careful to always present her line of reasoning within the context of the law and within the context of the case. I have seen other attorneys whose brutal attacks in court and lack of professionalism have been shocking. However, Lisa McKnight always maintains her dignity in the court room and is always professional. I have never seen her stoop to a level of conduct that is not becoming, and this has helped to further increase my credibility before the court. She is also an attorney with integrity. Her staff is always extremely prepared when we are in court and they are instrumental in helping Lisa to have the necessary documentation in her hands at the moment when she requires it. They are also very helpful in answering my questions before we have our court date. Lisa McKnight is not afraid to handle complex cases. She gets the job done. I would definitely recommend "Lisa McKnight for the fight!"
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Posted by S&R | September 1, 2013
She saved our kids!!!
If you want custody of your children, Lisa is the lawyer to hire in the Dallas Metroplex area. In the last four years, Lisa has handled several cases for our family. My wife and I have been previously married with children. She handled my wife’s child support case, my divorce, and my subsequent custody case. In 2009, I hired Lisa to handle my divorce case, in which see did an exceptional job. She told me on my first visit, that I was going to have an uphill battle. I was in a conservative county, conservative court, with a judge known to have a reputation for favoring mothers. After stating that, her next comment was, “now let’s see how to keep your kids”, and went to work. With her skill, I was able to keep primary custody of my children, and my home. In 2013, my wife and I were sued by my ex to try and get custody of my children. After eight months, and four court appearances, we walked away with full custody of my children, and several large monetary judgments against my ex. She has also made it very difficult for the ex to sue us again. She also handled a child support case when my wife’s ex sued her to reduce child support. Lisa did her homework and found out that he had a part-time job, and was able to preserve the child support for her. Lisa does her homework ahead of time, prepares for your case with all evidence and documentation needed, and knows about everything she can find out about your opponent, their lawyer and the judge. She understands their strengths and styles and prepares accordingly. When In Court, she demonstrates great confidence; she knows when to be aggressive, and when to tune it down a notch, she knows when to show strength, and when to show understanding. She does her best to work things out with the opponent to avoid going to court, saving both money and time; however, if the opponent is not willing to go that route, then she does her best to secure the best outcome for her clients. You will find Lisa not only a smart and intelligent lawyer, but also a compassionate person. She identifies with your issues, and lives your frustration, and will take it on as if they were her issues. It was kind of funny to see her reactions towards the opponent and how frustrated she seems to be towards them which make you really believe that she is on your side and is as a family member who knows what you’ve been through and is ready to put an end to your misery. We would HIGHLY recommend Lisa McKnight for anything involving family law. She is smart, witty, fierce, funny, and very professional.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2013
Client Review
Lisa and her staff were a true blessing for my wife and I. From the moment we met with Lisa we both felt comfort knowing that we were in very capable hands and that she would fight for us. Lisa was fair, thorough and honest in her assessment of our case. She kept us extremely informed and worked very hard to provide the outcome we were looking for.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2013
BEST Family Lawyer in Dallas
Lisa McKnight has represented me in two different matters in the same marriage, over the past 5 years. Lisa McKnight is the finest Family Lawyer I could recommend in Dallas. Lisa was 100% dedicated to my case & my concerns for my children's well being. She helped everyway possible to protect the innocent children, and my family/corporate assets. Lisa not only listened intensely to what I needed, but demanded the same from me in guiding me through an extremely emotionally charged time. Lisa and her staff showed me they genuinely cared about me and my children, and the fees for her services were secondary. I can honestly say that she was worth every penny in fees & she has the character and honestly that allowed me to trust her not only financially, but with the care & advice she gave and also demanded of me throughout. It is obvious that the courts are aware of her honesty & integrity, and knowing that gave me great comfort. Lisa possesses the ability to be kind and understanding, & then go to court with ferocity to protect what is right and fair. Thank God for a very few lawyers like Lisa & your caring staff!. As a dedicated "Father" in a "mom-friendly" world, you effectively showed the truth bluntly & effectively. Lisa and her staff have VERY successfully leveled the "Good Father's Playing Field" for me and my family's safety. GREAT JOB Lisa!!- Thank you for preserving & protecting the most important thing in my life- My children's well being.
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Posted by a Family client | March 16, 2012
Lisa McKnight is a wonderful attorney!
Lisa and her paralegals were inviting and understanding. Lisa gave me the confidence throughout this case. When I was discouraged she lifted me up. She was my helping hand that defended for me. On trial she was fierce! I can never forget what happen and knowing that I have a superb attorney that stood by my side. She gave me her time to help me with my case that words can not express what it meant to me then… and now. She is the best! I would definitely recommend Lisa McKnight.
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Posted by Peggy | January 29, 2012
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Lisa McKnight and her staff are wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her. I trust her completely. She is knowledgable and honest.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Lisa McKnight Positive Review
Lisa McKnight and her team were extremely professional and knowledgeable about the subject of divorce, of which I knew nothing. She explained to me the timetable of events that would occur and then made sure that the events happened in the time frame that was suitable to me. Lisa provided continuous support for me during a very strenuous time. She was always there when I needed her advice and counsel. She also kept the process as simple as possible, never letting my focus waiver, and making sure that the endpoint that I wanted was what she delivered. Simply put, she was an angel when I needed one. I can recommend Lisa McKnight with the highest of accolades and without any reservations.
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Posted by Lisa | February 26, 2011
All I have to say is AWESOME!!!!
Lisa is the best divorce attorney in town!!! If you need to win she is your woman! From the very first consult, she was on top of everything I needed to do. I truly know that I would not have gotten through this very messy divorce without her. Thank you Lisa
Posted by Hilina | January 1, 2015
I had a complicated divorce...
When I first hired Lisa, she was really helpful and on top of everything. Later on, when it came it came to discoveries, she wasn't helping. My ex husband said he attached everything to the file but he didn't attach his bank statement and tax return - those are very important but she didn't care to check the document all the way through to make sure that the files were there. I asked her to subpoena his bank statement since he didn't attach it but she responded, "I cannot subpoena to give you community property," which wasn't what I was asking for at all. Her assistants were very rude as well. When I came to drop document , her newest assistant stood in the way of the door, took the paper from me and charged me for dropping it. I paid her 21,000 dollars and she didn't even finish what I needed her to do and definitely wasn't worth all that money.
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TERRIBLE ATTORNEY
AVOID LISA MCKNIGHT AND MARY MCKNIGHT BOTH MOM AND DAUGHTER ARE THE WORST ATTORNEYS IN DALLAS. EXPENSIVE AND OVERPRICED TOTAL FRAUDS
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lisa E. McKnight PC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mary McKnight
  • 1991 - 1995

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Texas
  • BA
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Over 25 Family Law Jury Trials
  • 100s of Non-Jury Family Trials

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Past President of Family Law Sections
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Legacy Court Foundation
  • President
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Three rated Dallas Divorce Attorneys
  • TopThreeRated.com
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer Family Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Re-Certification in Family Law
  • Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Top Three rated Dallas Divorce Attorneys
  • TopThreeRated.coom
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer Family Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Three rated Dallas Divorce Attorneys
  • TopThreeRated.com
  • 2017
  • Top Three Rated Divorce Attorneys in Dallas Texas
  • TopThreeRated.com
  • 2016
  • Re-Certificaiton Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Certification
  • 2013
  • Re-certified Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer Family Law
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Re-Certified Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2003
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1998
  • "Coolest Office Award"
  • Family Law Section of Dallas Bar
  • N/A
  • Section of the Year (while president)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Texas Lawyer
  • What's old is new again
  • N/A
  • Dallas Resource Guide
  • Dallas Resource Guide (co author)
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section Newsletter (in charge of publishing monthly)
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
  • Nuts and Bolts of Child Support and Preparing for Temporary Orders
  • 2012
  • 2008 Summer Bar Seminar
  • Grand Parent Interventions
  • 2008
  • 2006 Summer Bar Seminar
  • Tips on Running a Small Firm
  • 2006
  • Summer Bar Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2005
  • Summer Bar Seminar
  • Course Director
  • 2004
  • Paralegal Continuing Education
  • Temporary Orders
  • N/A
  • Local News Station
  • International Child Abduction
  • N/A
  • Dallas Summer Bar Seminar
  • Many Family Law related topics
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Endorse Lisa
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is a well known divorce/family law litigator. She is a "club member" - that small select club of well known and well respected attorneys in our community. She is outstanding."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a creative problem solver, and skilled litigator."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an experienced, tough and smart attorney. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa Mcknight is widely respected among lawyers and is an outstanding family lawyer. I 100% endorse Lisa McKnight."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa's great reputation precedes her. She is an active member and leader in Texas Family Lawyers and is not to be trifled with. Do I know her from being on the other side? . Hell no . Do I look stupid? She's good and I've recommended her to others."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Lisa McKnight. We have had a case opposite each other, and she worked hard to resolve tough issues. Lisa is a great negotiator who puts her client’s interests first."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I spent an extended weekend with Lisa and a number of other lawyers, including some time with her in a small group. I'm glad I'm not facing her a lot in the courtroom. She is clearly very intelligent and fearless. If I needed representation, I wouldn't hesitate to call her."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"We had several cases against each other and she was very professional and I would hire her if I needed a divorce. Fortunately, I don't."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work.It was my pleasure to meet with Lisa at the Rainmaker retreat in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. We talked for a period of time and I was impressed of her knowledge and understanding of Divorse, custody and family, her areas of expertise. We later shared practical and pragmatic tips that I will implement in my firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on my experience handling cases against Lisa in the past, I can honestly say that, in my opinion, she is one of the top ten divorce attorneys in Dallas. Period. She is a force to be reckoned with in and out of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lisa is one of the smartest lawyers I've ever met. She is a talented litigator and can negotiate a great result for her clients. I highly recommend her for any kind of family law matter, but especially in a complex divorce or custody battle."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is very knowledgeable and aggressive in contested child custody litigation. If my law firm has a referral for a Dallas child custody attorney, Lisa will get the call. I highly recommend Lisa and her team."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa is one of the best and brightest child custody lawyers in Dallas! She can cross-examine an opposing party like no other. She wins custody for her clients when many wouldn't even try."
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