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Sally Jo Bybee

Family Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Sally Bybee

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 34 years
    Oklahoma - OK 38 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Sally

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Sally Bybee is a family law attorney with more than thirty years of experience. Her focus on family and matrimonial law includes divorce, custody, property division, premarital agreements and postmarital agreements. Sally’s clients benefit from her reasoned approach to divorce cases and she is adept at mediating a peaceful resolution to many disputes. She encourages all divorcing couples to reach agreement whenever possible, but when a case cannot be settled any other way, Sally stands ready to fight for her client in court. She is a highly experienced litigator, with exceptional courtroom trial skills that benefit her clients in especially litigious divorce or custody cases.

Sally has a background in business that allows her to help clients navigate the many complex business and financial issues relating to divorce, including property division, characterization and business valuation. In addition, she calls upon the team of business and tax attorneys in her firm to assist in specific tax, partnership and corporate issues. Learn more about the other practices of the firm on the Glast Phillips & Murray website at 

After having two children of her own, she became committed to a career in family law, and has worked exclusively in the area of family law since. She has a full understanding of the emotional issues involved in custody disputes, and is capable of navigating a client through the most demanding custody cases. She works hard to create caring solutions for the unique needs of each client.

She has handled virtually every aspect of divorce and family law matters including alimony, protective orders, rights and duties in the parent-child relationship, conservatorship of children, possession of children, child support, modification of child-related orders, enforcement, wage withholding, termination of the parent-child relationship, adoption, and paternity.

Sally is active in the legal community, maintaining her membership in the State Bars of Texas, Oklahoma, and Washington DC. She is also a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Texas Bar Association, as well as the Dallas and Collin County Bar Associations. Sally is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Glast, Phillips & Murray P.C.
14801 Quorum Drive
Suite 500
Dallas, TX, 75254-1449

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Posted by Gigi | September 14, 2012
Sally Bybee represented me in a difficult and messy divorce, and I really appreciate the way she helped me get through it.
Sally Bybee represented me in a difficult and messy divorce, and I really appreciate the way she helped me get through it. My divorce was one very long emotional roller coaster for me. My ex and I could agree on very little and the situation felt like it was exploding on every front. We even walked out of mediation at one point. But Sally never got bogged down in the turmoil and she didn’t let me lose focus either. She knew from the start that my kids were my highest priority and she never let me lose sight of that. Ultimately, I just wanted a fair outcome that was in the best interests of my children, but it’s easy to become emotionally and mentally scattered in the midst of a battle. Sally’s direct, no-nonsense approach helped me stay focused on the goal and not waste my time or energy wallowing in emotions. She knew how to rein me back in, offering practical information and wise counsel. I never felt judged or pushed, and I always knew she was truly on my side. She was patient with me, but never let me miss a deadline that could hurt our case. After it was finally all over, I knew choosing Sally to represent me was absolutely the right decision. She is very straightforward, gets right to the point and made it easy for me to understand my options. She gave me the information I needed to be confident in my decisions and let me set the course.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2012
Sally was a great source of support and strength throughout my divorce, and really helped me get through it all.
When my marriage fell apart and I needed to file for a divorce, I talked to several attorneys. I knew my situation was unusually complicated and that I was going to be facing some extremely tough opposition. The first few attorneys I spoke to thought I was exaggerating and didn’t seem to take my concerns seriously. Once I met Sally Bybee, I knew I had found the right attorney to represent my interests. She really listened to me and I felt like she understood what I was saying. She was empathetic and concerned, and she got to work immediately. From the start, Sally nailed down the facts and created a tactical plan for getting the job done. She took a very direct approach and pursued our goals very aggressively every step of the way. Because my ex-husband and I could not communicate rationally about anything, Sally had to work hard to keep things on track. She was persistent and focused, and truly exceptional. For me, the process was grueling and emotional, but Sally never got flustered or bogged down in the mess. My divorce dragged on for about a year and half, and there were times when I thought it would never be settled and over. Sally was a great source of support and strength throughout the process, and really helped me get through it all. She was absolutely able to handle all the details, and her communication with me was always clear and timely. I never felt like I didn’t know what was going on or what we were doing. One of the things I appreciated most was that Sally always chose the higher ground. She stuck to the facts and she knew how to apply the law, and never let the extreme emotions I was feeling throw us off course. I have had the opportunity to refer several other people to Sally, and I tell them she’s a real pistol and she’s the one they want to get it done right.
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Posted by Peter | September 10, 2012
Sally made sure all our bases were covered, and she really put me in control of the situation.
When I needed a family law attorney, I asked another lawyer I knew to recommend someone. He suggested I meet Sally Bybee and spoke very highly of her. He told me she was especially well-suited to handle my delicate situation with some complicated child custody issues. The single most important issue for me was my daughter and protecting my rights and relationship with her. Sally made sure all our bases were covered, and she really put me in control of the situation. She knew how to get just the right paperwork pulled together in a hurry when my ex-wife was ready to sign. We didn’t waste any time or opportunities, and I know if it wasn’t for Sally, I would still be fighting for custody and spending a fortune in the process. Sally helped keep things moving along as cooperatively as possible. She has the experience to stand up to intimidation from the other side, and she fights a good battle on behalf of her client. She handled all aspects of the case very thoroughly, and prepared me for each phase so I knew what to expect. Her insights helped me feel prepared and able to hang on for the long haul. Her years of experience are an important factor and that was reassuring to me. She was always very well prepared for court, and I think that gave us a clear advantage. She told me what I could realistically expect to achieve, and provided guidance that helped me rise above the emotions I was feeling. Her approach was direct and focused and it made all the difference in the end.
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Posted by Bob | September 7, 2012
The attorneys who told me about Sally had so much confidence in her, I didn't even consider using anyone else to represent me.
I was referred to Sally Bybee for a previous family law matter many years ago. She was recommended to me by several other attorneys, including the in-house lawyer at my company. The attorneys who told me about Sally had so much confidence in her, I didn’t even consider using anyone else to represent me. Later, when I needed representation for a divorce, I turned to Sally again. I already knew that we worked well together, so it was an easy choice. Sally is sensitive and a good listener, but also very professional. She helped keep me calm and she got the job done. My divorce was complex and lengthy, even though my ex-wife and I agreed on the custody of our children. I didn’t want to keep my kids from their mother, but I did want to keep the financial assets I had worked so hard to build up. My ex was determined to fight our prenuptial agreement and hired five different attorneys to help in the process. Sally always went into court prepared and ready to face each new attorney and stuck to our original plan of action. She was up against some very tough opposing counsel, but Sally was on top of her game. She’s been doing this a long time and she knew all the right questions to ask to make sure I was in the best possible position to win. I didn’t realize how helpful Sally truly was until looking back after my divorce was final. Once it’s all over, you look back and say, ‘Wow, Sally did a great job.’ She represented me through an emotional and difficult divorce and I believe she really set me up for a successful outcome. Sally has the ability to represent anyone and will do a tremendous job for anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Jason | September 4, 2012
I was fortunate to have Sally Bybee represent me in my divorce.
I was fortunate to have Sally Bybee represent me in my divorce. My case involved determining custody of my children, which can add a difficult component to an already emotional situation. Sally helped me define a realistic goal and she didn’t let me waste time fighting battles I couldn’t win. She consistently steered me in the right direction for the best possible outcome. Her overall confidence and attitude towards the situation made it apparent that she knew what she was doing. The divorce process only lasted three months and was much less stressful than it could have been. Sally helped me stick to the plan which in return allowed me to obtain a better custody arrangement than what I originally expected. I was so impressed with Sally’s quick results and determination that she is currently representing me in a separate matter. I have had the opportunity to refer her to a friend and will continue to refer Sally to anyone who is looking for an educated, straightforward and honest family law attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Local Family Law Boutique
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Litigation Section of Two National Firms
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Honors Program of United States Department of Justice - Torts Branch Civil Division
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1982

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Fee Dispute Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Family Law Section of Dallas County
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Family Law Section of Collin County
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Oklahoma Law Review
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 1985
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts II
  • West (formerly Thomson Corporation)
  • 1983
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts 1
  • West (formerly Thomson Corporation)
  • 1982
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • How to land a job
  • 2018
  • Dallas Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • The World of Divorce - From Simple to Sophisticated
  • 2018
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • How to Land a Job
  • 2017
  • In-house conference for licensed attorneys
  • The World of Divorce - From Simple to Sophisticated
  • 2017
  • Parenting Alone
  • Divorce Workshop
  • 2010
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Endorse Sally
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I'm happy to endorse Sallee. She's tenacious, but fair; smart, and creative. I enjoy having her as opposing counsel, even though I know she will be tough and will advocate for her client."

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Dallas Family Lawyer Sally Jo Bybee
Sally Jo Bybee
Family Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 38 years