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Donald Edward Teller Jr.

Family Attorney at Grapevine, TX

4.6   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    47%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including divorces, collaborative law, modifications, enforcements, child custody, child support, terminations, adoptions, protective orders, and marital agreements such as prenups.

    29 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Assists clients with most divorce cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including divorces, collaborative law, mediation, child custody, and child support.

    29 years

  3. Adoption
    2%
    Assists clients with most types of adoption cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including assistance with both the termination and adoption aspects of these cases.

    29 years

  4. Alimony
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including asserting claims for temporary, post-divorce, or permanent maintenance or alimony.

    29 years

  5. Child custody
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including child custody, paternity cases, child custody modifications, and child custody enforcements.

    29 years

  6. Child support
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including representation in child support cases, child support modifications, and child support enforcements.

    29 years

  7. Domestic violence
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including seeking protective orders for domestic violence.

    29 years

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including drafting marital agreements such as prenups and postnups.

    29 years

  9. Uncontested divorce
    1%
    Assists clients with most types of family law cases in the Fort Worth-Dallas-Denton metroplex, including uncontested divorces.

    29 years

I know from firsthand experience the ups and downs of going through a messy divorce matter. I strive to save people from the full "experience." I try to help clients through the family law process as painlessly as possible, keeping their ultimate goals in mind. Sometimes the only way is the hard way, and when put into that situation, I will push for my client's position with vigor. However, even while pushing I remain open to a resolution that allows my client to move on with their life.


I have been practicing primarily family law since 1995 and am board certified in family law. I also have experience handling personal injury, estate planning, civil litigation, and probate matters. I have had my own office since 1998 and have handled approximately 1500 family law matters over the last 20+ years. My office is well equipped to handle most family law matters, from the simple to the very complex. We also handle collaborative family law matters and adoptions.

 

My office is centrally located in Grapevine, Texas and we handle cases in Tarrant, Dallas, and Denton Counties, including the municipalities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Bedford, Hurst, Euless, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Keller, Haltom City, Watauga, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Northlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Argyle, Double Oak, Denton, Krum, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Irving, and Grand Prairie.

 

On the personal side, I am married with 3 growing boys that do their best to keep me from working too much. Interests outside of the law revolve around weekend football games and World Cup soccer events.

Location

Teller Law Firm, P.C.
Serving Fort Worth, Dallas, and Denton
4100 Heritage Avenue, Suite 104
Grapevine, TX, 76051

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Jonathan | May 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!!!
Mr. Donald is a very understanding guy who will take on your case thinking of all avenues to resolve it. I had a CPS case that traumatized my family and gave me lots sleepless nights. After I hired Donald he went to work. He fought for me and got me reunited with my kids and got me the results I wanted. If you need someone who’s going to fight for your rights and is experienced then look no further. Thanks Donald for all that you did for my family.
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Posted by Daniel | March 1, 2023
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Impeccable Service
Donald and his entire staff listened to my needs in a very difficult situation, provided support, insight and guidance to achieve the very best outcome in my case. They will be my first call if I ever need another attorney!
Posted by Gene | July 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Help when I needed it
Donald represented me in a business issue many years ago to success… but had no idea I would be contacting him recently regarding the topic of divorce. I can’t put into words how valuable Don Teller’s advice was while helping me thru the legal process of divorce. His experience helped me through the legal aspect as well as the emotional part that I struggled with. Don and his team is knowledgeable, fair. Thank you Don, Anna and Shawna. Sincerely AEL
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
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Divorce Attorney Review
Donald Teller is an excellent lawyer with extensive knowledge & experience in family law. He and his paralegal staff (specifically Shawna McGeisey) did an exceptional job with my divorce case. The team took the time to hear all of my concerns and clearly, concisely outlined all the different courses of action including the positives and negatives with each choice. Furthermore, Donald and his team were always accessible and responded to me in a timely manner. I could not have asked for better representation, and working with Donald was incredibly easy, and the least stressful part of a very difficult, painful event in my life. Without hesitation, I give Donald Teller my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Don Teller and the entire Don Teller Law Firm were very professional and easy to work with. Don Teller was able to explain to me reasonable expectations from my particular Divorce situation. He was very responsive and his team would answer all questions I posed to them in a timely manner. Don personally met with me every time I requested. $$ costs were reasonable and discussed up front. I would recommend Don Teller, Shawna McGeisey and Darlene Campbell to any friend or family member. Divorce is stressful so it's great to know that a very good attorney is on your side and fighting for you.
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Posted by Tara | February 26, 2020
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Do you need a lawyer like one from John Grisham's books? Teller will fight for you
Working with Donald and Anna was easy. They stayed on top of my case from beginning to end. I told them of the events that led to my divorce, and how I botched the paperwork doing it on my own. I informed them of my suspicion of my ex abusing drugs and alcohol. They're first steps were to make sure the kids were safe. Donald took the case on himself quickly. He made the time to stop in and file paperwork to have my ex served. It was like a James bond movie, I set up a meet with my ex at his house and Teller sent the person to Serve him court docs in my place. He had the court date scheduled fast, and when we got to court, he pulled my ex out into a separate room and helped to inform him of what I wanted and how this would or could go. I'm not sure what was said, but he got my ex to agree to everything. I didnt have to do anything other than show up. I think there was 3 or 6 months of waiting for my ex to set up supervised visits. When he never did, Donald Teller immediately pounced back into the courts to take away his visitation rights due to failed drug test and felony charges that came up during the waiting period, and failure to attempt to set up visitations. It has taken me some time to pay him off for all of his services. 2 years to be honest. They have been wonderful with working with me to pay him off for his time. But because of Donald and Anna Teller, my kids are safe, and I cant repay them for that any other way than to say, let them help you. They really do care...
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Posted by Karla | June 25, 2019
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Best Divorce Lawyer!
Mr Teller has handled my two divorces, and I would highly recommend him any time! He was able to walk me through all steps in both occasions, explaining in detail every part of the process. On my first divorce, he kept not only my best interest but also my kids’ best interest in mind, and in both situations he demonstrated his knowledge, professionalism, integrity, and specially his compassion, and honesty (he doesn’t sugarcoat things) at all times. Shawna his paralegal is phenomenal as well! They both made the entire process easy (given the circumstances) by answering questions, providing advise, and quickly returning phone calls/emails. Teller Law Firm is the best!
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Posted by Tony | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Overall Donald Teller and Shawna handled my case very professionally and provided outstanding service. They always got back to me promptly on my concerns. I would recommend to my friends and work colleagues. It was a pleasure to work with the team.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Just what i needed
When i first came to Donald i was in frantic state. My spouse was threatening to take my son from me. After are firat meeting i was incouraged knowing my situation was in a profesionals hands. Don and all the staff at teller law firm where professional and accommodating. I got frequent emails and phone calls keeping me up to date.
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Posted by Christine E | August 24, 2018
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DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Mr. Teller recently handled my divorce (May, 2018) and I would recommend him very highly as a capable, organized, knowledgeable, fair, efficient and compassionate attorney. There was nothing about the service from the very first meeting to the conclusion of that I found wanting, and I am a very organized professional myself. His associates also made the whole process very easy for me by quickly returning phone calls, answering inquiries, and involving Mr. Teller when needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends or associates who need the services of a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Tom | July 18, 2018
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Great Family Lw
I had one goal; to be divorced before my 20th anniversary. Don took care of everything and did so within my time frame; even with the divorce being interstate.
Posted by Jackie Buettner | November 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Paternity Case
I hired Donald to represent me in a Paternity Case. He worked diligently on my case and ensured the process moved along as quickly and efficiently as possible. I knew he had me and my son's best interests in mind. He was very personable and I trusted him 100%. The outcome of my case was exactly what I hoped for! I would highly recommend Attorney Teller!!j
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Posted by Pat | November 11, 2017
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Top notch professionalism
Donald Teller is an exceptional Divorce Lawyer and was able to walk me through all steps in a very tough time in my life. He always took the time to explain in detail every part of the process. Highly recommended.
Posted by Derek Martin | November 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Staff!!
Hired Don last spring to handle my custody case involving my two kids. Don did an outstanding and thorough job. His knowledge of the law and explaining how it relates to my specific case helped immensely in getting a successful solution in mediation. Looking back at the case I can say when hiring a family attorney you want someone who will fight for your parental rights, steer you to find an amicable solution without going to trial, an attorney whose concern is the best interest of your kids and someone who will look you in the eye and give you the straight scoop whether it be good or bad. Don is this and more. His professionalism, knowledge of the law, attention to detail and straight up integrity were beyond reproach. His staff is outstanding also. Shawna his paralegal was phenomenal! She was all over everything and her attention to detail was paramount. No attorney is great without a great paralegal. Kudos to the whole office! While I hope I never have to go down this road again I can certainly say I’ve got a great attorney who I can depend on in Don. If you find yourself in a divorce or custody battle I strongly recommend calling his office and hire Don before the other side does!
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Posted by Rob | November 9, 2017
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Mr. Teller and his law firm are great
Mr. Teller and his team are top notch. I needed a divorce attorney fast and they stepped up to represent me without hesitation. Mr. Teller and his team were always a pleasure to work with and I always felt they were focused on what was in the best interest for me and my children during the whole process. Their level of professionalism was outstanding and their correspondence was always quick. I am very appreciative of Mr. Teller and his team for guiding me through what was a challenging time in my life. I would fully recommend Teller Law Firm to anyone facing a divorce or any family legal matters.
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Posted by Bo | November 7, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer, and Fantastic staff!!!
Don Teller and his team were with me throughout all of my case. They were always available to answer my questions. Very courteous all the time. I would recommend Mr. Teller and his team to anyone. They succeeded in getting me the visitations I wanted and helped with child support modifications. In the end they were able to make building a relationship with my daughter possible.
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Posted by Amanda | November 7, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Donald Teller is not only knowledgeable on what he knows but he keeps your best interest in mind. About a year ago I separated from my ex-husband. Although my ex and I agreed mostly out of court, he was able to guide me in the right direction and work through the process diligently and quickly. With in six months I was divorced and able to move on with my life. His paralegal Shawna was also very helpful. Anytime I would send an email to either Donald or Shawna, they always answered in a timely manner. I am very thankful for Teller Law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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One Dad to another - here is your team.
Mr. Teller represented me during multiple custody challenges and my children's lives have been enriched as a result of his council and consistent efforts. It was not the simplest case, but Mr. Teller and his staff always treated me with the utmost care and courtesy. I truly believe this team wanted what I wanted for my children. The goal was simple: let’s put the kids first and allow them to have a stable and caring environment so they can flourish. I have to admit, my initial impressions were that the courts were biased toward the mothers and in no way would it be possible for their father to attain better than non-custodial status. Mr. Teller encouraged me to change my way of thinking in this regard and as a result my children are now living with me full time. That said, it wasn't easy and it was extremely helpful to have the support of Mr. Teller and his wonderful team along the way. I would encourage all fathers facing custody challenges to put their children first in every decision, hire an outstanding lawyer like Mr. Teller, openly communicate your goals, and by all means - stay the course. My children will likely never understand all the efforts brought to bear on their behalf by Mr. Teller and his outstanding team, but the results of their efforts are clearly evident in their grades, relationships, and overall well-being. Thanks again for supporting me and my family!
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Posted by Nichole | February 24, 2016
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Fantastic attorney with a great team to back him up
I chose the Teller Law Firm for my recent divorce. Though divorce and child custody is never easy, this team made it as smooth as possible. Donald, Anna, Jackie, and Shawna were always available when I had a question and gave me clear answers so that I could make the best decision for my family. They continued to be helpful to me months post divorce when my husband had yet to complete the special warranty deed on the house and again when I had to obtain a new copy the above mentioned paperwork due to damage. I could not have chosen a better attorney to represent me during such a rocky time in my life. I have recommended the Teller Law Firm to two of my co-workers and will continue to recommend them whenever the opportunity arises.
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Posted by Marina | February 12, 2016
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Highly Recommended!
Donald Teller represented me in my recent divorce case. He is an honest, upfront and realistic lawyer who was a strong advocate for me during the entire divorce process. I would recommend him with complete confidence.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Teller Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Allen A. Rad and Associates
  • 1995 - 1998

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Southern Methodist University
  • MBA
  • 1995
  • North Texas State University
  • BBA
  • 1987

Associations

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northeast Tarrant County
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Chairperson
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer - Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2023
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2022
  • Board Certified - Family Law (Recertified)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Family Law (Recertified)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Board Certified (Recertified) - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
  • NITA Advocate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney - Family Law
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney - Family Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2007
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Publications

  • SMU Law Review
  • SMU Annual Texas Survey - Family Law
  • 2020
  • SMU Law Review
  • SMU Annual Texas Survey - Family Law
  • 2019
  • SMU Law Review
  • SMU Annual Texas Survey - Family Law
  • 2018
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Smart Finances Keep Budding Solos Afloat
  • 2004
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Big Bucks/No Whammies
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Mediation Training
  • Child Support Establishment and Modification
  • 2010
  • Family Law Mediation Training
  • Child Support Establishment and Modification
  • 2009
  • Reel Lessons in Ethics
  • Ethical Issues in Electronic Communications
  • 2007
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Law Office Management
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Donald
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is a great lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Don is highly qualified and respected. He knows the law, people and always fights for his clients and the best interest of kids. I respect him and his work."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is intelligent, professional, and very knowledgeable about Family Law."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a skilled family lawyer who knows the law very well and is very professional in his dealings with opposing attorneys."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Don for years and had several cases against him. Don is extremely professional and skilled at finding solutions to complex matters. When that fails, he can litigate with the best."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is one of my favorite lawyers to deal with. He is smart, trustworthy and compassionate. Janet Denton"
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Grapevine Family Lawyer Donald Edward Teller Jr.
Donald Edward Teller Jr.
Family Attorney
Grapevine, TX
Licensed for 28 years