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William D. Pruett

Family Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

4.1   22 reviews

also known as Bill Pruett

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Family Law is what we do! This law firm can handle Family Law matters like amicable divorce, collaborative divorce, marriage annulments, adoptions, child support, child protective services cases, custody.

    26 years

  2. Adoption
    5%
    We handle all aspects of the adoption process.

    26 years

  3. Child custody
    5%

    26 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    5%
    Fort Worth Family Law Attorney Divorce services of William D. Pruett offers experienced and talented legal divorce attorney service that will represent you in every legal family matters. People of Fort Worth, TX can greatly count on us.

    26 years

  5. Uncontested divorce
    5%

    26 years

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 The Law Office of William D. Pruett. We proudly serve Tarrant and Johnson counties and all of the surrounding areas. Mr. Pruett is an experienced attorney who has been practicing since 1997, and specializes in providing expert legal assistance for a number of family law cases. Our law firm is family owned and operated, and Mr. Pruett a member of the Tarrant County CPS Citizens review committee. Mr. Pruett offers a discounted rate for Veterans like himself, Active Duty Military, First Responders Educators and CPS adoptions.

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The Law Office of William D. Pruett

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Great Firm. Don't go anywhere else!
A great firm. Kept me informed. Staff is great, and Mr. Pruett is very aggressive and took care of the issues I was facing. Best part is he didn't break the bank overcharging me.
Posted by Doug | December 4, 2014
Honest and Trustworthy
I can't say enough good about the work Bill and his team have done for me. He/they are available and responsive with good attention to detail and thorough explainations.
Posted by Melissa | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce with ease
Bill and his entire team were friendly and fast acting in my divorce. I had reassurance everything was going to be fine and it was. I never felt like I needed to worry about anything, they had it handled. Highly recommend.
Posted by Shay | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Mr. Pruett and his staff
I greatly appreciate all that Mr. Pruett and his staff did for us during a most difficult time in our lives. Mr. Pruett and his staff were top notch, they kept us posted via calls, emails or texts. We never felt out of the loop or left with a feeling of being forgotten. I know that every case is unique and everyone's situation is different, Mr. Pruett and his staff know that as well and they treat you with the kindness and respect that a person deserves, your not just a number to them. I hope that we never have to retain a lawyer again but if we do it will most certainly be Mr. Pruett.
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Posted by Jamie Haynes | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful. Great choice. Wonderful!
Bill helped us with our custody case. He and Deena have been so wonderful every step of the way. He is well known and liked in the Tarrant County Court System. He really cares about the best interests of children. He is no nonsense and has a good sense of what is best. Trustworthy. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jeannie | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Staff
Bill Pruett and his staff has done an excellent job and we are just getting started. Treats my son as if he is a part of his family. I have sent another client to him and he helped her get custody of her grandson in a CPS case. Our case is a mess but he has taken it and ran with it. He's not all about the money. He really cares about you and does all he can to help you. Thanks so much to him and his staff :)
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Pruett and his staff ensured that I did not feel like a number on a case file, but instead an actual person. They kept me informed throughout the entirety of my case and Mr. Pruett answered any questions I had in a timely fashion. The staff at his office were always kind and supportive, which helped with my peace of mind during my case. Mr. Pruett is passionate about his job and works hard for his clients. If you are in need of a family law attorney, you want Mr. Pruett on your side.
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Posted by Kimberly | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Staff
Mr. Pruett not only took my messy divorce case, he and his new staff have returned my calls, answered my questions and over-all have provided me with great service through a painful time in my life. I recommend him to anyone needing a family law attorney.
Posted by Christy | September 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is AMAZING
Bill and his team made sure my daughter was well taken care of after a horrible situation. They also made sure we were always up to date on what is going on. Hiring him was the BEST thing I've done in a LONG time. We'll worth every dollar!
Response from William Pruett September 28, 2015
Thank you so much for the review. Thank you so much for letting us help you in your case. Glad to get this all wrapped up for you.
Posted by Carolyn | July 27, 2015
Carolyn Hoover Clark
Mr. Pruett, is a family man. Family is very important to his clients. I have experience kindness and dignity with what I have been going through. He has a team of professionals that will do everything in their power to help you through your legal needs. Thank you Bill
Response from William Pruett July 29, 2015
You are very welcome. Thank you for such a nice review.
Posted by Katie | May 30, 2015
Bill Pruett Is an amazing lawyer
Bill has always kept me up to date, answered any and all questions I've had. He is always courteous and compassionate. He will be honest with you and help guide you through your process.
Response from William Pruett July 29, 2015
Thank you for the kind review!
Posted by Wendy | February 2, 2015
Thank you so much to Mr. Pruett and his staff
I could not have ask for a better lawyer. Mr. Pruett handled my Divorce. He kept me informed all along the way. His assistant Andrea was also a great help. She always responded quickly. They were great about advising me through the steps that helped me make good decisions for my kids. I recommend this law firm to anyone who is thinking about hiring a lawyer for a divorce. Thanks so much Mr. Pruett and Andrea for all your work on my case.
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Posted by Mary | February 1, 2015
Only Firm to Call
Mr. Pruett and his staff helped me during a very difficult time. They kept me informed and up-to-date on changes occurring in my case throughout it's entirety. Mr. Pruett may not have always told me what I wanted to hear, but he always provided me with the information I needed to know so I could make the best choices for my family. I highly recommend Mr. Pruett to anyone who may be facing any kind of family law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2014
So far so good
I am currently only a small way into my case but I am very happy with my decision to use Mr Pruett for legal representation. I feel like he is very wise with the CPS system and knows what to fight for. He has my best interest and is willing to fight for it.
Posted by Melissa | December 4, 2014
CPS foster care
Bill Pruett is the only lawyer who considered taking on my case, I am truly thankful I found him. My husband and I intervened in our foster children's CPS case, Mr Pruett and his team fought hard for us and our children. He was upfront and honest, he kept us up to date every step of the way. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs help with custody issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Wonderful Lawyer
Mr. Pruett was wonderful through out my whole Divorce. Was very knowledgeable and understanding of my issues and concerns. His staff was wonderful as well. Always helpful and always responded when I had questions. Divorce is never easy but Mr. Pruett made it that way. Would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Diana | October 28, 2013
Mr. Pruett is a Great Attorney!
Mr. Pruett handled a Divorce for me recently. He was professional and cared about my outcome. My fees were less than a few other attorney s quoted me. His rates were very reasonable. Through many ups and downs Mr. Pruett s staff was very supportive and answered my calls and questions in a timely manner with professionalism and courtesy. I would recommend Mr. Pruett to anyone seeking counsel for a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shady and deceiful
If you ever want to feel like you have to be a lawyer to talk to your lawyer, by all means hire this group. Hannah was quick to reply back when it came to withdrawing representation and got it signed by Judge same day, but didn't even bother to let me know until I looked on e-file and asked. Any time I asked a question, she seemed irritated and bothered by me. She would pick apart my question and make me feel like i had to be a lawyer just to ask the question right. She would constantly interrupt me, raise her voice and just act like she had no time for me when she was the one who would request we do a phone consult! She tried to get me to sign a final divorce decree that didn't even address any of the issues I asked (but yet still had to pay for them to write up something I didn't even want and then pay more out of my retainer to get it fixed). When I would ask, she would take forever to get back to me and then if I emailed weeks later to ask about it, she would either blow me off or act irritated over the phone about it. The only brightside was I was smart enough to request a copy of my bill (that they weren't sending regular so they could sneak in extra billable hours) and was able to get in writing that that would be refunded to me so she couldn't empty out the whole retainer out of pettiness. She was not very empathetic at all. I ended up filing pro-se and finishing the rest myself and even editing parts of it even though she tried to sink me by saying I would have to hire a whole new attorney and be out double just to finish the last bit of it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not aggressive
I hired Mr William in the middle of my custody case, but seems to be bad decision to hired him because he was not doing anything done from my side whatever the opposing attorney was asking he was agreeing on it not fighting on my behalf.
Response from William Pruett October 31, 2017
I'm very sorry you feel that way. Instead of an anonymous poor rating you could have discussed this with your Attorney. Sometimes its very hard to be aggressive on a limited budget. I wish you success in your case going forward.
Posted by Jamie Haynes | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed
I had originally given Bill 5 stars. But, recently found out that after 5 months, my temporary custody papers were NEVER filed with the courthouse!!! ...And they wanted a replenishment fee of 1000$ to move forward?! I confronted them and they sent me a motion for withdrawal of counsel to terminate me as their client! Disgraceful.
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Response from William Pruett May 10, 2017
I am sorry you feel this way. I think there is a bit of confusion. You had, and still have, a valid Associate Judge's Report which spells out the rulings of the Court. It is a valid court order. However, in the event of a violation of the order, we would be limited on our options to enforce those violations. My office did contact you and ask that you replenish $1,000.00 into your account. We asked nothing more than what you agreed upon when you signed our retainer agreement. . We did sent you a Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel for you to sign if you do not wish for me to continue with me as your attorney. I was quite willing to finish up the case, including the final paperwork. . I do not think it is unreasonable to ask to be paid for my services in accordance with the terms of our retainer agreement. Again, I am sorry you are disappointed. I wish you the best going forward.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Law Office of William D. Pruett
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorny
  • Texas Veterans Law Clinic
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Bob Leonard Law Group
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Managing Attorney
  • Bailey & Galyen
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid of North Texas
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Licensed to Practice
  • U.S. Federal Court Northern District of Texas
  • 1998 - 2015
  • Owner
  • William D. Pruett Attoney ( solo firm)
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • Harris County D. A. Office
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • Zimmerman & Levine
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Child Abuse Investigator
  • Texas Department Family and Protective Services (CPS)
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Militay Police U.S.Airforce
  • United States Air Force
  • 1983 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • History
  • 1994
  • Mid Western State University
  • Political Science
  • 1989
  • HIll College
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Robles Children
  • Foster Parents Awarded sole custody

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Technology Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar College
  • 2013 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Burleson Youth Association
  • Sponsor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant county
  • Probono Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Texas Family of Family Services
  • Review Comittee Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client Choice awared Badge
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • State Bar College
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Wedgewood News
  • "Know Your Rights"
  • 2014
  • Texas Lawyers Magazine
  • Adoption and Your Family
  • 2010
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Representing Clients on a Budget
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • How My Profession Helps People
  • 2010
  • Tarrant County Tranining
  • " Our Children"
  • 2000
  • Whiteman Airforce Base , Mo.
  • Anti Terrorism Training
  • 1992
  • Self Defense , Whiteman Airforce Base , MO
  • Protecting Yourself
  • 1991
  • England Airforce Base , LA
  • "Crime Prevention Training"
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (25)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very honest, very trustworthy and very knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on several cases with Bill during the last ten plus years. I have always found him to be extremely thorough and always prepared. He diligently fights for his clients, but is always reasonable and professional. I, with great confidence, endorse Bill Pruett."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pruett is fantastic and will work very hard for you and your family law issue. Highly recommend Bill."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Pruett is incredibly bright and knowledgeable. I find him to be reasonable while still advocating for his client."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Bill in another firm and have worked with him since that time. He is always extremely professional. Mostly, he and his staff care greatly about the client and really get personally involved."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Over the years I have worked as opposing counsel and as co-counsel with Mr. Pruett. He is a very hard working attorney who keeps his clients informed. I would recommend Bill to any of my family or friends."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a gentleman. He fights hard for his clients while maintaining the civility that earns him the respect of judges and helps his clients through difficult times."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Pruett is well known in the Tarrant County legal community. He is always professional, prepared and a great advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Bill Pruett for years and have always found him to be an ethical, caring advocate for his clients. I recommend him for all family law related matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enjoy reading Attorney Pruett's posts on AVVO. His responses show a vast knowledge of family law. I am always interested in what he has to say. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"No matter what kind of legal issues you face throughout your life, it is important to have an experienced and trustworthy lawyer on your side. This attorney is one."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I have been on the opposite side of him and have worked with him on a family law issue. He conducts himself with the highest level of integrity and zeal. To hire Mr. Pruett is to ensure that your case will have top-notch attention to detail and excellent client service. His staff is the best around. His work ethic is unparalleled. His is kind. He is trustworthy and he has always treated me, and those around him, with the utmost courtesy. Hire him. You won't be sorry you did."
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