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Jon Michael Franks

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1966
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jon

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1976 & re-certified every 5 years since. Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Law. Texas Monthly Super Lawyer 2003 - 2012, Top Attorney Forth Worth Magazine, AV rating Martindale Hubbell and Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers. See complete VITA at

    58 years, 5,000 cases

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Jon Michael Franks
5128 Birchman Ave
Fort Worth, TX, 76107


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Posted by Dr. Marilyn | April 4, 2017
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Review of Jon Michael Franks
Mr. Franks was knowledgeable, empathetic and seriously assertive when needed. He took charge of the process and successfully completed the divorce with no complications. Excellent attorney!
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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A Great Family Law Attorney
Mr. Franks has represented me a number of times over the past few years in situations where I have had to go back to court over child support and various changes in parental rights with respect to my kids. Each time he has handled my case professionally and expeditiously resulting in a positive outcome. Even more than this, he and his staff are always there to help you with what are often stressful situations and to give advice on how to minimize the effects of these situations on my children. Mr. Franks has been practicing family law for many years - he is concise, prepared, aggressive if needed, and he and his team are always accessible for questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Mr. Franks for handling any family law matters. Special thanks to him and his office staff!
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2015
You Can Count On Him
Mr. Franks represented our family in a child custody suit about 20 years ago. His advice and counsel based on his years of experience and knowledge of the law and the court players, got us through a very difficult time. Most recently, suddenly facing a divorce, there was no question about who would represent me. Jon Michael knows the law, of course, but he also knows the legal playing field in Tarrant County, which helped me to avoid having to go through unnecessary procedures. He was able to secure my divorce in a minimum time frame; he respected my wishes and goals and provided excellent advice and counsel to help me achieve all of the goals I had set out. He is quick to get to the heart of an issue and determine a proper strategy. Northeast Tarrant County is very fortunate to have such a high standard of legal expertise and experience in its community. Mr. Franks always has his client's back - you can count on him.
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Posted by Robert | February 17, 2014
"The Best Of The Best"
Who would ever think....that at age 69 I would file for divorce. Thank God I was fortunate to have Jon Michael as my attorney. There was two hundred miles between his office and the county that I filed in. He "held my hand" and took the time to listen to me and then give me the right advice for this situation. He actually cared for my feelings. As we all know, there are very few "winners" in a divorce, but with that being said...."Thank You Jon for representing me and looking out for my best interests" PS ( His Office staff is great)
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Posted by David | February 10, 2014
A Trustworthy Expert
Choosing a lawyer to represent my interests in my recent divorce was difficult but important. This type of life event (hopefully) only happens once in your life and the repercussions of making a bad decision can be extremely costly. The decision to put Mr. Franks in my corner was a good one. I can say without reservation that he had a genuine concern for me as his client and his knowledge and professionalism were invaluable. Mr. Franks is a credit to his profession.
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Posted by Ron | June 25, 2012
Family Law Done Right
Like anybody facing a divorce, one of the biggest fears was the idea of the lawyers involved spinning everybody up with the resultant increase in legal fees and general acrimony. Our divorce was intended to be non confrontational, and Jon provided me with great council that absolutely kept it that way. Highly recomended.
Posted by Frank | June 21, 2012
My Review
Mr. Franks was superb. He handled my matter effeciently, and expertly. We were able to obtain a favorable result that I was very pleased with. I highly recommend him to any one with a family law issue.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • 1990 - Present


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1991
  • North Texas Family Law Specialists Association
  • President
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2006
  • Business Hall of Fame Recipient
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Summer Seminar
  • Family Law Revisions of The 79th Legislature
  • 2005
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Summer Seminar
  • Legislative Changes Relating to Texas Family Law
  • 2003
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Summer Seminar
  • Re-Codification of the Texas Family Code - 76th Legislature
  • 1999
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Summer Seminar
  • Re-Codification of the Texas Family Code - 76th Legislature
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with this attorney numerous times over the years. They have always been diligent in representing their client and have always maintained true professionalism."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jon Michael Franks without reservation. In family law, Jon's skills are impeccable."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon has earned a great reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jin for over 18 years. He is one of the finest attorneys I have ever met. His knowledge of the law and the Tarrant County Courts help him achieve great results for his clients. If you have a divorce or child custody case I highly recommend you consult with Jon Michael Franks."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am delighted to endorse Jon Franks. His knowledge and experience, as well as his courtly court-side manner, were just what was needed by our client in a complicated matter."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly intelligent, gifted family law attorney. I respect and admire this man a great deal."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Franks on several matters over the past twenty-five years. He is an excellent lawyer, a gentleman, and a colleague who makes our profession better by his presence among us."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon Michael is an excellant advocate to his clients and always a professional to his colleagues. I would refer anyone to him for fine legal representation. His staff is remarkable as well. Friendly, knowledgable, and efficient, they are a joy."
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Fort Worth Divorce and separation Lawyer Jon Michael Franks
Jon Michael Franks
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 56 years