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Scott Boyd Herlihy

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   36 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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CLIENT-ORIENTED AND RESULTS-DRIVEN REPRESENTATION COVERING TRAVIS, HAYS, AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES.

Scott Herlihy received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1992, and his J.D. cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in 1997. While in law school, Scott was an Editor on the St. Mary's Law Journal and a Staff Writer with honors. He also interned with the Supreme Court of Texas.

Scott is licensed in all Texas state and federal courts, and was selected as a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005 and 2006, an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. He is a member of the State Bar Litigation and Family Law Sections, and a member of the Austin Bar Association Litigation and Family Law Sections.

Scott handles a wide range of family law matters, both contested and uncontested, including divorces involving both large and complex estates as well as more modest asset and property divisions, modifications of Texas and out-of-state orders, custody disputes, establishment and enforcement of child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity cases, and grandparents' rights matters.

Scott makes himself highly available to his clients and takes the time to listen so that he understands all of their needs and concerns. He understands that dealing with the legal process can be difficult and stressful, so it is important to him that his clients have the utmost confidence and trust in him, are fully informed of all matters in their case, and are comfortable with their working relationship. His clients' best interests are always paramount.

If you have a family law matter and require assistance and representation, call Scott to discuss your case and schedule a consultation.

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Location

The Law Office of Scott Herlihy
1250 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Building 3 Suite 400
Austin, TX, 78746

Reviews

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Posted by Kathleen | November 30, 2018
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BRILLIANT ATTORNEY WHO DELIVERS
He was extremely responsive to my needs and exceeded my expectations in both his work and the outcome. He provides concise and applicable knowledge that is specific to the expertise of Texas Family Law. He provided creative and thoughtful solutions to a very complicated and sensitive situation. He was very good at communicating with me to make sure I was apprised of not only the process, but also the status. He was most professional, articulate and eloquent explaining the legal system to me and how it pertained to my case. This case was in regard to getting my son's father to pay the correct amount of child support, as well as to have it paid on time. Also, to have my son's father agree to neuropsychological testing that was necessary to have my son's disabilities assessed so he could begin getting the help he so desparately needed. Not only did I receive all of the above but, my son's school tuition will be pain 100% by his father. I would highly recommend Mr. Scott Herlihy for any family law matter.
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Posted by Jamie | November 6, 2018
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Available and Quick to Respond
Scott came with a recommendation and was available to discuss my case over the phone the same day that I first contacted him. He gave me his full attention before I hired him and answered all of my initial concerns and questions I had. Once I hired him, he was 100% on my case, and when we spoke on the phone, or via email, I never felt he was rushing me away so he could tend to the next matter. I moved out of state before my divorce was final and Scott checked on me throughout the process. He followed through with everything we discussed, and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. He has integrity and is respectful, considerate and very knowledgeable about the laws and process of divorce. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a divorce lawyer, and especially one with a moral compass
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Posted by Bobby | May 1, 2024
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Exceptional Lawyer
"I was impressed by Scotts expertise”. He handled my case with professionalism and achieved an outstanding result while always being available to answer all my questions and concerns. He reviewed all the evidence in my case and prepared an exceptional strategy that ultimately led to my victory in court. Furthermore Scott put me at ease throughout the legal process. I was never left me guessing. Scott has extensive knowledge of the law and defended my case with determination. I’m am very grateful to this lawyer for his unwavering support throughout my case. Scott has shown exceptional commitment with outstanding results. “ I Just can’t not say enough” Scotts preparation was remarkable. Wow ! I highly recommend Scott and his law firm for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Michelle | May 23, 2022
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Amazing Lawyer
Scott Herlihy is an outstanding lawyer. I'm so grateful for his incredible services. From a legal perspective Scott is second to none. His far-reaching knowledge is the backbone of his practice, and the common-sense way he applies it is outstanding. From a tactical, & humane perspective he's the leader in his field. Tactically, Scott is a GEM, & I have absolute faith in his sound judgement. On a personal note, I've just come through a messy divorce, from what I believe is a sociopath ex-husband. Scott is a lawyer with an intensely human perspective. So when I was distraught, he handled my upsets with warmth & compassion. Scott is a brilliant lawyer, with a warm caring side! In my eyes, he is a MAN! among men. He practises law with great strategic skills, brilliant law-insights, outstanding human insight, & is compassionate with his clients! I am completely satisfied that Scott delivered the' best possible results for my case and would recommend him each and every time. Michelle G
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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Excellent advocate for my child custody case
Scott was exceptionally helpful in my child custody/support case. He carried me along through the process and was available to assist me even outside the regular hours. He was an exceptional advocate all through the process and i couldn't have asked for any better representation at such an affordable cost. The value delivered was worth the affordable and reasonable cost. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by BB | April 18, 2022
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BB
I hired Scott for my divorce in 2021. Scott is an excellent attorney and did a great job for me. We were able to work out a mediated settlement that both parties were satisfied with and Scott played a big role in making that happen. His advice and counsel to me was critical and I appreciated his perspective that only comes from having a lot of experience in family law. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone who finds themselves in a position of needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Cathleen | April 17, 2022
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Handles Unique Cases With Flair, Knowledge and Skill
While trying to meet the wishes of our late son and us being stationed overseas, Scott provided our family with the right skills, knowledge and fortitude to get our grandson with us in his "new" forever home. Being overseas was not a hinderance to him or the firm and they quickly adapted to our 15 hour time difference so we could communicate. He had no clue that all the while he was fighting for us he was helping to heal our hearts.
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Posted by Kim | April 16, 2022
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Client
Scott is an amazing attorney. He listened to me and took everything I said into consideration. I had a unique situation with trying to divorce my spouse and Scott was always keeping me in the loop and I really feel like he fought hard for me. I highly recommend him to anyone needing her services.
Posted by Ricardo | July 15, 2021
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Excellent Service
After years and years of battling a child support & custody dispute, Scott was able to step in and help me resolve my case in a matter of months. Even in the midst of the pandemic, he took his time to inform me of what was going on every step of the way until the case was wrapped up. I was completely satisfied with his excellent service from start to finish. Thanks again for everything, Scott!
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Posted by Michelle M | July 10, 2021
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Recommendation Scott Herlihy
I was contemplating divorce in Spring, 2019. I received a few names of attorneys thru my employer's EAP program. Scott was readily valuable to answer questions, provide basic guidance and support prior to ne retaining the law firm for services. He was very kind; being direct with the assessment of an unbalanced marriage during the few phone calls we had prior to me making my decision. . In December 2019, it was clear that I had made a decision to end 24 years of marriage. Scott was responsive and had a plan of action. The whole procedure was not cut and dry. The other party was resistance and did put up many road blocks. Scott was direct and clear about the outcome at hand and was a good listener with my growing frustrations. I always felt heard, guided thru a complicated process and assured that I was doing the correct thing for my future, health and mental health. I would highly recommend Scot Herlihy as an advisor and attorney for your family's situation.
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Posted by Kendall | May 9, 2021
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Scott is Amazing!
I went through a very long and drawn out divorce that ended up in mediation. Scott took the reigns and completely took the stress off of me. He fought for me and my daughters until the very end, and I was very pleased with what I walked away with. I recommend Scott to everyone! He’s amazing!
Posted by D | September 1, 2020
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Scott will protect your future
Before contacting Scott I was trying to navigate my divorce on my own. My ex and I were disagreeing on a lot of fundamental issues and I was greatly concerned for my financial future. Scott helped me get organized and worked with my ex's lawyer to ensure I got a fair deal in the separation. My only regret is that I didn't contact Scott sooner.
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Posted by Kristen | June 30, 2020
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Excellent Attorney! Highly Recommend!
Doing a child support modification can be overwhelming, to say the least. When I found Scott Herlihy I was put at ease. He explained the whole process to me in great detail. He went the extra mile and met with my ex and me prior to court to make sure we were all on the same page, this allowed my ex to feel like we were a team. He was professional, sensitive, and very reasonable(I actually got a refund from my retainer). I will definitely use him again for any representation I need in the future.
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Posted by Tod | April 22, 2020
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Excellent attorney
My wife and I needed representation in a personal matter and Mr. Herlihy came well recommended. The defendant in our case happened to be another attorney. Every step of the way, Mr. Herlihy batted down each and every attempt that was made to delay, divert and derail the case. From claims of sicknesses, to attempts to dismiss the case and change the venue to flat out excuses, all were defeated by Mr. Herlihy. Then Mr. Herlihy went on the offensive filing discovery requests for information that he would then turn around and use against them. That seemed to be the lynch pin that forced the other side to see the writing on the wall. In the end, Mr. Herlihy secured a judgement for 5 times the amount we were seeking. 5 times! Mr. Herlihy displayed superior knowledge and absolutely destroyed the other side! We strongly recommend Mr. Herlihy for representation in any civil matter.
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Posted by Mayank | April 11, 2020
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Thank you for making my journey easier
I am a single Dad and went through legal separation and divorce recently and could not have imagined a better representation during this process. Mr. Herlihy has a very assuring and calming personality and helped me with a few big wins during the case. He patiently listened and suggested the best way forward. I would recommend him for legal needs.
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Posted by Janie | March 2, 2020
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Highly recommended!
Going through a divorce can be highly emotional, and you need someone to help you make the best decisions to protect yourself in that situation. I’m so grateful that Scott was recommended to me! From our first consultation he listened intently to my situation, and I instinctively knew that I could trust him to handle my case. He came through in every way from continual and immediate response with communication, to being reliable, honest, highly professional and successfully giving me the results I needed in reaching a settlement so that I could move on with my life. I highly recommend Scott as an attorney!
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Posted by Harold | March 1, 2020
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Highly recommended
I went in nervous and scared about how my divorce and custody would work out. Mr. Herlihy not only achieved a favorable result for me, he handled the process in a way that was comforting and helped ease the fear. He stayed in communication throughout, making himself available when I needed to better understand something.
Posted by Jill | September 22, 2019
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Exceptional Attorney
When I needed representation regarding child support modifications, a family recommended Scott because of the excellent service he had received; Scott certainly lived up to his reputation. He was professional (always responded quickly and in detail), efficient (tried to save me time and money), sensitive (understood the difficulty I was going through), and very reasonable (total bill was less than I expected given the extra work Scott put in). When I had difficult choices to make, Scott presented all of my options, helped me see potential outcomes, and then let me decide what was best for my family. I have already recommended Scott to several friends and will definitely use him again for any representation I need in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2019
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DG
I had a very embarrassing and bizzare reason to seek consultation in the first place, so it took me awhile to pursue this. when I contacted Scott's office he immediately contacted me. He made me feel very comfortable and got me through this. What was so special about him was he knew I was in shock and hurting terribly and he went over and above by squaring my future in the event of adversity. He is simply amazing and I am very blessed to have been his client!
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Posted by Mike | August 22, 2019
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Outstanding
Scott was referred to me by a friend. I’m so glad I hired Scott. He was simply amazing to me in this tough time. He was very prompt in his communication with me, he truly met every expectation and then some. I would use Scott again and I will refer my friends and family to him. His customer service is over the top.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Scott Herlihy
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Dorsett, Johnson & Swift, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Savrick, Schumann, Johnson, McGarr, Kaminski & Shirley, LLP
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Scott Herlihy
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Hohmann, Taube & Summers, LLP
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1997
  • Southwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Austin Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • The Impending Wave of Legal Malpractice Litigation - Predictions, Analysis, and Proposals of Change
  • 1998
  • Professional Psychology Research and Practice
  • Privileged Communication in the Psychologist-Patient Relationship
  • 1997
  • Journal of Counseling & Development
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Jaffe v. Redmond Implications for Counselors
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is very competent, dedicated and advocates for his clients. He is hard working and thorough."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Scott on a very contentious (between our clients) family law case. Despite the difficult issues, Scott was always professional and we worked well together. He has an in-depth knowledge of the law that is wielded with a practical view on how to help his clients resolve their dispute. He's a problem solver, not the cause of problems, unlike some attorneys. Scott is also very approachable. I highly recommend Scott and have referred family and friends to him. I absolute recommend Scott if you have a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Scott for over 15 years. He is an excellent attorney and takes great care of his clients. I would gladly work with him or against him in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Scott as opposing counsel, and I endorse him. He fights hard for his clients but remains professional throughout."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great addition to our firm. His skill set allows us to address and solve a whole host of family law problems for our clients. For many, a divorce is the low time of their life. Scott shows them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and serves as their compassionate but strong advocate to lead them out of the darkness. I am proud to be associated with him."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Scott on numerous matters. I have referred my family members and my clients to him as I have complete confidence in his ability to be an excellent advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Scott on several matters and he is a very good lawyer. Very skilled at litigation and an excellent negotiator."
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Austin Family Lawyer Scott Boyd Herlihy
Scott Boyd Herlihy
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available