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Daryl Gail Weinman

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 30 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
    New York - NY 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Daryl

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UNIQUE SOLUTIONS FOR UNIQUE FAMILIES

I grew up in New City, New York, the oldest of three sisters. I graduated from Clarkstown North High School in 1984 and went to Colgate University in upstate New York. I didn't know what I wanted to do after college, so I started my own computer graphics company out of my apartment in Westchester County, while also working part-time for my father's Hardwood Flooring company.

After a year and half, I had a few graphics clients and was doing ok, but wanted some regular work, so I started looking for a job. I ended up landing a job on Wall Street with JP Morgan in their Mergers and Acquisitions Dept doing graphics and presentation support. I thought I'd like to move up their corporate ladder and decided that I needed another degree to do that. So, in the Fall of 1990, I started law school at night at New York Law School.

After a year on Wall Street, I decided that Wall Street, New York City and Corporate America were not for me. I decided that I wanted to be in a place that was not as cut-throat competitive, that was slower and friendlier and warmer. I also decided that I wanted to focus on a more personal type of law than corporate. My parents were divorced when I was 14, and even though it was a very amicable divorce it had a very strong impact on me. I decided that I was much more suited to family law and that was what I focused on in school.

I stayed 3 more years in NY, deciding where I would move when I finished law school. In June 1992, I was maid-of-honor in a wedding in Tulsa, OK - it was my first time in Tulsa and I really liked it there. The people I met at the wedding told me that if I liked Tulsa, I would love Austin. So, in November of 1992, I visited Austin for 4 days. I loved it and decided that this is where I would move in the summer of 1993, when I only had one semester of law school left. I did my last semester of law school at UT.

One of my courses at UT Law School was a clinic where I acted as student attorney in Child Protective Services cases. During one of those cases, I met an attorney, KC Anderson, who later became one of my closest friends. At that time I also started looking for a job. In December 1993, I was hired by a prominent family law attorney as his first associate, who told me to study hard for the bar (that I was registered to take in February 1994) and to start work on March 1. Sadly, while I was studying for the bar in January, that attorney passed away and I never got the opportunity to work with him.

I took the bar in both New York and Texas in February 1994 (I took the New York portion in NY on a Tuesday, and flew out Tuesday night to take the Multi-State and Texas portions in Austin on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). While I was waiting on my results (which wouldn't be out until May), I started looking for work again. I didn't know where to go, so I met with a local judge who I had appeared in front of as a student attorney. She surprised me and told me that I should open my own practice. I couldn't imagine going out on my own straight out of law school, but she encouraged me and told me that from watching me in court, she had confidence in me. I got my bar results in May 1994 and decided that I had nothing to lose by trying it on my own, so I did it. KC and her husband (who was a prominent criminal attorney) helped me tremendously. They sent me small cases (at the time, I took both criminal and family cases) and they mentored me and advised me every step of the way. I know that I could not have done it without them.

In April 2004, my stepdaughter, Lindsey, came to live with us full-time, making me a full-time mother / step-mother of three children. Benjamin is now in 8th grade, Nathan is in 10th grade, and Lindsey is 20 and a full-time college student. As the children grew, I increased my time at the office to full-time "plus". Although I am at the office 5 days a week, I still try to get home most afternoons in time for baseball practice, golf lessons, band concerts, piano, guitar . . .  Thank goodness technology has grown to the point that I can multi-task from most any location now.

In 2011, I have now gone through the unfortunate experience of divorce myself.  It has truly opened my eyes and given me a whole new perspective on what my clients are experiencing every day.  Although I thought I understood the emotions involved, I now know that I couldn't truly understand or appreciate the rollercoaster of emotions that are involved, nor the long-term healing process for myself, my ex-husband and my children until I had to experience it for myself.  It is certainly much more difficult than I had ever imagined.

 

I have found that each new experience in my life has given me new perspective on my cases. Although I deal in all aspects of family law, the primary focus of my practice is on divorce and/or custody cases. When I first began as a family law attorney, I had the perspective of the child of divorced parents. Then when I married, I was able to add in the perspective of what married life is like - how it takes work and can be difficult at times. It helped me relate a lot more to my clients. At the same time, I became a part-time stepmother, and that gave me a lot of insight into my cases - and helped me come up with creative solutions for my clients. Then when I became a mom, I suddenly viewed my cases in a whole new light. In fact, the first custody case that I handled after becoming a mom was extremely difficult for me and made me want to quit the practice of family law because it was too emotional for me. I looked into other areas of law, but since I had firmly established my reputation in the community as a family law attorney, those were the cases that came to me. I decided that because of my years as a family law attorney and because of my specific life experiences, I had a lot to offer my clients and decided to stick with it.  Now that I have lived through the emotional rollercoaster of divorce myself, I can add that to the list of experiences that I share with many of my clients.  With all that I have lived through myself, I can offer realistic advice on what my clients can expect during and after divorce, from the court, from their spouse and from their children. I can also argue my cases in court from a very personal perspective, since I have lived through many of the same experiences as my clients.

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Location

Weinman & Associates
8200 North MoPac Expressway
Suite 230
Austin, TX, 78759

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable amazing experience and such great help from this firm
I don't even know where to start with the amazing and caring service I got from this firm. Deanna and Paula were absolutely amazing. My divorce case was not an easy one at all from all aspects and Weinman & associates were there for me every day, every moment, every morning and evening. These ladies are truly angels and they saved me from being down and feeling the pain of going through a divorce. I was provided with all the info and data I needed at anytime, I had a direct line via text and calls to my lawyer at any moment. My case ended pretty quick and that is really thanks to Deanna's support and consultation she provided me daily and weekly. The process was very clear and this firm really feels like a family during the hardest times! I will recommend this firm to anyone who is in need of family law support, and especially Deanna! Miracles do happen and they made my life much easier and calm to head toward new start! Thank you so much girls!
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Posted by Maria | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney!
Daryl Weinman is just an amazing attorney! She is super smart, very knowledgeable in family law (believe me, there are family law attorneys who aren’t), super efficient, and very helpful. I have experience working with other family law attorneys. I’m super glad I have switched to Ms. Weinman. It was worth every penny!!! A lot of lawyers charge the same, however, they are not even close to Daryl’s expertise! All of Ms. Weinman’s team is a pleasure to work with, very professional, intelligent, and with strong work ethic!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Daryl is an exceptional attorney.
Daryl Weinman is exceptionally good at her job. I found that she always put my needs first, gave me excellent legal advice and was on time with all filings and kept me informed every step of the way. I have referred several friends to her and will continue to do so.
Posted by RICHARD | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
She has been by my side from the very beginning, she was almost like family, she fought tirelessly on my behalf, her knowledge of family law and understanding what your going through is Commendable , The end result, we got a successful win by a jury Unanimous decision, even though it was long and Uncomfortable at times ,if I had to do it again , she is who I would want time and time again , Thanks for all your hard work
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
"Best of The Best"
There aren't enough words to describe how much I respect Mrs. Weinman and her team. Divorce is never easy for anyone whether you have children or not. It's an extremely emotional experience for all parties involved. In my case it was a hard fought custody battle that was ultimately resolved in mediation. Mrs. Weinman is calm, cool, and collective in the courtroom along with being extremely prepared. She helped "me" rationalize decisions throughout the process to ensure the best interest of my children were taken care of appropriately. If you're looking for an attorney that's going to represent your best interests I would strongly recommend hiring Mrs. Weinman.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2012
Heitke
She was calm, even when I was not. My custody battle and divorce was the worst thing I've ever been through. A year and a half of pure hell. My ex made it last as long as he and his lawyer could. His lawyer asked every question he could possibly come up with. Add to my list of, "I never want to be: a farmer, preacher, man, lawyer..." But thank goodness a friend found and recommended her. If it wasn't for her, my life would be alot worse off.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Divorce Resort
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Weinman & Associates
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Jude L. Vernor, 94 S.W.3d. 201, (Tex.App.--Austin, 2002)
  • Successful -- child was permitted to remain in Australia with mother
  • Gonzalez v. Tippit, 167 S.W.3d 536, (Tex.App.–Austin, 2005)

Associations

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Sustaining Life Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rice University
  • Professor of paralegal studies
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Bar Foundation
  • Founding Fellow
  • 2010 - Present
  • Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Leander Independent School District
  • Volunteer
  • 2004 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Madison Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Registry of Who's Who
  • Life Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Travis County Bar Foundation
  • Founding Fellow
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, 1997 - Present
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas District 9-A Grievance Committee
  • Panel Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Executive Board for Town & Country Optimist little league baseball
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Madison's Who's Who of Professionals
  • VIP Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2005
  • State Bar of Texas District 9-A Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Stepmothers International
  • Volunteer
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Jewish Community Association of Austin
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Bar of the Fifth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1999
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1999
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Certified Financial Litigator
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • 2016
  • Panel Chair of State Bar Grievance Committee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono College
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2003
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2003
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Children's Records Law in Texas
  • Children and the Law
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Essentials
  • Child custody
  • 2010
  • Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Child custody
  • 2009
  • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Child custody
  • 2006
  • Comal County Bar Association Ad Litem Training
  • CPS cases
  • 2004
  • Children's Records Law In Texas
  • Child Custody
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (20)
Endorse Daryl
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Daryl is a consummate professional. She knows how to fight hard for her clients while working well with others. Anyone needing Family Law representation would be would be well-served to have her as their lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daryl is an outstanding attorney. She cares passionately about her clients and provides quality representation from the start to the end of a case. Daryl is an experienced attorney who is always prepared. She is fierce, fair, and very well respected within the legal community. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daryl is a sharp, creative, and feisty attorney. If I was digging a foxhole and needed a buddy, she's the kind of lawyer I'd want in my foxhole -- she's a fighter. I've known her personally and professionally and she is very capable. Excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daryl fights hard for her clients, and is a compassionate advocate for them. I have worked with and against Daryl, and am always impressed with her as a hard-working, intelligent, thorough and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Austin Family Lawyer Daryl Gail Weinman
Daryl Gail Weinman
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 30 years