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Brad M. LaMorgese

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Dallas, Texas
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An experienced, respected Family Law attorney, Brad LaMorgese is known for his ability to analyze and balance competing interests in every matter he handles.

One of the few appellate family lawyers in Texas, Brad is a sought-after speaker and has lectured on a wide range of Family Law topics. He frequently provides Texas Lawyer newspaper's website with podcasts on Family Law topics and has hosted a YouTube series discussing common misperceptions of family court.

His work was recognized in the published opinions Sealed Appellant v. Sealed Appellee, 394 F.3d 338 (5th Cir. 2004), In re Zandi, 270 S.W.3d 76 (Tex. 2008)(per curiam) and In re Forlenza, 140 S.W.3d 373 (Tex. 2004) (orig. proceeding). In those cases, Brad appeared before the Supreme Court of Texas and U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Brad is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has served on the Family Law Legal Assistant Testing Commission since 2006. He is admitted to practice as a member of the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

Brad earned the Award of Merit in 2005 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children based on his work before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a case involving the Hague Convention and the civil aspects of international child abduction. He has been honored in the Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, Texas Super Lawyers, as well as the Texas Rising Stars list. He also received recognition among the Top Lawyers Under 40 in D Magazine.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B. A. - 1993

Published Works

  • Property & Debt Division Creative Alternatives, (Co-Author), 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2009
  • Jurisdiction & Venue, 32nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2009
  • Asset Management (10 Tips to Survive the Executive Divorce), Executive Legal Adviser, May/June, 2008
  • Top 20 Cases from 2007-2008, Collin County Bench Bar, 2008
  • The Year of Child Support, Texas Lawyer, 2007
  • Legislative Developments in Family Law, Dallas Bar Association, 2007
  • Making Summary Judgment Relevant Again, (Co-Author), Advanced Family Law Course, August, 2007
  • Family Law Appellate Issues, Collin County Bench Bar, 2007
  • Citing Legal Information, Inst. for Paralegal Ed., March, 2007
  • Important Topics in Family Law, (Co-Author of Update), Tex. Ctr. Jud., Regional Conference, 2007
  • Employer Responsibilities Under the Texas Family Code, Executive Legal Adviser, 2006
  • Relocation Disputes in the Family Courts, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, June 1, 2006
  • Court Cuts Back On Grandparents' Rights, Texas Lawyer, April 17, 2006
  • Common Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Cases, UH Family Law Practice Seminar, 2005
  • Supreme Court Trends in Family Law, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, 2004
  • Pretrial and Trial Preservation of Error, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2004
  • Family Law Appellate Deadlines, 2003
  • Changes to Pleadings and Orders After September 1, 2003: The Changes of the 78th Legislature, 2003
  • Studying For the Board Certification Exam, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2002
  • Hot Topics in Family Law, Collin County Bench Bar IX, 2002
  • Wiretapping, Accessing Electronic Communications, and Interception of E-mail, Lorman Records Symposium, June, 2001
  • Overview of Child Custody Laws in Texas, Lorman Custody Symposium, September, 2000
  • Grandparents' Rights Re-Examined, Lorman Custody Symposium, September, 2000
  • Child Custody Legislative Issues, Lorman Custody Symposium, September, 2000
  • Mental Health Privilege and Confidentiality, Lorman Custody Symposium, September, 2000
  • Termination of Parental Rights, Lorman Custody Symposium, September, 2000
  • Child Support Enforcement, Southwest Legal Foundation, May 6, 1999
  • Forum Shopping Your Divorce, Texas Lawyer, October 26, 1998
  • Division of Retirement Benefits in Texas, Texas Journal of Women and the Law, 1998
  • Family Law Lessons on 1997, Texas Lawyer, December 8, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2004 - 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2013
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2004
  • Top Lawyer Under 40, D Magazine, 2002, 2004, 2006
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Award of Merit, 2005
  • Dallas County Family District Courts Visiting Associate Judge

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Judiciary Committee, Judicial Selection and Quick Response Team Subcommittees
  • Dallas Bar Association, Clerk and Coordinator Training Seminar Planning Committee
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Member
  • Republican Lawyers of Dallas, Executive Committee

From Our Clients

  • "I call the McCurleys The First Family of Family Law, and I don't consider that an exaggeration. They were so attentive and so caring, while at the same time being excellent, hardball lawyers, that I recommend them to anybody facing a divorce. I wish I hadn't needed to hire a 'divorce lawyer,' but I'm glad they were there for me."
    Molly Ann Huie

  • "Thanks to all of you for your help, support, responsiveness, experience and the work you put into this case on my behalf. I have often been told that I have the best family law firm in Texas representing me, and now I can certainly vouch for that with first-hand experience. The entire team was engaged, focused and cohesive, and that is how you get positive results. THANK YOU and best wishes to all of you."
    Bob Tennison

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