A lont-time and very satisfied client writes,

"I first met Michelle in 2005 and, as a client, she has represented me as my counsel ever since. Based on my personal experience with Michelle, I believe she is probably one of the best family law attorneys in the DFW metroplex. I believe that I was very lucky to find Michelle at a time in my life when I most needed a very good attorney to represent me in my divorce.

At the time, I was faced with the possibility of having only limited visitation with my children and the possibility of my children being relocated out of the DFW area. Michelle took on the challenge of getting me the results, from a year long court battle, to insure that my children would remain in the area so that their Mother and I could share as joint managing conservators. Nothing was and is more important to me than having me a close relationship with my children. Both, their Mother and I are actively involved in the daily activities of the Kids. Consequently, their Mother and I have a friendly relationship and communicate continuously to improve the quality of our children’s lives.

Most recently, their Mother remarried and requested the court to grant relocation to a county outside of the metroplex. Due to my location of work and the place where they would be residing, I would not have been able to see the Kids as much as I have for the past five years. Our lives have become so inextricably intertwined that a change in the location would have been detrimental to everyone in the family.

Therefore, I opposed the move and once again Michelle represented me in another year long battle that finally ended in an all-day trial in June of 2010. The results of that trial assured that the children would remain within a two and a half mile radius of where I live. I was very satisfied with the Judge’s decision to deny the request. And, obviously, I was very pleased with Michelle’s representation.

Michelle is a professional attorney at the highest level and I would gladly recommend her as counsel to anyone."

Dave Buchanan
 

It is fulfilling for us to represent a client who is so dedicated to his children as Mr. Buchanan.  If you know of anyone who is in need of a Dallas area family lawyer for a relocation case like Mr. Buchanan’s please ask them to give us a call.

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Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes…

Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes genuine compassion for her client’s difficulties, yet she can be relentless when in pursuit of a client’s goals. One judge said of Ms. O’Neil, “She cannot be out-gunned, out-briefed, or out-lawyered!”

Family Law Specialist

Ms. O’Neil became a board-certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997 and has maintained her certification since that time. While representing clients in litigation before the trial court is an important part of her practice, Ms. O’Neil also handles appellate matters in the trial court, courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Lawyers frequently consult with Ms. O’Neil on their litigation cases about specialized legal issues requiring particularized attention both at the trial court and appellate levels. This gives her a unique perspective and depth of perception that benefits both her litigation and appellate clients.

Top Lawyers in Texas and America

Ms. O’Neil has been named to the list of Texas SuperLawyers for many years, 2011-2018, a peer-voted honor given to only about 5% of the lawyers in the state of Texas. In 2014-2018, Ms. O’Neil received the special honor of being named by Texas SuperLawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, and Top 100 Lawyers in DFW. She was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and received an “A-V” peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories for the highest quality legal ability and ethical standards.

Author and Speaker

A noted author, Ms. O’Neil released her second book Basics of Texas Divorce Law in November 2010, with a second edition released in 2013, and a third edition expected in 2015.  Her first book, All About Texas Law and Kids, was published in September 2009 by Texas Lawyer Press. In 2012, Ms. O’Neil co-authored the booklets What You Need To Know About Common Law Marriage In Texas and Social Study Evaluations.  The State Bar of Texas and other providers of continuing education for attorneys frequently enlist Ms. O’Neil to provide instruction to attorneys on topics of her expertise in the family law arena.