O’Neil & Attorneys attorney Ashley Bowline Russell has been selected to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list for family law. Each year no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of Texas are selected to receive this honor.  “Ms. Russell is an up-and-coming lawyer in the Dallas family law community and we are very proud that she has received recognition for her accomplishments,” says Michelle May O’Neil, the firm’s founding attorney. This is the second year that Ms. Russell has received this recognition. 

Ms. Russell is a 2006 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law and has worked for O’Neil & Attorneys since graduating.  She focuses her time in the family law appellate section of the firm, handling appeals, mandamuses, and general legal research and briefing. 

Each year researchers with Thomson Reuters’ legal division solicit nominations from attorneys across Texas, asking them to identify the best practicing attorneys age 40 or younger or those who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. The nominated candidates go through a rigorous review process before being ultimately selected to the list. 

Founded in 2003, O’Neil & Attorneys is a boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas focusing solely on family law matters.