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Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices, P.C.


paula lock smyth lawyer mediatorWhen family law issues turn into high-stakes courtroom battles, Paula Lock Smyth has the knowledge, skill and drive necessary to protect her clients' rights and to help them achieve their goals.

She brings more than 25 years of experience to her family law practice, enabling her to provide high-caliber legal representation in even the most complex divorce, custody and adoption cases. She is a certified mediator and experienced collaborative law attorney. She also assists her clients with wills, trusts and necessary estate documents.

Ms. Smyth offers a complimentary 30 minute initial consultation. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child custody
  • Parenting plans
  • Child support
  • Relocation issues
  • Same-sex custody issues
  • Custody modification
  • Enforcement
  • Fathers' rights
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Relocation issues
  • Adoption
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Litigation Percentage
  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas Juris Doctorate - 1985
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina A.B. - 1982 Major: Business
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Master
  • College of the State Bar, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas LCL, Past President
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law, ADR and Probate Sections
  • Collaborative Law Institute, Charter Member
  • Associate of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
Past Employment Positions
  • Zisman Law Firm, P.C., Shareholder
  • Paula A. Lock Mediation Services, Principal
  • Biles & Lock, P.C., Partner
  • Hammerle & Associates, Associate Attorney/Branch Manager
Pro Bono Activities
  • Volunteers, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Volunteer Mediator, Dispute Mediation Services of Dallas
  • Member, Fellowship Dallas church
Fraternities/Sororities
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Founder and Past President, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Upsilon Chapter, Duke University
Activities
  • Volunteer, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Member, Rich-Tone Chorus
  • Member, Sweet Adelines International
  • Member and Community Group Leader, Fellowship Dallas Church
Address:
Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices
The Cochran Building
5838 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: 214-646-1485



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