Brian L. Webb

Brian L. Webb

Attorney
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Phone:
972-863-0279
800-655-1222
Fax:
214-871-9339
Email:

Brian has practiced family law since 1975 and has been Board Certified since 1980. He later served on the Family Law Exam Committee of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than a decade engaged in writing and grading the Texas Family Law Specialization Exam. He served a similar tenure on the exam committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers engaged in writing and grading their national admission exam.

He has handled cases involving high-profile leaders in all walks of life including in the arts, business, education, fashion, law, law enforcement, medicine, mental health, politics, professional sports, and even the media. A popular lecturer and author, his published works covering a wide variety of family law topics confirm the respect of his peers. He is a co-author of a multi-volume treatise on family law published by Lexis-Nexis.

Brian has presided over Texas' four largest statewide family law organizations: (the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Texas Family Law Foundation) and has served on the boards of national and international family law organizations.

Brian is currently Immediate Past President of the Texas Family Law Foundation which spearheads the legislative effort for Texas family lawyers and is a former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation which provides financial assistance to organizations benefiting the children of divorce as well as other worthy causes. He is also a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He is a Charter Diplomat in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a distinguished organization with membership limited to 100 members nationally.
 
Brian is a proud recipient of the prestigious Judge Sam Emison Award, awarded by the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists as well as the equally prestigious Dan R. Price Award presented by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, for his outstanding contributions to the practice.

Brian has been chosen to be in Texas SuperLawyers.com every year since its inception, including selections as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas and as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in The Dallas/Ft Worth area. D Magazine has named him as one of the best family lawyers in Dallas and he has been listed in the prestigious "Best Lawyers in America" every year since 1989.

Brian really enjoys his work as an adjunct professor at SMU Dedman School of Law. This is an anonymous quote from an evaluation by one of the students in his Texas Matrimonial Property class:

"Professor Webb was truly passionate about teaching us. He was even more passionate about his love for being an attorney, which was extremely refreshing. This love was directly proportional to our desire to learn and we are very grateful for professors like him!"

Board Certified, Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1975
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.S. - 1971

Published Works

  • Family Law, Special Appearances and Transfers, Trial Lawyers Forum, 1980
  • Post and Prenuptial Agreements, 1985
  • Family Corporations, Division on Divorce, Remedies and Theories, 1986
  • Preliminaries: Temporary Orders and Interim Fees, 1987, 1989
  • The Family Home in Divorce, 1987
  • Family Corporations: Division on Divorce - Remedies and Theories Revisited, 1987
  • Contractual Alimony? Pros and Cons for Both Sides, 1988
  • Joint Custody, The New Law, 1988
  • The Use of Mediation, 1988
  • Court Ordered Joint Managing Conservatorship, A New Era, 1988
  • Prenuptial Agreements, The New Law, 1988
  • Temporary Hearings, 1988
  • Family Corporations and Piercing the Corporate Veil, 1988
  • Habeas Corpus, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Interspousal Torts, 1989
  • Techniques of Property Division, 1991
  • Dealing With Experts and Psychological Tests, 1991
  • Enforcement of Agreed Decrees and Agreements, 1991
  • Evaluating A Closely Held Business, 1992
  • Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, 1992
  • What is A Temporary Hearing, 1992
  • Family Law, Trial Lawyers Series (Co-Author) Knowles Publishing Co.
  • Consultant, Texas Family Law Service, Bancroft-Whitney
  • Texas Family Law Practice Manual, Manual Revision Committee, 1981-1991, Editorial Committee, 1985-1986

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Marriage Dissolution Course, State Bar of Texas, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Speaker, Texas Family Litigation Course, Southern Methodist University, 1987
  • Speaker, Annual Conference, Texas Association of Domestic Relations Offices, 1987
  • Speaker, Panel on Joint Custody, 1983
  • Speaker, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section, 1979 - 1988
  • Speaker, A Day With the Experts, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 1986, 1987
  • Speaker, Family Law in Texas, Legal Education Institute, 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Speaker, Midyear Meeting, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988, 1990, 1993
  • Speaker, Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Drafting Course, 1992
  • Speaker, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, 1988
  • Speaker, Family Law for the Experienced Non-Specialist, State Bar of Texas, 1989
  • Speaker, Regional Judicial Conference, 1990
  • Speaker, Family Law for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1992
  • Speaker, Pro Bono Training Seminar, International Child Abduction Treaty, 1992
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 1992
  • Speaker, Child Custody and Visitation in Texas, Facility National Business Institute, 1992
  • Speaker, Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic, 1992
  • Course Director, Marriage Dissolution Course, State Bar of Texas, 1989
  • Speaker, Third Annual Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2015” - Family Law Category Selected by "D Magazine", 2015
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Texas Chapter, 1991 - 1993
  • Charter Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Irving Bar Association, President, Police Liaison Committee, 1979 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, President, Family Law Section, 1986
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Courthouse Committee, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Law Practice and Economics Committee, 1988 - 1989
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, House Committee, 1991
  • Dallas Bar Association, High School Mock Trial Judge, 1987 - 1992
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Fee Dispute Committee, 1982 - 1984
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, Executive Committee, 1984 - 1989
  • Dallas Bar Association, Sub-Committee Chairman, 1983 - 1984
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Family Law
  • State Bar of Texas, Vice Chairman, Family Law Section, 1991 - 1993
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Family Law Council, 1981 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Legislative Committee, 1983
  • State Bar of Texas, Liaison to American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1987 - 1988
  • State Bar of Texas, Selection Committee, Best Family Law Article by a Texas Law Review
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Family Law Committee, 1985 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, President Elect, 1992 - 1993
  • North Texas Family Law Specialists Association, Member
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Member, 1992 - 1993
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Advisory Committee
  • State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee-Family Law, Member
  • Texas Supreme Court Committee on Child Support Guidelines, Member
  • Texas Supreme Court Committee on Visitation Guidelines, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi