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Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Divorce Attorney • Custody • Visitation • Spousal Support • Modifications

Lawrence J. Praeger

Divorce and family law attorney serving North Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Arlington, and Mid-Cities.

Phone: 214-871-0700
Fax: 214-871-0737

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Wills

Certification / Specialties

  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986

Education / Professional Activities

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, May 1981, J.D.
  • Collaborative Law Training, 2000
  • Mediation Training (Certification), Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, 2008
  • Completed Texas District and County Attorney’s Association Basic Prosecution course, July 1983
  • Completed Career Prosecutor course sponsored by the National College of District Attorneys, July 1984
  • Basic Certificate from Texas Commission on Law Officer Standards and Education, 1983
  • “A-V” rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 5 years’ service on the District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas
  • Simons Rock Early College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1976, B.A.

Representative Cases

  • Black v. Dallas County Child Welfare Services, 835 S.W. 2nd 626 (Tex. 1992)
  • U.S. v. Haga, 821 F. 2nd 1036 (5th Cir. 1987)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Sections on Criminal Law, Family Law & Juvenile Law, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member


  • September 1988 - present
    Self-employed. Family law and related litigation, criminal law, mediation and professional licensing issues
  • April 1986 - September 1988
    Associate with the firm of Perini & Carlock. Practice limited to family law, criminal law, and related civil litigation.
  • March 1985 - March 1986
    Associate with Shields, Blankenship & Noble. General practice.
  • September 1982 - February 1985
    Assistant County Attorney, Bell County, Texas. Criminal prosecution and representation of the State in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Public Office

  • Democratic Candidate for 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 12, November 2010


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Lawrence J. Praeger P.C.
2608 State Street
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone 214-871-0700
Fax 214-871-0737