Paula A. Bennett

Paula A. Bennett


Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP

Recognized since 2017

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law Mediation

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Paula Bennett represents clients in a wide range of Family Law matters, including divorce and complex property issues, but has a particular commitment to working with parents to resolve issues that impact the welfare of their children. This focus includes parental custody disputes, the termination of parental rights, custody modification, custody relocation and child support matters.

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Paula is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and the Family Law sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.

Paula is a 2008 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now known as Texas A&M University School of Law), where she assisted the victims of domestic abuse as a volunteer in the school’s Family Law clinic. She graduated, magna cum laude, from North Adams State College in North Adams, Massachusetts, in 1991. Prior to attending law school, she maintained a career in pharmaceutical sales and honed her ability to quickly assess and understand the needs of her clients.

Published Work:

  • Use of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations at Trial (Do New HIPAA and DSM Changes Impact?), Advanced Family Law Course, 2014
  • Relocation Debate, Advanced Family Law Course, 2013

Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Enforcements
  • Family Violence
  • Marital Agreements
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Location

  • 5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 800
    Dallas, TX 75225

Education

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, B.S., graduated 1991
  • Texas Wesleyan University , J.D., graduated 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section - Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2021
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2018

Board Certified

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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