Julie H. Quaid

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Quaid Farish, LLC
 | 8150 North Central Expressway, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-373-9100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Julie H. Quaid is a founding partner of Quaid Farish, LLC, a family-focused law firm serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Julie is a highly experienced collaborative law attorney, litigator and mediator with thirty five years of experience in resolving family law issues and disputes. Her practice includes contested and uncontested divorce cases and unique issues related to prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, custody, adoption, surrogacy, gestational agreements, egg donor rights and LGBT relationships as well. In every case, Julie believes that providing quality representation to clients must include considering the unique aspects of each client's case and life along with knowledge of the law as it relates to the specific facts of their case.

Julie is a 1981 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law and a 1978 graduate of Austin College. She has been honored as a Texas "Super Lawyer" and in Best Lawyers in America for many years and by "D Magazine" as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas. Julie also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She is currently the Chair of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section and is immediate Past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Collaborative Law Section.  Her numerous professional affiliations include The Collaborative Alliance, Collaborative Divorce Texas, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Dallas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Texas Family Law Foundation Life Fellow, Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, American Bar Association Life Fellow and numerous other local bar associations. She has also been active throughout her professional career in providing pro bono and low bono services to the disadvantaged and serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Loves Children and Cafe Momentum and on the LGBT Aging Coalition, Policy and Legislative Advocacy Comittee. 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Julie Quaid

Admitted 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.quaidfarish.com/julie-h-quaid

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year - Collaborative Law:Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • D Magazine as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, 2010
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Listed in the Martindale Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1981
  • Collaborative Divorce Dallas, Member and Former Chair
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Association
  • Life Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Member, Denton County Bar Association
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar
  • Member, Family Law, LGBT and Animal Rights Sections, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member, American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Annual sponsor of Collin County District Clerk and County Clerk's Fun Run/Walk benefitting local charities.
  • CPS Collaborative Law Volunteer Project 
  • Pro bono and community service for teenage mothers
  • Pro bono and community service for domestic violence victims 
  • Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
  • Board of Directors, Cafe Momentum 
  • Board of Directors, Texas Loves Children  

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Collaborative Law Course, Course Director, State Bar Of Texas, 2017
  • "A Rose By Any Other Name? Introducing Collaborative Techniques in Non-Collaborative Cases", Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2016
  • Collaborative Law Course, Assistant Course Director, State Bar Of Texas, 2016
  • "Collaborative Law", Presenter, International Visitor Leadership Program Of The U.S. Judicial System, 2015
  • "The Care, Feeding and Discipline of Collaborative Practice Groups", Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • “An Update on How Collaborative Law Can Minimize Damage” , Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • “Coming Out -of the Litigation Closet: How Collaborative Law Can Minimize Damage in Same-Sex Breakups” , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas Annual Meeting-LGBT And Collaborative Law Sections, 2015
  • “How Can We Dance if We Aren’t in the Same Ballroom” , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas Collaborative Law Course, 2015
  • “Solution Gumbo - The Collaborative Divorce Process -How Mental Health Professionals, Financial Professionals and Lawyers Can Work Together to Help Families Through the Divorcing Process in a less Damaging Way” , Presenter, Texas Psychological Association Annual Meeting, 2014
  • “Option Evaluation and Trade Offs” , Presenter, 10th Annual Collaborative Law Practice Conference, 2014
  •  "Preparing for Financial Negotiations" , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas, 2011
  • "Effective Communication, Interest-Based Negotiation and Collaborative Law Basic Training" , Trainer-Presenter, 2011
  •  "Tenth Annual Texas AFCC Statewide Conference, Children Caught in the Conflict: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" , Presenter, 2010
  • Presenter - "Collaborative Law in Non-Divorce Context" - SBOT Collaborative Law Course 2010; 
  • Presenter, 2014 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Practice Group 'A Go Go' - Spice Up Your Practice Group" 
  • Presenter, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 15th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, "How Can We Dance if We Aren't in the Same Ballroom?"
  • Presenter, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 14th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, "Shucks-Did I Just Say That? Experiences and Lessons Learned"
  • Panelist, 2013 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Option Generation/Consensus Building Tools to Break the Destructive, Unproductive Log Jam"
  • Presenter, 2012 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Preparing for Financial Negotiations"

Educational Background:

  • Austin College, B.A., 1978

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
  • State Bar Of Texas
  • The Collaborative Alliance
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    Office Location for Julie H. Quaid

    8150 North Central Expressway
    Suite 600
    Dallas, TX 75206

    Phone: 214-373-9100

     

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