Lisa Lynne Taylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Harlingen, TX

Attorney at Law
 | 1906 East Tyler, Suite F1
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-412-4900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

At the Law Office of Lisa L. Taylor in Harlingen, Texas, attorney Lisa L. Taylor devotes her practice to helping families facing some of the most difficult times of their lives. Working with clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, she uses her 24 years of experience as a family law attorney, as well as her training and experience as a licensed CPA for over 28 years, to handle all areas of family law, including divorce, property division, spousal maintenance, child custody, child support and visitation, enforcement issues, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial marital property agreements.

Ms. Taylor commits herself to obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients and puts their best interests as her No. 1 priority. She understands that these cases are emotionally charged and difficult for her clients. She strives to bring a logical perspective to the table, making sure her clients are aware of their rights and can make informed decisions about their future.

The people Ms. Taylor has served have noted her unrelenting passion for each case she handles. She has a reputation for making clients feel at ease, knowing she is looking out for them and doing her best to protect their interests. To provide the most comprehensive services, the Law Office of Lisa L. Taylor has numerous staff members to assist clients, including a very knowledgeable and experienced associate attorney at the firm, Ms. Amber M. Rodriguez.

Ms. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive her law degree from South Texas College of Law, cum laude, in 1991. Ms. Taylor received her license to practice law from the State Bar of Texas on May 1, 1992, and became certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. She has been a frequent author and lecturer on family law matters locally and nationally, as well as for the State Bar of Texas. She has also spoken internationally on matters of Texas family law. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and received the Cameron County Bar Association President’s Award in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and the Cameron County Bar Association Paula Waddle Distinguished Service Award for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. Ms. Taylor was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for the years 2004 through 2016. She was also recognized by Woodward White Inc. in its publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2015 and as a Top Rated Lawyer by the Dallas Morning News in 2016.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About Lisa Taylor

Admitted 1992, Texas

Honors and Awards:

  • Cameron County Bar Association Paula Waddle Distinguished Service Award 2009-2010
  • Cameron County Bar Association Paula Waddle Distinguished Service Award 2008-2009
  • Cameron County Bar Association, President’s Award, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Texas “Super Lawyer” 2004 - 2016, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbel AV rating
  • Valley Morning Star Readers’ Choice Award 1999 “Best of the Best” Attorney
  • South Texas College of Law – Order of Lytae, Dean’s List, Assoc. Editor of Law Review

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator, Texas Women’s University (40 hour course certification), 2002
  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999 (recertified 2004, 2009, 2014)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1988
  • Officer and Director, Cameron County Bar Association, 1998-2007
  • President, Cameron County Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, 1997-2000
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Checklist Committee, 1997-2000
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Family Law Practice Manual Committee,1999-2002, 2003-2004
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Legislative Committee, 2000-2004
  • Member, Family Law Council, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 1999-2004
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 1999
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, 1995
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Director, 2007
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Seminar,Protective Orders and TRO’s, April 24, 1998
  • Speaker, The Child’s Ad Litem and CPS Seminar, Legislation Update, May 15, 1998
  • Course Director, The Child’s Ad Litem and CPS Seminar, TDPRS and the Cameron County BarAssociation, May 15, 1998
  • Speaker, Hidalgo County Bar Association CLE seminar, Protective Orders, November 20, 1998
  • Course Director, How Not to Go to Trial, Cameron County Bar Association CLE seminar, May 26, 2000
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2000 Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Child Support: Establishing, Withholding & Drafting Enforceable Decrees, August 23, 2000
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2000, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Ad Litems in Peril?, August 23, 2000
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2001 Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section,Closing the File, August 5, 2001
  • Speaker and Co-Director, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Seminar, Custody Modification, October 19, 2001
  • Speaker, Cameron County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, Family Law Legislative Update, November 2, 2001
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Drafting 2001, Sanctions, December 06, 2001
  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas Telephone Seminar Series, Don’t Panic! How to Avoid (or at Least Survive) the Grievance and Sanctions Process, July 19, 2002
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2002 Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section,Closing Documents, August 4, 2002
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2002, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, TexasGrandparents: 2002 Update, August 7, 2002
  • Speaker, Cameron County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, Grandparents’ Rights – Post Troxel, November 8, 2002
  • Speaker, Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, Sanctions, March 13-14, 2003 (Houston), March 20-21, 2003 (Dallas)
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2003, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, What the Family Law Practitioner Should Know About the UPA (Uniform Parentage Act), August 19, 2003
  • Speaker, CLE on the High Seas, Cameron County Bar Association, What You Need to Know about the UPA, April 2, 2004
  • Course Director, CLE on the High Seas, Cameron County Bar Association, April 1-5, 2004
  • Course Director, CLE on the High Seas II, Cameron County Bar Association, March 12-17, 2005
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course 2005, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Grandparents and Third Parties, August 10, 2005, Dallas, Texas
  • Speaker, 6th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Grandparents and Third Parties (Updated), June 22, 2006, Galveston, Texas
  • Course Director, CLE on the High Seas III, Cameron County Bar Association, July 15-20, 2006
  • Speaker, Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, Dealing withUnprofessional Adversaries, Solutions that Don’t Involve Sanctions (or in the Unusual Case, Seeking Sanctions), November 9-10, 2006 (Houston, Texas), November 16-17, 2006 (Dallas, Texas)
  • Speaker, Hidalgo County Bar Association Civil Law Symposium 2006, General Overview on Handling a Family Law Property Case, November 30, 2006 (McAllen, Texas)
  • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, May 15-16, 2008, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker, Soaking Up Some CLE 2008, State Bar of Texas, Visitation and Child Support Outside of the Box, May 15-16, 2008, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Course Director, CLE on the High Seas IV, Cameron County Bar Association, December 14-21, 2008
  • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas, 25th Annual Advanced Litigation Update Institute, January 15-16, 2009
  • Speaker, 25th Annual Advanced Litigation Update Institute, Family Law Update, January 15-16, 2009, San Antonio, Texas
  • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, April 30 - May 1, 2009, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker, Soaking Up Some CLE 2009, State Bar of Texas, A Practical Primer on Trying CommonFamily Law Issues, April 30-May 1, 2009, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker, 114th Annual County & District Clerks’ State Conference, Family Law – Foreign Judgments, Registration, Enforcement, Modification, June 14-18, 2009, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker, 1er. Congreso International de la Alienacion Parental en Menores, Family Law – ForeignJudgments, Registration, Enforcement, Modification, June 16-18, 2009, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • Speaker, Every Marriage in Texas Ends in Divorce or Death, Hidalgo County Bar Association, Evidentiary Problems in Family and Probate Law, a Panel Discussion, Including Ethical Considerations, January 28, 2010, McAllen, Texas
  • Speaker, AAML Family Law Council of Community Property States 21st Annual Symposium,Valuation and Disposition Strategies in a Changing Economy, April 8 – April 10, 2010, Seattle, Washington
  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas – Texas Lawyers Care 13th Annual Poverty Law Conference, April 14 – April 16, 2010, Austin, Texas
  • Co-Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, May 20 - May 21, 2010, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Speaker, AAML Family Law Council of Community Property States 22nd Annual Symposium,Characterization, Valuation and Division of Employment Related Benefits, March 31 – April 2, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Co-Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, May 12- May 13, 2011, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Co-Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, May 17- May 18, 2012, South Padre Island, Texas
  • Co-Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Soaking Up Some CLE Seminar, May 15- May 16, 2014, South Padre Island, Texas

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Brasch & Taylor, L.L.P., Registered in the Martindale-Hubbell register of Preeminent Law Firms

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1985
Office Location for Lisa Lynne Taylor

1906 East Tyler
Suite F1
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: 956-412-4900

 

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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