Carla M. Calabrese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Calabrese Budner LLP
 | 5944 Luther Lane, Suite 875
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: 214-699-5624
Fax: 214-939-3001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Calabrese Budner, Carla M. Calabrese represents clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in matters of divorce, family law and collaborative law. D Magazine has named her one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas named her one of the Top 5 Exceptional Collaborative Practitioners in Texas Making a Difference. With over three decades of experience, she is one of only four attorneys in Dallas who have been given the Collaborative Divorce Master Credential.

Ms. Calabrese is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and teaches a long list of seminars and classes for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, the Collin County Family Law Bar Association and the Dallas Group Analytical Practice. At The Hockaday School in 2003, she was an instructor for the Law Awareness Course.

In 1982, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University before attending the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Ms. Calabrese graduated with honors when she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1986 and now focuses on family law issues such as paternity, child custody, complex property issues, grandparents’ rights, adoption, assisted reproductive technology, child support, divorce and nuptial agreements.

A passionate humanitarian, she is involved with many nonprofit organizations. These include the Cradle of Hope Adoption Center and Hope International. Ms. Calabrese is also a member of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020

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About Carla Calabrese

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://calabresebudner.com/our-team/detail/carla-calabrese

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine, Carla Calabrese, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Carla Calabrese, 2003-2019
  • Carla Calabrese earns Collaborative Divorce Texas Master Credential, March, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Family Law, Woodward White, Inc., Carla Calabrese, 2019
  • The Top 500 Business Leaders in DFW, DCEO, Carla Calabrese, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 5 Collaborative Practitioners in Texas Making a Difference, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2009
  • 5 Exceptional Collaborative Practitioners in Texas, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2009
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Thomson Reuters, Carla Calabrese, 2004, 2006, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Collaborative Family Law, Woodward White, Inc., 2008-2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Member
  • A Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
  • Hope International Adoption and Humanitarian Aid Agency
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Office Location for Carla M. Calabrese

5944 Luther Lane
Suite 875
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone: 214-699-5624

Fax: 214-939-3001

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Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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