Janet P. Brumley

Janet P. Brumley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC
 | 4311 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-526-5234
Fax: 214-526-0957
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with VernerBrumley PC, Janet P. Brumley works with clients in Dallas, Texas. She focuses her law practice on family law and collaborative law and regularly handles cases involving collaborative divorce, child custody, child visitation, spousal support, litigated divorce and child support.

In 1972, Ms. Brumley received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis. She then attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor in 1977. A firm believer in education, Ms. Brumley earned her board certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, completed mediation training  and has attended numerous Collaborative Practice trainings and Advanced Negotiation training at Harvard Law School.

For more than 30 years, Ms. Brumley has focused on Family Law and is an enthusiastic supporter of Collaborative Law, which seeks to minimize family conflict. She is a member of the following legal organizations: The College of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Academy of Family Mediators, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Family Lawyers. She also served on the board for The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas during the period of 2007 to 2011.

Recognized as an authority on Collaborative Law, Ms. Brumley has been interviewed by the media on numerousl occasions. She has written a book and several publications on the subject and trains attorneys in Texas and across the U.S. on how to implement Collaborative Law into their practices.

 In addition to her recognition in the Texas Super Lawyer categories, she has also received the following honors and inclusions: Best Lawyers in America (2007 to date); Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas 2009 by D Magazine; Best Women Lawyers in Dallas 2010 by D Magazine; Best Lawyers in Dallas 2011 by D Magazine; Best Lawyers in Dallas 2012 by D Magazine; and Best Lawyers in Dallas 2013 by D Magazine. 

About Janet Brumley

Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.vernerbrumley.com/attorney/janet-p-brumley/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present
  • D Magazine "The Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas," 2009
  • D Magazine "The Best Women Lawyers in Dallas," 2010
  • D Magazine "The Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law," 2011
  • D Magazine "The Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law," 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Member, Methodist Medical Center of Dallas, Texas, Board of Trustees
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Member, Grievance Committee, Region 6, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, College of State Bar, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board Member, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2007 - 2011
  • Charter Member, Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Family Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Parishioner, Church of the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Single Text Negotiation", Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2014
  • Family Law Update, Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association, 1995
  • Economic Torts and Double Recovery, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1995 (with Jimmy L. Verner, Jr)
  • Effective Family Law Practice in Texas, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Family Law Update, Midland and Ector County Bar Associations, 2000 - 2002
  • Premarital, Partition and Mediated Settlement Agreements: Drafting for Probate or Divorce Court, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2000
  • Family Law vs. Probate Court: What Every Family Lawyer Should Know, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2000 (with Jimmy L. Verner, Jr)
  • Brumley, Janet P. "When You Don't Want A War." Divorce Source, 2001
  • "Introduction to Collaborative Law, Midland and Ector County Bar Associations, 2003
  • Training Your In-House Collaborative Law Team," Trainer, Dallas, Texas, 2003
  • Brumley, Janet P. Divorce Without Disaster: Collaborative Law in Texas. Dallas: PSG Books, 2004
  • Protocols for Collaborative Law, First Annual Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, 2004
  • Advanced Collaborative Law, Chair, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Training Your In-House Collaborative Law Team, Houston, Texas, 2004
  • "Collaborative Law Two Day Basic Training," Dallas, Texas, 2005 - Present
  • "Summer Harvest: Core Skills Seminar," Co-Chair, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2005
  • "Advanced Collaborative Law," Co-Chair, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • "Interest-Based Negotiations in Collaborative Practice," Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, 2006
  • "The Role of the Collaborative Lawyer in Interest-Based Negotiation," Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • "Interest-Based Negotiation in Collaborative Family Law," Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • "The Paradigm and What Does That Mean?," Nuts and Bolts, Collaborative Law Spring Conference, State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • "Managing Shadow Figures and Influencers," Collaborative Law Spring Conference, State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • "The Initial Consultation," International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2008
  • "The Shadow People," Houston Bar Association, 2008
  • Mediation Training Human Systems Development Parts A&B, November 2000
  • Attendance at numerous Collaborative Practice Trainings
  • Harvard Law School Advanced Negotiation Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2005
  • "Divorce Without Disaster: Collaborative Law in Texas"

Educational Background:

  • Memphis State University, B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1972
Office Location for Janet P. Brumley

4311 Oak Lawn Ave
Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75219

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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