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Jim Mueller

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: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Texas Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Family Law
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Some divorces are destined to become legal battles. Jim Mueller has earned a reputation as the lawyer you want representing you in a highly litigious divorce. He spent the last decade honing his expertise in family law, focused on complex divorce, high-asset property division and custody battles. Jim is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a member of the prestigious Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. He is also managing partner of Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker, one of the largest family law firms in Texas.

Jim approaches all his divorce cases with the goal of helping clients divide their assets without unnecessarily dividing the family, especially where the interests of children are concerned.  Even as the field of family law grows increasingly complex, Jim is well-versed in the wide range of issues involved and is able to simplify the facts.

Jim’s reputation for honesty and integrity serves clients well in skillfully negotiating with opposing counsel to resolve cases. His courtroom experience also helps him to lead clients through the litigation process while managing their expectations. He has successfully litigated complex property cases and child custody matters before juries and judges in Dallas, Collin, Denton and surrounding counties throughout Texas. In every case, Jim strives to protect the client’s interests and assets, while providing valuable counsel. Jim’s expertise includes cases involving business valuation, complex tracing of assets, closely held business interests, characterization of property, child custody, relocation, protective orders, contempt, enforcement, modifications and pre- and post-marital agreements.

He is AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0, by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, and he was selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars and then for Texas Super Lawyers, both published by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly Magazine. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys recognized Jim as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in Texas under 40, and he was chosen for membership in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.  He was also named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in Texas by The National Advocates and 10 Best Under 40 by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Jim has been elected President by The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40, which you can read more about here.

Jim received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College and graduated cum laude from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


9 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

About Jim Mueller

First Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, "Temporary Ex Parte Protective Orders: An Overview," Various Family Law Associations
  • "Preparing to Negotiate," Collaborative Law Court, Spring 2011
  • Presenter, "Cohabitation Contracts," University of Texas Family Law on the Front Lines Course, San Antonio, 2009
  • Collaborative Law Basic Training, November 2008
  • Administrative Director and Editor, SMU Science and Technology Law Review, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2006
  • Speaker, Client Preparation, 2014 Marriage Dissolution, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Master Mason, Zavala Lodge 1059 AF and AM

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards) by Martindale Hubbell.
  • Board Member, Collin County Young Lawyers Association, 2013 - 2014
  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Collin County Young Lawyer's Association
  • Selected The Best Lawyers in America
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Collaborative Professionals of Dallas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • Member, Collaborative Family Solutions


  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Cum Laude, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2006
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, AAML, 2016
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Educational Background

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2006
  • Rhodes College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016
  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Office Location for Jim Mueller

4311 Oak Lawn Ave
Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-526-5234

Fax: 214-526-0957

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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