John B. Schorsch, Jr.

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Schorsch & Associates, P.C.
 | 8080 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-888-3324
Fax: 214-888-3327
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
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    A shareholder at Schorsch & Associates, PC, John B. Schorsch, Jr., has decades of rich trial experience at both the state and federal level that has earned him a meritorious reputation as a tough and intelligent trial attorney in both family law and business litigation, including banking, fiduciary issues and real estate. Mr. Schorsch works tirelessly for his clients in Dallas, Texas, and has achieved favorable results for a diverse client base, which includes individuals and major companies.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Schorsch attended American University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1982. Subsequently, Mr. Schorsch enrolled at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, where he was a member of the National Order of Barristers and the school's Moot Court Society. While in law school, he was recognized for his oral advocacy skills during the 1984 National Moot Court Competition.

    Mr. Schorsch was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985 and was admitted to practice in Texas in the same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    A frequent lecturer on a variety of topics, Mr. Schorsch is an active member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Dallas Bar Association and The Annette Stewart American Inn of Court. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo peer review. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1996.

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Family Law
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Restraining Order, Will Contests

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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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    About John Schorsch, Jr.

    Admitted: 1985, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.jstxlawyers.com/attorney/john-schorsch/

    Honors/Awards:

    • National Order of The Barristers, 1984
    • Lewis V. Powell Award, Best Oralist-National Moot Court Competition, 1984, Best Oralist Southeastern Region, National Moot Court Competition 1984, 1984
    • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell, 1996
    • Emory University Law School Moot Court Society, 1984
    • updating awards since profile created, Best of Dallas Lawyers (Peer Selected) –Best of Family Law, D Magazine, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Order of Barristers -National Order of Barristers -Emory University, 1984
    • Member, Family Law section Dallas Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1988
    • Anette B. Strouse Inns of Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1989
    • United States Supreme Court, 2015
    • Annette Stewart Inns of Court
    • Texas Bar, 1985
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, D. C. Circuit, 1991
    • Dallas Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee
    • Dallas Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section ; University Of Houston Sponsored CLE Family Law

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • RequipCo., Inc. v. Am-Tex Tank & Equipment, Inc., 738 SW2d 299 (Tex. App.- Houston [14th Dist.], 1987 writ ref'd.)
    • Williams vs. Colorado Concrete Company
    • Shamoun & Klatsky P.C. vs. Law Offices Joseph Ashmore
    • Lulirama v. Axcess Broadcast Services, Inc., 128 F3rd 872 (5th Cir 1997)
    • Jones et al vs. Chinwah et al.
    • DARR Equipment Co. v. Jimmy Chatham & Jimmy Chatham Dozier Services, Inc.
    • IN RE H.D.V. 11-0064 (Tex. 2011)
    • Orenstein and MSM v. Mandel
    • Pierson & Ross v. SMS Financial III, L.L.C. 959 SW2d 343 (Tex. App.-Texarkana, 1998, no pet.)
    • SMS Financial III, L.L.C vs. Pierson and Ross
    • No. 05-20-00318-CV B.G.C., Appellant V. M.Y.R., Appellee Prevailed in an expedited appeal challenging the exercise of specific long arm jurisdiction. The court found that there were minimum contacts to support each of the three (3) basis of specific jurisdiction asserted by Appellee in the trial court; invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and misuse of computers /electronics to transmit and possess intimate images of Appellee.The court found that traditional notions of fair play and justice were met and that  Appellee should be awarded all her costs of the appeal and the case should be remanded for trial on the merits., 2020
    • Miller & La Bare II Inc. vs. Sierer
    • Reynolds v. Reynolds, 2002 Tex. App., Lexis 5422, (Tex. App.-Austin, 2002, no pet.)
    • T. Miller vs. JD Miller et al
    • Ex Parte Hightower, 877 SW2d 17 (Tex. App. -Dallas, 1994, writ dismissed)
    • Gillmore et al vs. Gulf Health Care Center
    • In Interest of V.J.A.O., No. 05-15-01534-CV, 2017 WL 930025, at *1 (Tex. App. Mar. 9, 2017), review denied (Aug. 18, 2017), 2017
    • Griffin vs. Argos et al.

    Transactions:

    • Trial court ruled for mother that above guideline child support of $5,000 per month was established through the educational and cultural needs of the child. The Appellate Court reviewed the trial court's judgment and sustained the above guidleine award as well as the award of attorney fees. 

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2020
    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2019
    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2018
    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2017
    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2016
    • U. S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers / Best Law Firms Super Lawyers  , 2015
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2019
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2018
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2017
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2016
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2015
    • D-Magazine Best of Dallas Family Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • The American University, Washington, D.C., Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Major: Administration Justice, 1982, 1982
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    8080 N. Central Expressway
    Suite 1300
    Dallas, TX 75206

    Phone: 214-888-3324

    Fax: 214-888-3327

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