John B. Schorsch, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Morris & Schorsch, PC
 | 8080 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-888-3324
Fax: 214-
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder at Morris & Schorsch, 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 and an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.


Practice Areas
  • 40%Family Law
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation
  • 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 - 2019

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About John Schorsch, Jr.

Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell, 1996
  • National Order of The Barristers, 1984
  • 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 , 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • Lewis V. Powell Award, Best Oralist-National Moot Court Competition, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • 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
  • DARR Equipment Co. v. Jimmy Chatham & Jimmy Chatham Dozier Services, Inc.
  • Miller & La Bare II Inc. vs. Sierer
  • Griffin vs. Argos et al.
  • Jones et al vs. Chinwah et al.
  • SMS Financial III, L.L.C vs. Pierson and Ross
  • Gillmore et al vs. Gulf Health Care Center
  • Shamoun & Klatsky P.C. vs. Law Offices Joseph Ashmore
  • Orenstein and MSM v. Mandel
  • T. Miller vs. JD Miller et al
  • Williams vs. Colorado Concrete Company
  • IN RE H.D.V. 11-0064 (Tex. 2011)
  • Reynolds v. Reynolds, 2002 Tex. App., Lexis 5422, (Tex. App.-Austin, 2002, no pet.)
  • RequipCo., Inc. v. Am-Tex Tank & Equipment, Inc., 738 SW2d 299 (Tex. App.- Houston [14th Dist.], 1987 writ ref'd.)
  • Pierson & Ross v. SMS Financial III, L.L.C. 959 SW2d 343 (Tex. App.-Texarkana, 1998, no pet.)
  • Ex Parte Hightower, 877 SW2d 17 (Tex. App. -Dallas, 1994, writ dismissed)
  • Lulirama v. Axcess Broadcast Services, Inc., 128 F3rd 872 (5th Cir 1997)


  • 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. 

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Educational Background:

  • The American University, Washington, D.C., Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Major: Administration Justice, 1982
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Office Location for John B. Schorsch, Jr.

8080 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-888-3324

Fax: 214-

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Last Updated: 12/4/2019

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