Julie H. Quaid

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Quaid Farish, LLC
8150 North Central Expressway, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-373-9100
Fax: 214-373-6688
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Julie is a founding partner of Quaid Farish, LLC, a family-focused law firm serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Having seen the financial cost and emotional damage caused by family law litigation, she focuses primarily on providing families with the opportunity to resolve their issues privately with transparency and respect through the interest based approach of collaborative divorce.  In addition to divorce and modification cases, Julie helps her clients through unique issues related to prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, custody, LGBTQ+ relationships, and stepparent adoptions. In every case, Julie believes that providing quality representation to clients must include considering the unique aspects of each client's case and life along with knowledge of the law as it relates to the specific facts of their case.

Julie is a 1981 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law and a 1978 graduate of Austin College. She has been honored as a Texas "Super Lawyer" and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for many years, by "D Magazine" as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas and the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Collaborative Law: Family Law/Family Law in the DFW area.  Julie also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section, Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Collaborative Law Section, Chair of her collaborative practice group, Collaborative Divorce Dallas (formerly the Collaborative Alliance) and is the current President of Collaborative Divorce Texas.  Julie is also active in numerous other professional organizations including the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, is a Dallas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, a Texas Family Law Foundation Life Fellow, an American Bar Association Life Fellow and in numerous other local bar associations. She has also been active throughout her professional career in providing pro bono and low bono services to the disadvantaged.  Julie is a two term former Board Chair of Cafe Momentum, has served on the Board of Directors for Texas Loves Children and on the LGBT Aging Coalition, Policy and Legislative Advocacy Committee. 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

About Julie H. Quaid

Admitted: 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.quaidfarish.com/julie-h-quaid

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow of the American Bar Association
  • Life Member of the Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, Denton County Bar Association
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce Texas and its current President
  • Life Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, Family Law, LGBT and Animal Rights Sections, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Collaborative Divorce Dallas, Member and Former Chair
  • Member, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, 1981
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Annual sponsor of Collin County District Clerk and County Clerk's Fun Run/Walk benefitting local charities.
  • Pro bono and low bono provider to families in collaborative divorce
  • Board of Directors, Cafe Momentum 
  • CPS Collaborative Law Volunteer Project 
  • Board of Directors, Texas Loves Children  
  • Pro bono and community service for teenage mothers
  • Pro bono and community service for domestic violence victims 
  • Volunteer, Wills for Heroes

Educational Background

  • Austin College, B.A., 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  •  "Preparing for Financial Negotiations" , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas, 2011
  • Presenter - "Collaborative Law in Non-Divorce Context" - SBOT Collaborative Law Course 2010; 
  • "Effective Communication, Interest-Based Negotiation and Collaborative Law Basic Training" , Trainer-Presenter, 2011
  • Collaborative Law Course, Course Director, State Bar Of Texas, 2017
  • Presenter, 2012 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Preparing for Financial Negotiations"
  • Panelist, 2013 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Option Generation/Consensus Building Tools to Break the Destructive, Unproductive Log Jam"
  • Presenter, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 14th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, "Shucks-Did I Just Say That? Experiences and Lessons Learned"
  • Presenter, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 15th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, "How Can We Dance if We Aren't in the Same Ballroom?"
  • Presenter, 2014 Collaborative Law Spring Conference, "Practice Group 'A Go Go' - Spice Up Your Practice Group" 
  •  "Tenth Annual Texas AFCC Statewide Conference, Children Caught in the Conflict: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" , Presenter, 2010
  • “Option Evaluation and Trade Offs” , Presenter, 10th Annual Collaborative Law Practice Conference, 2014
  • “Solution Gumbo - The Collaborative Divorce Process -How Mental Health Professionals, Financial Professionals and Lawyers Can Work Together to Help Families Through the Divorcing Process in a less Damaging Way” , Presenter, Texas Psychological Association Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Collaborative Law Course, Assistant Course Director, State Bar Of Texas, 2016
  • “How Can We Dance if We Aren’t in the Same Ballroom” , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas Collaborative Law Course, 2015
  • "Collaborative Law", Presenter, International Visitor Leadership Program Of The U.S. Judicial System, 2015
  • “Coming Out -of the Litigation Closet: How Collaborative Law Can Minimize Damage in Same-Sex Breakups” , Presenter, State Bar Of Texas Annual Meeting-LGBT And Collaborative Law Sections, 2015
  • “An Update on How Collaborative Law Can Minimize Damage” , Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • "The Care, Feeding and Discipline of Collaborative Practice Groups", Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • "A Rose By Any Other Name? Introducing Collaborative Techniques in Non-Collaborative Cases", Presenter, Dallas Bar Association, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • , Super Lawyers, 2019
  • , Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Super Lawyers, 2017
  • , Super Lawyers, 2015
  • , Super Lawyers, 2018
  • , Super Lawyers, 2016
  • , Super Lawyers, 2012
  • , Super Lawyers, 2014
  • , Super Lawyers, 2013
  • , Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law .. , Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law .. , Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law .. , Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law .. , Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Credentialed, Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2017
  • Listed in the Martindale Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • D Magazine as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, 2010
  • Collaborative Law:Family Law and Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year - Collaborative Law:Family Law , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Industry Groups

  • Texas families
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Office Location for Julie H. Quaid

8150 North Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-373-9100

Fax: 214-373-6688

Last Updated: 3/25/2021

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