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Andrew J. Passons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denton, TX

Lewis, Passons & Darnell, P.C.
509 South Carroll, Suite A
Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-591-1191
Fax: 940-383-0557
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed in Texas Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Andrew J. Passons is the managing partner at Lewis, Passons & Darnell, P.C. Possessing extensive experience in a variety of family law matters, he represents people throughout portions of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area from the firm’s offices in Denton. Since 2010, Mr. Passons has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Passons majored in political science at Texas A&M University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1998. He then proceeded to pursue his legal education at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and in 2001, he received his Juris Doctor. Mr. Passons was associated with area firms before joining the predecessor of his current firm in 2010. He is admitted to practice in Texas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Mr. Passons recognizes that the end of a marriage can be a source of upheaval for many people, and he provides his clients who are going through a divorce with effective advice and counsel on the related issues of property division, parenting arrangements, alimony and child support. He works with them whenever possible to reach an accord on these matters through negotiations and mediation, but he will advocate on their behalf in court when litigation proves to be necessary. 

Other family law matters that Mr. Passons has extensive experience in handling have included post-decree modifications and enforcement, the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, paternity establishment and disputes, and adoptions. He is held in high regard by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ 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, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


9 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

About Andrew J. Passons

First Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • , AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • , Texas Super Lawyer – Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019
  • , Texas Rising Star – Thomson Reuters, 2010-2014
  • , Top 100 Attorneys – DFW – Thomson Reuters – 2019

Educational Background

  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Family Law Section, Denton County Bar Association, 2008
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 2001
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • President, Greater Denton County Young Lawyers Association, 2010
  • President, Family Law Section, Denton County Bar Association, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 21 Tips & Tricks for the New Family Law Practitioner, State Bar of Texas, New Lawyer's Course, 2009
  • Speaker – Advanced Family Law Course – 2011, 2014
  • Discussion and analysis of state and national law related to marriage and parentage issues for same-sex couples., Presenter, Marriage and Parentage for Same-Sex Couples, 2018
  • Jury Issues in Family Law Cases, Denton County Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2009
  • Co-author, Basics of Discovery, Denton County Paralegal Association, 2009
  • Co-Author/Co-Presenter, Preparing for and Passing the Board Certification Exam, 2011
  • Author/Presenter, Dealing With the Man - Obtaining and Admitting Evidence from Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas - Advanced Family Law Course, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified - Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010


  • “Absolutely terrific.”
  • “Andrew has an excellent raport with all of his clients, colleagues and court staff. He is an excellent family law attorney and very respected in the community.”
  • “Excellent Attorney”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Andrew J. Passons

509 South Carroll
Suite A
Denton, TX 76201

Phone: 940-591-1191

Fax: 940-383-0557

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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