Jon Michael Franks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

The Wynne Law Firm
 | 2630 West Freeway, Suite 218
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-339-6916
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1966
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jon Michael Franks added his decades of leadership and skill to the Wynne Law Firm in 2013. Highly respected in Grapevine, Fort Worth and throughout Tarrant County in Texas, Mr. Franks has focused exclusively on family law for almost 50 years. His abilities as a trial lawyer have earned him a reputation for winning favorable resolutions for his clients during some of the most difficult and emotional times in their lives.

Mr. Franks received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1966. Since then, he has been a shining example of dedication to the people he serves, whether through mediation, collaboration or litigation. Mr. Franks is a member of numerous professional associations that endeavor to enhance the practice of law to better serve their clients.

In past years, Mr. Franks has been president of the Dallas Bar Association and the North Texas Family Law Specialists Association. Mr. Franks has also been a member of the board of directors of numerous legal associations. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers invited him to accept a fellowship in its prestigious society in 1988, and he is a frequent speaker at the annual seminar of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association.

His outstanding abilities in the practice of family law have garnered Mr. Franks recognition in his community, including receiving honors from Fort Worth Magazine and Grapevine’s Business Hall of Fame award. He has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the high esteem with which his fellow attorneys regard him.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Mediation & Collaborative Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About Jon Franks

Admitted: 1966, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://divorce-attorney-fort-worth.com/our-team/jon-michael-...

Honors and Awards:

  • “Top Attorney”, in Tarrant County, Ft. Worth, Magazine
  • “Super Lawyer”, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce "Business Hall of Fame" Recipient, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in Fort Worth, 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Current Edition
  • Who's Who in the World, Current Edition
  • Who's Who in America, Current Edition
  • Who's Who in American Law, Current Edition

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1976, Re-certified in 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, & 2006.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Municipal Judge Southlake, Texas, 1978-1988
  • Municipal Judge Irving, Texas, 1973-1978
  • Irving Bar Association, Vice President, 1969
  • Irving Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1968
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  •  International Institute for Responsible Conflict Resolution, Charter Member, 2004
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County, Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, President, 1989
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice President, 1988
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Treasurer, 1987
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Secretary, 1986
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 1984-1988
  • Supreme Court of Texas, Child Support and Visitation Guidelines Committee, 1989-1990
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Certification Committee, 1993-1995
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Law Practice Management Committee, 1993-1994
  • The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 1997-1998
  • State Bar of Texas, Special Counsel
  • North Texas Family Law Specialists Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1983
  • North Texas Family Law Specialists Association, Vice President, 1984
  • North Texas Family Law Specialists Association, President, 1985-1987
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors, 1988-1991
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Special Concerns of Children Committee, Fellow, 1997-2000
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Attorneys Fees Committee, Fellow, 1993-1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Family Law Revisions of the 79th Legislature", Tarrant County Family Law Bar Summer Seminar, 2005
  • "Legislative Changes Relating to Texas Family Law - 78th Legislature", Tarrant County Summer Seminar, 2003
  • "Legislative Changes Relating to Texas Family Law - 77th Legislature", Tarrant County/Dallas County Summer Seminar, 2001
  • "Fraudulent Transfers and Related No Nos", Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1988
  • "Re-Codification of the Texas Family Code - 74th Legislature", Tarrant County/Dallas County Summer Seminar, 1999
  • "Civil Appellate Procedure and the Equitable Bill of Review",Tarrant County Summer Seminar, 1994
  • "An Effective Trial Notebook", Tarrant County Summer Seminar, 1993
  • "Is Secialization in Your Future". American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Meeting 1994, Charleston, South Carolina
  • "Support Matters and Child Custody Issues", and "Preparing for Court-Litigation Techniques and Strategies", Effective Family Law Practice in Texas. Fort Worth and Dallas 1993
  • "The Trial Notebook", Family Advocate, Spring 1990
  • "Additional Parties in Divorce", Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Advocacy Course,Las Vegas 1989
  •  "Piercing the Corporate Veil", Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Advocacy Course, Las Vegas 1988

Educational Background:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Divorce Mediation Training and Collaborative Law Training
  • Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas; Chip Rose Collaborative Law Training
  • Family Dynamics, Child Development & Family Law Seminar - Family Law Training
  • Mediation Training: American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, Inc. - Basic Mediation Training
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, B. A. 1963
Office Location for Jon Michael Franks

2630 West Freeway
Suite 218
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-339-6916

 

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Last Updated: 6/23/2017

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