Brian S. Loughmiller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in McKinney, TX

Loughmiller Higgins PC
 | 6401 South Custer Road, Suite 2000
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 972-529-5554
Fax: 972-529-1444
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian S. Loughmiller focuses his practice on the areas of family law, divorce, civil litigation, personal injury and mediation. As partner of the McKinney, Texas, firm of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law, Mr. Loughmiller strives to minimize the stress these legal issues can have on his clients through compassionate support, careful listening and regular communication. Understanding that determination and effort isn't enough, he grounds his practice in the principles of honesty and ethics, and strength of character.

Mr. Loughmiller is served two terms representing District 4 on McKinney City Council with three years of that time as Mayor Pro Tem.  Mr. Loughmiller also served from 2009 to 2017 as Mayor of the City of McKinney.  During his tenure as Mayor McKinney was rated the Best City in America to Live in from 2014 to 2016 rising from number 5 in 2010 and number 2 in 2012.  He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of family law and civil trial  law. He has  given presentations and been published on subjects pertaining to child custody, divorce, property laws and rules of discovery among many others. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Loughmiller has been practicing law since 1986 when he was admitted to the Texas State Bar.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Brian Loughmiller

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Verdict in Wrongful Death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation., National Law Journal, Top 100 Verdicts, 2001
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AAML Special Interests of Children Committee Service Award
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Association Service Award
  • Collin County Bar Association Service Award
  • National Law Journal, Top 100 Verdicts, 2001

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Recertified 2001), 1996
  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Recertified 1998 and 2003), 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Collin County Bar Association 2003-2004
  • President, Elect Collin County Bar Association 2002-2003
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association, 2001 - 2002
  • Member, Sunrise Rotary Club, McKinney, Texas
  • Member, Stonebridge United Methodist Church
  • Member, McKinney City Council
  • Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training
  • Member, Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation
  • Member, Initial Board of Directors Citizenship McKinney
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Family Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Texas, 1986

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mayor City of McKinney, Texas, 2009
  • McKinney City Council District 4 Representative, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A Woman's Legal Survival Kit, Altrusa of Collin County, 2001
  • Till Death Do Us Part - A Legal Survival Kit, American Association of University Women, 2001
  • Civil Discovery Discussion Panel, Texas State Bar Association Advanced Family Law Conference, 1999
  • Civil Discovery Rules Outline, Collin County Paralegals Association, 1999
  • Application of New Civil Discovery Rules to Family Law, DAPA, 1999
  • "Tax Implications for Divorce", Inside Collin County Business, April, 2002
  • "Yours, Mine and Ours, Community Property Laws in Texas", Inside Collin County Business, Feb., 2002
  • "Custody: The Child's Right to Choose", Dallas Bar Journal, Family Law Issue, 2000

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Lawfirm McKinney, Texas by Star Local Newspapers, 2017
  • Judicial Edition Martindale Hubbell Preeminent AV rating, 2017
  • Builder of Justice Award from North Texas Legal Aid, 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell Preeminent AV rating, 2015
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 percent, 2015
  • McKinney Leadership Alumni of the Year, 2015
  • ALP Distinguished Leader Award, 2011
  • Best Public Servant by  Star Local Newspapers, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, B.S. in Political Science, 1982
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Office Location for Brian S. Loughmiller

6401 South Custer Road
Suite 2000
McKinney, TX 75070

Phone: 972-529-5554

Fax: 972-529-1444

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Last Updated: 3/9/2018

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