Holly Draper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in McKinney, TX

The Draper Law Firm, PC
 | 6401 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Suite 80
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 469-715-6801
Fax: 469-480-5290
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Managing partner at The Draper Law Firm, P.C., Holly Draper is a family law attorney. Ms. Draper represents clients in McKinney, Texas, in matters of mediation, divorce, child support, child custody, termination of parental rights, paternity, adoptions, grandparents’ rights and cases that involve Child Protective Services. Along with her family law practice, she also handles small estate plans and will packages. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has board certified Ms. Draper in family law.

In 2001, Ms. Draper graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations. She then attended law school at The University of Texas School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2004. During law school, she was The Review of Litigation’s notes editor and a Teaching Quizmaster.

Ms. Draper is a member of the Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist, the Texas Family Law Foundation, the Collin County Women Lawyers Association, the Collin County Bar Association and the Family Law sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Collin County Bar Association. Over the last decade, she has found her passion is in helping her clients through difficult situations to guide them to a successful, stable future.

Before forming her current firm, Ms. Draper handled civil litigation for a number of Fortune 500 companies at a civil defense firm. She is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and has set a goal of providing personalized, high-quality legal services for families while balancing a professional and personal life of her own.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About Holly Draper

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://draperfirm.com/attorneys/holly-draper/

Honors/Awards:

  • Holly Draper was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2019 in the area of family law., Super Lawyer in Family Law, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 50 Up and Coming Women Lawyers in Texas in 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Holly Draper became board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Member, 2018
  • Family Law Section, Collin County Bar Association
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court, 2018
  • Collin County Women Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (member), 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Notes Editor, The Review of Litigation, The University of Texas School of Law
  • "Marketing on a Shoestring," Collin County Bar Association Making Your Practice Work Seminar, Speaker, 2017
  • Speaker at the Collin County Bar Association's Making Your Practice Work Seminar, Speaker, Top Ten Tips for Building a Six-Figure Law Practice, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In re C.C., 02-19-00244-CV This petition for writ of mandamus is currently pending before the Texas Supreme Court.  This is the second mandamus we filed in the case on behalf of father.  The first resulted in the opinion from the Fort Worth Court of Appeals in In re Clay where the maternal grandparents were out based on lack of standing but the mother's fiance was in. Under the due process clause of the United States Constitution and under the United States Supreme Court's opinion in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000), a fit parent should be able to parent free from government interference.  Here, the trial judge awarded mother's fiance rights and possession over the fit father's objections.  Our petition for writ of mandamus asks the Texas Supreme Court to find the trial judge abused her discretion in giving rights and possession to a non-parent over a fit parent's objections.  The Texas Supreme Court granted our requested stay and requested full briefing in the case on October 7, 2019.http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Case.aspx?cn=19-0694&coa=cossup, 2019
  • In re Clay, No. 02-18-00404-CV We filed this petition for writ of mandamus on behalf of a father related to standing issues.  The child's mother had died.  The maternal grandparents intervened seeking joint managing conservatorship with father or, alternatively, seeking grandparent access.  The mother's fiance, who had lived with mother and the child for less than a year, also intervened seeking joint managing conservatorship with father.  The Fort Worth Court of Appeals granted the petition with respect to the grandparents, finding they lacked standing.  , 2018

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Plano East Senior High, 1997
  • Texas Tech, summa cum laude, B.A., Public Relations, 2001
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Office Location for Holly Draper

6401 W. Eldorado Pkwy.
Suite 80
McKinney, TX 75070

Phone: 469-715-6801

Fax: 469-480-5290

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Last Updated: 10/8/2019

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