Michael R. Puhl

Top rated Family Law attorney in McKinney, Texas

Puhl Law Group, P.C.
Michael R. Puhl
Puhl Law Group, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1992

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Puhl Law Group, P.C.

205 West Louisiana Street
Suite 203A
McKinney, TX 75069 Visit website


Michael R. Puhl focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. He represents clients throughout the North Texas area. He assists his clients through the challenges of a failed marriage including such divorce-related legal issues as child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and complex asset and debt division. He encourages his clients to resolve these matters responsibly through alternate dispute resolution methods including negotiation, collaborative law or mediation. However, when necessary, he provides aggressive courtroom advocacy.

Mr. Puhl also routinely handles post-divorce order modifications, parental relocations, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence issues, grandparents' rights and adoptions. He is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2009, and is also a qualified family law mediator. Mr. Puhl has been licensed as an attorney since 1982. He was admitted to practice before all Texas and Illinois state courts and before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Puhl is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Puhl previously accepted a gubernatorial appointment to serve on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists where he thereafter appointed as the chairman of that board. Mr. Puhl has also served as a member of the board of both the McKinney Economic Development Corporation and the McKinney Community Development Corporation.

Michael Puhl also participates as a member of North Texas Litigation Solutions, which is a group of former judges and practicing attorneys who assist practicing attorneys through mediation and arbitration procedures to resolve their cases. Mediation and other dispute resolution processes offer a unique advantage over taking the risk in court - having control in the outcome of the dispute. Solutions can be creative and specifically designed to meet the facts and circumstances of each situation. The entire process is confidential which permits the parties, their attorneys, and the mediator to explore solutions that are "outside the box" while the content of the creative process is protected from public disclosure.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.myfamilylawyer.net/attorney/michael-r-puhl/

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009 – Present
  • Certified Family Law Mediator, 1997 – Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992 – Present
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, 1992 – Present
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation, Member, Executive Board of Directors, 2000 – 2003
  • Collin County Bar Association, 1992 – Present
  • Texas Supreme Court, 1992 – Present
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member, 2013 – 2016
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1997 – Present
  • State Bar College of Texas, 1995 – Present
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, 2009 – Present
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1982 – 2019
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2012 – 2016
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation, Annual Bench/Bar Conference, Board of Directors, 1996 – 2000
  • Plano Bar Association President, 1996 – 1997
  • Texas State Bar Association, 1992-present, 1995
Educational Background:
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, 1982
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale – Hubbell (since 2001), AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, 2009 - Current, Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Executive Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County, 2018 - Present, 2022
  • McKinney Independent School District, Board of Trustees, McKinney, Texas, 2002 – 2008
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County Board of Directors (2018 - 2022)

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

“Michael Puhl is one of my favorite family law attorneys. He is hard-working and much loved by his clients. His courtroom abilities and style are excellent.”

Office location for Michael R. Puhl

205 West Louisiana Street
Suite 203A
McKinney, TX 75069

Phone: 972-569-3166


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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