Elizabeth Durso Branch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rockwall, TX

The Branch Law Firm, PLLC
 | 679 Justin Road, Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 469-600-3334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Elizabeth Durso Branch is the founder and principal attorney at The Branch Law Firm, PLLC, in Rockwall, Texas. From her law firm, Ms. Branch serves clients throughout Rockwall, Dallas, Collin and Hunt counties and the surrounding areas who have legal needs related to any of the following:

·         All types of family law issues, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, adoptions, parents' and grandparents' rights, guardianships and more

·         Divorce mediation

·         Simple wills, powers of attorney and health care directives

·         Probate and estate administration

A highly rated attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Branch holds the distinction of being the only woman lawyer in Rockwall certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Trained in alternative dispute resolution, Ms. Branch strives to settle her clients' disputes and reach agreements without the need for court intervention; however, she will advocate strongly on behalf of her clients in court when necessary.

Understanding the emotions her clients face with regards to their situations, Ms. Branch treats all she serves with respect and dignity, working closely with them to achieve the positive results they expect. In all cases, Ms. Branch fights hard to protect the rights and best interests of her clients and their children.

Through this level of commitment to her clients and her high ethical standards, Ms. Branch has earned numerous awards and honors. She holds a 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A 1987 graduate of Lamar University, Ms. Branch began her legal career in 1990 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law and her license to practice from the State Bar of Texas. She is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, The Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, the Rockwall County Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association.

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

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration

Focus Areas

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

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Estate Planning & Probate: Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About Elizabeth Branch

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://betsybranch.com/attorney-profile/3555304

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2012- 2015
  • A-V Rated by Martindale Hubbell©

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed Alternative Dispute Resolution Training and Family Dispute Resolution, 2015
  • Certified in Family Law Mediation since 2015
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2006  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 1991-2015
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2006-2015
  • Annette Stewart Inns of Court - Barrister, 2004-2015
  • State Bar of Texas, 1990-2015
  • Rockwall County Bar Association, 2012-2015

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Making Summary Judgment Relevant Again Advanced Family Law - August 2007 - San Antonio, Tx, Co-Authored
  • Making Sense Of Child Support: Crunching Numbers, Filling Out Forms Half Moon Seminars - May 11, 2007 - Arlington, Tx
  • Enforcing And Modifying Family Law Orders And Decrees Half Moon Seminars - February 8, 2008 - Arlington, Tx
  • Getting A Head Start: Statutory Presumptions In The Family Code Marriage Dissolution Seminar 2009 Fort Worth, Tx
  • The Art Of Persuasive Speaking Advanced Family Law - August 2010 - San Antonio, Tx, Co-Authored
  • Obtaining Financial Information Half Moon Seminars - February 5, 2010 - Arlington, Tx
  • Attorneys Ad Litem, Amicus Attorneys And Guardians Ad Litem: Representing The Very Young Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference - January 8-9, 2010 - Dallas, Tx
  • When Two Worlds Collide: Pediatrics And Family Law Pediatric Society Of Greater Dallas - November 3, 2009 - Dallas, Tx
  • Getting A Head Start: Statutory Presumptions In The Family Code Marriage Dissolution Seminar 2009 Fort Worth, Tx
  • Family Law Year In Review, 72 Texas Bar Journal 98 (February 2009)
  • Be Careful What You Ask For, You May Get It: Common Senses Discovery Requests And Responses;Advanced Family Law - August 2006 - San Antonio, Tx, Co-Authored
  • Protecting Children From Incompetent Forensic Evaluations And Expert Testimony (2005) 19 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law 277 (Edited)
  • The Ultimate Trial Notebook 2004: Family Law - Expert Witnesses
  • Making A Silk Purse Out Of A Sow's Ear: Making The Best Of Llcs, Llps, Flps And Trusts, New Frontiers In Marital Property Law - October 2004 - Colorado Springs, Co, Co-Authored

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Ortega v. State, 974 S.W.2d 361 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, 1998)

Educational Background:

  • Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, B.A., 1987
  • University of Texas at Austin, 1976-1978  
Office Location for Elizabeth Durso Branch

679 Justin Road
Rockwall, TX 75087

Phone: 469-600-3334

 

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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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