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Eric D. Beal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Southlake, TX

Beal Law Firm
2920 W Southlake Blvd Ste 140
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 8172614333
Fax: 817-281-0086
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1990
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Beal Law Firm, PLLC, Eric D. Beal has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he focuses his practice exclusively on those types of matters. His firm is located in Southlake, and he represents clients throughout Tarrant County and other parts of the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Mr. Beal has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 1990.

Many of Mr. Beal’s clients are people who are facing the end of their marriages, and he guides them through the applicable legal issues of property division, spousal and child support, and child custody and visitation. He often assists them in negotiating a settlement agreement that covers these matters, but when talks have broken down and mediation is not working, he will advocate on their behalf in court. Mr. Beal has also helped clients who have already gotten a divorce and who are now hoping to have existing parenting or support court orders modified or enforced, and his other family law experience has encompassed the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements as well as grandparents’ rights and stepparent adoptions.

After he graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems, Mr. Beal spent several years serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was a legal officer after finishing first in his class at the Military Justice Legal Officer Course. He then returned to Waco and enrolled at Baylor Law School. While he was there, Mr. Beal was an editor of the Baylor Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor cum laude and being inducted into the Order of Barristers. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

*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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Eric D. Beal

First Admitted: 1990

Professional Webpage: https://www.dfwdivorce.com/eric-beal

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Dragon Youth Football, Head Coach, Dragon Youth Baseball, Head Coach, Stampede Sports Football, Head Coach, Northpark YMCA Board of Management, Former Member, Northpark YMCA, Head Coach - Football, Baseball, T-Ball, Basketball, Soccer, Lake Dallas Youth Football, Assistant Coach, Arlington YMCA, Head Coach - Football, Soccer, Baseball, T-Ball, Airport YMCA, Assistant Coach - Football

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Advocate, Champion of Justice Society
  • Baylor Law Alumni Association, Sustaining Lifetime Member
  • Family Law Advisory Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Family Law Foundation, Lifetime Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Family Law Bar, Military Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Collaborative Section of the State Bar of Texas, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Dallas Baptist University -- Dallas, Texas 1993-2003
  • "What Family Court Judges Want You to Know," Moderator, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, May 2015
  • American Black Belt Academy -- Arlington, Texas, 1996-1999
  • Southeastern Paralegal Institute -- Dallas, Texas 1993
  • Keller Graduate School -- Dallas, Texas 2001
  • PUBLICATIONS: The Availability of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims in an Alienation Setting, The College Bulletin - Spring 2008, College of the State Bar of Texas Intentional Infliction Claims When Affections Have Been Alienated, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section Report - Volume 2008-2 (Summer) The Practitioner's Guide to Dealing with the Pre-Marital Agreement Client, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section Report - Volume 2009-5 (Fall) Strategies for Family Law in Texas, Co-Author, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books 2010, ISBN 978-0-314-27091-7 Getting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot: A Beginners Guide to Beginning a Divorce, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2010 Controlling Client Relations and Recognizing Dishonesty, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2010 When Withdrawal of Counsel is Appropriate, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2010 The End of a Marriage: Marriage Dissolution - Process and Procedure, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, October 2011 Family Law Ethics A-Z, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, October 2011 Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, May 2012 Ethical Perils in Divorce Cases, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, May 2012 Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces, Co-Author, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books 2012, ISBN 978-0-314-28580-5 Family Law: How to Have a Successful Initial Consultation, Texas Divorce and Family Law, Foxmoor Continuing Education, May 2013 Family Law Ethics, Texas Divorce and Family Law, Foxmoor Continuing Education, May 2013 Understanding Conservatorship, Child-Possession, and Access Issues in the State of Texas, Co-Author, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014 Child Support & Spousal Maintenance: Knowledge is power, Co-Author, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: "Getting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot," Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2010 "Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice," Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2010 "Marriage Dissolution - Process and Procedure," Family Law from A to Z, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, October 2011 "Ethics," Family Law from A to Z, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, October 2011 "Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues,"  Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, May 2012 "Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice," Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, May 2012 "Initial Client Relations," TCFLBA 3rd Annual CLE Family Law in Review: More Things You Need to Know, November 2013 "Understanding Conservatorship, Child-Possession, and Access Issues in the State of Texas," National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014 "Child Support & Spousal Maintenance: Knowledge is power," National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, December 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer - 2021
  • Lead Counsel Rated - LawInfo®
  • Platinum Client Champion Award - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Top Attorneys by Fort Worth, Texas: The Magazine
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America - Texas, 2021
  • Graduated as Highest Ranking Student, Baylor School of Law Baylor Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor National Order of Barristers Baylor Order of Barristers Baylor Outstanding Law Student, Spring 1990 Outstanding First Year Student Award Matt Dawson Trial Advocacy Award Abner V. McCall Senior Award American Jurisprudence Awards for Highest Grade in: Practice Court Torts  Remedies  Criminal Procedure Business Torts and Intellectual Property Sales and Consumer Protection Professional Responsibility Legal Methods II Edwin P. Horner Oil and Gas Award Bankston, Wright and Greenhill Torts Award John R. Wilson Remedies Award President, Freshman Class ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, 1989  ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, 1990 Best Brief - John W. Joyce Moot Court Award Best 1st Year Team - Godwin Carlton and Maxwell Moot Court Award Semi-Finalist, 1988 Moot Court Competition U.S. Law Week Award Dean's List  Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Verdicts/Settlements

  • REPORTED CASES​: Bekins Moving & Storage Company v. Jean Williams, 947 S.W.2d 568 (Tex. App. Texarkana, 1997)Keene Corporation v. Jessie L. Rogers, Jr., et al, 863 S.W.2d 168 (Tex. App. Texarkana, 1993)(Trial Counsel Only)Thomas Carter, et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 33 S.W.3d 369, (Tex. App. Fort Worth, 2000)Daniel Blumberg and Daniel Blumberg and Associates v. David Bergh, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 3459  (Fort Worth, 2005)In Re: Estate of Leslie Wayne Wilson, Deceased, 252 S.W.3d 708 (Tex. App. Texarkana, 2008)In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Realtor, 293 S.W.3d 342  (Tex. App. Fort Worth, 2009)In Re: Cindy Lynn Rhodes, Realtor, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 305 (Fort Worth, 2010)In re Richardson, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 1518 (Tex. App. 2012)In the Interest of C.M.J., 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 10601 (Tex. App. 2012)

Educational Background

  • MILITARY JUSTICE LEGAL OFFICER'S COURSE Class Rank: 1st of 46 FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER BASIC COURSE Class Rank: 6th of 154 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, 1983 Major: Computer Information Systems/Management

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 

Industry Groups

  • Texas Academy Of Family Law Specialists
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Office Location for Eric D. Beal

2920 W Southlake Blvd Ste 140
Southlake, TX 76092

Phone: 8172614333

Fax: 817-281-0086

Last Updated: 7/12/2021

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