Jon M. Franks

Jon M. Franks

  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Texas
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Legal Analysis
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Communication Skills
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Ethics and Professionalism
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Lori Anne Spearman
Reviewed by Lori Anne Spearman May 5, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Excellent lawyer. Knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated and well respected by his peers as well as the judiciary.
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Reviewed by L. H. May 4, 2020
Great Service
Mr. Franks was very helpful he not only gave great council but he and his staff were kind and caring during a difficult time. Divorce is never easy and their are no winners only losers but he and his staff listened and empathized with me and I never felt alone.
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Summary

I have been on the Board of Directors of TRINITY METRO since 2013, served as Secretary 2015-2016 and Vice Chairman 2017-2019. TRINITY METRO operates all transportation services for Tarrant County, Texas, including bus, commuter rail, Zip Zone and Access for handicapped persons.
I have served on the Irving, Texas, Planning and Zoning Commission 1971-1975 and the Southlake, Texas, City Council 1992-1995.
I have been a member of the Grapevine Rotary Club since 1992 and served on their Board of Directors.
TEXAS MONTHLY Super Lawyer 2003 to present.
FORT WORTH MAGAZINE Top Lawyer 2009 to present.
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated & Preeminent Lawyers
Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Custody
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Zoom
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 07385000
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Professional Experience
Special Counsel
State Bar of Texas & The CommissionFor Lawyer Discipline
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Represented State Bar and Disciplinary Commission in prosecuting an attorney in East Texas in a Disbarment Suit.
Municipal Judge
City of Southlake, Texas
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Municipal Judge
City of Irving, Texas
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Education
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. | Law
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Southwestern University
B.A. (1963) | History and English Literature
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Honors: Blue Key
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Awards
Judge Eva Barnes Award
Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
In recognition of outstanding service, leadership and uncommon contributions to family law
Ted Willhoite Legacy Award
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
Top Attorney
FORT WORTH MAGAZINE
2009 and thereafter
Business Hall of Fame Recipient
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
Super Lawyer
TEXAS MONTHLY Magazine
2003 and each year thereafter.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 07385000
Member
Current
Activities: Child Support and Visitation Guidelines Committee appointed by The Supreme Court of Texas
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  # 1665
Fellow
- Current
Activities: Attorneys Fees Committee 1993-1994; Special Concerns of Children Committee 1997-2000
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Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Fellow
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors 1988-1991
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American Bar Association Family Law Section
Fellow
- Current
Activities: Law Practice Management Committee 1993-1994; Certification Committee 1993-1995
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Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Family Law Section State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
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Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section
Member
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Activities: President 1989; Vice President 1988; Treasurer 1987; Secretary 1986; Board of Directors 1984-1988
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Irving Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Vice President 1969; Secretary-Treasurer 1968
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North Texas Family Law Specialists Association
Fellow
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Activities: President 1985-1987; Vice President 1984; Secretary-Treasurer 1983
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Revisions of the 79th Legislature
Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
Legislative Changes Relating to Texas Family Law
Tarrant County Bar Association
Legislative Changes Relating to Texas Family Law
Tarrant County Bar Association
Re-Codification of the Texas Family Code - 76th Legislature
Tarrant County Bar Association
Re-Codification of the Texas Family Code - 74th Legislature
Tarrant County Bar Association
Civil Appelate Procedures and the Equitable Bill of Review
Tarrant County Bar Association
Is Specialization in Your Future
American Bar Association Family Law Section
An Effective Trial Notebook
Tarrant County Bar Association
Support Matters and Child Custody Issues & Preparing for Court-Litigation Techniques & Stratagies
EIS
The Trial Notebook
American Bar Association Family Law Section
Additional Parties in Divorce
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Fraudulent Transfers and Related No Nos
State Bar of Texas
Piercing The Corporate Veil
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
Bailey & Galyen Attorneys at Law
128 E. Texas St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Toll-Free: (844) 402-3900
Telephone: (817) 329-5573
Fax: (817) 329-7196
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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