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Paula Ann Lock

Paula Ann Lock

Paula Lock Smyth, Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Texas
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Biography

Paula Lock Smyth is a family law attorney who is dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation to clients in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding communities. She genuinely cares about her clients and invests in each and every case she handles, taking the time to ensure that clients understand all of their options so that they can make informed decisions about what is right for their family.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer
Paula Lock Smyth, Attorney and Counselor at Law
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Full range of family law practice, including pre- and post-marital agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, appeals, grandparent access, name change and termination and adoption. Also providing probate, will, living trust, power of attorney and guardianship services. Extensive litigation experience, with favorable results in both jury and non-jury cases. Experienced as collaborative lawyer and mediator. Serving Dallas, Denton, Collin, Tarrant, Rockwall, Kaufman and other Texas Counties.
Shareholder
Zisman Law Firm, P.C.
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A mid-sized downtown Dallas law firm. Litigation in state and federal court. First chair bench and jury trial experience. Predominantly Family Law practice, with contract, guardianship and probate law trial experience, and mediation services.
Principal Attorney-Mediator
Paula A. Lock Mediation Services
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Trained as neutral mediator and facilitator of negotiated settlements in all civil cases by the American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, Inc.
Partner
Biles & Lock, P.C.
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Provided excellent client service in a predominantly family law practice. Achieved favorable resolution of complex, difficult-to-win cases, particularly two jury trials, through meticulous preparation.
Associate Attorney/Branch Manager
Hammerle & Associates
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Practiced in all civil areas, including drafting & enforcing contracts, preparing incorporation documents and buy-sell agreements, and handling probate, general civil litigation and family law matters. Assisted in organizing first Denton County Settlement Week.
Education
SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D. (1985)
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Duke University
B.A. (1982) | Business/English
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Professional Associations
College of the State Bar
Member
Current
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Annette Stewart Inn of Court
Master
Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dallas LCL
Past President
Current
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Collaborative Law Dallas Practice Group
Member
Current
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Collaborative Law Institute
Charter Member
Current
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member
Current
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Texas State Bar  # 12461100
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of the Family Law, ADR, Computer & Technology and Probate & Trust Sections
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices
Blog
Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices Blog
Contact & Map
Paula Lock Smyth Law Office
3333 Lee Parkway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Telephone: (214) 420-1800
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