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Laurence A. DePlaza

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Family Law, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , 1995

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1987
Texas, 1988

Education

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
J.D. – 1986
University of Florida
B.S. – May, 1983
Major: Finance

Published Works

“Closing the File”, Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Project, 1994
“Trial Techniques”, American Bar Association, 1995
“Happy Father’s Day – Paternity Issues”, Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Texas, 1996
Paternity-Termination, Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Project, 1996
“Preparation, Preparation, Preparation”, Winning Trial Techniques – Mastering the Challenge, 1998
“Outside of the Box” , Dallas Bar Association , 2005
“Get into the Game”, Sports Financial Advisors Association, 2010

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Various Committee Leadership Positions)
Fellow, Texas Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Featured in D Magazine
Texas Super Lawyer; Texas Monthly 9 years
Featured in Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine (Super Legal Representation)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, Co-Director, 2000
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, San Antonio, Texas, Co-Director, 2002
Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 1998 – 2001
American Association for Justice
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Child Custody Battles committee;
State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar
American Bar Association
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Advanced Trial Institute, Cancun, Mexico, Co-Director, 2002
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Advanced Trial Institute, New Orleans, LA , Director, 2003
Collin County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
Tarrant County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member

Pro Bono Activities

Volunteer Attorney Ad Litem – 254th District Court
Visiting Master – 255th District Court

Fraternities/Sororities

Zeta Beta Tau
Alpha Kappa Psi

Office Location

Campbell Centre I, North Tower

8350 N. Central Expressway

Suite 1100

Dallas, Texas 75206

Phone: 214.520.8100

Facsimile: 214.520.6565

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