VernerBrumley

Regency Plaza
3710 Rawlins St. Ste. 900
Dallas, Texas  75219
214.526.5234


janet p. brumley

Janet Brumley

Janet Brumley is particularly interested in collaborative law and has written a book on the subject called "Divorce Without Disaster: Collaborative Law in Texas" and trains other lawyers in Texas and across the nation in collaborative practice. She has been interviewed and cited in numerous newspaper articles and television programs on the subject of collaborative practice and has served as the chair of the Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Family Lawyers. As a family law litigator, she has seen the damage litigation wreaks on Texas families and has eagerly embraced collaborative law for handling family law matters outside the courthouse. Her enormous caseload of successfully negotiated collaborative law matters has reinforced her belief in this process.

As a wife, mother and grandmother, she is committed to the advancement in law of the sanctity of the family. It is her belief that although divorce may be the best and inevitable answer between husband and wife, the family unity needs to be restructured, not destroyed. Too frequently the enmity incurred by the process of litigation destroys the last remnants of the family unit held together by the parents for the sake of the children.

Janet Brumley is also trained in mediation and serves as a mediator for both litigation and collaborative law cases.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Harvard Law School Advanced Negotiation Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2005
  • Attendance at numerous Collaborative Practice trainings
  • Mediation Training Human Systems Development Parts A&B, November 2000
  • Board Certified in Family Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D. Memphis State University Cecil Humphreys School of Law, 1977
  • B.A. Liberal Arts, Memphis State University, 1972

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • D Magazine "The Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law," 2012
  • D Magazine "The Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law," 2011
  • D Magazine "The Best Women Lawyers in Dallas," 2010
  • D Magazine "The Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas," 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America 2007 to date
  • Texas SuperLawyers "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas," 2005, 2010, 2012
  • Texas SuperLawyers "Top 100 Attorneys in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Region," 2010, 2012
  • Texas SuperLawyer, Inception to date (Family Law)
  • Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Family Lawyers, Charter Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Board Member 2007-2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Academy of Family Mediators, Member
  • College of State Bar, State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Grievance Committee, Region 6, State Bar of Texas, Past Member
  • Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Methodist Medical Center of Dallas, Texas, Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Parishioner, Church of the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES:

  • "The Shadow People," Houston Bar Association (2008)
  • "The Initial Consultation," International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2008)
  • "Managing Shadow Figures and Influencers," Collaborative Law Spring Conference, State Bar of Texas (2008)
  • "The Paradigm and What Does That Mean?," Nuts and Bolts, Collaborative Law Spring Conference, State Bar of Texas (2008)
  • "Interest-Based Negotiation in Collaborative Family Law," Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2007)
  • "The Role of the Collaborative Lawyer in Interest-Based Negotiation," Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2006)
  • "Interest-Based Negotiations in Collaborative Practice," Collaborative Law Spring Retreat (2006)
  • "Advanced Collaborative Law," Co-Chair, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2005)
  • "Summer Harvest: Core Skills Seminar," Co-Chair, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2005)
  • "Collaborative Law Two Day Basic Training," Dallas, Texas (2005 to date)
  • Training Your In-House Collaborative Law Team, Houston, Texas (2004)
  • Advanced Collaborative Law, Chair, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2004)
  • Protocols for Collaborative Law, First Annual Collaborative Law Spring Retreat (2004)
  • Brumley, Janet P. Divorce Without Disaster: Collaborative Law in Texas. Dallas: PSG Books, 2004
  • Training Your In-House Collaborative Law Team," Trainer, Dallas, Texas (2003)
  • "Introduction to Collaborative Law, Midland and Ector County Bar Associations (2003)
  • Brumley, Janet P. "When You Don't Want A War." Divorce Source (2001)
  • Family Law vs. Probate Court: What Every Family Lawyer Should Know, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2000), (with Jimmy Vaught)
  • Premarital, Partition and Mediated Settlement Agreements: Drafting for Probate or Divorce Court, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2000)
  • Family Law Update, Midland and Ector County Bar Associations (2000 - 2002)
  • Effective Family Law Practice in Texas, National Business Institute (1996)
  • Economic Torts and Double Recovery, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (1995), (with Jimmy L. Verner, Jr)
  • Family Law Update, Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association (1995)