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3710 Rawlins St. Ste. 900
Dallas, Texas  75219

jimmy l. verner, jr.

Jimmy Verner

Jimmy L. Verner, Jr. is one of the few Texas attorneys who is board certified in both family law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A frequent author and speaker on family law subjects, Mr. Verner has presented programs to the Advanced Family Law Course of the State Bar of Texas, to numerous local bar associations and to professional groups throughout Texas.

Mr. Verner primarily practices in the fields of appellate family law, complex family law litigation and civil litigation related to family law.

D Magazine selected Mr. Verner as one of the best appellate lawyers in Dallas for 2012.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Emory University, M.A. in Political Science, 1976
  • University of Utah, B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science, 1975
  • Certificate in International Relations, 1974
  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law (1990) & Civil Trial Law (1989)
  • Ph.D., Public Policy and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009


  • D Magazine "The Best Lawyers in Dallas: Appellate," 2012
  • Texas SuperLawyer, Inception to 2012 (Family Law)
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation (1998-)
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Author & Instructor, Dallas American Institute of Banking (1986-89)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Memphis State University (1985)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable William C. Keady, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi (1979-81)
  • Moderator, Texas Divorce Lawyers Email Discussion List (1999-)
  • Executive Editor, Volume 16, San Diego Law Review (1978-79)
  • Faculty Research Assistant, Prof. Kenneth Culp Davis, University of San Diego School of Law (1977-78)

Publications and/or Lectures

  • Postmortem of Pribyl v. Pribyl (Dallas Alliance of Collaborative Family Lawyers 2010)
  • Grandparents' Rights in Texas (2010) (ebook -
  • A New Look at the Minimum Wage's Effect on Employment (Univ. of Texas at Dallas 2009) (Ph.D. dissertation)
  • Research Academic Citation Study, 1992-2007 (SBA Office of Advocacy 2009)
  • Book Review, Latino-Anglo Bargaining: Culture, Structure, and Choice in Court Mediation, 37 Contemporary Sociology 435 (2008)
  • Editor, North Texas Family Law Blog (2007-)
  • Grandparents' Access in Texas (2007)
  • Grandparents' Rights in Texas (2005)
  • Deadlines in Family Law Litigation, Grand Prairie, North East Tarrant County, Navarro County, North Dallas and Hays County Bar Associations (2004)
  • Client as Co-Counsel, GP Solo (ABA Oct./Nov. 2003)
  • The Five W's (and Two H's) of Online Newsletter Publishing, Solo (ABA Spring 2003)
  • Family Law From Around the Nation, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report (2002-)
  • Current Topics in Family Law, 5th Annual West Texas Fall Seminar, Ector & Midland County Bar Associations (2003)
  • Selected Family Law Cases, 4th Annual West Texas Fall Seminar, Ector & Midland County Bar Associations (2002)
  • Agreed Texas Divorces for the New or Non-Specialist Attorney, CLE Online (2002-)
  • How To Collect Child Support in Texas/Child Support Update, CLE Online (1999-)
  • Editor, Legal Update Newsletter, published quarterly via email (1997-2002)
  • Child Support Liens, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas (2001)
  • Family Law Update, Grand Prairie Bar Association (2001)
  • Child Support: Current Issues, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston Law Foundation (2000)
  • The Discovery Rules, Williamson County Bar Association (2000)
  • Recent Developments in Family Law, Fort Worth - Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association (2000)
  • Child Support: Current Issues, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston Law Foundation (1999)
  • The New Discovery Rules, Hale County Bar Association (1999)
  • Child Support Collection Strategies, Hays County, Metroport, North East Tarrant County & Navarro County Bar Associations (1999)
  • How To Collect Child Support In Texas (Series Legal Press 1999)
  • Divisible Divorce, in Family Law Update, Aspen Law & Business (1999)
  • Valuation of Difficult Property, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston Law Foundation (1996 & 1997)
  • Trust Issues, Trust Department, Comerica Bank (1996)
  • Valuing Businesses and Professional Practices, Grayson County young Lawyers Association & Friday Clinic, North Dallas Bar Association (1996); Gregg County Bar Association, Tarrant County Association of Young Lawyers & Texarkana Bar Association (1995); Texas Society of CPAs, Dallas Chapter (1993)
  • Tracing, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association (1996); Collin County Bar Association (1993)
  • Child Hearsay, Lubbock County Bar Association (1996); Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (1992) (with Kenneth D. Fuller)
  • Family Law Update, Plano Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association, Grayson County Bar Association, Summer Update (Hockley County Bar Association) & Henderson County Bar Association (1995)