Law Office of Mary D. McKnight


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Board Certified Family Law

Dallas Family Law

Since being licensed in May 1975 and board certified in 1981, Mary McKnight has been lead counsel in over 1000 family law cases and practiced every aspect of family law. While most were in Dallas, she has tried numerous cases in Collin County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Kaufman County, Hardin County, Hunt County, Ellis County and Hood County, as well.

She has also tried cases as pro hac vice in Tennessee, Oklahoma, California and Colorado. Appeals are handled in house, and Mary McKnight has successfully defended numerous cases on appeal and prosecuted several successful mandamus actions.

What To Expect

The Law Office of Mary D. McKnight has many years of experience and accrued knowledge of the Texas Family Code, and will be able in a short interview, to advise on process, next steps and approximate cost. Although jury trials have become rarer in family law cases, Mrs. McKnight also has extensive jury trial experience.

Dallas Attorney Mary McKnight

Mary McKnight, since being licensed in May 1975, has tried more than 100 jury trials, with an impressive win/loss record. Even in 2017, there are times when a jury may be necessary if the case is to make it to the finish line. For example, in relocation cases, and some cases in which termination of parental rights is sought, a jury may be more likely than a trial court to grant relief. While the most frequent jury issue in family law cases relates to relocation, other jury issues can include characterization of property, reimbursement, valuation of separate or community property, fault in the breakup of the marriage, and other matters.

If a jury trial is considered, Mary McKnight can call on her many years of experience in jury selection, and various trial strategists associated with jury trials.


When my ex- husband filed for divorce and filed for sole custody I felt lost in the legal world. Thanks to the Lord, I found Mary. She fought for me every day. It was a painful and difficult process to divorce and fight for custody but Mary made it easier. She told me exactly what to do and never gave up when things got hard. I love this woman, she's simply the best. Legal Services
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Throughout a 2yr custody battle for primary residence of my stepdaughter, Mary was very prompt, precise and patient in working with us even through the loss of her husband. She was very much involved in every step of the way, even helping us see positive when we'd hear so much negative. Mary stands for what she believes is the best interest and fights even harder. I would most definitely recommend Mary to anyone else needing help, she will stick with you and fight it out. Legal Services
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When your hope is fading, but you still feel righteous and ready to stand up for yourself and your family, Mary McKnight is the one who will be by your side no matter what. Mary McKnight is superb in all areas you can wish for your attorney to be. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, outstanding in the courtroom with her quick and pointed responses, very sensible, wise, and, most importantly, brave. Nobody can intimidate her in the courtroom! Legal Services
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