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Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson

Location: Plano, Texas
Phone: 214-387-9100 | 877-EDTEXAS (Toll Free)
Fax: 214-387-9125
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Carol Wilson provides clients with decades of experience in all areas of family law. She has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1992, a distinction held by less than one percent of all Texas attorneys. In addition to maintaining her own practice, Carol is Of Counsel to Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP.

Carol represents clients throughout North Texas in every facet of family law, including divorce, property division, child custody and child support. She is widely known for her expertise, focus and passion in guiding clients through the various aspects of family law cases.

Her work for family law clients has helped Carol earn repeated selections among the state’s best attorneys on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters. She has been named in the same listing as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the Dallas/Fort Worth area based on nominations from other attorneys.

Carol also has earned multiple selections to the annual list of the D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas. She additionally has held the highest AV-rating from the legal ranking service Martindale-Hubbell for more than 20 years. Carol also has claimed multiple listings in the annual guide to The Best Lawyers in America.

Carol and her husband of more than 30 years are parents to two adult children. She spends her time away from the practice of law by participating in family activities, assisting local charities, and working with local bar groups and civic organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Pre-Marital, Post-Marital and Non-Marital Cohabitation Property Agreements
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    J.D. – 1985
  • Greenville University, Greenville, Illinois
    B.A., cum laude – 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters legal division, 2003-2004, 2012-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings, since 2018
  • The Best Law Firms in America by U.S. New and World Report, 2019
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, since 2018
  • “AV” Preeminent peer ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, since 1999
  • Distinguished Alumna Greenville University, 2018

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 2012-2018, current member
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President, 1992; Advisory Board, 2020
  •  Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow, Class of 2016
  • Grievance Committee District 1A, State Bar of Texas, 1993-1999
  •  National Family Law Trial Institute, 2017
  • Annette Stewart Inns of Court, Alumni Status
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association 100 th Anniversary of the 19 th Amendment Celebration Committee
  • Scurry-Rosser ISD School Board, 2011 -2014
  • Kaufman County Child Welfare Board, President, 2002
  • Dallas Women’s Foundation, n/k/a Texas Women’s Foundation, Board of
    Directors, 2005-2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent CLE Lecturer on Separate and Community Property, including ethics, highlights below:
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1996, “Evidence, 1995”
  • American Quarter Horse Journal, July 1993, “How to Safely Buy or Sell Horses with Installment Payments”
  • “Pets or Competitors, Horses in Family Law”, with Larry Sullivant, Judge 235 th Ret. and Paul French, III, CPA, Dallas Bar Family Law Section, Kaufman County Bar Association and Denton County Bar Association, 2004
  • Family Law and Estate Planning Interaction, Dallas Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estates Section and Dallas Estate Planning Council, 2009
  • “Pillow Talk Negotiations a/k/a Marital Agreements” Dallas Bar Association
    Friday Clinic, 2012
  • “Before You Crunch the Numbers, Know the Difference Between Separate and Community Property”, Texas Society of CPA’s CPE Expo, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Senator Charles H. Percy, U.S. Senate, Staff Assistant, 1981-1982,
    Washington, D.C.