Mike McCurley
Of Counsel

Mike McCurley is recognized nationwide as a principled and zealous advocate for clients involved in matrimonial disputes. He’s also a man who thrives on a challenge.
Mike McCurley is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1982).

Mr. McCurley’s expertise in both custody and property cases has helped to earn him recognition as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the United States (Worth Magazine, 2008). He represents both high profile celebrities and clients who are lesser known and earns praise for the individual attention, care and sensitivity he brings to each case. He has also provided pro bono representation to indigent, sexually abused children in need of an advocate.

There are few professional honors and awards Mr. McCurley has not won. He was recognized in 2002 as Texas’ top family lawyer and ranked among the five top family lawyers in the state in 2007 in Texas Lawyer’s G-to Guide. In 2001, he earned the prestigious Sam Emison Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of family law from the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

Mr. McCurley has been listed among the Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2003, including recognition among the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth (Thomson Rueters). He has earned multiple honors by D Magazine as one of the top divorce lawyers in Dallas, and as one of Lawdragons’ 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Additionally, he has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Texas, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Law, Forbes, Town & Country and Vogue.

Mr. McCurley has been a leader in his profession, serving as chair of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Section.

Practice Areas
Custody and child support modifications
Suits affecting the parent-child relationship
Enforcement and contempt of existing orders

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1972
North Texas State University, B.A., 1968

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1972

Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Professional and Civic Associations
Mike is the co-founder with his wife Mary Jo McCurley, of 511 Home Group (a charitable organization) and an active member of University Park United Methodist Church.

Fun Facts
Mike was a licensed practicing barber from the time he was 16 years old until he started practicing law.

Tel: (214) 780-1400
Fax: (214) 780-1401
Email: mmccurley@shackelfordlaw.net