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Dallas Divorce Attorney

Michelle May O'Neil: Shareholder at Godwin Lewis, PC

Attorney Michelle May O'Neil is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and caring divorce service to clients in Texas. She is recognized by her clients for her compassionate approach, but is also known by her legal peers for her willingness to engage in hard-hitting litigation, defense of clients' rights, and fighting for the best possible outcome in every case. She has been described as possessing a "lethal combination of sweet and salty." In the words of one judge, she "cannot be out-gunned, out-briefed, or out-lawyered."

Ms. O'Neil has recently become a part of the team at Godwin Lewis, PC, where she is also a shareholder. Attorney O'Neil will continue to provide her clients with the outstanding family law counsel they deserve in this new setting. If you are looking for a lawyer who will work closely with you throughout the process and do everything possible to achieve an outcome that favors your interests, choose Attorney Michelle May O'Neil.

What Makes Us Special

  • We keep in regular contact with our clients.
  • We keep our clients well informed of the status of their case at all times.
  • We perform all legal research necessary on a case.
  • We gather all necessary documents and records on any given case.
  • We put together a team of professionals to move your case forward.
  • We have some of the best negotiators and we will try to settle our cases without going to trial.
  • We keep our clients informed of any and all settlement offers that arise, when they arise.
  • Our clients are the only ones who decide their settlements.
  • We conduct depositions of key parties and witnesses when necessary.
  • We stay by our clients' sides through all hearings and the final trial if it gets to that point.
  • We consult with you and make sure you are well prepared for trial.

What Sets Michelle May O'Neil Apart

When you hire Michelle May O'Neil for your divorce, paternity action, child custody dispute, post-decree modification, or other type of family law case, you will be working with an attorney who is licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas and has the ability to take your case as far as the United States Supreme Court if necessary.

Michelle May O'Neil is board certified in family law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are more than 70,000 attorneys in the state of Texas, but only 725 attorneys have met the stringent qualifications to be board certified in family law. Only board-certified attorneys are legally permitted to represent themselves as being specialists and they are required to meet high standards of commitment to excellence in practice.

In addition to board certification, Attorney O'Neil has been featured in the Texas Super Lawyers ® editions for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 . The Super Lawyers ® list is assembled based on an extensive process of peer reviews and nominations and includes no more than 5% of lawyers throughout the state. Attorney O'Neil has also earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Moreover, she has received the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer-review rating that is widely considered to be the most sought-after recognition available in the legal profession.

Get an Entire Team of Attorneys on Your Side

When you choose Michelle May O'Neil, Shareholder at Godwin Lewis, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands. You will benefit from having the combined experience, background and insight of all our attorneys working together for you - you get an entire team on your side. Furthermore, Attorney O'Neil has a number of outside experts who assist in developing clients' cases, including certified public accountants, financial planners, counselors, investigators, and others. Whether you are preparing for a hard-fought courtroom battle or want to negotiate an amicable settlement for your divorce, Attorney O'Neil's team will put all of these resources to work for you in seeking an outcome that serves your best interests and allows you to move on in your life.

Learn How Michelle May O'Neil Can Help You

Attorney Michelle May O'Neil can assist you with every aspect of your family law case. If you are preparing to divorce, she can help you go to court to request a restraining order if necessary to ensure that your spouse cooperates in terms of handling your marital assets, custody of the children, and other matters that will have to be resolved during the divorce. Her team can also help you seek a protective order against a spouse who has a history of domestic violence. Next, she will engage in discovery to obtain a full and accurate picture of your spouse's financial situation and any other information that may be relevant to the divorce proceedings.

Whenever possible, Attorney O'Neil seeks to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for every client. In the event that the other side refuses to agree to fair settlement terms, however, she will not hesitate to take your case to court. In addition to divorce, her team also handles family law matters ranging from parental relocation to grandparents' rights and same-sex custody. With more than 20 years of experience, Michelle May O'Neil knows how to get the results that you deserve.

To learn more about our services and to begin working on a personalized strategy for your case, contact Michelle May O'Neil, Shareholder at Godwin Lewis P.C. today for an initial consultation with the team!

Client Testimonials

She did a wonderful job during my final mediation and over the entire case.

06-07-14 A.D.