Michael R. DeBruin

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Mike DeBruin has brought a rare combination of family law expertise, attention to detail, and high ethical standards to his new position as a member of Connatser Family Law.
In 23 years with the area’s largest family law firm, Mike built a reputation for creative problem solving and the ability to communicate his solutions to clients and other attorneys.
Mike is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also one of Texas’ Best Lawyers (Woodward White 2009-2011) and has made the list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters 2003-2013).
“We are honored to have Mike join our firm,” says Aubrey Connatser, Managing Member of Connatser Family Law. “He has a depth of experience that few attorneys have, and he is always generous in sharing his knowledge with others.”
Many of Mike’s cases involve complex property and business matters, intractable child custody and visitation issues, asset tracing, tax matters and the validity of marital agreements. His clients include professionals in law, medicine and finance, high-level business executives, professional athletes and their spouses.
He is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a former member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Child Support and Child Visitation. Mike has also written articles and made presentations at family law seminars on trial skills, the tax aspects of divorce, asset tracing and the problems of child support.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

(Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Spousal Support

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-306-8441  Phone
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1981, Texas
State Bar of Texas; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.
Birth Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 22, 1954
( Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )

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Dallas, Texas

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