Paula A. Bennett

Paula A. Bennett

Partner, Attorney at Law
Offices: Dallas | Frisco
Tel: 214-273-2400 Email: LinkedIn:


Change is not something that Paula Bennett has shied away from. She left a successful career in pharmaceutical sales and stayed home to raise children before going through her own divorce. She then took on the challenge of law school as a “mature” student. From these experiences she developed a profound understanding of the complex blend of emotions her clients have to work through as they prepare to enter a new stage in their life’s journey.

Paula represents clients in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce and complex property issues, but has a particular commitment to working with parents to resolve issues that impact the welfare of their children. This focus includes parental custody disputes, the termination of parental rights, custody modification, custody relocation and child support matters.

Paula is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to excellence in this area of law. Board Certification requires continuing education and involvement in the issues of family law, including marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support and ownership of property acquired before and during marriage.

Because she has been in her clients’ shoes, facing real fear about her and her children’s future, she makes the extra effort to help clients by taking control of the legal aspects of their divorce, leaving them with more energy to devote to their personal needs as they transition to a new phase of life.

Areas of Practice

100% Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008


Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas

  • J.D. – 2008

North Adams State College, North Adams, Massachusetts

  • B.S. magna cum laude – 1991

Published Works

Use of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations at Trial (Do New HIPAA and DSM Changes Impact?), Advanced Family Law Course, 2014

Relocation Debate, Advanced Family Law Course, 2013

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2020

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member

State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member

Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member