Brian S. Loughmiller


   Brian S. Loughmiller    


Brian S. Loughmiller

Location: McKinney, Texas
Phone: 972-529-5554
Fax: 972-529-1444
Email: E-mail Me
Initial Consultation fee of $350.

Partner Brian S. Loughmiller is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both family law and civil trial law and over the last 22 years, has litigated cases throughout North Texas and served as a mediator for both Dallas County and Collin County courts. In 2001, the National Law Journal recognized him for having one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States that year. In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Loughmiller was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine — a designation that distinguishes him as being among the top five percent of family law attorneys practicing in Texas Mr. Loughmiller has served as the President of the Collin County Bar Association in Collin County, Texas. As a member of the Collin County Bar Association, Mr. Loughmiller organized a committee of attorneys to form the first Family Law Section in Collin County, ultimately acting as chairman for the first two years of the Family Law Section’s existence. Mr. Loughmiller has the distinction of being a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a nationally recognized group of certified family law attorneys. Mr. Loughmiller has served on the City Council of McKinney since 2002 and has been Mayor of McKinney, Texas since 2009.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law Litigation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Recertified 1998 and 2003), 1993
  • Civil Trial, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Recertified 2001), 1996

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1986

Education

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
J.D. – 1985

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
B.S. – 1982
Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • “Custody: The Child’s Right to Choose”, Dallas Bar Journal, Family Law Issue, 2000
  • “Yours, Mine and Ours, Community Property Laws in Texas”, Inside Collin County Business, Feb., 2002
  • “Tax Implications for Divorce”, Inside Collin County Business, April, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Application of New Civil Discovery Rules to Family Law, DAPA, 1999
  • Civil Discovery Rules Outline, Collin County Paralegals Association, 1999
  • Civil Discovery Discussion Panel, Texas State Bar Association Advanced Family Law Conference, 1999
  • Till Death Do Us Part – A Legal Survival Kit, American Association of University Women, 2001
  • A Woman’s Legal Survival Kit, Altrusa of Collin County, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • National Law Journal, Top 100 Verdicts, 2001
  • Collin County Bar Association Service Award
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Association Service Award
  • AAML Special Interests of Children Committee Service Award
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2005
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2006
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2007
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2008
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2009
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2010
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2011
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2012
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2013
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, Recognizing Top 5% Attorneys by Field in State of Texas – Field Specialty Family Law, 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Brian S. Loughmiller is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell*

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Initial Board of Directors Citizenship McKinney
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training
  • McKinney City Council
  • Stonebridge United Methodist Church
  • Sunrise Rotary Club, McKinney, Texas

Past Employment Positions

  • Loughmiller & DePlaza, P.C., CEO, 1996 – 1999
  • Holmes, Loughmiller & DePlaza, Partner, 1995 – 1996
  • McGilberry & Loughmiller, Partner, 1986 – 1995

Fraternities/Sororities

Phi Delta Phi

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