Dallas Law Firm McCurley Bell Cruz Creates Team of Family Law Veterans, Business Lawyers


well describes the comprehensive new law firm.

Veteran Texas family lawyers Mike and MaryJo McCurley have combined

expertise in divorce and child custody litigation with the civil and

criminal matters that pertain to families and their businesses.

The McCurleys have decades of experience with complex matrimonial law

matters. Trial lawyer James Bell joins the firm with extensive

experience in business litigation, white-collar criminal defense and

family law. Monica Cruz, like the McCurleys, is board certified in

family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

“We are a team for the benefit of families,” says Mike McCurley. “Family

law affects every facet of family life. When we handle a complex divorce

case, there may be a business litigation issue that has to be resolved

in order to divide the property. Or a member of the family may have an

issue of criminal law to be adjudicated.

“Most firms that handle such cases hire outside counsel to work with the

family lawyers on a temporary basis,” Mike explains. “But having

in-house attorneys qualified to handle these issues helps to better

coordinate the work of the team and makes the client more confident of


Both Mike and MaryJo McCurley are well known for representing

high-profile celebrities, executives, sports figures and professionals,

as well as clients whose cases may involve fewer assets but are still

very important. They earn praise for the individual attention, care and

sensitivity they bring to each case. And they provide pro bono

representation to indigent persons and abused children in need of an


Both family lawyers have been recognized among Best Lawyers in America,

the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

over the past two decades.

Mike McCurley has been recognized as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the

country featured in Worth Magazine (2008). He was listed as the state’s

top family lawyer in Texas Lawyer’s Go-To Guide (2002) and Lawdragon’s

500 Leading Lawyers in America. He is a past president of the American

Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

MaryJo McCurley is a past chair of the Family Law Section of the State

Bar of Texas and has devoted time to Bar activities that help children.

She has been recognized among the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas every

year since its inception in 2003.

James Bell has wide experience resolving business disputes involving

real estate, healthcare, investment fraud and complex security issues as

well as divorce and child custody matters. He also has expertise in

business valuation of closely held businesses, an important factor in

high-end divorce.

Monica Cruz has been recognized on the Texas Super Lawyers listing of

Rising Stars (2010-2016) and has served on a grievance committee for the

State Bar of Texas since 2011. Monica is fluent in Spanish and was

recognized as a distinguished member of the Round Table for the Latino

American Who’s Who in 2014 and 2015 and on Top Lawyers of North America

for 2015-2016. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas for

the Child Support Division and uses that experience helping clients with

custody disputes and other divorce issues involving children.

McCurley Bell Cruz is located at 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 800,

Dallas, Texas 75219. Attorneys may be reached at info@mcbclegal.com

or 214 668-9000.



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