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Francesca Blackard

Partner
fblackard@mcclure-lawgroup.com
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214.692.8200

8115 Preston Rd #270
Dallas, Texas 75225

*Fluent in Spanish

I pride myself on getting to know each client on a personal level to really understand their goals whether it be in a divorce suit, child custody case, or in negotiating a pre-marital agreement. As abstract as those goals may be, it is important for an attorney to never lose sight of them in the heat of litigation/negotiation/mediation/collaboration.

Education

New York Law School, J.D.
DePaul University, B.A. Political Science
Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Christ the King School of Dallas

Representative Work
  • Secured primary possession for a grandparent seeking custody of a grandchild.
  • Negotiated a 50/50 possession schedule for a parent who had previously signed away custody rights in the heat of a divorce.
  • In first month at firm, briefed the Court on complex division of a medical practice leading to favorable judgment.
  • Negotiated post-marital agreement to save marriage; marriage ultimately ended in amicable divorce a few years later with no disputes.
  • Negotiated pre-marital agreement for prominent surgeon, saving him millions when he caught wife in adultery in first year of marriage.
  • Assisted Highland Park stay-at-home mom with obtaining no overnights for physically abusive dad.
  • Negotiated confirmation of premarital agreement for prominent NBA player to avoid costly litigation and hurt/embarrassment to his children.
  • Participated in jury trial resulting in primary possession for dad after previous termination of his rights.
  • Negotiated 50/50 possession for oil and gas CEO dad even though wife was stay-at-home mom.
  • Secured above-guideline child support for mom whose CEO husband at major worldwide enterprise had recently been let go.
  • Litigated suit for famous musician securing him millions of dollars despite heavily commingled estate.
Awards and Accolades
  • 2021 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report
  • 2020, 2018 and 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine
  • 2020-2018 “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine
  • 2020-2016 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • 2020 International Advisory Experts Award Winner
  • 2019 Dallas Top Women in Law Award by the National Diversity Council
  • 2020-2017 “Power Player” by Modern Luxury Magazine
  • 2020-2016 “Dynamic Women” by Modern Luxury Magazine
  • 2020 Top Ten Ranking by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020 "Top 10 Blog Posts" by Texas Bar Today
  • 2019-2018 “Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth Magazine
Memberships and Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Society for Collegiate Scholars
  • Saint Anne’s Society Board Member at Christ the King Church
  • Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association Board Member
Publications
  • Co-Authored “Stopping Abuse & Changing Your Life” with Kirk Blackard– expected release Fall 2020
Texas Divorce Attorney Blog - Francesca Blackard
Client Reviews
★★★★★
"Highly recommend McClure Law Group. I cannot say enough good things about them : from excellent communication, to paying attention to detail. They really know what they are doing and treat you like a priority. I would use them again if needed." L.P.
★★★★★
"I have had a great experience working with the McClure Law Group. From the very first meeting I had confidence my concerns were heard. Working with Kelly, Meghan and the team has been wonderful. The particular concern was handled with professionalism and care. I understood my options and couldn't be happier with my representation." J.R.
★★★★★
"The most compassionate, understanding, and hard working group I have ever seen. They don't treat you like your just another case file, they treat like your family. I highly recommend them." L.F.
★★★★★
"Top Notch Attorney, gets the job done in a cost effective way, no stress all action. I would give them a 5 plus rating if I could. They are the best!" S.D.
★★★★★
"From top to bottom, the McClure Law Group has you covered in every way with their 5 Star approach, catering to every need; to finest detail and precision. Their team aspect is the perfect blend for getting the job done. Extremely Friendly, Caring and Professional. You cannot go wrong with this team, they are winners that take on the most challenging cases." J.M.
★★★★★
"Everyone has been so professional and so easy to work with. They have been extremely responsive and seem to always be available to help guide me in any way they can. I can say enough positive things about the firm." T.C.
★★★★★
"Great experience. Everyone was friendly, worked hard for best possible outcome and always available to answer my questions." B.S.
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"The McClure Law Group was incredibly accommodating with time sensitive documents my husband and I needed drawn up. They worked efficiently and delivered high quality, air tight legal documents. Highly recommend." M.T.