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Francesca Blackard

Managing 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
  • 2021-2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine
  • 2021-2018 “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine
  • 2022-2016 “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
  • 2021-2017 “Power Player” by Modern Luxury Magazine
  • 2021-2016 “Dynamic Women” by Modern Luxury Magazine
  • 2021 Top Ten Ranking by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021 "Top 10 Blog Posts" by Texas Bar Today
  • 2021-2018 “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
★★★★★
"McClure Law Group was very professional and responsive. They listened to my concerns and desires as it pertains to the service requested and I'm very pleased." Jade Nguyen
★★★★★
"Kelly and her team are always a pleasure to work with, and their work product always exceeds one’s expectations." George Tamke
★★★★★
"When I most needed professional, good quality responses McClure Law Group was there. Thank you for the service that I have received from everyone!" Norma Charles
★★★★★
"McClure Law Group’s team is very responsive! I have very much appreciated their communication. They are always on top of what is happening and return my calls or emails quickly." Brie Cherry
★★★★★
"Kelly McClure has been representing me for the past several years and has been an amazing advocate, confidant and sounding board. She is always available by phone, even when she is on vacation. She has answered my questions on weekends and always given me an honest opinion. I highly recommend this group to anyone." Heather Bell
★★★★★
"The McClure Law Group helped me through a very difficult divorce and they definitely had my back every step of the way. I couldn’t recommend the team enough!" Shell A.
★★★★★
"I could not be happier to have had McClure Law. I truly appreciate their accessibility and patience. I can tell they are very knowledgeable, and I trust their guidance. I am SO thankful I went with great lawyers to handle my family case." Victor Lollar
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"Kelly is detailed oriented and she truly cares about her clients. Her knowledge of the laws and her ability to get a case resolved make her stand far above others. I highly recommend McClure for your family law needs!" Peter Morgan