Super Lawyers

Congratulations to our attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers in their practice areas by Super Lawyers magazine! 

The prestigious Super Lawyers list highlights outstanding attorneys who have acquired peer recognition and a high level of professional achievement.

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Virginia Hammerle
Super Lawyer Recognition:
Business Litigation Practice Area
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Robert Morris
Robert S. Morris
Super Lawyer Recognition:
Estate Planning Practice Area
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Community Property Survivorship Agreements

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
Some couples find it difficult to agree on anything. Others can agree on almost everything. For those with a penchant for agreeing, consider entering into an Agreement For Right of Survivorship in Community Property. Here...

Home Equity Loans

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
Life just got a little more complicated for elder homeowners who wish to borrow against the equity in their homes. That’s because in 2014 the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a Power of Attorney that...

When A Probate Is Not The Answer

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Sometimes a full-blown probate proceeding just isn’t necessary for an estate. Texas law provides several palatable alternatives for specific circumstances. If all the heirs need to do is transfer a few titles, an Affidavit of...

Texas Legislature On the Home Stretch

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
Every two years, the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days to decide new laws.  There is a web portal to follow bills of interest.  The deadline for filing bills ended on March 13.  The first day...


Comprehensive Legal Services

 Hammerle Finley & Scroggins provides comprehensive legal services in business law, litigation, family law, estate planning, elder law and real estate.  We have offices in Plano, Denton, Lewisville, Southlake and Dallas, and practice regularly in Denton, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant County state and federal courts.  


Divorce and Family Law 

Hammerle Finley Law Firm has been representing clients in Texas divorces and family law matters for over 30 years.  Our attorneys are experienced in high-net worth divorces, child custody disputes, divorce modifications, mediation, collaborative divorces, cooperative divorces, grandparent custody and visitation, enforcement actions, marital agreements, adoptions, termination actions, visitation and child support matters.  We recognize that some cases are simple and can be settled quickly, while other cases require aggressive litigation actions - which may include temporary restraining orders, protective orders, injunctions or receiverships.   Our Firm adds an additional benefit - we are able to keep a lot of the complex matters in-house because we have attorneys with experience in business, real estate, employment and oil and gas matters.         


Estate Planning

Our attorneys counsel clients on all aspects of Estate Planning - wills, trusts, durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney, health care directives, and burial instructions. We help our clients reach solutions that work for them.     


Guardianship and Probate

Hammerle Finley Law Firm represents clients involved in Guardianship or Probate matters. For Texas Guardianship matters, we represent proposed Wards, applicants, Guardians and interested people - such as relatives, fiduciary agents or creditors - in matters regarding simple or contested guardianships.  For Texas Probate matters, we have represented independent executors, administrators, heirs, beneficiaries or devisees, creditors and will contestants in all types of probate matters - Will Probates, heirship proceedings, applications for dependent administration, will contests, muniment of title, and family settlement agreements.


Business Law

Our attorneys represent members, partners, shareholders, businesses, managers and employees.  At Hammerle Finley Law Firm, we have experience with most aspects of  Texas business law - contracts, employment law, non-compete agreements, protection of proprietary interests, real estate transactions, shareholder agreements, non-disclosure agreements, leases, trade secrets, business disputes, business formations, asset purchase or sale, and business mergers.   Our attorneys can help negotiate a business deal, or litigate if necessary to resolve a dispute.  



Criminal Law

 Hammerle Finley Law Firm has represented criminal defendants for more than 30 years.  Our Texas criminal defense attorneys represent defendants in state or federal court, with our scope of practice including defense in family violence, DWI, DUI, theft, burglary, robbery, drug offenses, sex crimes, pornography, white collar crime, and appeals.  


Business and Consumer Litigation and Arbitration

Litigation is an art - and at Hammerle Finley Law Firm we have attorneys who have mastered the art of Litigation.  Our experience includes litigation regarding business disputes, banking and collection law, trust disputes, will contests, consumer disputes, employment disputes, temporary restraining orders and injunctions, and arbitration.  


Elder Law

At Hammerle Finley Law Firm, we represent clients regarding Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney, Long-Term Care, Protecting Assets, Retirement Planning, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Probate, Guardianship, and Age Discrimination.


Real Estate Law

Texas has some pretty unique laws regarding real estate.  We handle all types of matters touching on Texas real estate - including mineral interests, deeds, deeds of trust, bank documents, security interests, title opinions, easements, boundary issues and disputes.

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys Member BadgeMartindale Hubbel Peer Review BadgeNational Association of Estate Planners & CouncilsVirginia Hammerle Board Certified - Trial Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization