Family Law Attorney
At Berry, Briggs & Berkley, we provide all of our clients with straightforward advice, honest answers and effective legal representation. All of our clients work directly with Mike Berkley, a Texas attorney who has been a partner at our firm since 1978, and Janis Watkins, Paralegal for Mike Berkley for over 30 years. His loyalty to clients and dedication to legal excellence have resulted in him being AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating.
Family Law Attorney Serving Dallas County, Montague County and Surrounding Counties
Mr. Berkley has officed on West Lovers Lane in Dallas, Texas, for over 25 years. This North Dallas location is his primary office and is readily accessible to all areas of Dallas.
Since 2005, Mr. Berkley has additionally had a satellite office in Montague County near Forestburg, Tesas. At this rural location, Mr. Berkley has focused much of his practice on agriculture-related family law matters. He helps our firm’s clients address in their family law cases all types of agriculture issues, including:
- Valuation of cattle and land
- Oil and gas rights
- Land leases
- Water rights
- Agricultural issues involving government entities
As an involved member of the agricultural community — he serves on the Board of Directors for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation’s Integrity Beef Alliance and the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District — he understands local issues while remaining on the cutting edge of agricultural and groundwater technology and the law.
Estate Planning In Dallas and Rural Areas
Additionally, Mr. Berkley has served as an estate and probate lawyer for more than three decades. We draw on his extensive experience in these matters to help our clients efficiently resolve issues related to divorce, child support, paternity and estate and probate issues.
We strive to provide all of our clients with the peace of mind that comes from having an experienced legal professional assess their cases. Both Mr. Berkley and Janis Watkins — his trusted legal assistant for more than 30 years — remain accessible to clients at all stages of their cases.
Any time that you have a problem, or think you may have a problem in the future, do not hesitate to call us. Even if this means calling us after hours or on the weekend, we would rather that you call us and get the answers you need than have to wait and worry. For your convenience, we also offer evening and weekend appointment at the Forestburg, Texas, office and accept all major credit cards.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.