Kelly L. Burris | Cordell & Cordell
Kelly L. Burris is licensed in Texas and Oklahoma. Ms. Burris is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas; Juris Doctor from Texas Tech School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the Law Review. She was a director on the board for the Texas Young Lawyers Association from 2002-2003 and again from 2007-2011. In addition, she also served as Director on the board for the Dallas Young Lawyers Association from 2005-2011.
Ms. Burris has held memberships to the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists since 2008, the Texas Bar Foundation since 2008, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation since 2004, and the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas State Bar Association. In 2010, she received the President’s Award of Merit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40” by D Magazine in 2006. From 2004-2006 and 2008-2014, Ms. Burris was recognized as a Texas Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers. From 2017-2019, she was named a Super Lawyer.
Ms. Burris has written numerous articles and presented speeches on various topics in family law to fellow attorneys, paralegals, and mediators as well as the public. Ms. Burris has settled and litigated complex custody cases and property cases involving multi-million-dollar estates. She discussed divorce, spousal, and child support modification during COVID-19 on FOX26 in Houston, Texas and has been quoted in the New York Times in an article about the complications that are arising in divorce cases due to the emergence of cryptocurrency as well as the London Herald and other international publications.
She regularly presents on various continuing legal education topics for MyLawCLE, Stafford, Legal Career Association and other organizations.
Denise French | Divorce Strategies Group
Denise French is the creator of and Managing Director for Divorce Strategies Group, LLC. Her firm works with family law attorneys providing tracing, valuation and other financial expert services.
Denise holds the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and Certified Valuation Analyst designations through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and an Investment Advisor Representative under the SEC Registered Investment Advisor Belpointe Financial Group. She is an alumnus of the University of North Texas where she received her BS degree in 1994.
Denise lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband Tully, and their five children in blended family. She has a robust passion for helping individuals and business owners walk through difficult litigation situations in a dignified manner fully knowledgeable about areas that will affect them financially.