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Jim Ashmore has been practicing law for nearly three decades, and it’s his extensive experience, practical knowledge and sense of compassion that draws clients to him. He focuses on divorce, child custody, probate and other family related matters, and in addition to practicing law, he’s a credentialed mediator. In fact, judges and other attorneys often choose Jim to help people resolve legal issues quickly and effectively through mediation – and he’s been responsible for helping hundreds of people reach agreements that once seemed impossible. He’s also a certified ad litem, which enables him to represent people who cannot represent themselves.
One thing that always stands out to Jim’s clients is that he prioritizes solutions. His main goal is to reach conclusions that are acceptable to both sides in a divorce case – and that result in the least disruption to the family. However, in cases where peaceful resolution isn’t an option, Jim isn’t afraid to fight for his clients. He’s an extremely experienced litigator who’s known for making logical, clear arguments that get his clients the best possible outcomes.
Before practicing law, Jim spent more than 12 years in the radio broadcast industry and worked in real estate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending law school at the University of Tulsa, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Jim received his Juris Doctor in 1992.
Jim currently plays an active role in the North Texas legal community and served as President of the Denton County Bar Association. He’s also a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Texas Association of Mediators, and the St. Thomas More Society. Jim has been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by Avvo, one of the Top Attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly, one of America’s Most Honored Professionals by The American Registry, and has earned several other awards and accolades.