People To Know: Jim Mueller

Family Law
Managing Partner, Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC


For more than a decade, Jim Mueller has been the name to know in Dallas for all matters of family law. Genuine compassion and understanding, combined with a tenacious, unrelenting pursuit to protect your best interests—this is what you get when Jim Mueller is leading the charge to protect what matters most to you. Of course, some divorces are destined to become legal battles. Mueller does whatever possible to reduce conflict and maintain a desired outcome, but when a courtroom fight is inevitable, he’s the family lawyer you want on your side. “Whatever the case, my focus is always on the client,” Mueller, the managing partner of Verner Brumley Mueller Parker, says. “I love the courtroom but will help my clients resolve their case in the manner that is best for them.”

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mueller’s reputation for honesty and integrity serves clients well in skillfully negotiating with opposing counsel to resolve cases. He specializes in all aspects of family law, particularly complex divorce, high-asset property division, and custody battles. He has successfully litigated complex property cases and child custody matters before juries and judges throughout Texas. His extensive courtroom experience helps him lead clients through the litigation process while managing their expectations.

“Whatever the case, my focus is always on the client.” -Jim Mueller

Mueller approaches all his divorce cases with the goal of helping clients divide their assets without unnecessarily dividing the family, especially where the interests of children are concerned. Even as the field of family law grows increasingly complex, he is well-versed in the wide range of issues involved and can simplify the facts. “Most of the time, a divorce is between two really good people who just happen to be at their worst right now,” Mueller says. “They just want it to be over, understandably. They start out intending to be civil, but when a family is blown apart by divorce, emotions are at their highest and tempers flare. I tell my clients to stay focused on what’s most important. Most often, that is the well-being of the children now and in the future. Settle issues, like money and assets, as amicably as possible so you can place all your focus going forward working together to protect the children. It’s possible to avoid common divorce pitfalls when you remain focused on your priorities.”

Mueller received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College and his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He has been inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is AV-Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell, in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mueller has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White and as one of the Top 100 2019 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys recognized Mueller as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Texas Under 40, and he was named among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40. He was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas by The National Advocates and 10 Best Under 40 by The American Institute of Family. He has repeatedly been named among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by his peers in D Magazine.

Verner Brumley, one of the largest family law firms in Texas, enjoys a reputation for excellence through preparation and innovation. The firm values its clients’ priorities and works with them to achieve the goals that will help transition them to a new normal. Mueller and his team provide effective, results-oriented representation in contested and uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, and arbitration. The aim is to resolve all issues as efficiently and effectively as possible, allowing clients to preserve the emotional and financial well-being of their families throughout the process.

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