John Cameron Stevenson believes the most effective family lawyers have experience in legal areas that complement work in the family courts.
John handles complicated family law matters, including all aspects of divorce, grandparent rights, child custody disputes, child support negotiation, enforcements suits, paternity suits, adoptions, and premarital agreements. His goal is to help his clients achieve a positive outcome for their families during what can be one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Over the years, he has also gained knowledge in appellate law, civil litigation, commercial litigation, probate, criminal law and mediation. These are areas that help him to find innovative, effective, and practical solutions to family law issues.
John is a 2003 graduate from Southwestern University with a double major in History and Communications. In 2006, he graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Since passing the Texas Bar Exam in 2006, he has been a sole practitioner in Dallas-Fort Worth.
He has appeared before appellate courts in Dallas, Fort Worth, Eastland, Tyler, and Waco. He has also brought original proceedings in the state appellate courts. John has drafted wills, probated wills, brought determinations of heirship, and been appointed as attorney ad litem representing unknown heirs. He has also dealt with property disputes that arose out of the death of a family member.
His legal research skills and detailed analysis allow him to bring the strongest cases before the courts.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, Juris Doctor, 2006
Honors and Activities:
Lexis Nexis Certified
Negotiations Clinic, 40 hours of General Alternative Dispute Resolution instruction
Mediation Clinic, 40 hours of Mediation instruction
Texas State Civil Pretrial Clinic
First Year Moot Court Competition, Best Speaker 1 out of 4 rounds
Law General Scholarship, 2003
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, History and Communication Double Major, 2003
State Bar of Texas, 2006
Admitted, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas 2010
Admitted, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas 2016
Professional Organizations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar College of Texas, Fellow
Collin County Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Family Law, Probate, Appellate and Young Lawyers Divisions
Library Committee, 2012-2014
In the Interest of C.S., a Child, 264 S.W.3d 864 (Tex. App.—Waco 2008, no pet.).
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of Hillcrest Lodge #1318 A.F. & A.M.
Member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Dallas, 32nd° Mason