A Strong Legal Representative: An Even Stronger Legal Team

A Strong Legal Representative: An Even Stronger Legal Team

A Strong Legal Representative: An Even Stronger Legal Team

by Steve Gamel


No matter how many times Charla Bradshaw has been seen walking into a courtroom, you can rest assured she and her clients are backed by the largest and most comprehensive family law team in the state. Don’t get us wrong, Bradshaw can hold her own in the legal world. For more than 25 years, she has built a reputation of trust and superior knowledge while having her name linked to some of the more complex divorce-related cases both locally and internationally. But when she merged her firm with KoonsFuller in 2008 and became the managing shareholder for the Denton office, she and her team did so with the promise of providing clients limitless resources.

“When someone hires us, they have access to all of our attorneys, of which we have every level. On top of that, there’s this amazing support staff,” Bradshaw said. “We do things differently and comprehensively, and it starts with the team approach. We have a reputation of taking remarkably good care of our clients. Our firm’s growth over the years is largely due to referrals and word of mouth. We can handle any family law matter.”

KoonsFuller provides the community with a family law firm with a strong reputation for its advocacy and care of clients. They have offices in Denton, Plano, Dallas, Southlake, and Houston, and their services include matters such as divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, and the modification and enforcement of orders. The Denton office has five attorneys: Bradshaw, Sarah Darnell, Sean Abeyta, James Logue, and Nicole Carroll. The firm also has a full-time licensed professional counselor, Jenny Gomez, who provides litigation support for KoonsFuller clients.

So how does it all work? When a client is working with an attorney such as Bradshaw or Darnell, for example, they have an entire team working together to make sure all bases are covered. As Bradshaw said, clients receive a different level of representation when they put their trust in KoonsFuller – and their bread and butter is the team approach. Bradshaw pointed to a recent contested custody case where she and Darnell teamed up to represent a client.

“Sarah picked the jury, while I was able to gather valuable information during jury selection. We have jury trials in Texas for custody and certain divorce matters, and we are very experienced to handle such cases,” Bradshaw said. “We pooled our talents and the entire team together for the benefit of our client. And there are plenty more examples.”KoonsFuller uses the team approach, and one of the models for the KoonsFuller team approach is having a supervising attorney, an assisting attorney, and a legal assistant.

“We handle emergencies, which can be severe in a family law matter. For example, when a child has been taken away, and the client has been excluded from their house. There is constant coverage of a client’s case.” Bradshaw said. Bottom line, every client receives a high-level of representation regardless of which attorneys handle their case. Bradshaw, a Denton native who has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America in family law and family law mediation as recognized by Best Lawyers, LLC since 2011, has all but her thesis in a masters in marriage and family therapy: she went on to law school before completion. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is past chair of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and is a past chair of the State Bar of Texas District 14 Grievance Committee.

Darnell has extensive litigation experience in family law. She graduated law school in 2006, and in 2012 she became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Darnell is an associate member of the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court and is a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars Honoree. Abeyta has practiced family law in Texas since 1997. He has helped many clients achieve out-of-court settlements through informal negotiations, mediation, and collaborative law. Abeyta is also Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2014.

Logue studied law at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, TX. He received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Legal Research & Writing, as well as the American Jurisprudence Award in Accounting for Lawyers and Criminal Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and Texas Aggie Bar Association. Carroll has been practicing law for almost 22 years and is most passionate about navigating clients through the divorce process and using creative solutions on complex issues. She strives to help couples resolve issues smoothly. It’s a team Bradshaw can’t imagine being without. “I am blessed to have such an amazing team around me,” Bradshaw said. “And I know our clients appreciate it, too.”


Koons Fuller Family Law | www.KoonsFuller.com


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