Super Lawyers

Congratulations to our attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers in their practice areas by Super Lawyers magazine! 

The prestigious Super Lawyers list highlights outstanding attorneys who have acquired peer recognition and a high level of professional achievement.

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Virginia Hammerle
Super Lawyer Recognition:
Business Litigation Practice Area
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Mark L. Scroggins
Super Lawyer Recognition:
Family Law Practice Area
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Robert Morris
Robert S. Morris
Super Lawyer Recognition:
Estate Planning Practice Area
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New Year-New Numbers

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
Ha!   And you thought you knew it all. A number of laws employ formula calculations to determine  base numbers.  The government just announced the calculated amounts for the next calendar year.  Get your pencils out...

Thoughts After Thanksgiving

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
It is the week after Thanksgiving, and you are busy giving thanks that you only see your relatives once a year.    Now you are in the mood to fully appreciate which of those relatives will...

Common Latin is Uncommon Texan

by Virginia Hammerle  Comments (0)
Latin creeps into the most innocuous of legal documents. That is why everyone should be able to translate the basic phrases. Of course, in Texas we lawyers have our own interpretation of the court’s meaning....

We have more than 30 years of experience in protecting assets, especially the priceless ones.

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Virginia Hammerle

Virginia Hammerle

Mark Scroggins

Robert Morris

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys Member BadgeMartindale Hubbel Peer Review BadgeNational Association of Estate Planners & CouncilsVirginia Hammerle Board Certified - Trial Law- Texas Board of Legal SpecializationCraig Fowler Board Certified - Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Comprehensive Legal Services

 Hammerle Finley & Scroggins provides comprehensive legal services in business law, litigation, family law, estate planning, elder law and real estate.  We have offices in Plano, Denton, Lewisville, Southlake and Dallas, and practice regularly in Denton, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant County state and federal courts.  


The Business of  Family Law 

Hammerle Finley & Scroggins has attorneys with the necessary experience to properly litigate complex family law matters, including divorces with multiple income streams, oil and gas interests, trusts, business concerns, and real estate, custody disputes, alimony and modification.   


Estate Planning

 Family units are more complex in today's world, and that makes Estate Planning more challenging.  At Hammerle Finley & Scroggins, we have helped families reach solutions that work for them - using specifically tailored wills, powers of attorney, trusts, marital agreements and directives.   


Guardianship and Probate 

At Hammerle Finley and Scroggins, we have a lot of experience in Guardianship and Probate cases.  Probate involves everything from the simplest independent administration to complex will contests.  Guardianships range from parents seeking guardianship for their Special Needs adult child, to contested guardianships for elders.   


Business Law  

Businesses have a number of legal needs, and Hammerle Finley & Scroggins have the attorneys to address them.  Contracts, employment law, non-compete agreements, entity formations, shareholder and member interests - we help businesses from their start-up through full operations through final transition.  


Criminal Defense

 Being accused of a crime - be it by state, federal or local authorities -  is a serious business.  Hammerle Finley & Scroggins has provided criminal defense representation for three decades, for crimes ranging from family violence to DWI to drug offenses. Let our experienced criminal defense attorneys work for you.



 Why would anyone go through a lawsuit without an experienced trial attorney?  Hammerle Finley & Scroggins has represented clients in some of the most complex of cases, including multi-million dollar commercial cases, trust lawsuits, will disputes, custody matters and business disputes.    


Elder Law 

 Elder Law is a fairly new area of law.  It encompasses all types of issues that face the elderly and their families -  including Estate Planning, Guardianship, Medicaid, Nursing Home Law, Family Agreements, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Fiduciary Issues.  Hammerle Finley & Scroggins can address your needs.   


Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Banking 

As every property owner in Texas can attest, Texas real estate law and oil and gas law is unique.  Hammerle Finley & Scroggins is experienced with issues surrounding mineral interests, deeds, deeds of trust, bank documents, security interests, title opinions, easements, boundary issues and disputes.