Joseph Allen Barbknecht

Joseph Allen Barbknecht

Plano, Texas

Joseph A. Barbknecht, the founder of the firm, is the solution to your divorce and family law issues.

He has devoted his 30 years as a licensed attorney to getting the very best results possible for his clients.

Mr. Barbknecht is known for protecting his clients' interests in conflicts that are the most important in their life. One's finances and children require an attorney who is aggressive, capable and understanding.

When people are concerned about their financial well being and their children, they have clear choices.

The people who want the best results they can attain for their situation are best served through Mr. Barbknecht.

Mr. Barbknecht's qualifications are outstanding. His court room reputation and history of results is tremendously impressive. These are only part of the picture of the lawyer who has developed over 30 years through representing individuals and families in Collin, Denton and Dallas County.

He values the client, the person, and develops a reliable relationship with each client. Rather than being one of hundreds of file numbers, clients resolve their issues with an attorney committed to their well being and best interest.

One of the most important parts to attaining the best result possible for you is preparing to prevail in the proceeding. Mr. Barbknecht astutely dots the I's and crosses the T's to make sure that you are getting the service you need and which is required to promote your interests. Preparation takes many forms from technological resources to abilities to gain information and to question those effectively who affect your case and well being. An attorney who can actually do these things for you and prepare your case is essential to your well being.

You work hard for your money. This is appreciated. Divorces and family law matters can be very expensive. Having Mr. Barbknecht as your attorney gets you value in proceeding. The money you spend gets you the things you are paying for. His efforts and undertakings in your case are designed to get RESULTS. Mr. Barbknecht strives for your best end result and despises the conveyor belt which people and families can find themselves upon in family law matters.

In family law matters Mr. Barbknecht is both your sword and shield. He assertively and aggressively gains for you the things you need to put forth your best case. Equally as important he protects you, your assets and family from being victimized and taken advantage of in legal proceedings.

Mr. Barbknecht has lived his entire professional life here in North Texas and understands what is needed to best serve those people engaged in family law matters in the counties he severs. He forms strong professional relationships with his clients. Through honesty and integrity clients are prepared for what they will face and are better able to focus on their goals. Divorce and family law litigation is perhaps the most challenging of all legal issues for people to face. No one should walk this litigation path without the help and support of a capable professional. Mr. Barbknecht helps clients to understand that divorces and family law matters are: as easy and inexpensive as both parties are cooperative and reasonable or are as difficult and expensive as one person is crazy and unreasonable. With a great professional relationship with a highly educated experience and capable lawyer one can get their best result.

Getting your issue resolved on the best terms possible for you in an effective and efficient manner is essential in a family law matter. Mr. Barbknecht performs at a high level. He feels that your retaining a lawyer should not be about your lawyer's image or glamour. What matters most is the performance and results you obtain. Mr. Barbknecht's efforts and commitment to you to obtain the best result you can get is essential in your choice of lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Alimony
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Protective Orders
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Boise State University, Boise, ID
    • M.P.A.
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
    • B.S.


  • Conducting Large Scale Litigation
  • Insurance Company Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  • Aggressive and Honest Legal Defense by Attorneys
  • An Evidentiary Guide to First Party Actions
  • Issues Presented to Insurers in Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Coverage Issues and Considerations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Oklahoma, Member
  • State Bar of Tennessee, Member
  • Washington D.C. Bar, Member
  • Dallas County Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member


  • Alpha Tau Omega