“Duffee + Eitzen, a powerful name in the Dallas family law arena, has recently joined forces with former family law Judge Marilea Lewis. Regulars to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers list,  Lewis, Lisa Duffee, and Melinda Eitzen compassionately represent their clients in all matters of family law. “We are fully prepared to handle the full spectrum of family law matters ranging from complex property and custody litigation to educational matters, including those pertaining to children with special needs,” Eitzen says.  “While we each practice family law, our backgrounds and areas of expertise vary, so we are able to draw on our strengths and bring each other in on our cases so that our clients are fully covered, no matter what their needs.”

Board certified Lewis says clients benefit from the firm’s collaborative efforts and willingness to educate clients along the way, assisting them in what is unarguably one of the most difficult chapters of their life.  When you call a Duffee + Eitzen attorney, you get an attorney—not a paralegal or assistant. “We are very hands-on,” Lewis says. “We have a genuine interest in our clients’ emotional well-being—not just their legal well-being.”


Duffee, Eitzen, and Lewis bring an unparalleled level of sophistication to family law, which includes collaborative law, mediation, and private judging. Outside of the office, they lecture frequently on the latest family law topics, are involved in the legal community with SMU’s Dedman School of Law and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program that provides legal services to those in need. Says Duffee, “This is a service industry. Our mission is to provide top-notch service for our clients, which includes not only providing them with the best representation but also being responsive and available to them during a challenging time.”