Marie Briner’s combination of multiple years as lead counsel in jury trials as a Dallas County assistant district attorney along with her 18 years representing family law clients make her an unmatched powerhouse for her clients. After leaving the criminal courts in 2004 with the trial skills, case analysis and negotiation expertise reserved exclusively for the few lawyers who have actually worked daily in the trenches of an actual courtroom, Marie immediately rose in the ranks of family law’s most elite attorneys – being named one of D Magazine’s best attorneys under 40. Within a mere three years, Marie was elevated to partner status at her boutique family law firm placing her in the ranks of family law attorneys who had been practicing that discipline for multiple years. Marie’s years of wisdom and strategic thinking, and expertise both inside and outside a courtroom, give Briner Family Law Group the edge when empowering clients to progress to a better future.

Marie is one of only three attorneys in all of Dallas who hold the unique honor of being board certified in both family law and criminal law. Less than 8% of all attorneys in the entire state of Texas have met the stringent qualifications to become Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in even a single area of specialty. And even fewer have completed the specialized financial training offered by the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators – a complement to Marie’s business degree, both of which make her especially proficient at handling the most complex property and business matters of divorce litigation.

Marie earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1998, where she was inducted into the national honorary Order of the Barristers and received the highly coveted honor of being named SMU’s Excellence in Advocacy recipient of her graduating class. By the time Ms. Briner completed her tenure at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, she had been a Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Division, which allowed her to help families through criminal and family situations. She was lead counsel in several complex and high-profile cases, including capital murder and other felonies. Marie made Dallas County history when one of her criminal defendants stood and announced to the jurors immediately following Marie’s opening statement that he was “guilty.”

While Marie has touched in some capacity, thousands of cases, it’s the more than 100 cases she has tried to final verdicts that make all the difference for her clients. Briner states: “Trying a case to final verdict means actually trying a case from beginning to end and all that that encompasses. It’s also of great importance to have tried jury trials. While most family law cases are tried before a judge, it’s the extensive and exceptional jury trial experience I’ve had that truly trained me for the courtroom and for understanding how to properly evaluate and handle the facts, good or bad, in a client’s case. There is no lawyering experience better than multiple years of being lead counsel in jury trials.”

Marie now owns and practices at Briner Family Law Group, a firm of highly experienced and dynamic attorneys who guide clients through the chaos of family law litigation, offering calm in a sea of chaos. While she negotiates settlements in virtually all of her cases, she is ready and able to vigorously represent her clients in the courtroom should that be the best course of resolution. She has been recognized as one of the top family law professionals in North Texas and across the state by satisfying rigorous standards and gaining the support of her peers. In addition to being selected as one of the Top Lawyers in Dallas under 40 and featured in D Magazine, Ms. Briner was honored on the list of Texas Rising Stars and was one of only 2.5% of Texas attorneys to be featured in Texas Monthly magazine.

Marie Briner

Attorney

Board Certified in Family and Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

 

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Marie Briner

Attorney

 

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Michelle offers over 20 years of legal experience to the clients of Briner Family Law Group. Throughout the course of her legal career she has created a long and respected track record of being a level-headed and tough litigator with a thorough approach to her cases that results in ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients.

Michelle provides clients with sensible legal direction and tenacious lawyering that serves her clients well. Her experience as an assistant district attorney in Dallas County, including as the lawyer for CPS investigators, combined with over 15 years practicing family law exclusively for mid- to large-sized family law firms, gives clients at Briner Family Law Group, the especially unique combination of a family law attorney who has exceptional trial experience with the judgment of a well-seasoned family law lawyer.

Michelle Ray

Attorney

 

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Michelle Ray

Attorney

 

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Michelle Ray

Eren Price is an accomplished trial attorney of more than 20 years. She is the former Chief Felony Prosecutor for the Crimes Against Children Division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and is at home in the courtroom.

During her time as a prosecutor, Ms. Price handled thousands of criminal cases. She has tried over 150 jury trials including many complex child physical and sexual abuse cases. Since leaving the prosecutor’s office, she has continued to be a tenacious advocate who consistently achieves outstanding results for her clients.

Ms. Price has spent her career helping families navigate the complicated judicial system while experiencing all the emotions that accompany these highly-charged situations. She has the compassion and evaluation skills to listen to the needs of the client and execute the best course of action for each individual case. She believes strongly in an attorney’s responsibility to explain to her clients what to expect in order to reduce the anxiety that many feel throughout the process.

 

Eren Price

Attorney

 

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Eren Price

Attorney

 

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Caroline is an associate attorney at Briner Family Law Group. Prior to joining the Firm Caroline was an attorney at a boutique family law firm. Prior to beginning her legal career, Caroline worked with nonprofits. That experience inspired Caroline to pursue a career assisting others through the legal system. Prior to practicing family law, Caroline practiced civil litigation. She uses her civil litigation experience to represent her clients through a strong understanding of civil procedure.

Caroline Nunnally

Attorney

 

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Caroline Nunnally

Attorney

 

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Annie manages numerous aspects of clients’ cases including client communications, court filings and communications, document control, file maintenance, and various other critical functions.

Prior to her career in law, Annie held several volunteer leadership positions in charitable organizations including Cattle Baron’s Ball, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, The Elisa Project, Heroes for Children/Heroes and Handbags and The Junior League of Dallas where she was a member for ten years. She was a Buyer and Assistant Buyer for Bloomingdale’s in New York City and for J.C. Penney Corporation in Plano, Texas. Annie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She grew up in El Paso, Texas and has resided in Dallas for over 25 years. Annie enjoys painting and spending time with her three children and their dog.

Annie Harris

Paralegal

 

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Annie Harris

Paralegal

 

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Annie Harris

Charlene has been a paralegal focused exclusively on family law matters in Dallas, Texas since 2017. Her responsibilities include managing client’s cases, drafting various legal documents, communicating with both the courts and clients and other important tasks.

Charlene is very client-focused and ensures clients of Briner Family Law Group are kept up to date on all matters of their cases.

Charlene started her legal career in family law at a law firm in San Diego, California. She then moved to San Antonio, Texas where she worked in the Family Violence Unit at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office as a Crime Victim Liaison for the felony courts. Charlene is currently working on becoming a Board Certified Family Law Paralegal through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Charlene is from Ashland, Kentucky and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and has resided in Dallas, Texas since 2017. She enjoys exploring new places, travel and spending time with her fiancé.

Charlene Tackett

Paralegal

 

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Charlene Tackett

Paralegal

 

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Charlene Tackett