About us

Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P.  is a boutique family law firm with offices in Dallas and Plano. We offer experienced and compassionate legal representation to clients facing a wide array of family law matters. Whether you have been married 40 years and have a complex estate, don’t own much property but have several children, or are somewhere in between, we can assist you.

Our compassion for our clients is at the foundation of our practice here at Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. We take a personalized approach to each case, thereby ensuring we understand your specific circumstances, needs and objectives. Our vast knowledge of the law, extensive trial experience, proficiency in legal research and writing, collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution training, utilization of the latest advances in technology and our superior resources means you can rest assured Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. is the firm to protect what’s important to you.

Handling cases throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and beyond, help is just a phone call away. Call us today to discuss your case and to learn how Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. can help you and your family.

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Recent Blog Posts

Check Out This Video from Collaborative Divorce Texas!

Melinda Eitzen made a video with Collaborative Divorce Texas! Check it out!

Check Out This Video from Collaborative Divorce Texas!

Check out this video from Collaborative Divorce Texas featuring our own Melinda Eitzen!

Announcing Collaborative Basic Interdisciplinary Training!

On April 20-21st, Duffee + Eitzen will help host a Collaborative Basic Interdisciplinary Training at Collin Higher Education Center.

Announcing Collaborative Basic Interdisciplinary Training!

Join us for a two-day overview of the basics of collaborative practice for lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals.

Domestic Violence and Divorce

How can domestic violence affect your divorce?

Domestic Violence and Divorce

What is domestic violence? How can domestic violence affect your divorce? What’s the difference between fault and no-fault divorce? Find the answers to these questions, and more, in this blog post from D+E.

THE GIFT OF COLLABORATION

Check out this article on the collaborative divorce process by Melinda Eitzen

THE GIFT OF COLLABORATION

If divorce is complicated—and that is usually an understatement—divorce that involves kids can be overwrought with emotional landmines. Luckily, collaboration is possible and available.

What Our Clients Say…

MelindaMelinda
"To a person I will NEVER forget both professionally and personally. I can see you now at the head of your conference room table playing the magic of collaborative law. I also liked very much your "numbers" guy! Best wishes for continued growth in your practice." W.W.
MelindaMelinda
"Melinda is very professional sensitive caring and demonstrates that she will obtain results for her clients. She has outstanding skills in collaborative law. I highly endorse Melinda Eitzen. Thank you." W.W.
AlexAlex
"Just want you to know I am so relieved and so happy, I've practically been doing back flips the whole night. Thank you! R.E.
Holly and GeorgeHolly and George
"First of all, a heartfelt THANK YOU for all you have done, along with the paralegals and the rest of the staff. You made this process as easy as possible and I am grateful for your direction and sincerity. B.C.
HollyHolly
Thank you for all of your time, attention, and hard work these few months. This past year has been the most difficult I've experienced, the latter part perhaps even more so. Throughout this process, though, you've been an encouraging and calming influence, which has simplified and eased what once felt overwhelming. Your expertise carried us to yesterday's success, and I can't thank you enough." E.C
W.W. W.W.
Melinda"To a person I will NEVER forget both professionally and personally. I can see you now at the head of your conference room table playing the magic of collaborative law. I also liked very much your "numbers" guy! Best wishes for continued growth in your practice."
MelindaMelinda
"Melinda is very professional sensitive caring and demonstrates that she will obtain results for her clients. She has outstanding skills in collaborative law. I highly endorse Melinda Eitzen. Thank you. W.W."
R.E. R.E.
Alex "Just want you to know I am so relieved and so happy, I've practically been doing back flips the whole night. Thank you!
B.C.B.C.
Holly and George"First of all, a heartfelt THANK YOU for all you have done, along with the paralegals and the rest of the staff. You made this process as easy as possible and I am grateful for your direction and sincerity. B.C.
 E.C. E.C.
Holly Thank you for all of your time, attention, and hard work these few months. This past year has been the most difficult I've experienced, the latter part perhaps even more so. Throughout this process, though, you've been an encouraging and calming influence, which has simplified and eased what once felt overwhelming. Your expertise carried us to yesterday's success, and I can't thank you enough."

Our Attorneys

Lisa Duffee
Lisa Duffee
Lisa Duffee, a partner in Duffee + Eitzen, has been practicing law in the Dallas area for more than 20 years
Melinda Eitzen
Melinda Eitzen
Melinda Eitzen Melinda Eitzen, recently recognized by D Magazine as one of the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas”…
Jodi Bender
Jodi Bender
Jodi Bender, an associate with Duffee + Eitzen, has been practicing law in the Dallas/ Fort Worth..
George Shake
George Shake
George Shake, an associate with Duffee + Eitzen., has been practicing law in the Dallas/Fort Worth…
Désirée Ochoa
Désirée Ochoa
Désirée Ochoa, an associate with Duffee + Eitzen, L.L.P., has been practicing law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since…
Grant Frankfurt
Grant Frankfurt
Grant Frankfurt was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, graduating from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 2005…