Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P Attorneys at Law

Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P.

is a boutique-sized family law firm focused on providing personalized solutions and the highest quality of legal services within the Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, and surrounding counties. Comprised of a group of experienced attorneys with a vast legal knowledge base and diverse backgrounds, Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. also has an established real estate and business litigation practice throughout the State of Texas.

The firm’s aggressive yet compassionate approach to resolving disputes ensures that clients benefit from their full-service capabilities and ability to handle a wide range of situations from complex litigation to mediation. The team is well versed in alternative dispute resolution and in the field of collaborative law. Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P.’s attorneys work as a cohesive unit to carefully assess each case’s legal issues and implications and facilitate productive, easily comprehensible discussions with their clients.

Lisa Greenwood Duffee (Partner)

Lisa Duffee, a partner in Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. has been practicing law in the Dallas area for more than 20 years. Earlier in her career Lisa Duffee specialized in real estate and business litigation, serving as lead counsel in more than 30 jury trials, and today utilizes the knowledge acquired through her previous areas of focus to complement the initiatives of Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P.  Read more

Melinda H. Eitzen (Partner),

Melinda Eitzen, recently recognized by D Magazine as one of the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas” and one of the “Best Family Law Mediators in Dallas”, is an attorney on the forefront of the collaborative law movement in Texas, is a partner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area based family law practice of Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P. Read more

Jodi Bender (Partner)

Jodi Bender, a partner with Duffee + Eitzen L.L.P., has been practicing law in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area since graduating summa cum laude from the Texas A&M University School of Law. Earlier in her career, Jodi worked as both a teacher and an administrator in various educational settings, including public school districts, private and parochial schools, and university campuses. Read more

George Shake (Partner)

George Shake, a partner with Duffee + Eitzen, L.L.P., has been practicing law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since graduating from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He practices family law and special education law. George received undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Business from the City University of New York. George received a Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of North Texas and became licensed to practice school psychology.Read more

Grant Frankfurt 

Grant Frankfurt, an associate at Duffee + Eitzen, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, graduating from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 2005. He attended the University of Oklahoma, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, with Distinction, while also minoring in Political Science and History. He completed his undergraduate studies with Distinction in three and a half years. Read more…

Désirée Ochoa

Désirée Ochoa, an associate with Duffee + Eitzen, L.L.P., has been practicing law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since graduating from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2011. Désirée received her undergraduate degrees in International Business and Spanish, with the highest honors, from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2008.Read more


Lindy McMahan (Paralegal),

Born in Garland, Texas: Education: Texas A&M University (B.A. History, English minor): (Assists exclusively in the area of family law).
E-Mail: lmcmahan@duffee-eitzen.com

Amber Lane

E-Mail: alane@duffee-etizen.com

Victoria Buckley

E-Mail: vbuckley@duffee-eitzen.com

Melissa Stapleton

E-Mail: mstapleton@duffee-eitzen.com