Polly Rea O’Toole


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  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers Under 40 In Dallas”
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “Rising Star Lawyer”
  • Ms. O’Toole was selected by the Texas Lawyer to record monthly “podcasts” on various family law subjects each month. Go to www.texaslawyer and click on Podcasts to listen to Ms. O’Toole’s most recent posting.
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “2006 Superlawyer”
  • Nominated by the Dallas Press Club for a 2006 “Katie Award” in the category of “Best Audio Content” for her podcast on Prenuptial Agreements. You can hear Ms. O’Toole’s podcast by going to TexasLawyer.com and clicking on “Podcasts


  • Juris Doctor Degree, 1994
    A.J. Thomas Outstanding Third Year Student Award
    Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1989
    Cum laude
    Rosemont College, Rosemont Pennsylvania
  • Graduate, 1984
    Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Member, William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Board of Directors, Child and Family Guidance Center of Dallas

Ms. O’Toole has lectured and published articles on family law subjects ranging from the effective presentation of custody issues to international adoption and family violence. She has also appeared on television and been quoted in the media, regarding divorce and family violence issues.


Ms. O’Toole is married with one son. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with her family.

“My commitment to each individual that hires me is very simple: professionalism and excellence. I believe that professionalism encompasses ethics, courtesy, knowledge, skill and integrity. Excellence is what sets a professional apart from his or her peers. My commitment to excellence is what motivates me. Every client has unique personal and legal issues and goals for the outcome of their case. The legal issues facing our clients are as varied as the clients themselves. Some clients are going through divorce, custody issues and child support modifications, while others are completing private adoptions, or preparing pre-nuptial agreements. Whether a client is seeking an agreed divorce, or facing contested litigation, it is our experience, attention to detail and thorough knowledge of Texas family law that serves our clients well, but it is that commitment to excellence that makes the difference in outcome. I urge you to visit the client testimonial section of our website. Each and every statement is an unsolicited communication from a recent client. I am enormously grateful to those former clients who took the time to write to me after the representation was concluded.”

If you would like to contact Polly O’Toole to set up an initial consultation, you may e-mail her paralegal or telephone her at 214-346-9550.

**BV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell in 2005 as “a lawyer with high to very high legal ability.”