For over 40 years, Mary Ann Beaty has helped people in north Texas through difficult family law issues. She is committed to excellent client communication and service as she helps people make informed decisions about their families. In addition to board certification in family law, attorney Beaty is a trained mediator and also practices collaborative law.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Basic and Advanced Mediation Training, Texas Women’s University, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – January, 1975
    • Honors: Deans List
  • University of Texas, Arlington
    • B.A. – 1971

Published Works

  • Notes and Articles Editor, American Journal of Criminal Law 1972, Case Note Roe v Wade 1975
  • Legal Problems Often Faced by Parents of Children Who Become Users of Alcohol or Drugs, Contributing Author Dallas Bar Association, 1975
  • Progressive Adoptions, Issues and Ethics, February, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Dallas Bar Association, Founding Director, Past President, 1984 – 1986
  • American Bar Associations, Family Law Section, Member, 1975 – Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member, 1971 – Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association, General Member and Member of Family Law Section
  • Bi-Annual Guardian Ad Litem Seminar, Member, Planning Committee, 1987 – 1997
  • Texas Association for Retarded Citizens, Chairperson, Mentally Retarded Offenders Committee, 1977 – 1982
  • Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • St. Thomas More Society, Member, 1985 – Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS)


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


  • Phi Alpha Theta

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