Though his practice currently is based in Highland Village with a pending move to Flower Mound, it is Argyle where attorney Adam Burrows hangs his hat after settling the many family law cases on which he works.
Since joining his now-retired father Dale, who started Burrows Law Group in Coppell in 2005 and moved it to Highland Village in 2013, Adam has seen the practice go from two of them to five attorneys and 12 employees all of who reside in the DFW Metroplex.
Adam focuses on high contest, high asset divorces, child custody, adoptions, and all other family law-related matters.
“The reason why I do this is I really want to help people,” said Adam, who expects to earn his board certification in family law later this year. “I have extensive courtroom experience. I’ve dealt with some of the highest conflict trial derivative cases in this county, whether jury trials or bench trials with judges.”
Daniel Dower, a certified divorce analyst, celebrates four years at Burrows in October. He partners with Adam on many of the highly contested cases.
“It gives us a more rounded and better perspective to have us both working cases together,” Adam said. Dower also has experience in business and real estate development.
“He’s a father of five so he has a pretty good family perspective. He’s originally from the Dallas area and brings the Dallas mentality to a small town. He’s a seasoned litigator and I believe one of the better attorneys in Denton County.”
Jennifer Hicks is a senior associate who has been with the firm for more than one year. She has a combined 20 years of experience in children’s sex crime prosecution and family law, including time assisting Children’s Protection Services.
“She has a lot of background in doing what is in the best interest for children,” Adam said. “She does a lot with child advocacy and custody issues. She’s also a mom and an active mediator who likes helping people with settlements rather than litigation as that’s the best route.”
Brielle Ward will complete her first year as a practicing attorney in August after graduating from Southern Methodist University. After shadowing Adam for most of that time, she’s starting to take her own cases.
“She gives us a fresh perspective,” Adam said. “Her father and grandfather also are attorneys. She’s got a great attitude and loves to do what she can to help. She’s always learning but she’s come along faster in the last year than most attorneys practicing family law.”
Rick Fair, a practicing attorney in Lubbock for nine years, is the newest attorney joining the practice in February. About to get his master’s degree in law from Georgetown University, Fair specializes in estate planning, real estate transactions, and probate and soon will be expanding into tax law.
“He brings a sense of professorship to the practice of law because he’s been a professor (adjunct at the University of North Texas where he teaches business and law-related courses after time at Texas Tech University),” Adam said.
After many years of success in its current location, Burrows Law Group has outgrown its space in Highland Village and will be moving to a bigger office near Mi Día across from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound later this summer.
Adam and his wife Jessica also are in the process of launching the non-profit Burrows Family Foundation where they intend to focus on scholarships for young adults who have experienced abuse.
“We like to be involved in the community,” Adam said. “We like to give back to the community. It’s not all about practicing law and making money. Yes, that’s how I support my family but there’s an intent to it and it’s way more than that.
“For the most part, we like to have fun. We understand this can be a tough thing for people and life has a way of throwing you curveballs. But we try to meet you where you are, try to pick up some of that burden you have on your shoulders, and help you walk through this with you and navigate some of the toughest times of your life.”