Named in Fort Worth Magazine's Top Divorce Attorneys List

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Divorce and family law attorney Justin Sisemore has appeared on the Top Attorneys list published by Fort Worth magazine since 2007. Nominations from other attorneys in the Fort Worth region are the source of the listings. Basic guidelines for the nomination process prohibit lawyers from nominating themselves. In addition, attorneys cannot submit their own names for inclusion.

Fort Worth magazine staff members check the initial nominations against the Texas Bar Association database to confirm that a nominee has a license to practice law in Texas. Staff members also determine when the nominee passed the bar exam, the primary areas of practice, the location of the attorney's office and whether the nominee has faced any disciplinary action.

After staff members compile the list of nominees, it goes to a panel of lawyers who have appeared on the Top Attorneys list themselves. The panel reviews the list, looking for obvious omissions and doubtful submissions. The panel also looks for incorrect practice area assignments.

There were 750 attorneys named on the most recent listing (2014). Of these, 79 were listed in the family law practice area that includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and related matters.

The magazine tells consumers not to use the list alone to select an attorney for their legal needs, saying, "We desire to provide useful information to supplement what you learn from other sources." However, appearing on the list of Top Attorneys is a powerful endorsement from other attorneys. It means that fellow attorneys in the Fort Worth area recognize and appreciate the standards of practice shown by the nominees.