Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P.

Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P. (Waco, Texas)

Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P.

Law Firm in Waco, TX
Serving Waco and Central Texas since 1925
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted

About This Firm

About This Firm
A Central Texas institution since 1925, the Waco law firm of Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P. continues to pride itself on delivering expert legal services across the board to its clientele. Generations of Central Texans have trusted the Dunnam firm to handle the most important, life-changing matters a person can encounter: catastrophic injuries and deaths, divorces, adoptions, arrests, business formations and dissolutions, and litigation in all areas. The firm is also available to assist in estate planning, trust formation, real estate transactions and other such legal matters which still need the utmost expertise delivered under the current state of the law.

Senior partner Vance Dunnam, who joined the firm in 1952 with his father and older brother Bill, ensures that the firm continues to deliver expert legal services of the highest caliber, the foundation upon which the firm was built. Ever mindful of the reputation established by his father in 1925, Vance relates how that reputation for caring and serving the community carries through today. "It is almost a daily occurrence that someone comes through our doors and says 'My parents said if you ever have a problem, go to the Dunnams and they will take care of you.'" It is with great pride and determination that the same tradition continues today.

The firm's seven partners have more than 160 years combined experience in the practice of law. Vance Dunnam, Vance Dunnam Jr., Jim Dunnam, Merrilee Harmon and Thomas West are all certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in at least one area of law. Vance Dunnam in Family Law, Vance Dunnam, Jr. in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1988 and Residential Real Estate Law since 1989 and Commercial Real Estate Law since 1990, Jim Dunnam in Civil Trial Law and Family Law, Merrilee Harmon in Family Law and Thomas West in Criminal Law. The Dunnam firm is one of the few law firms in Texas where all partners hold board certifications. In fact, Dunnam & Dunnam has the rare distinction of having two partners with multiple board certifications by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Voted the best law firm in Waco in 2007 by the readers of the Wacoan, Dunnam & Dunnam has produced lawyers over the years who have also gone on to achieve great success as judges and legislators. Former Dunnam attorneys include a federal district judge, a Texas Supreme Court Justice, two Texas state district court judges, and three members of the Texas House of Representatives. The firm also appears in the 2009 edition of Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, achieving recognition as preeminent attorneys in the areas of civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, family law, general practice, personal injury, real estate law, trusts and estates, and wills and probate. For more information on Martindale- Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, please visit www.martindale.com.

We look forward to continuing to serve Central Texans as one of the oldest, most established law firms in Texas. Dunnam & Dunnam credits its success and longevity to hard work, excellent customer relations and positive results for its clients.

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Annulment
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Mediation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Parental Rights
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Conservation Easements
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Historic Conservation Easements
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Land Trusts
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Settlements
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Administration
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Successions
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Mediation
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law, Business Law and Health Care
4.7 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 11 reviews
  • Recommended by 10 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 09/19/15
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/15
5.0 out of 5.0
I have had the opportunity to work with 2 ladies at this law firm and they have been great. I can't say enough good things about my experience working with Dunnam & Dunnam. I have heard great things about them, but now I have experience dealing with them and it has been awesome. The 2 ladies that have been working with me are very professional and are passionate about their clients needs. I trust that every employee at this lawfirm is as great to work with as the 2 ladies I worked with.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Dunnam & Dunnam is a excellent law firm that has served our community for many many years. They helped me through a tough divorce. The have attorneys that serve in many areas, criminal, family, civil, wills/probate, securities and personal injury law.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Dunham & Dunham has provided excellent legal services for me. This firm was highly recommended. They showed professionalism and expertise with my legal needs.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/15
5.0 out of 5.0
The office of Dunham & Dunham provided great legal expertise for me. This firm was highly recommended.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/23/11
1.5 out of 5.0
It was almost impossible to get status on my divorce from Ms. Ryan. She went on maternity leave during my divorce and my ex's attorney finished off the work yet my attorney charged me additional charges when I complained that I had to get my final divorce papers from my ex. As a matter of fact I received most all of my paperwork from my ex instead of my attorney. When we went into the divorce we were both in agreement Ms. Ryan created additional paperwork and money, going shark on him.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/08/10
4.8 out of 5.0
Great firm to work with.

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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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Contact Information

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Mailing Address
Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P.
4125 West Waco Drive,
Waco, TX 76710
Firm Address
Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P.
4125 West Waco Drive, P.O. Box 8418,
Waco, TX 76714-8418
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(254) 753-6437
(254) 753-7434
Office Information
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Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P.
4125 West Waco Drive, P.O. Box 8418,
Waco, TX 76714-8418

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