Joseph E. Ackels, Jr.

Joseph E. Ackels Jr.

Joe diligently represents his clients, always keeping in mind that the most important objective is to fulfill the goals of his clients to the best of his ability. To achieve that end, Joe prioritizes utilizing cost-effective methods to achieve the best possible outcome.

At Ackels & Ackels, LLP, the attorneys are all family members. Due to this unique working environment, each client is afforded a benefit that is extremely rare: the thorough representation from a team of experienced lawyers without the inflated price tag.

Joe has experience in handling a wide range of litigation including but not limited to: divorce, child custody, ​​employment disputes, civil disputes, probate​ litigation,​construction disputes, ​​and personal injury and property damage cases.

Joe also assists clients with transactional matters such as contract drafting, negotiating employment severance agreements, estate planning, company agreements, partnership agreements, and drafting and negotiating pre/postnuptial agreements.

In addition to his experience in contested litigation, Joe also has experience in collaborative law. Litigation can be costly and as a result, litigation may not be an option for every client. Joe’s experience in collaborative law gives his clients the opportunity to forego costly litigation and attempt to settle disputes outside the courtroom.

Licenses and Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Spring Hill College (B.A.), Mobile, Alabama
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
  • Dallas Bar Association
Experience & Highlights
  • Complex litigation involving insurance coverage interpretation and seeking payment of insurance proceeds
  • Litigation and trial of matters involving property damages
  • Litigation and trial of child custody and divorce proceedings
  • Litigation and trial of employment disputes
  • Litigation and trial of complex civil disputes including but not limited to matters related to breach of contract
  • Probate Litigation
  • Transactional work including but not limited to creating company agreements
  • Successful settlement of matters through the process of mediation 
  • Effective utilization of discovery tools including but not limited to, taking and defending depositions