Dana J. Stewart
Dana J. Stewart is a humanitarian who enjoys the personal side of family law. Dana represents clients in simple and complex divorces, collaborative divorce, child custody cases, paternity suits, modification actions, enforcement actions, termination/adoption suits, and same-sex family law issues. Dana’s approach to practicing law centers on helping his clients, and their families, through extremely difficult times in their lives by offering competent and trustworthy legal advice.
Dana is a member of the Collin County Bar Association and The College of the State Bar of Texas. In the past, Dana served three terms as Vice President of the Collin County Young Lawyers Association. Dana is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation (Texas Bar Foundation Fellows are selected based on an outstanding record of professional achievements and commitment to support the community at large. Less than 1 percent of all Texas attorneys are nominated each year). In 2014, Dana was presented with the “Attorney of the Year” award for the 2013 – 2014 term by the Collin County Young Lawyers Association. In 2014, Dana was featured on an episode of MTV’s True Life documentary series which focused on parental rights. In 2015, Dana received the honor of being selected for the Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers by The National Advocates. Dana also received the distinction of being nominated as one of the 10 Best family law attorneys in Texas for client satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. In 2016, Dana was rated as a “Top 10 Under 40” attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. In 2017, The National Advocates selected Dana as a “Top 40 Under 40” family law attorney in Texas.
Dana believes in the importance of contributing to the community at large and is a member of the Good Works Committee of the Collin County Bar Association, which focuses on performing charitable deeds. Dana also serves on the Board of Directors of the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for planning and hosting an annual legal educational seminar for judges and attorneys in Collin County. Additionally, he regularly volunteers both his time and expertise to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Dana has also served as a mentor in the Frisco I.S.D. Independent Study and Mentorship Program, wherein he helped high school students interested in pursuing legal careers gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be an attorney. In the past, Dana has been a volunteer for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and at The Family Place.
Dana is an exercise enthusiast and enjoys finding new ways to push himself physically and mentally. He has undergone Navy SEAL training for civilians in Chesapeake, Virginia and regularly competes in endurance obstacle course races like the Spartan Race and World’s Toughest Mudder. Dana is certified by the Krav Maga Association of America and Krav Maga Worldwide as an instructor and teaches classes weekly in Plano (Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces). Dana enjoys spending his down time with his friends and family, especially his daughter, Elizabeth.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Collaborative Law
- State Bar of Texas, 2005
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- Texas Tech University School of Law
- Juris Doctor, 2005
- University of North Texas
- Bachelor of Science, 2001
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Collin County Bar Association, Member, 2011 – present
- Collin County Bar Association, Good Works Committee – Member, 2012 – present
- Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, Director, 2014 – present
- Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2013 – present
- Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Director, 2012 – 2013
- Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2011 – present
- Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 – present
- Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Volunteer Attorney, 2011 – present
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015 – present
- Texas State Bar College, Member, 2011 – present