“Working with Carla made a difficult situation one of growth and learning. Her professionalism, combined with caring and commitment, allowed us to achieve a very good outcome for all, and in a collaborative fashion.”

President and CEO Susan G. Komen

A smarter approach to family law

Located in the Park Cities and serving Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton and Rockwall counties, Calabrese Budner focuses on divorce, adoption, surrogacy, assisted reproduction, same-sex unions, paternity, and pre- and post-marital agreements. Our attorneys bring big firm training and experience, objective insight, and solid business sense to each and every case they undertake.

For the client who wants to stay out of court, our talented lawyers expertly navigate you through settlement in mediation or collaborative divorce. For the client who needs the courtroom, we aggressively assert your case in court.

We listen to you, analyze your facts and your goals, and identify the best course of action for you — whether that is litigation or collaboration—then we work diligently to secure a favorable outcome. That’s a smarter approach to family law. That’s Calabrese Budner.

  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, DMagazine Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, DMagazine
    Carla Calabrese
    2010
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, DMagazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, DMagazine
    Carla Calabrese
    2003, 2007, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Family Law, Woodward White, Inc. Best Lawyers in America® - Family Law, Woodward White, Inc.
    Carla Calabrese
    2008-2016
  • Texas SuperLawyer, Thomson Reuters Texas SuperLawyer, Thomson Reuters
    Carla Calabrese
    2003-2016
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Thomson Reuters Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Thomson Reuters
    Carla Calabrese
    2004, 2006, 2010
  • Top 50 Female Texas SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters Top 50 Female Texas SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters
    Carla Calabrese
    2004
  • 5 Exceptional Collaborative Practitioners in Texas, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas 5 Exceptional Collaborative Practitioners in Texas, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
    Carla Calabrese
    2009
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Collaborative Family Law, Woodward White, Inc. Best Lawyers in America® - Collaborative Family Law, Woodward White, Inc.
    Carla Calabrese
    2008-2016
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
    Winifred “Winnie” Huff
    2009
  • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Woodward White, Inc. Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Woodward White, Inc.

    2010-2016
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
    Winifred “Winnie” Huff
    2005-2009
  • The Top 500  Business Leaders in DFW, DCEO The Top 500 Business Leaders in DFW, DCEO
    Carla Calabrese
    2016, 2017
  • US News Best Law Firms in Texas, 2017 US News Best Law Firms in Texas, 2017

    2017
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction 2017
    Dawn Ryan Budner
    2017
  • Carla Calabrese honored by Dallas 500, “The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Forth Worth” Carla Calabrese honored by Dallas 500, “The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Forth Worth”

    November, 2016
  • Carla Calabrese earns Collaborative Divorce Texas Master Credential Carla Calabrese earns Collaborative Divorce Texas Master Credential

    March, 2017