Phone: (214) 346-9550
Highland Park Place
4514 Cole Ave., Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75205

Client Focused.


Atkins O’Toole & Briner, L.L.C. is a mid-sized family law boutique firm. The Firm is devoted to the practice of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, post-divorce enforcement and modification, adoption, paternity and other family law legal matters. The Firm was founded in 2000 and has enjoyed growth and success since its inception, having forged its foundation on two guiding principles: professionalism and excellence. All partners attended S.M.U. School of Law. All lawyers are accomplished and well-respected in the field of family law, having been recognized in local and state-wide publications as among the best in their profession. The lawyers at Atkins O’Toole & Briner, L.L.C. are client-focused and results driven and have over 75 years combined legal experience.

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  • Sylvia D. Atkins

    Sylvia Atkins

    My experience gives me the ability to craft solutions

    The founder and Senior Partner of our Firm, Sylvia D. Atkins handles family law cases ranging from premarital and marital property agreements, divorce and post-divorce litigation, child custody orders, paternity cases and adoptions.

    Ms. Atkins has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law by Texas Monthly magazine from 2005 to the present.

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  • Polly Rea O'Toole

    Polly Rae O'Toole

    My commitment to excellence is what motivates me

    My commitment to each individual that hires me is very simple: professionalism and excellence. I believe that professionalism encompasses ethics, courtesy, knowledge, skill and integrity. Excellence is what sets a professional apart from his or her peers.

    Polly Rea O'Toole has been named one the top lawyers under 40 in Dallas, while Texas Monthly called her a "Texas Super Lawyer."

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  • Marie Briner

    Marie Briner

    D Magazine, "Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly"

    Ms. Briner believes that the key to maximizing results in any case is to identify the client's desired outcomes at the outset of the representation, and then to define a strategy to accomplish those goals. While this is a deceptively simple principle, it is a crucial one in family law cases where emotions can run high.

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