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Dallas-Based Kris Balekian Hayes Recognized as a Top Family Lawyer in America

Best Lawyers®, the only peer-review guide to the legal profession, recently announced the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© — adding Dallas-based family law attorney Kris Balekian Hayes to the highly competitive list for the third consecutive year. To be recognized by the Best Lawyer in America publication, honorees are reviewed by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 147 practice areas. The list recognizes outstanding lawyers by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for a lawyer are positive enough for recognition by Best Lawyers, that lawyer must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. 

“I am extremely grateful to be recognized as a top family lawyer in the country for the third consecutive year,” says Kris Balekian Hayes, managing partner of Balekian Hayes, PLLC. “My personal credo is to lead with honesty. By doing so, we may lose some business, but we are often rewarded with client referrals and recognition from our peers because we have worked hard to build a reputation as an award-winning law firm that clients can trust.”

Kris earned her law degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio after completing her Bachelor of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She continued her education by earning a Master of Business Administration at St. Mary’s University School of Business. With more than 20 years of experience practicing family law, she is dual-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law and child welfare. She is one of 47 family lawyers in the state of Texas that carries a dual certification in both of these areas. She is a credentialed mediator in all civil, family and CPS matters. Today she serves as managing partner of Balekian Hayes, PLLC, based in Dallas, TX.

Led by Kris Balekian Hayes, the family law attorneys of Balekian Hayes PLLC are dedicated to fighting for their clients and their clients’ children. From contested divorces, to child possession disputes, to out-of-court mediation and arbitration proceedings, the firm provides the knowledge and expertise needed to help people during what can be one of the most stressful times in their lives. To learn more about Balekian Hayes, visit

Best Lawyers 2023
Friday, August 19, 2022