Serving Clients Since 1990 with Honest Legal Representation


“Thank you, Tom, for taking my case and situation and getting a favorable outcome. I am extremely pleased with the communication and the speedy resolution. I will definitely get with you concerning any legal items I may have in the future.”

Jeff M.

“I have known Tom for approximately ten years in both a professional and personal capacity and I can say without reservation that Tom is extremely dedicated, hard working and he always puts his client’s best interests first. Tom’s attention to detail is unsurpassed and his business ethics and professionalism are beyond reproach. I think it is very important to note that Tom has a true talent for problem solving and critical thinking. Tom’s perspicacity and keen ability to understand the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning enables him to offer multiple viable solutions to any legal problem. In addition to having an acute analytical mind, Tom understands that every legal problem has a personal aspect and because of that he treats every client with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

R.W.S.- Attorney

Tom is my “go-to” lawyer when controversies arise. He is a fierce advocate and passionate about his work. He can handle the toughest of situations and doesn’t disappoint.”

S.G.- Southlake Texas

“Tom did a fantastic job handling my divorce. Everything went very smooth. Tom also stepped in when there was an issue concerning real estate between us.
I can’t thank you enough for everything that you did during that very tough time.
Thank you!”

D.T.- Pecos, Texas

“Just wanted to give a huge thank you to Tom for all of his guidance and time expended during a really trying period in life. My wife and I made the decision care for a child during covid and needed Tom’s legal direction through it all. Didn’t matter if it was through the good times or bad, Tom was always there when we needed. And not just making himself available to answer our questions and needs, he also called and checked in multiple times himself. I’ve worked in the legal system before and have never seen this type of care from an attorney. Our case wasn’t significant compared to others I’m sure, but Tom was there, every step of the way. So grateful for everything he did and wouldn’t seek anyone else in the future. If you are in need of legal expertise with care and attention, and absolute comprehension of the law, you would be wise to look no further. Tom is an incredible lawyer and even better person. Thanks again Tom!”

R.C.- Fort Worth, Texas

“I want to thank Tom for all the work he did on our case. It was an uphill battle and he gave us great advice throughout the process. He is a very talented lawyer and I consider him a good friend. Thank you for all your work.”

J.S.- Whitesboro, Texas

“Very, very thankful to have someone like Tom on my side. Very knowledgeable and the work he performed has been invaluable to me. I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome. I love his timely, efficient and direct approach. Highly recommended.”

C.D.- Fort Worth, Texas

“Tom was referred to me as a “bulldog” and has shown that he is everything promised and more. Extremely thorough and very straightforward, Tom McElyea is fantastic.”

C.T.- Southlake, Texas

“A very practical attorney who solves his client’s problems without unreasonable waste of time or expense. A good ally to have on your side!”

C.H.- Alpharetta, Georgia

“First and foremost, I would like to thank you Tom for being there all the time and for accepting my case. You are the only one who accepted my case and you believed in me that my case is worth fighting for. Tom was very prompt, confident and caring.
I hired Tom to represent me in a sexual abuse case by a clergy. It was a very devastating experience I’ve ever had. I was in the point in my life that I have no more hope of overcoming this. I was tortured mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It was a very traumatic experience. Tom fought for me up to the last day. He is very honest and will follow through all the details. He is very professional and very caring. Tom was very knowledgeable and aggressive in giving justice to what I’ve been through. He has given me the opportunity to move forward with my life. He saved my life.
Tom is the best lawyer and he is a fighter.
I would highly recommend Tom to anyone for his aggressive, expertise on his legal representation and most of all his compassion in giving a person a chance to live and move forward to a better life.”

Anonymous client

“I hired Mr. Thomas McElyea in January of 2019 when I filed suit against a car dealership. He worked diligently to get this case resolved. In August of 2021, two years of Mr. McElyea’s hard work , the other party decided to settle outside of court.
I would highly recommend Mr. Thomas McElyea if you are looking for an attorney. He takes his cases seriously and works hard for his clients.”


“My experience with Tom was top notch. He is priced fairly and sincerely cares about his clients. Without his no nonsense approach, I would have never achieved the positive outcome he delivered me. A phenomenal lawyer and an even better man.”

D.M.- Dallas, Texas

“You want this TEXAS attorney on your side!
We hired Tom to collect a judgement on a very slippery shady defendant. They had alluded us in other courts, always one step ahead of us. Tom was the 3rd attorney we had hired in this case.. Tom tracked them down, and successfully collected.
Finally, success! Tom was extremely responsive from beginning to end of his representation. We highly recommend Tom McElyea.”

Anonymous Client

“Attorney McElyea thank you for your excellent help with my recent legal matter. Your experience and knowledge of the law brought our case to a successful conclusion without an expensive lawsuit and jury trial. It was a hard fight but your experience and persistence won the battle.”

Joe- Trophy Club, Texas

“Tom accepted my case with little chance of winning but he fought hard and took care of everything and ended up winning the case. Great attorney and great person always made me feel comfortable about the situation.”

P.B.- Grapevine, Texas

“Very honest and reliable, he always attended required court proceedings and updated us immediately, good or bad. Never allowed us to give up during our lows and reassured us that he would continue to fight for us no matter what. This wasn’t an easy journey but we prevailed! PCS- Southlake, Texas”

Anonymous Client

“Tom was very thorough and detailed. He was methodical about his strategy and was very direct with opposing counsel regarding our requests. His tenacity escalated the time frame and provided a successful end result.”

Anonymous Client- Colleyville, Texas

“Tom McElyea is one of those rare attorneys who is compassionate, knowledgeable, responsive and professional. Although in the end I decided not to pursue a claim and potential legal action, Tom helped me through that decision by explaining very clearly what would be involved, the legal basis of that action and the risks that would be involved. My situation involves a nutritionist who violated sexual and professional boundaries. From the time I called Tom’s office, he called me back within a couple of hours to discuss my situation. From the start, I felt he listened to me very closely and compassionately and was able to clarify the heart of the matter right away. I then met with Tom in his office to discuss the situation further. He was very easy to talk with and talked me through what would be involved in pursuing a claim and potentially, a lawsuit. Because of the risks involved and the exposure of some very personal details, I decided not to go forward. But if I had decided to do so, I would definitely have hired Tom and there is no doubt in my mind that he would have done an amazing job. He is the type of strong but kind attorney and person who I would want representing my interests. If I ever have another legal issue, I will definitely turn to Tom for counsel. He is a one of a kind attorney who truly cares and is very knowledgeable. I deal with attorneys on a daily basis. From my background and professional experience, I know that a great attorney is worth their weight in gold. From my experience with Tom, I believe he fits into that rare category. I’m so glad I found him.”

Anonymous- Frisco, Texas

“I hired Tom to represent me in a sexual abuse case. He was exactly who I needed. It was so refreshing to finally have someone fighting on my behalf. From the first phone call, he was prompt, assertive, and caring. He always made it clear he had my best interest in mind. Tom immediately went to bat for me and got the ball rolling incredibly quickly. He was respectful and conscientious of my personal situation and the relationships involved, he kept me well informed and notified me with every update, and ultimately, he got me what I need to get my life back on track. Tom is an outstanding man, a fantastic lawyer and a total badass. If you need someone to represent you, Tom is your guy. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

“Thank you so much for everything, Tom. You truly have been phenomenal and you were exactly who I needed to represent me. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Anonymous Client

“First and foremost Tom thank you for your outstanding work on my case . You are the only person that showed interest in my case, I contacted so many other attorneys and was basically ignored. The outcome is life changing thanks to you Sir!!! My life has been a very hard life because of what happened to me as a child and no one believed me, the pain added up so much. It was controlling me totally, because I knew people were getting away with a horrible act committed against me. I had lost all confidence!!! Well my head is held high now solely because of you going to bat for me in the bottom of the 9th inning 2 outs and you knocked it out the park WALK OFF HOME RUN IS WHAT YOU DID!!! I feel the closure I’ve needed since those horrible days I encountered thanks to you and only you Tom. I didn’t ever see getting vindication for what happened to me, but your hardnosed straight shooter skills got the job done with ease. Never did I expect to get a settlement, but now I’m still expecting to wake up from a dream because I’m blown away of the amount it was, just know you saved my life in away and I thank you from my heart, I FEEL LIKE A NEW MAN WITH A CLEAN SLATE!!! I feel the best that I’ve felt mentally in my whole life and excited for my future, all because you believed in me and knew you could get the job done!!! I can’t say thank you enough Sir!!! I honestly can’t put into words the impact this has on me because it keeps getting better. It’s been a long time since I had felt happiness because of what was always in the back of my mind, that’s fading away now if that makes since, I could go on and on about this… I’m honored that you represented me and helped me get my life back.”

DGJ- Oklahoma

“I reached out to Tom after being sexually assaulted by a superior following a work sponsored event. I had no idea just how difficult life was going to get. Tom guided me through the entire process. Thank God for men like Tom who truly do stand up for justice.”

Anonymous Client

“Attorney McElyea mediated my employment case. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He advised me properly subsequently having a favorable outcome between myself and my employer. I highly recommend him moving forward!”


“A single phone call is all I have to do and whatever we need is taken care of immediately. I don’t need an attorney very often but I wouldn’t think of calling anyone else.”

Jim .B.
Business Owner- Southlake, Texas

“A fantastic lawyer who takes pride in his approach to accomplish end result. Tom is an extremely professional lawyer that aims to capture the end results his clients are seeking. I couldn’t be happier with his punctuality in all matters that include, but not limited to his availability, returned phone calls, follow ups and timely court appearances. His knowledge in all facets of law is second to none and through this, he helps clients navigate through litigation smoothly and successfully.”

Business Owner- Argyle, Texas

“To avoid any privacy issues with my family I will leave it simple something terrible happened to my minor child at a grocery store…….needless to say she was sexually assaulted by an employee of that store. I immediately contacted Thomas McElyea on a weekend might I add, and he returned my call within the hour and came in on the weekend to take on our case. He has been absolutely wonderful, keeps in close contact with us on every step of the way and is very caring and aggressive and understands how important this means to my family. I know that he will seek Justice for us and he has done so this far he is amazing. I will definitely refer him to anyone I know!”

Client- Springtown, Texas

“The world needs more lawyers and men like Tom McElyea. I wasn’t sure how anything would happen or if I could even go through it. He made me feel like he was working with me not for me. Overall amazing experience I do wish we didn’t have to meet under the circumstances but he helped me get the justice I deserved. He’s an awesome guy and a great lawyer.”

Fort Worth, Texas

I’ve had the opportunity to seek out Tom’s assistance on two separate occasions over the last few years – one regarding a family law and custody case, and the other pertaining to a corporate compensation and negotiation issue with a previous employer. In both cases, Tom provided superior customer service surrounding three (3) key attributes – quality, time and cost. Moreover, he totally embraced the first rule for any new client . . . active listening in order to gain a full understanding of the client’s legal issues, goals and objectives. Ultimately, the final attribute to Tom’s success, we actually achieved our planned goals and objectives!

Southlake, Texas

“Tom (McElyea), Thank you. I had a very sick kiddo for a long time. When my child finally got well Tarrant County sent an Ad Litem to check on my little one’s progress. The person sent, instead of doing an honest assessment, created one terrible, false, negative issue after another. I was referred to Tom by one of his former clients. He immediately began fighting for us in court and eventually defeated the claims of the Ad Litem. I and my child thank God for you.”

Fort Worth, Texas

“Tom McElyea is an incredible lawyer, never letting up and fighting for my case, and being there when I needed it the most. Turning a horrible situation into justice for me giving me the opportunity to move forward with my life. Thank you Tom.”

R. Denton, Texas

“Our family hired Tom after many struggles trying to get custody of my step-daughter. Not only were we living out of state, but the situation had become very time sensitive. Tom immediately went to work on our case. He was knowledgeable, flexible, communicated with us every step of the way, and was very reassuring. Our situation was extremely complicated, but Tom was persistent and worked aggressively on my husband’s behalf. Thanks to Tom’s relentless efforts, we were finally granted sole custody. He is a true professional who isn’t afraid of a challenge and doesn’t back down. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

Fort Worth, Texas

“We were so blessed that we found Tom when we found ourselves in a difficult case of a personal nature. Tom was so professional, passionate, and a true champion for us. He made us feel like our case mattered when other attorneys left us with the impression it wasn’t worth pursuing. Tom never appeared to be about the money but about justice. He took a no-nonsense approach, communicated frequently and always responded quickly using his knowledge and experience to get an outcome better than what we ever could have anticipated. Tom always kept us up to date on all communications, making himself available for any questions and concerns. We never had to worry about not being in the loop or getting ahold of him. Along the way, he never rushed us through the emotional journey we were on. He was a counselor and friend during this time offering constant reassurance that we were doing the right thing. But more importantly he was relentless in his pursuit of justice. Thank you Tom for all you have done for us. We will happily recommend you to our close friends and family.”

J & K W,
Frisco, Texas

“Tom McElyea represented me in a sexual harassment/assault case. From the moment we spoke on the phone, Tom was attentive, sympathetic and on top of my case – asking for all the details and taking note. He was incredibly quick to advise & respond, and every time I reached out, I heard back from him within hours. He was intuitive to sense my distress and would often help calm my nerves when certain issues arose with my case. He was assertive and unyielding to the defendants and their lawyer when I felt weak and uncertain, which made me witness just how hard he was going to fight on my behalf. Mr. McElyea was very matter-of-fact, which I sincerely appreciated and desperately needed. He is definitely a “no-fluff” kind of lawyer – I always had a very realistic understanding of what I could expect, the possibilities of my case (both good and negative) and even an understanding of what the defendant’s moves meant. When we ended up entering a settlement agreement, Mr. McElyea was able to secure much more than I originally anticipated, exceeding my expectations. My family, friends, and I are forever grateful to Mr. McElyea. Heaven forbid I should ever need his services again, however, it is truly comforting to know I have him in my corner should another situation arise. I will certainly be referring his services with confidence to anyone I encounter who has experienced abuse/harassment against them, knowing with full confidence they are in good hands. Thank you, Tom, for paving the way for my family, friends and I to close one awful chapter in our lives with justice and peace.”

Hurst, Texas

“…I engaged Mr. McElyea last year in order to assist with obtaining a judgement on my behalf against a Texas corporation and its principals. I have only the highest words of praise for Mr. McElyea, who provided top-notch services at a cost that was quite reasonable compared to what one would expect from a large law firm.

Mr. McElyea has a warm, friendly and down-to-earth demeanor and is an excellent communicator. He quickly understood the particulars of my case, crafted a compelling argument on my behalf to present to the court, and swiftly won a victory. He addressed all of my questions with insight and compassion. Throughout what was at times a challenging matter, he remained optimistic, task-oriented, and kept our goal firmly in mind. His confidence is tremendously reassuring to me as a client, as is his ability to translate the letter of the law into practical application.

I recommend Mr. McElyea most highly.”


“About 2 ½ years ago, my life changed forever. I was devastated, hurt, disorientated and confused. Having lived an entire lifetime without such trauma, I had no idea what to do next. I was referred to Tom and it was the best decision I ever made. I felt like the elephant literally was lifted off my chest that day. Tom listened with intense empathy and made me feel protected.

During the course of the next months, he always was encouraging and responsive to any of my concerns. When the time came to have my day, he was so great. I felt like I was represented in the very best possible way. I have to agree with the other testimonials, he is a fighter. He represented me that day with determination and grit. There was no question that he was prepared and ready to win.

He was so respectful of my wishes and my privacy. He took such good care of my husband and I. Although there were certainly days I wanted to just hide, he always made me feel like he was on the front line fighting for me, and nobody could get to me.

As with many of the cases that he is called to represent. They are not pleasant. I was so impressed with his knowledge, his experience and the determination to protect me. I was always kept in the loop, and advised of progress.

I would highly recommend Tom to anyone to navigate you thru the legal system. His kindness is so appreciated at a difficult time. However, not to be confused with his tenacity and aggressive nature in your behalf. Thank you Tom, you are truly the BEST of the BEST!”

Flower Mound, Texas

“If ever there was a more aggressive, Cowboy ready to find justice for his client, it’s Tom McElyea. That man will slings his guns to help, and is so driven to make things right! I owe him a pair of cowboy boots for burning my hospital gown in his parking lot that afternoon and stomping out the fire giving me great closure. He is driven like no man I have ever met, and he shoots from the hip…straight forward at all times and never sugar coats anything. If there is any word to use to describe Tom, it’s compassionate. I was victimized during a hospital stay when I was in a very vulnerable state and could not defend myself. It terrified me and caused stress beyond words, I was so scared. Two men came into my room without identifying themselves not checking my ID and preformed an unnecessary sexual exam on me, all the while having the wrong room and the wrong patient. I was traumatized. The minute I contacted Tom he was immediately full of compassion and extremely professional. He promised me he would handle it, and he did like a pro. He fought for justice for me and was aggressive when he needed to be. But more than anything, Tom cared. He was by my side at all times and was my voice when I didn’t have one….fighting so diligently that we settled out of court. I highly recommend Tom McElyea for your legal needs and in the case I ever need legal service again, his number will always be the first one I dial. He’s not only my attorney, he’s my friend.”

Justin, Texas

You have defied conventional wisdom, typical management practices and professional norms to become one of the finest lawyers I have ever known. I have observed first hand, your integrity, sterling character, strong ethics, commitment to excellence in representing your clients and following through when you have things to do. Without question, that puts you in a class by yourself. Keep up the good work! It is truly an honor to know you.

Dallas, Texas

“My business partner and I first met with Mr. McElyea at the beginning of 2015 when my company received a C&D order over our name. While we had the right paperwork, a good case and a ‘fighting chance’, after about a month of sending letters he was honest with us that it wasn’t financially worth the fight for our small company. I appreciated the honesty and the fact that he isn’t an attorney just ‘looking for billable hours regardless of whether it is in the best interest of the client.”Thank you and look forward to using you again if we need it. “

Stephanie Z  Southlake, Texas

“Like a junkyard dog in a fight. Tom has provided me and my Company with sound legal advice over the years. He is qualified, aggressive and his clients’ interests is his number one priority”

Bob Heatherly

V.P. & General Manager, Dallas Mack Sales, L.P.

I needed an attorney to help me change the boundaries in my child custody decree and I found Tom online. After my first visit with Tom I knew I had chosen the right attorney for me. He was very reassuring that he would help me through this very stressful time and not to worry. He did just that and did a great job getting it all done. In the future if I need another attorney in Texas I will not hesitate. I will just call Tom!

Dave and Amanda K, Southlake, TX

“OUTSTANDING representation! Tom’s no BS and real world approach was exactly what we were looking for. Always in communication and on the ball. Straight to the point and fast. If we ever need service again we will not hesitate to give Tom a call!”

RG, Colleyville, TX

“Tom McElyea consulted me on the very difficult issue of sexual abuse. He was thoughtful and sincerely concerned, gave me honest, forthright answers. He was non-judgmental when I became emotional (Kleenex conveniently appeared). Even though Tom is not representing me in this out-of-state case, he still made a solid effort to ensure I had the proper resources and pointed me in the right direction for what I needed.”

VS, Southlake,TX

“Tom McElyea has been so compassionate to me at a very difficult and sensitive time, while at the same time has shown such an interest and aggression that is required. I would highly recommend him to any women out there that are dealing with disrespectful and embarrassing situations. His team does not ever quit…..they dig and dig and dig and that gave me a great sense of comfort.”

EN, Lewisville, Texas

Tom McElyea is a very knowledgeable, ethical, thorough attorney. He represented me in a very stressful, emotional time in my life. I felt very comfortable with Tom and appreciated the expeditious understanding way in which he handled my case. Tom deserves my highest praise and I would recommend him to all my friends and colleagues.

Dr. Valerie H. Southlake, Texas

Tom McElyea came to our rescue after our charity purchased acreage and homes in our effort to support homeless children and single mothers. We needed to hire a tough and knowledgeable attorney when the local HOA decided to create issues for us. Tom was the right person for the job, he made the issues disappear and since then has helped us with real estate transactions, keeping the 501C3 current and provides guidance in other legal areas. The Vernon Wells Perfect 10 Charity has been well served by Mr. McElyea. We have found him to be a hard working attorney who advises, negotiates and litigates when necessary.

Marc A. Valenti
Chief Financial Officer
Vernon Wells Perfect 10 Charity

“Tom McElyea’s aggressive, expert legal representation is second to no other attorney in the State of Texas. Legal problems are unpleasant and worrisome, but unfortunately are a fact of life. Mr. McElyea is an attorney who steadfastly stays on task until a satisfactory outcome is obtained for his client. I highly recommend Tom McElyea for aggressive, tenacious, expert legal representation.”

Stephen O’Brien Southlake, Texas

“Tom’s ability to pick a jury in a hostile venue benefited his client in ways it never understood. His ethical representation provided the basis for a fair settlement. That wouldn’t have happened without Tom. He possesses one of the rare traits of the modern day trial lawyer: the willingness and ability to go to the courthouse. It’s that trait that sets him apart from many ‘litigators.’”

Doug Monsour, Attorney at Law
Price & Monsour, Longview, Texas

“Tom McElyea is one of the most aggressive lawyers we have worked with on a case. He is well prepared hardworking and very attentive to his work which serves his clients extremely well.”

Tim Robinson, Attorney at Law
Robinson & Schwab, Plano, Texas

“When I was first referred to Tom McElyea, I found him to be incredibly responsive. He got to the root of the problem, and offered very practical solutions. Best of all, he represented me in a very professional manner and I was proud to have him as my attorney.”

Al Suarez
Al Suarez & Associates, Southlake, Texas

“Your perseverance combined with your appropriately aggressive work method is refreshing. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with you and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you…”

L. Munsch
Lewisville, Texas

“Tom McElyea brings a unique perspective to trucking litigation. His years of experience defending major trucking companies makes Tom the only logical choice when deciding to whom to refer cases involving truck accidents.”

Jonathan Stark, Attorney at Law
Daniel & Stark, Southlake, Texas

“McElyea is a seasoned and gifted trial advocate who will vigorously and competently represent his client’s interests.”

John Bickel, Attorney at Law
Bickel & Brewer, Dallas, Texas

“Tom is exceptionally efficient attorney with a strong background of experience & knowledge. He represented me very well and disposed of my case quickly. I would use his services again and recommend him highly.”

B. Coggins
Southlake, Texas

“First of all I thank you for your prompt attention and excellent communication with me on how things were being handled…”

S. Arrieta
Double Oak, Texas

“McElyea is an outstanding lawyer. His tireless efforts on my behalf have convinced me that his client is Number 1.”

Paul A. Hudson
Certified Public Accountant, Southlake, Texas

” I was very impressed with the professionalism and expertise in which Tom McElyea handled my case. The level of service that I received was definitely top shelf. He made me feel at ease, and confident about my case and I felt like he treated me as if he were representing a close friend or family member. I would highly recommend Tom McElyea to my friends, family or business associates.”

Mark Martinez, CEO
M2 Technology, Inc.

“I have not very good experiences with Lawyers in the past, so I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when I first met Tom McElyea. Here was an attorney so personable and straight forward I didn’t feel like I was talking to an attorney! He guided me through the entire process of a personal injury suit and helped me to negotiate and reach a substantial settlement so no trial was necessary. I will use him again in the future for all my legal needs.”

Renny H.