Brian S. Loughmiller

Shareholder | Board Certified


Brian Loughmiller has been practicing civil litigation and family law for 36 years with the primary focus on family law litigation for the past 25 years. Brian has received local and national recognition for his trial skills both in jury trials and trials before the Court and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial and Family Law. In addition to his experience as a Family Law Attorney, with friends and family members having experienced divorce in their lives, Brian is empathetic to the impact of divorce on children and works to reach resolution in cases that will prioritize effective co-parenting by divorced parents.

Brian has also been active in his community serving on various boards and on City Council from 2001 to 2008 and as Mayor of the City of McKinney, Texas from 2009 to 2017. During his public service, Brian received numerous leadership awards and recognition related to the growth and development of McKinney. Outside the practice of law and civic involvement, Brian participates in endurance events including Ironman Triathlons and Marathons having completed 21 Ironman events and 10 marathons. Brian has been married to his wife Donna for 35 years and has three adult children.

Education & Admissions

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1982
  • Licensed in Texas


  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial Edition, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2020-2024
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005-2023
  • Top 100 Verdicts, National Law Journal, 2001
  • Collin County Bar Association Service Award
  • Special Interests of Children Committee Service Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 10 Best Attorneys State of Texas, American Institute of Family Law Specialist, 2015
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Public Servant, Star Local Media - McKinney, 2011
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Family Law Attorney, Star Local Media - Allen, 2011
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Attorney and Best Law Firm, McKinney Courier Gazette, Star Local Media - Allen, 2011
  • Leadership Alumni of the Year, McKinney Chamber of Commerce Community Awards, 2014

Awards Received while Mayor of McKinney:

  • Best Cities in America, Money
    • No. 1, 2014-2016
    • No. 2, 2012-2014
    • No. 5, 2010-2012
  • Best Cities to Relocate to, Forbes, 2009
  • Living Legend Award, Collin College, 2009
  • 20 Leaders for the 20th Century, Collin County Business Press, 2009
  • Best Cities to Raise a Family

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, State of the Community Presentation, 2009 -2017
  • Presenter, “McKinney on the Move”, McKinney Newcomers Club, April 20, 2010
  • Presenter, “Gaining Community and Political Support for your Airport," Texas State Aviation Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 7, 2010
  • Presenter, “McKinney at a Glance”, McKinney Romeos Club, February 4, 2010
  • Presenter, “Annual State of the Community Presentation”, November 6, 2009, City of McKinney
  • Presenter, “Update McKinney, latest trends and development issues in McKinney, Texas", Stonebridge Rand Ladies Association, February 2004
  • Presenter, "Dinosaur Litigation in a Virtual World, trial tactics on a shoestring budget", Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, June 1, 2002
  • Author, “Tax Implications for Divorce”, Inside Collin County Business, April 2002
  • Author, “Yours, Mine and Ours, Community Property Laws in Texas”, Inside Collin County Business, February
  • Presenter, “A Woman’s Legal Survival Kit”, Altrusa International of Collin County, April, 9, 2001
  • Presenter, “Till Death Do Us Part – Legal Survival Kit”, American Academy of University Women, April 19, 2001
  • Author, “Child Custody. A Child’s Right to Choose”, Dallas Bar Journal: Family Law Issue, 2000
  • Presenter, "Till Death (Literally) Do Us Part", McKinney Newcomers Club, June 20, 2000
  • Panel Member, “Civil Discovery Discussion”, Advanced Family Law Conference, August, 1999
  • Presenter, “Civil Discovery Rules Outline”, Collin County Paralegals Association, March, 12, 1999
  • Presenter, “Application of New Civil Discovery Rules to Family Law Cases”, Dallas Paralegal Association, February 4, 1999

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers:
    • Collaborative Law Committee, 2020-Present
    • Joint Custody Task Force, 2020-Present
    • Health and Wellness Committee, 2020-Present
    • Special Interests of Children Committee, 1999-2000
    • Special Concerns of Elderly Committee, 1999-2000
  • SPCA of Texas, Board Member, 2020-Present
  • Mayor of McKinney Texas, 2009-2017
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors, Member, 2009-2017
  • McKinney Airport Bond, Bond Committee, Finance Sub Committee Chair, 2022
  • McKinney Economic Development Corporation:
    • Board Member, 2018-Present
    • Secretary Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • McKinney City Council, Mayor Pro Tem, 2004-2007
  • McKinney City Council
    • Councilman: First Term, 2002-2005
    • Councilman: Second Term, 2005-2008
  • McKinney Airport Board, City Council Representative, 2002 -2003
  • McKinney Housing Authority, City Council Representative, 2002
  • McKinney Parks Board, City Council Representative, 2004-2007
  • McKinney Community Development Corporation, City Council Representative, 2004 - 2006
  • McKinney Relay for Life Sponsorship Committee, Member
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Director, 2006-Present
  • Tex 21 Transport Commission, Member
  • City of McKinney, Board of Adjustments, Board Member, 2000-2001
  • McKinney Independent School District Community, Redistricting Committee, 2002
  • All World Athlete: 2016, 2017, 2022
    • Ironman Corporation: Top 12 percent in age class worldwide for Ironman Races
  • Collin County Bar Foundation:
    • President, 2003-2004
    • President – Elect, 2002-2003
    • Family Law Section, Chairperson, 1999-2001
    • Board of Trustees, Trustee
  • Stonebridge United Methodist Church, PDO Board, Chairman
  • Stonebridge United Methodist Church, Church Council Member, 2000-2003
  • Collin County Bar Association, CLE Coordinator, 2001-2002
  • Glen Oaks Elementary, PTA Board of Directors, 2002
  • Sunrise Rotary Club, McKinney, Texas Flag Program
  • Collin County Roads, Bond Committee Chair, 2018
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