Deron Sugg has been practicing Family Law for nearly 20 years. Admitted to the bar in 2000, he is licensed to practice in both Texas and Missouri. Sugg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2000.
In 2012, anticipating national trends in the practice of family law, Sugg completed his mediation certification at Saint Louis University and developed one of the most active mediation practices in the county where he officed, settling more than 90 percent of the cases he mediated. He brings this Alternative Dispute Resolution expertise along with nearly two decades of litigation experience to his clients here in the Metroplex.
In his first decade of practicing, Mr. Sugg handled cases in nearly all areas of the law including civil, criminal, real estate, personal injury, and juvenile, but devoted his career to family law after realizing he was most passionate about, and derived the most professional satisfaction from, advocating for family law clients. He often describes his role as being a “Sherpa” as he takes pride in going above and beyond to ensure his clients receive the best possible result. He believes in communication, honesty, and in making sure his clients never lose sight of the big picture during the litigation process.
Mr. Sugg has proven success in handling complex and high-net worth divorces, as he’s been personally involved in dividing more than 150 million dollars in marital assets since his arrival in Texas. More importantly, Mr. Sugg believes children are the highest priority in any divorce and understands strong advocacy often means preserving and protecting parental relationships to ensure the divorce’s impact on kids is minimized as much as possible.
In helping clients navigate through what is often the most trying and difficult time in their lives, Mr. Sugg urges clients to remember that “although every case has unique circumstances, many people have gone through this same process. I am here to make sure they don’t go through it alone.”
- Author, “Possession Schedules: 50/50 v. Standard/Expanded Standard.” KoonsFuller Blog, May 19, 2020.
- Author, “Affair Despair? How to Deal with Adultery in a Texas Divorce.” Texas Bar Journal 82, no. 3 (2019). 204.
- Author, “The Pre-nup Discussion” Good Life Family Magazine, September 1, 2019.
- University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. (2000)
- University of Missouri, Columbia
- State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
- State Bar of Missouri
- Dallas Bar Association – Family Law Section
- Mentoring Program – Mentor
- Collin County Bar Association – Family Section
- Missouri State Hazardous Waste Management Commission (2010 – 2014, Chairman, 2014)
- Jefferson County, Missouri Bar Association President (2013 -2014)
- Board of Directors, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (2011 – 2014)
- Jefferson County Rescue Mission (2008 – 2014)
- John R Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2008)
- The Best Lawyers in America© in family law as recognized by Best Lawyers, LLC (2018-23)
- Recognized, Elite Lawyer by Elite Lawyer (2018)
- Certified Mediator