Gabriella K. Bendslev

Associate - Senior Family Law
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Phone: 972-564-4644
Fax: 866-209-9785

112 S Bois D Arc
Forney, Texas 75126

Education

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA, 1993
Oral Finalist, International Moot Court, 1992;
Legal Education Endowment Fund Scholarship; Honors at Entrance;
Student Trial Lawyers Assoc.; Pacific International Legal Society

European Studies, University of The Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Salzburg, Austria, 1991
Salzburg Institute on International Legal Studies
Budapest/Vienna Institute on East/West Commerce and Law

B.A., History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 1990
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Fraternity Scholarship
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Fraternity, President 1989-90
Dean’s List
Student Liaison, TCU at Oxford Program

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Family Law Mediation, El Centro College - Dallas, TX - 2006
Specialized training for mediation of family conflicts, including child custody, visitation, child support and property distributions.

Managing Commercial Conflicts Through Mediation - Dallas, TX - 1994
Basic training in all aspects of conflict resolution, including assisting disputing parties in communicating their positions on issues and exploring possible solutions.

Professional Experience

Assistant Attorney General IV , Child Support Division - Office of the Attorney General - 2007-2015

Attorney at Law/Mediator - Law Offices of Gabriella K. Bendslev - 2006-2007

Municipal Court Judge - City of Fort Worth, Texas - 2001-2006

Assistant Attorney General, Child Support Division - Office of the Attorney General of Texas - 2001

Municipal Court Judge - City of Arlington, Texas - 1999-2001

Municipal Court Judge - City of Richland Hills, Texas - 1997-2001

Attorney at Law/Mediator - Law Offices of Gabriella K. Bendslev - 1993-2001

Volunteer Mediator - Dispute Resolution Services - 1994-2001

Teaching/Presentations

Office of the Attorney General– Child Support Division - Regional Assistant Attorney General Conference, Region 4 - 2007-2011

Office of the Attorney General– Child Support Division - Statewide Assistant Attorney General Conference - 2008-2011