Course DescriptionIn a divorce, it is common for a family law attorney to be faced with legal and practical implications stemming from a mental disorder suffered by their client or a child involved. Some of the most common - and deadly - disorders that can be be triggered by divorce are eating disorders. In order for the attorney to be a proper advocate in these situations, it is important that he or she be able to recognize someone suffering from an eating disorder, know the type of help available, and understand how such a disorder can affect the case in question. In this course, family law attorney Steven Dunn will discuss the common types of eating disorders and how they can be triggered, and will cover the ways in which courts consider eating disorders for purposes of custody and visitation.
Length: 1hr 6min
- Jon M.
- Margarita P.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
LEGAL EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE The Dunn Law Firm Dunn Firm, P.C. June 1993 to Present Principal and Owner. Practice concentrates in complex civil litigation work in all Texas state courts and the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the District Court of Colorado, the Northern District of Florida, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as experience defending Fair Debt Collection Practice actions in federal courts in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Areas of practice include complex class related litigation, Fair Debt Collection Practices defense, Telephone Consumer Protection Act defense, premises liability, banking and U.C.C. law, securities fraud, patent infringement defense, business litigation, employment law, deceptive trade practice, bad faith litigation and other insurance related litigation. Experience includes overseeing compliance issues and corporate matters. MAPlist member. Company, Pepperwood Capital Partners, LLC, Pepperwood Fund II Smith & Moore, L.L.P. Matthews & Griswood, L.L.P. merger April 6, 1992 - June 1993 First chair and support responsibilities in complex litigation involving both bench and jury trials. Areas of practice included premises liability, receivership proceedings and creditors’ rights litigation. STEVEN R. DUNN ❖ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR❖ 3000 BLACKBURN STREET SUITE 2004 DALLAS, TEXAS 75204 TELEPHONE: 214. 769.7810 STEVEN@DUNNLAWFIRM.NET WWW.THEMORGANFOUNDATION.ORG WWW.DUNNLAWFIRM.NET Matthews & Griswood, L.L.P. October 1, 1989 - April 1, 1992 Senior Associate – Litigation First chair and support responsibilities in complex litigation. Practice focused primarily in the areas of business tort defense, product liability defense, patent defense, premises liability defense and insurance related litigation. Experience in slip and fall defense, premises liability defense, slander and false imprisonment defense, London insurance and brokerage market, reinsurance and premium financing insurance disputes, securities fraud prosecution and creditors' rights litigation. EATING DISORDER AND FOUNDATION EXPERIENCE The Morgan Foundation – January 2017 – Present Executive Director and Founder Founder of The Morgan Foundation. Its mission statement includes raising funds for scientific research into the biological causes of eating disorders and to implement change in state and federal laws pertaining to eating disorders.