Dena L. Wilson | Cordell & Cordell Fort Worth divorce lawyer

Dena L. Wilson

Practice Manager

Dena Wilson-GreyDena L. Wilson tells her clients that their case is just like their fingerprints – there are no two alike in the world.

She emphasizes that to make clients understand that the facts of their case, the presiding judge, the mood the judge is in, what attorney is on the other side, etc., all impact a case making each one different than their cousin or neighbor’s case.

“This is done to prevent unrealistic expectations from an outside source that only tells half of the story,” Ms. Wilson said. “Divorce is not easy nor is it quick most times. However, being patient and remaining calm will help guide them through the lengthy process.”

So many people, especially children, are affected by divorce and custody battles that Ms. Wilson wanted to practice family law in order to help those suffering during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

“Being a parent is a special job,” Ms. Wilson said. “I want to help my clients fight for time with their children so they can be the best parent they can be.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Wilson is licensed to practice law in Texas.


Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and her Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Wilson primarily practiced family law, in addition to civil litigation representing small business owners and personal injury law.


  • Texas State Bar
  • Texas State Bar Family Law Section
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Eldon Mahon Inn of Court – Barrister


Ms. Wilson was recognized in 2014-18 as a Texas Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.


Ms. Wilson has previously handled pro bono divorce cases and volunteered at legal clinics.



“I want you all to know that everyone from the corporate staff in Missouri to the attorneys in Texas went above and beyond in my case.  Special mention goes to Dena Wilson. My case was transferred … because of a change in jurisdiction.  Dena did not continue with my case officially but still kept in touch with me and took time to call to see how I was doing. …”


“Dena will probably be running Cordell & Cordell one day. She is very intelligent and presents herself extremely well. She is all-around a terrific attorney.”


“We have had very good communication. She told me I could call or text her any time, 24/7. I was very pleased with Dena’s legal advice and support throughout. I felt really confident that I had the best legal representation available. I have nothing but positive thoughts.”



“Dena has been excellent. The communication has been great throughout. She communicates with me really well. I am happy working with her on my case.”


“I love Dena! She’s a good lawyer. As far as her job, she did the best she could for what I was able to pay. I don’t have any complaints about her!”


“Dena does a great job. She lets me know exactly what I need to know, and she gives good advice. She always executes.”


“Dena is good people. She was very compassionate to my case and needs. Everything was wonderful, and the outcome was better than I had hoped.”


“Dena is excellent at providing regular updates to the case. So far I am very satisfied.”


“I referred Dena to a friend from work. I’m very glad there’s an attorney firm for men’s divorce. I didn’t want this divorce, but when it became evident my ex-wife was going to attempt to take me to the cleaners, I didn’t want a lawyer out of the Yellow Pages. Thank you”

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