Nunneley Family Law
"Nunneley Family Law took great care of my divorce so I was able to focus on the healing process... "


Sonya was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 2011.  She began her legal career in Fort Worth and has been here ever since. Sonya tried her first jury trial, lost the verdict and ultimately won the case on a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict – all as a two-year lawyer. Sonya sought a divorce on behalf of her client in a same-sex marriage prior to the legalization or recognition of same-sex marriage in Texas.  She appealed the suit up to the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth and after Obergefell was ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court, the suit was remanded to the trial court for the first publicly recognized same-sex divorce in Tarrant County, Texas. Sonya enjoys the challenges of litigation and strategically using the rules of civil procedure and evidence. She enjoys being an active member in the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association. Sonya, along with Judge Bill Harris of the 233rd District Court, co-founded a CLE program in Tarrant County with the primary focus being on helping young lawyers learn trial skills. Sonya also enjoys being a dedicated mother to her young son.

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016




Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2011

McMurry University, Abilene, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2007
Magna Cum Laude


Honors & Recognitions

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member 2012-2016
  • State Bar of Texas, Computer Law Section, Member 2012-2013
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Member 2012-2016
  • Board of Directors, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, 2016 – present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member 2012-2016
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Top Attorney 2013, 2014, 20152016, Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine

"Making this difficult process as smooth and as successful as possible requires planning every detail before, during and after."

Barbara D. Nunneley