Dr. Michael Flynn began his career in private practice in 1980 after earning a doctorate in clinical psychology. Lawyers and courts throughout North Texas have appointed him to conduct hundreds of psychological evaluations, primarily in matters of disputed custody. Increasingly, North Texas attorneys sought Dr. Flynn’s services for consultation in their disputed cases and as an expert witness with a reputation for integrity, insight, and professional expertise. As his work became increasingly focused on court-related matters, he decided to study law formally, and he added a law degree to his credentials. After graduating from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, he moved his office from Denton County to Fort Worth. In addition to his advanced degrees in psychology and law, Dr. Flynn has extensive training in psychopharmacology through Texas A&M University, and is trained as a mediator. Dr. Flynn has chosen to limit the size of his practice so he may best serve clients who need his particular expertise. To you, this means that your case receives individual and focused attention, based in the targeted experience and expertise that energizes Dr. Flynn’s work.


Formal education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas, 1980 (Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, 1974)
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Texas Wesleyan University, 2007
  • Psychopharmacology (240 hour course), Texas A&M University and TPA
  • Mediator, 40 hour course, South Texas College of Law, 1991

Previous Teaching Positions

  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
  • Holy Family College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Presentations (partial listing)

  • What to do when the Kids Won’t Go: Parental Alienation in family law; Sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary; 2009. (A paper for the bench)
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Mental Health Ethics and the Law; Cross Country Education and PESI; (A 6-hour Continuing Education program in ethics and law)
  • Daubert Challenges: How can you be sure your testimony is admissible? 2001. A three-hour presentation for the Texas Psychological Association. Presented in association with the Honorable John Narsutis, and Dr. Leon Peek
  • Symposium in Legal Issues and Concerns for Psychologists; 2012. A presentation for the Texas Psychological Association in association with Kenda Dalrymple.
  • Parental Alienation; Managing PAS in your family law cases; 2010. A paper sponsored by the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association.
  • Mental Health Risk Management; 2009. A presentation sponsored by the counseling department at Tarrant County College
  • Mental Health Law and Ethics: presentations of various legal and professional practice topics sponsored by the Dallas Psychological Association, Collin County College, Fort Worth Area Psychological Association, the Denton Area Psychotherapists Association, and the Fort Worth Association of Marriage and Family Therapits.
  • Science Answers Evolution; 2012. A presentation sponsored by Pantego Bible Church.