Even divorce cases that start off amicably can quickly become hostile. To stop things from becoming drawn out, overly complicated, and bogged down in conflict, an experienced lawyer who can exhibit tact at the negotiation table and tenacity in the courtroom is crucial. Whether you need expert support over alimony, child support, child custody, division of assets, or any other divorce or family law-related dispute, these are the 20 of the best divorce lawyers in Austin to consider.
20. Marshall A. Thompson – Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP
Marshall A. Thompson is an attorney at Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP, a well-regarded Austin-based law firm offering representation to clients across Austin and the surrounding communities. Thompson dedicates his practice primarily to family and matrimonial law, offering legal guidance and services to clients currently going through a divorce or other family disputes such as child custody and support, property division, and alimony. In recognition of his achievements, Thompson has been awarded numerous accolades over his career, including designation from The National Advocates as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the country and destination as a Super Lawyer through Texas Super Lawyers. He also maintains a 10.0 “Superb” client rating on Avvo.
19. Tyler Pennington – Pennington Law PLLC
As a Board-certified Family Law Attorney by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tyler Pennington offers zealous, compassionate representation to clients across Austin and the wider metropolitan area who are currently going through a divorce or other family law-related dispute. His experience covers child custody and support, complex property division, alimony, adoptions, and termination of parental rights. As a skilled mediator, he believes the most favorable and cost-effective outcomes to family disputes are usually obtained at the negotiation table, but if negotiations fail, he won’t hesitate at aggressively defending his client’s interests in court.
18. Taylor R. Tomanka – Fergus & Tomanka, PLLC
From her practice at Fergus & Tomanka, PLLC, Taylor R. Tomanka offers legal counseling to clients in Austin and the wider area in all matters relating to divorce and family law. Since graduating with her Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law, Tomanka has handled a wide variety of cases, including those involving contested/ uncontested divorce, child support/ custody, high net worth assets, mediation, legal separation, equitable distribution, legal and physical custody, financial support, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
17. Leigh Vance De La Reza – Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
As a partner at Austin based law firm Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP, Leigh Vance De La Reza dedicates her practice exclusively to family law, offering a concierge-level service in matters including collaborative law, contested/ uncontested divorce, military divorce, property division, same-sex divorce, and spousal support. She also offers legal services in prenups and marital agreements, adoption, child custody, child support, father’s rights, paternity, and same-sex family law. As an active member of the Texas legal community, she holds membership of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas and the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, and is a former president of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas.
16. Keiko Kamille Huey Griffin – The Law Office of Keiko Griffin
From her practice at the Law Office of Keiko Griffin, Keiko Kamille Huey Griffin offers outstanding legal representation across a wide range of family law-related matters, including divorce, adoption, alimony, dissolution, custody and visitation, name change, and same-sex family law. Griffin enjoys an excellent standing in the legal community, and currently maintains a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.
15. Jamie Kerr – Powers and Kerr, PLLC
Jamie Kerr is a partner at Powers and Kerr, PLLC. Since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2012, he has devoted his practice to family law, offering exceptional representation to clients across Austin and Travis County in matters such as contested divorce, high net worth divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, distribution of assets, alimony, relocation, appeals, restraining orders and abuse, same-sex marriage and spousal support. In recognition of his professionalism and high standing in the legal community, Kerr has been awarded the status of Super Lawyer through Texas Super Lawyer, He also maintains a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.
14. Holly Davis – Kirker Davis LLP
Holly Davis is a founding partner at Kirker Davis LLP, a top-rated boutique law firm named one of the best divorce firms in Austin by Expertise. With a wealth of experience in family law, Davis offers concierge-level services across a range of cases, including those involving chld custody, complex divorce, high net worth divorce, division of assets and financial obligations, and more. As a skilled negotiator, Davis will attempt to secure a resolution to disputes using alternative dispute methods in the first instance, but has a reputation as a skilled and aggressive litigator should a case need to be taken to court.
13. Bryan Eggleston – Eggleston Law Firm, PC
Bryan Eggleston is co-founder of Eggleston Law Firm, PC, a practice dedicated to providing clients throughout the greater Austin metropolitan area and other parts of Travis County with exceptional legal services and counseling in all matters relating to family law. Since being admitted to practice in Texas in 2010, Eggleston has gained extensive experience across a range of family law-related matters, including divorce, legal separation, spousal and child support, and the division of assets and debts. An experienced negotiator and tenacious litigator, Eggleston enjoys an excellent reputation among both his peers and clients, as evidenced by his “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo.
12. Jacqueline R. McNutt – McNutt Law Firm PLLC
Jacqueline R. McNutt is the founder and lead attorney at the McNutt Law Firm PLLC. Since establishing the firm, McNutt has focused primarily on family law, offering tenacious, diligent representation to clients in Austin and the wider area in cases relating to contested divorce, uncontested divorce, military divorce, property division, child custody, fathers’ rights, post-decree modifications, paternity matters, and other family law related matters. An active member of the legal community, McNutt holds membership of several local, state, and national organizations, including the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Bar College.
11. Nikki G. Maples – Maples | Jones, PLLC
Since opening the Austin-based law firm Maples | Jones, PLLC, Nikki G. Maples has focussed her practice exclusively on family law matters. A skilled negotiator who won’t hesitate to take a case to court if it’s in the best interests of a client, Maples has established an excellent reputation among the Texas legal community for her vigorous, client-first advocacy. Her good standing among her peers is reflected in a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and status as a Rising Star through Texas Super Lawyers.
10. Chris M. Kirker – Kirker Davis LLP
As an experienced trial lawyer, Chris M. Kirker specializes in high conflict divorce, disputed custody cases, and high asset property division. He practices from Kirker Davis LLP, a highly regarded Austin-based law firm with an excellent reputation for client-first, concierge-level legal services. In recognition of his accomplishments, Kirker has received numerous accolades over the course of his career, including selection to the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers.
9. Jason Lee Partney – Partney Law
Since opening his own family law practice in 2011, Jason Lee Partney has developed a reputation as one of Austin’s most well-respected lawyers. He has a vast wealth of experience in all facets of family law, including divorce, child custody, and will and estate planning. Partney understands that divorce can be one of the most stressful periods of a person’s life and aims to assist with bespoke services, flat fee rates, and compassionate advocacy.
8. Scott A. Thompson – Thompson Law
As the founder and managing attorney of full-service Austin law firm Thompson Law, Scott A. Thompson offers zealous, compassionate representation to clients in Austin and throughout Travis County. Throughout his ten-year legal career, Thompson has successfully handled a wide range of family law cases, including those involving agreed and contested divorce, child custody, alimony, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and asset division.
7. James Vaught – Vaught Law Firm, P.C.
As a shareholder and attorney at Vaught Law Firm, P.C., James Vaught offers premium legal services and counseling across a range of divorce and family law-related matters, including contested/ uncontested divorce, child custody, visitation, marital agreements, and child and spousal support. With over 40 years of experience in family law, Vaught has the knowledge and understanding to bring even the most high-conflict disputes to a successful resolution. In recognition of his impeccable professionalism and faultless ethical standards, Vaught has been awarded the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
6. James Evans – Evans Family Law Group
Named one of the best divorce lawyers in Austin by threebestrated.com, James Evans enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of Austin’s most respected and accomplished family law lawyers. At Evans Family Law Group, he offers diligent, dedicated representation to clients throughout Austin and the surrounding areas in all their family law-related matters. Focus areas include child custody and support, contested/ uncontested divorce, adoption, division of property, international custody, paternity, military divorce, enforcement of court orders, collaborative law, and grandparents’ rights. A free initial consultation is available to all new clients.
5. Jeffrey Scott Connelly – Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
As a co-founder and attorney at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, Jeffrey Scott Connelly offers experienced, diligent representation to clients in Austin and the surrounding area. He dedicates his practice primarily to family law, offering representation across areas such as contested/ uncontested divorce, military divorce, same-sex divorce, alimony, child support, child custody and visitation, and division of assets. As an acknowledgment of his excellent standing in the Austin legal community, Conelly has been awarded a perfect 10.0 peer review rating through Justia.
4. Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth – Carrington Smyth PLLC
Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth is the owner and principal attorney at Carrington Smyth PLLC. Having previously worked in companies such as Jones Day, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Int. PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland, Smyth has extensive experience in both negotiation and litigation, making her a powerful ally in divorce cases. In recognition of her excellent reputation in Texas’ legal community, Smyth has been answered a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating on the online legal marketplace, Avvo.
3. Justin Michael Jackson – The Jackson Law Firm
Justin Michael Jackson is the founder and principal attorney of The Jackson Law Firm, a full-service law firm offering representation to clients in Austin and the surrounding communities. Over the course of his career, Jackson has managed a wide range of family law and divorce cases, including those involving contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody, father’s rights, paternity, restraining orders, alimony, division of assets, prenups and marital agreements, and same-sex family law. In recognition of his talents as both a mediator and a litigator, Jackon has been selected as a Texas Monthly Rising Star for 5 straight years.
2. Charles F. Bowes – Coldwell Bowes LLP
As a partner at downtown Austin law firm Coldwell Bowes, LLP, Charles F. Bowes offers first-rate representation to clients across Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, and San Marcos. Since being awarded board certification in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2005, Bowes has successfully handled a wide variety of family law cases, including those involving high conflict divorce, asset division, child custody, visitation agreements, protective orders, and modifications of divorce decrees. A versatile lawyer who’s as accomplished at the negotiation table as he is in a courtroom. Bowes enjoys an excellent standing within the Texas legal community.
1. Lisa Londergan – Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP
As an attorney at the boutique law firm, Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP, Lisa Londergan offers representation to clients throughout Austin and the surrounding areas in all aspects of family law. A highly skilled negotiator, Londergan uses alternative dispute methods where possible to settle matters as amicably and cost-effectively as possible. In the event that the other party is unwilling to enter mediation, she offers aggressive, tenacious litigation. Focus areas include high net worth divorce, contested child custody, spousal and child support, visitation rights, paternity, modification, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and collaborative law.