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Lene Alley Derudder

Lene Alley Derudder

Practice areas:

Family, Business

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About Me

Lené Alley DeRudder is a civil litigator and credentialed mediator with over eight years of prior professional experience in assisting politicians, small businesses, and corporations in their media and marketing strategies.  As a second career attorney, business owner, wife of an entrepreneur, and mother of three, Lené believe's one's family is often managed like a business and one's business is much like family.  Her law practice focuses on two areas: (1) assisting individuals and families in navigating family law matters, particularly where children are involved, and (2) representing and counseling small business owners as their outside general counsel on various legal issues.


Lené is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, 2015 Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2014 and 2015 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, participant of Leadership Allen Class of 2014-2015, 2013 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers "One to Watch," and member of the legislative bill review committe for the Texas Family Law Foundation.  She is also the author of and


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Family: 70%
    5 years
  2. Business: 30%
    5 years



Hourly ($265/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Sminu Peter

    Lene is a supremely talented and gifted attorney that works very hard for her clients. She is detail oriented and a great advocate. I have sent her many referrals over the years because I know she will definitely take care of whomever I send. I highly recommend Lene.


    Sminu Peter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Sharma Graham

    I endorse this lawyer. Lene is one of the best lawyers in her field. No one will work harder to achieve the best results for her clients than Lene.


    Jessica Graham Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

7600 San Jacinto Place
Suite 200G
Plano, TX, 75024



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
MacLean & Boulware Endowed ScholarshipTexas Wesleyan University School of Law2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAlley DeRudder Law, PLLC2010 - Present
Summer Law ClerkBNSF Railway2009 - 2009
Law ClerkThe Law Offices of Coats & Todd2008 - 2009
Juvenile & Child Welfare Division InternDistrict Attorney's Office of Dallas County2007 - 2007
New Business/Corporate Development Executive & Account ExecutiveCBS Station Group in Dallas (KTVT/KTXA)2000 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Association of Young LawyersLeadership Class Member2011 - 2012
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Team-in-TrainingMentor2011 - 2011
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers FoundationLife Fellow2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas CollegeMember2011 - Present
Dispute Mediation ServicesVolunteer & Litigation Panel Member2010 - Present
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Freedom Run CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasVolunteer2006 - 2010
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Team-in-TrainingMentor2001 - 2003
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Team-in-TrainingMarathon Fundraising Participant2000 - 2011


Publication NameTitleDate
Family Legal Source Monthly NewsletterJuly Family Legal Source Newsletter2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2009
Appalachian State UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
6th Annual Making Your Practice Work SeminarMoney Makes Your Practice Go Round: Strategic Operational Considerations2015
University of Texas School of Law Trial Skills Training Camp CLEAttorney's Fees, Five Cases You Must Know - Getting Them, Fighting Them, The Ins and Outs2014
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawHow to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story2011
State Bar of Texas WebcastBlocking & Tackling: Resumes, Cover Letters, & Social Media2010
Southern Methodist University School of LawBlocking & Tackling: Resumes, Cover Letters, & Social Media2010