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Debra S. Herndon

Debra S. Herndon

also known as Debra Sue Casaceli

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Throughout her legal career, Debra Herndon has represented numerous family law clients in divorce, custody and property disputes. She is a dedicated advocate, and has represented clients in all phases of litigation, in both trial court and in appellate court. Debra advises clients on all aspects of family law, divorce, adoption, paternity and mediation issues. Debra is experienced in drafting marital property agreements, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Debra Herndon is a member of the Houston Family Law Sections of the Houston Bar Association, and is active in family law organizations in Texas.

Debra Herndon’s education has always been family-focused. She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Queens College, New York (cum laude), and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Debra then attended Tulane Law School where she received her law degree. Before joining Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Puhl, she was an attorney with the firm of Allison Jones & Associates where she practiced family law for nine years.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Divorce & Separation: 47%
  2. Child Custody: 33%
  3. Child Support: 20%



Hourly ($165-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Cynthia Thomson Diggs

    Debra Herndon is an excellent divorce and family law attorney. Clients appreciate her hard work and good results in court. She is extremely well-informed on all family law issues and always puts the client first. She has an apt nick-name given to her by one of her clients: The Velvet Hammer.


    Cynthia Diggs Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Dana Michelle Remy

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Debra Herndon is extremely hardworking and committed to her clients. She is also incredibly knowledgeable about family law.


    Dana Remy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Laura Dale & Associates, PC

1800 St. James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX, 77056


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200005/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2013
2013 Top Lawyers in Family LawHoustonia Magazine2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
attorneyHolmes, Diggs & Eames2009 - 2014
associate attorneyAllison Jones & Associates, PC2000 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Family Law2013 - Present
Association of Women Attorneysmember2012 - Present
Family Law Section of the State BarN/A2009 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2001 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Cy-Fair ParentHow long can I count on spousal support after a divorce?2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
State University of New York at BuffaloSocial WorkMA - MastersN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Taking Control WorkshopSpousal Support2013
Taking Control WorkshopMediation2011
Taking Control WorkshopDivorce2010