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Stacey Holley Valdez is a mother, a former nurse, and an experienced
attorney who makes sure that each one of her clients gets the kind of
quality legal representation they deserve. Ms. Valdez is known
throughout South Texas as a tough, no nonsense litigator who is as
fearless in the courtroom as she is in every aspect of her practice. She
has extensive experience in the legal areas of family, juvenile,
criminal, and appellate law with victories in each type of case and in
numerous courts in the Greater Houston area. Educated at South Texas
College of Law, Ms. Valdez graduated among the top twenty percent of her

Houston's first established law school; South Texas College of Law is
nationally ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top ten law
schools specializing in Trial Advocacy. As a top graduate of this
nationally known school Ms. Valdez had the opportunity to hone her
litigation skills under the tutelage of South Texas' top notch clinical
professors. Now, Ms. Valdez, after her own years of experience as a
trial attorney, is herself helping to guide the careers of the next
generation of up and coming Houston trial attorneys.

Prior to attending law school Ms. Valdez, served as a nurse in a
variety of demanding positions. This included time as a nurse in maximum
security area of the Texas Department of Corrections, the Travis County
Sherriff's Department, and in Emergency Room Medicine. These high
pressure, and extremely intense working environments, when coupled with
dealing with oftentimes dangerous suspected criminals and inmates
required Ms. Valdez to think and act both quickly and decisively. Traits
such as these carry over into her legal practice and help Ms. Valdez
adapt to the constant ebb and flow of complex trial situations.

In addition to being one of the principal partners in one of the
Texas Gulf Coast's most respected law partnerships, Laird Valdez, LLP,
Ms. Valdez is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association, the Galveston County Bar Association, and the College of
the State Bar. Ms. Valdez remains active in the local legal community
despite a busy and demanding work schedule. Her commitment to service
extends beyond her own clients to ensuring that the quality of the legal
representation in the Houston area is one of the nation's highest.

Whether you are in need of civil, criminal, or family legal counsel
Stacey Valdez is ready and able to provide you or your family with the
best professional legal services that Houston has to offer. At Laird
Valdez, LLP we solve problems, and Stacey Valdez is just the attorney to
solve yours.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

    • J.D.

    • Honors: Top 20% of her Class

  • University of the State of New York, Albany, New York

    • B.S. - 2000

    • Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2001

  • Galveston County Bar Association, Member, 2004


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Michelle Yvette Leblanc

    Stacey is aggressive and dedicated and a great trial lawyer. She is very experienced and always well prepared. She does an outstanding job for her clients.


    Michelle Leblanc Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Cynthia Brown Tracy

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had Stacey as an opposing counsel on numerous family law matters. She is a great trial lawyer and a strong advocate for her client.


    Cynthia Tracy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

711 W. Bay Area, Suite 600
Webster, TX, 77598


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004