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Luis graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston.  Following law school, he worked with a prominent criminal defense and family law firm before becoming an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County (Austin), Texas.  Luis was one of the youngest Assistant District Attorneys in Travis County at the time he was hired and he quickly gained valuable experience trying tough felony cases in Austin.  Luis prosecuted cases involving everything from toxic waste polluters to serial arsonists and major sex offenders.  In 2007, Luis decided to fulfill his dream of founding his own law firm and worked as a criminal defense attorney and family lawyer in Houston.  Most recently, Luis Midence and Matt Skillern, a skilled family lawyer, teamed up and founded Midence & Skillern.  Midence & Skillern, PLLC is proud to provide quality criminal defense and family law representation under one roof.



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
  2. Child Custody: 33%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 33%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Luis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Kimberly Demetrice Moss

    I endorse this lawyer. Luis is very knowledgeable and courteous. I worked with him as the opposing counsel of a divorce, and I was impressed with his responsiveness. Unlike many other attorneys who can be brash and rude to their opponents, Luis was very professional. As my practice has changed, I have referred potential family law clients to his firm because I trust he would take good care of them.


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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2013Houstonia Magazine2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Avvo Excellence AwardAvvo2012
Avvo Excellence AwardAvvo2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMidence & Skillern2010 - Present
DirectorMidence & Associates, PC2007 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyTravis County District Attorney2004 - 2006
InternFederal Judge David Hittner2002 - 2002
Legislative AideState Sen. Whitmire - Texas Legislature1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Texas State Bar - Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas State Bar - Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Texas State Bar - Criminal Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Texas District & County Attorneys AssociationMember2004 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Theft by CheckDismissed
Unlawfully Carrying a WeaponDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2003
University of Texas System, AustinEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Womens GatheringWhat To Expect In Famiy Law2011
Speech to Parent Group - AustinCriminal Consequences for Juveniles2010
Ceremony for school groundbreakingSchool dedication2010
University of Texas Police AcademyCriminal Procedure Seminar for Cadets2005