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Tesha Michele Peeples

Family Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   12 reviews

About Tesha

Learn Tesha’s areas of practice.

As a compassionate advocate, Tesha prides herself in knowing the details that make the difference. She knows that achieving the best possible result in each case is dependent on thoroughly listening to the client, understanding and analyzing the client’s specific facts and circumstances, and ultimately being a voice for that client. Tesha excels in telling her client’s story in a compelling and persuasive manner that gets results.


Tesha often receives referrals from her past clients- a true testimony to the care Tesha provides each case, the attention given to each client’s file, and the successful outcomes realized when the cases are complete.
Tesha has handled and successfully resolved cases for several notable public interest figures, professional athletes, and other prominent sports figures, maintaining the strictest confidences to keep such cases out of the public arena and media. Tesha has also successfully handled more than half a dozen grandparent conservatorship cases and is equipped to handle any family law matter presented.


Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder with the firm. She has gained significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child custody modification, paternity, grandparent rights, and other family law cases, and has first-chair trial experience in family law.


Tesha’s dedication to her clients and reputation led to her nomination and selection as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018. This honor was again bestowed on Tesha in 2019 and 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Tesha has now been selected three years in a row.


In 2019, Tesha was also named as a Houstonia 2019 Top Lawyer. Tesha was awarded AVVO’s Client’s Choice award for Child Custody in 2012. 2015-2017, Tesha was selected as one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.


Tesha is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the District 4 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is in her second year of service. Additionally, Tesha served on the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in 2017 and 2018, and the Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee from 2012 to 2014.


Tesha graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where she excelled in advocacy placing in many competitive mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Tesha was 1 of only 10 students elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Tesha also served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Tesha

Diggs & Sadler
5300 Memorial Dr #900
Houston, TX, 77007

Reviews

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Posted by Dina | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Tesha
I highly recommend hiring Tesha Peeples if you are considering a divorce. She is a genius lawyer, very committed, knowledgeable, and caring. Her prompt response and attention to detail is impeccable. She took the time from day one to understand my concerns and answer all my detailed questions. I never felt like I could not reach out to her or her team, and Tesha always had an open line of communication with me. I was impressed by her integrity and all the hard work she did on my behalf. Tesha demonstrated complete professionalism in every way. She is extremely intelligent and very compassionate. She cares about her clients and will go the extra mile if necessary. She is proactive and persuasive - extremely organized, personable, and thoughtful. Tesha made an unbearable situation bearable, and I cannot thank her enough. Thank you, Tesha! I will always be grateful for all your efforts.
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Posted by Clark | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that truly cares!
There are some vile, greedy lawyers in family law and I have experienced quite a few during my post-divorce life. After a horrible experience with my divorce attorney, I found myself hiring another to fight a frivolous custody suit filed by my ex-wife. After interviewing 4 different attorneys, hiring one and then soon firing her after the temp order mediation, I was frustrated that I would never find a “good” attorney. I needed someone that was different than the rest and would do the exact opposite of every other attorney I had ever known (b/c all they seemed to do was pay attention to their big money cases and do mine in their spare time). They needed to live up to their fiduciary responsibility and put my best interest first, not their wallets. They needed to do the job I was paying them to do and keep me informed. They needed to be professional and make my case a priority. I do not have the time to constantly stay on top of the attorney to make sure they are doing their job or ask them what is going on because they dropped off the face of the earth. After interviewing Tesha Peeples, I had a feeling she was different and made the decision to move forward with her. I didn’t know it at the time, but that was THE best decision I could have ever made. My ex-wife hired one of the dirtiest, slimiest attorneys in town who obviously had personal relationships with people in high positions within the family court system that he tried to use to get his way. Even the associate judge made a decision against us no one could believe that made all of us question what was going on. But since Tesha knows the law, she took the correct steps and had that bad decision reversed to our favor. The dirty, slimy attorney my ex hired was no intellectual match for Tesha even though he claims to have graduated Magna cum laude from law school. She fought for me like no one else would (or has) simply because she cares. Tesha knew how important my kids are to me and made my case a priority. As this case drug out, I became more and more frustrated with the entire process and the shenanigans of opposing counsel. Tesha was there to calm me down and explain everything in a way that made sense and made me feel as though it was all going to be ok. So not only did she perform the duties of my legal advisor, she also had to play part time psychiatrist. That is when it became very obvious to me that she has high morals, values, and principles and her primary concern was the best interest of me and the kids. I did not have to stay on top of her to get things done or to keep me informed. Every single thing she ever told me she was going to do, she did. She returned every single phone call and email in a timely manner and went completely above and beyond all my expectations. I cannot recommend Tesha any more highly and promise you will not regret having her on your team. In fact, I will say that it is a complete mistake for you not to hire her as your attorney. As for the end result of my case - I was being sued to have my kids completely taken away from me and because of Tesha, I now have significantly more access to my kids than I did previous to the suit. She also got me all the additional things I wanted. As for my ex, well she got nothing but a huge bill from the greedy, dirty, slimy attorney and less time with the kids. Thanks Tesha!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, attentive, thorough
Tesha helped me to sort out a longstanding international custody related issue. She was thorough, and even took texts and calls outside of business hours in an effort to obtain documents required by the court. Her hard work achieved a rapid and fair resolution that has allowed my son and I to move on with our lives. I recommend her services without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Child Custody Lawyer
Tesha was our attorney for our child custody case. I've never seen anyone more dedicated and passionate about their job, she is inspiring to watch work. Tesha was recommended by Cindy and from that moment on I had complete faith in Tesha. She knows the law and her presence in the court room is truly something amazing! Her knowledge on very complex custody issues is by far extensive. You want Tesha in your fox hole! If I had to do this over again I wouldn't change one thing I would hire Tesha Peeples. If you want the best this is the person you want to represent you!
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Posted by Cedric | December 1, 2013
Use Tesha, she is an incredible attorney and you wont be disappointed.
I am a single father in Texas and my ex and I were never married but when we broke up she got custody of my son when he was only 3 months old. I was very dissatisfied with the attorney i used and the results spoke for themselves. I had very limited visitation with my son because he was so young and my attorney didnt even get geographic restriction put in place. Fast forward 2 and a half years I met with Tesha about my case and We petitioned the court to modify the original orders to give me primary custody of my son who was turning 3 years old. It took a very long hard year to get through the case but This time around I got primary custody of my son and I have Tesha and the entire staff at Holmes Diggs and Eams to thank for it. Teshas pre trial prep work, court presence, examination, cross examination, opening, and closing statements were flawless. It was a true honor to watch her work and I couldn't recommend her enough.
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Posted by Melissa | October 29, 2012
Tesha Review--Divorce Case
Tesha helped me on my divorce case. She was effective, timely and always kept me in the loop as to what was going on. She was a great pleasure to work with and I definitely felt she wanted the best for me. I actually had a lawyer who was working on my case before Tesha. After about 4 or 5 months and a ton of money spent, I found myself almost exactly where I started and with nothing done. This is when I decided to hire Tesha to help me get the job done! Upon meeting her she seemed very knowledgeable and willing to work hard to get the job expedited and finally put to an end. Once she took my case over it was amazing how smoothly everything went and how fast she worked. Within 6 short weeks everything was complete and over with! I wish I would of found her first! I HIGHLY recommend Tesha for your case as she will work hard to get the job done! I can’t say enough great things about her!
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Posted by Bill | September 26, 2012
If you're looking for a lawyer, you've found her
Tesha Robaszkiewicz helped me win custody of my son from my ex-wife. I had to let go of my previous lawyer because he wasn't getting the job done. Tesha got more done in 2 days than he could in 2 months. When you hire Tesha, you also get the expert personnel and cumulative experience of the law firm she works at, which is able to provide a level of service far greater than any stand alone lawyer ever could. Tesha worked vigorously to coordinate with the Attorney General, the amicus attorney & the notorious 247th court so that I could be awarded custody just before the new school year, and this was just 6 weeks after we met. (Disclaimer: My case was unique, do not expect a 6 week turnaround). This is what I asked for, and Tesha delivered. Do not let the less than 10 AVVO rating fool you. All of Tesha's reviews are 5 of 5 stars. I presume the rating (currently 7.6) is because Tesha has only been licensed for 2 years, but she is the all-star rookie who is making the Pro-Bowl.
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Posted by Craig | December 21, 2011
Professional & Knowledgeable Lawyer
Tesha Robaszkiewicz represented me during divorce mediation. Not only was she knowledgeable and professional during the process but she also was patient and supportive. A respectable lawyer to have on your side... no doubt.
Posted by SDM | August 18, 2011
Confident, Intelligent, with an amazing presence in the courtroom
I initially met with both Cindy Diggs and Tesha Robaszkiewicz for my child custody matter. My ex-husband had filed an "emergency motion" requesting to take my child out of the country. I did not have a domicile in the initial decree. There was very little time to prepare. The first day I saw Tesha in the courtroom against opposing counsel I knew I chose the right person for this daunting job. Tesha is the most professional, hard working, dedicated attorney I have ever met. She worked late nights and emmersed herself to get the results that I specifically asked for she was able to obtain every goal that I had not been able to even come close to in the past. Tesha literally gave me my life back. I will continue to use Tesha she has my full trust and no words can come close to explain her intelligence. I can not imagine ever using another attorney. Tesha is simply the best of the best!
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Posted by MARTHA | May 24, 2011
OUTSTANDING, CARING ATTORNEY
Having already been through a custody battle with the wrong attorney, I was really dreading having to do it again. I didn't want to go through the sleepless hours worrying about unanswered questions and uncertain outcomes. I am HAPPY to say dealing with Tesha Robaszkiewicz and The Diggs law firm was a very pleasant experience. Tesha was always very prompt in responding to my questions and always took the time to explain any concerns. I always knew what was happening and what to expect. They told me what they could do and did it! Teshas' performance in court was outstanding and she accomplished our goals. I would like to THANK Tesha for her diligent effort and give her my highest recommendations! Tesha handled my enforcement case and modified my original orders to make life so much easier on me and my family. Thank you again.
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Posted by SGT Chand, Deep | February 21, 2011
The best divorce/child custody lawyer in texas. since i am serving in Iraq she has helped me solve my divorce.
i am currently serving in Iraq and she has been the best lawyer of choice, she always kept in touch and gave me information that i needed in quick timing. Ms. Robaszkiewicz is the best choice for any lawyer who can handle divorce/child custody cases. Thanks to ehr i am able to sleep peacefully in night time in Iraq because i know she has taken care of paperwork and traveled distances to make sure my divorce went smooth. From a soldier in Iraq i recommend her as a lawyer who will help in any way shape or form to make sure the case is done in a professionalism manner. i thank her and her law firm for helping me.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 9, 2011
Awesome!!
I met with Tesha 8:30 a.m. the day before my temporary orders hearing at for my son. My previous attorney had not done anything that he said he was doing. Tesha spent about 4-5 hours with me in person on that same day collecting the information that she needed to be prepared the very next morning. She also filed Motion to substitute counsel, a counterpetition for temporary orders and prepared my examination as well as my wife's cross examination. She was still working past 11 p.m. that same day. I feel that she was 10 times more prepared than the opposing counsel in only 1 day. I immidiately felt comfortable with Tesha and the whole Diggs law firm. Though the outcome hasen't been decided yet, I absolutely feel like My son and I are in the best hands possible. This is my way of saying thank you for all of your hard work. Sincerely, Jeremy
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 165-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Diggs & Sadler
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Puhl, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Custody
  • Won custody for a father, after a contested final trial

Associations

  • Order of Barristers
  • Officer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Judicial Screening Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney's for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Order of the Barristers
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • 2010

Publications

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The Cutting Edge Issue: Whether as a Matter of Law a Statutory Partnership Exists Between Separate Property Entity and the Community Estate
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest co-speaker at TSU Law School with Cynthia Thomson Diggs
  • Family Law 101
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Tesha
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I have clients who need representation in Houston, I direct them to Tesha. I have full confidence that her work and results will go above and beyond client expectations.."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"You will not find a more skilled, dedicated, and capable attorney than Tesha. She is concerned with all aspects of a client's case. She takes the time necessary to ensure those are communicated to her clients so they are reassured with the direction of their case.I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tesha is a highly effective, caring attorney who will always go the extra mile for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tesha is an outstanding attorney that I am pleased to endorse. I have been fortunate to work with her on several matters in both family law as well as business and employment related issues. She is smart, hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tesha is well-spoken, well-prepared and an extremely knowledgable attorney who fights for her clients! An amazing lawyer and a truly amazing person!"
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tesha represents her clients with passion and an unmatched level of dedication and professionalism. Her work ethic is superb!"
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is incredibly dedicated to her clients and a strong advocate for their interests."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tesha is always prepared and thinks through all possible outcomes so that she is never surprised and her client is aware of all options."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Tesha's work first-hand and recommend her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tesha has worked with me for years, including her introduction to the practice of law. Two of her strengths are her thorough preparation and her ability to think on her feet in the courtroom. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tesha is one of the most prepared lawyers I have ever come in contact with. When you are getting ready for a hearing, you want to have Tesha on your side. When you are working with her, you know that she gives each case the individual attention it deserves."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer and her work. I have had the pleasure of working on numerous cases with her and have seen first-hand her ability to relate to her clients and her ability to effectively and ethically advocate for the best possible result for her clients."
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Houston Family Lawyer Tesha Michele Peeples
Tesha Michele Peeples
Family Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 12 years