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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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Contact info

Laura Dale & Associates, PC

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

Practice areas


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



Hourly ($165-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Despite being my opposing counsel, she was professional, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with her.


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    I endorse this lawyer and her work. Deb is always thoroughly prepared, well spoken, and extremely knowledgeable. She is a determined and passionate advocate for her clients.


    Calli Baldwin Divorce and separation Attorney
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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
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
Gulf Coast Family Law SpecialistsN/A2013 - 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