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Allecia Lindsey-Pottinger

Child custody Attorney at Bellaire, TX

4.4   13 reviews

also known as Allecia Pottinger, Allecia Lindsey

Licensed for 27 years

About Allecia

Learn Allecia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Getting managing conservatorship over your children and receiving the right to receive child support and determining where the child will live.

    28 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Getting you divorced from the other spouse and preventing them from taking all of the hard earn money you worked for.

    28 years

  3. Child support
    Getting the right amount of child support from the other parent. Preventing parents who pay from going to jail in an enforcement action against them.

    28 years

  4. Family
    For child support, child custody, divorces, common law marriages and property settlements.

    28 years


Before Hollywood gave us superheroes in the Justice League, the leader of the true justice league was in Houston being a voice for those who would otherwise have no voice.

Your family comes first with Allecia! It’s not about winning cases or making money. You’ll learn this in your first meeting with her – she’ll recommend counseling with the hopes you won’t need her services. As a divorcee, she has first-hand knowledge of the challenges, complexities, and heartbreak involved in family law cases. Because of what she went through, she is committed to giving you a voice in a safe space when you work with the ALP Law Firm! She is also a member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals.

Allecia is the author of the book, “What’s Love Got to Do With It …Really? – A guide to Divorce in Texas”. She is a wife, mom to a son and 2 fur babies, and loves bowling.

Move over Wonder Woman – Allecia Lindsey Pottinger with more than 20 years of experience, levels the legal field so your family has a fighting chance!

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Meet Attorney Allecia Pottinger
Licensed for 27 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/11/2023

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

Contact Allecia

ALP Law Firm
6300 West Loop South, Suite 610
Bellaire, TX, 77401


4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Bryant | May 2, 2011
Represented me very well in a stressful case
Allecia walked me through a custody battle with Harris county Child protective services and we won! I cant think of anything more valuable in this world than your chlldren, and she took that very seriously.
Posted by Sandra | April 2, 2013
Simply THE BEST!!!!!!
We know emergencies don’t happen Monday through Friday between 8 – 5. I reached out to Lindsey Pottinger Law Firm, PLLC after hours on a weekend; clearly expecting to hear back the next business day…or two. To my pleasant surprise Attorney Pottinger responded within 8 hours. She leapt into my situation as an angel from Heaven!! She calmed my fears; handle my situation with authority, experience and grace!! I will definitely recommend Attorney Pottinger to my family, friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Jessica | December 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally Divorce
She was very detailed about the process of the divorce. She was able to finalize my divorce with what I desired as a result.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She Makes Miracles Baby...
I had an extremely complicated custody case. When other attorneys tell me I had no hope, Allecia Lindsey-Pottinger said I did have a chance to correct the wrong done to myself and my child. A year and a half before hiring Mrs. Pottinger, I went through a modification of custody in which my prior attorney MADE THINGS WORSE. I went from having full custody to . My child was paying the price for sloppy work done. I had to find a way to get my child out of an abusive situation. Before Allecia took on the case, CPS was called and CPS told me I had to get an attorney if I wanted change. Even though I had multiple videos and recordings of my child suffering. When I found Mrs. Pottinger I was truly at my wits end. All the attorneys I spoke to before said I did not have a chance, but Allecia said there was a way to make things right. She took the time to walk me though the entire process from start to finish. Allecia was a gentle spirt who helped me stay focused while the other party used scare tactics on me before we got to court. Mrs. Pottinger also gave me sound legal advice on how to best navigate the parts of my case I was unsure about. She was also very timely in her responses in which I truly appreciated. When it came down to the trial, Allecia turned up the heat and went against a nasty bully in the court room. Not only did she win against a fellow attorney, she won against an attorney who taught law! HOW AMAZING! In my eyes, Allecia is a walking Angel on this Earth. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for her. Thank you for giving me the child I have worked so hard to take care of since the day he was born. Thank you for the long nights. Thank you for having your A game all the time for me, I truly appreciate you. You are truly a miracle worker. I will never have enough thank you's to fulfill the gratitude I have in my heart towards you...
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Posted by Steven | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will fight to tell your story
Saw that I was in a bad situation. MRS. Pottinger did everything in her power to help me with my divorce and custody with my son. And rightfully so my divorce was granted and I was awarded full custody of my son. Everyone has a story but Mrs. Pottinger help me tell mine.
Posted by Charles | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Allecia took care of my issues before the court and represented my case expertly. Can't say enough how I have appreciated her services throughout these years!
Posted by Diane | June 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Last minute request
Definitely appreciated Ms. Pottinger taking on my case at the last minute and still making me feel like a long time customer. I will definitely reach out to her if services are needed again. Thank You!
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Pottinger is a very honest attorney. My case in TX had been passed through several different courts for action. I tried several times to petition the courts to honor their code and remain steadfast to their laws as it pertained to custody of my children. Each time the court(s) would always pass the case the following month. Eventually they would claim that they no longer had jurisdiction as my ex-spouse moved several times, but they would not hold her in contempt. Mrs. Pottinger's savviness and clear understanding of the law allowed me to conserve both time and money. She didn't promise me anything nor did she lead me to believe the courts would rule in favor of truth. Each time they erred, she would position me to change direction by exercising patience and facts to enable me with the necessary legal leverage to get some action taken. Previously to Mrs. Pottinger I had several attorneys, who simply took my money. They didn't attempt to try and fight my case. The only time I heard from them was when my retainer was depleted, and if I came behind, which steps were needed to take immediate action to bring my account current. Hear this well: If you want help from someone who believes in the power of Prayer and Faith and who will help you prevail, I would implore you to seek her services.
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Posted by Amanda | April 5, 2013
She is the best.
Allecia was my attorney for my divorce and custody hearing. She is an honest, caring, hard working person. And I am happy I had her by my side through it all.
Posted by Renada | February 27, 2013
My Review
I have use her for several cases in the past as well as call to on her for infomation adout something that I did not have a clear understanding on. We had a case about harassment and she took the case and my husband and I felt very sure that she would do all she could about the alaged complaint. She kept in contact with us to let us know what we need to do and what was going on so that we would not worry. She made us feel that we was her only clients which we knew that we were not . she inform us of different ways the case could be resolve and she made us feel that she would all she could do to help us. She was on time to each hearing and came perpared to win. keeping us informed on the case help us to be better focus on we need to do. Mrs Pottinger have help us on a number of issues and have talk us through some things that we did not have legal knowledeable on. I feel that she can truly be as asset to anyone who take her on as a attorney. I would truly call on her i feel that she will give you her best work at all times.overall she is one of the best!
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Posted by Toni | February 26, 2013
Review for Attorney Allecia
Allecia is a very knowledgeable and concientious attorney. She makes sure she has her i's dotted and her t's crossed. She gives objective advice and loves her clients like family. I highly recommend Allecia to handle your legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not hire
After paying the retainer fee, had a hard time getting in touch with this lawyer. I called her office regarding questions I had but received voicemails. I had to leave work and catch her at her office to speak with her because she would never return my calls. During mediation she did not help me at all. She didn't even tell me when the last hearing was scheduled but met with the other attorney and her client. This lawyer did not help me with my case.
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Response from Allecia Lindsey-Pottinger December 27, 2022
Anonymous, I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with an attorney. I think that you have confused me with another attorney. Even though we have a brick and mortar office, we have been virtual before the pandemic. When you stated that you couldn't get in touch with me and had to come to catch me at the office I knew you had to be mistaken. In addition, we have not only the attorneys but the paralegals and legal assistant checking in on clients and scheduling zoom or phone calls with clients if they need attorney assistance. Again I am very sorry for your experience.
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Posted by Kevin | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed Client
They don’t deserve a star! the beginning of my case it seems they were having trouble keeping attorneys. My attorney switched three different attorneys within this firm (im assuming New hires due to staffing issues) . The attorney missed Court dates, they say they filed paperwork that was never filed. If it was not for mediation I would’ve received nothing. in mediation my mediation my attorney either left the meeting to handle other cases Mostly didn’t participate I had attorney representing me but truly I was representing myself in mediation. When the mediation paperwork was drawn up things were left out and not correct because she didn’t stay in the room she didn’t even understand what happened in mediation completely so therefore my order was not written correctly , I guess that’s my fault because I trusted my lawyer to do her job . In court my attorney showed up in a wrinkle suit with no paperwork or nothing to represent me when I gave them all the information needed. It’s so much more but this was a horrible experience with something so important. Allecia Pottinger it’s not a woman of her word don’t trust her. If you want someone that cares do not hire Alp law firm.
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Response from Allecia Lindsey-Pottinger September 27, 2022
Mr. Kevin, I apologize for your experience with the firm and I see that you have mis-stated some of the fact of your case. The one court date that was missed you actually were representing yourself. There has been no occasion the we have stated that we file something on your behalf which was never filed. I personally have been a women of my word which is why I finished a case for you when you didn't honor your financial obligation to the firm. I wish you the best.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lindsey Pottinger Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • San Jacinto College
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Contract Attorney
  • Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Staff Attorney/Legal Program Director
  • NAACP Houston Branch
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Legal Research and Writing Assistant
  • Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc
  • 1993 - 2003
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  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • Texas Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Jury Trial
  • We won


  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel for Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Houston Lawyer Association
  • N/A
  • Award for Legal Excellence
  • NAACP Houston Branch
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wise Women and Wealth Conference
  • Women, Relationships and Money
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
Endorse Allecia
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Pottinger is an outstanding lawyer and excellent advocate for her clients! I enthusiastically endorse her and highly recommend her. Any client will be well-served by having Ms. Pottinger as your lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Pottinger's professionalism and dedication to the subject area of family law makes her a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I became familiar with Ms. Lindsey-Pottinger when I worked for the Houston ISD. I believe that I had several cases where she was the hearing examiner on administrative termination cases, but they were resolved without hearing. She was competent and cordial in my dealings with her. I endorse her as an attorney in the field of employment/labor law."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Allecia and she has been my supervisor. She is a very knowledgeable, professional and ethical lawyer. Anyone looking for assistance in a family law matter will be well represented by her. She is compassionate and available to her clients. A great lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Allecia since 2007. Since then, we have worked together on multiple family law cases and Allecia has always proven herself to be a very capable attorney. Her nuanced knowledge of the Texas Family Code and her ability to recite Texas Rules of Civil Procedure off the top of her head are uncanny. She is also a very caring attorney and this also shows in her work. I can recommend Allecia to anyone who is looking for a clear advantage in legal matters."
General practice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Lindsey-Pottinger on a number of matters and she consistently demonstrates a high level of focus, dedication, and intelligence. Ms. Lindsey-Pottinger's talents are diverse- her quality of work excels at both the trial and appellate levels. I have recommended her to a number of friends and colleagues."
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