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Papa Magaye Dieye

Family Attorney at Pearland, TX

4.5   18 reviews

also known as Papa Jay, Papa

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Papa

Learn Papa’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

  2. Family
    35%
    Our family law practice includes everything from contested and uncontested divorces, complex and high asset divorces, child custody, child support, modification, and enforcement. It also includes adoption, CPS cases, and prenuptial agreements.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Child custody
    15%

  4. Child support
    15%

EXPERIENCED, TALENTED, AND DEDICATED TRIAL ATTORNEY. WE HANDLE ALL ASPECTS OF FAMILY LAW IN TEXAS.

Welcome to our Avvo page.  We are ready and willing to help you with whatever issues you may be facing.  I am Papa, the founder and principal attorney at The Dieye Firm.  The firm has been in existence since 2007 after I left Exxon Mobil's corporate law department. It was time to hang my shingle and so I did. From the very beginning of my solo career, I fell in love with family law. Although not always easy,  the practice of family law can be very rewarding. There is something both humbling and rewarding about helping families navigate what is unquestionably a very difficult time in their lives. We strive to stand with our clients throughout the process, to help them navigate the process, and most importantly to make sure they fully understand what is going on. 

My primary goal with all of my clients is to handle their cases in the most expeditious way.  Although there are some things that are out of my control (judges, opposing counsel), we continuously work diligently to move the case along. Our clients are confident that we have their best interest at heart and we work very hard to maintain their trust and confidence. And that is one of the reasons why all of our clients have my personal cell phone number and are welcome to call me directly if they have any issues or concerns with their cases. 

We have been handling family law cases for over ten years so we have the experience to help you no matter what you are going through. Please read our reviews and endorsements and if you have any additional questions, please contact us. We look forward to being of assistance. 

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The jury box! A central part of our judicial system!!

Location

The Dieye Firm, PLLC

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Kate | November 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Papa was aissgned to my families case as the amicus attorney. He was thoughtful, listened and I truly feel had my child's best interest at heart. He was easy to work with, easy to talk too and cared for the well being of my family. I would highly recommend Papa.
Posted by Cyndy | November 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
My experience was great helped in every way possible he could and continous to has handled 2 of my cases in a very professional way and walked me thru every step of the process would highly recommend
Posted by KS | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moved Mountains for my family
Dieye Law moved mountains for myself & my family. They go out of their way to help you and are compassionate, friendly, professional. They take your financial circumstances in to consideration, which is important during these difficult times. I would highly recommend Papa Dieye & his team.
Posted by Sam | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Papa is an excellant attorney
Papa Dieye is an excellent attorney, I wish I had used him for my divorce in the first place and then my ex couldn't have taken me back to court! I had kept detailed records and sent them all over to Papa and he went through everything thoroughly. He patiently explained everything to me in language I could understand before, during and after court. He responded to emails and calls in a timely manner and was fair with his time and billing. He is obviously well respected amongst his peers too which was evident by the interactions I saw during the time waiting to go in front of the judge. I would highly recommend Papa Dieye to anyone (well except my ex of course!!) Thank you Papa.
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Posted by Rosy | October 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Papa Dieye was recommended to me after I found out that my ex husband had an affair with another woman for 6 years and was using the money that I was working hard to earn for his affair. I was an emotional mess, I might have stopped the divorce process 3 or 4 times and Papa Dieye was just a phone call away to hear my complaints. Once, I got over my initial emotions , the divorce process went smoothly and we reached a settlement. I will definitely recommend Papa Dieye, especially for the human aspect. I am sure that they’re a lot of good lawyers out there, but it is nice to found one who can listen to you.
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Posted by K. | August 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce professional
Now having used Papa as an ongoing attorney for multiple friends family and business's. I highly recommend anyone to retain his services. Well knowledgable of the law and proceedings in a court room, he offers only the best advise and continues to maintain high standards in representing his clients..
Posted by Harry | August 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I have had the pleasure of using Papa Dieye as my attorney a couple of times, he is most professional in his approach and manner, I would recommend Papa to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Sincere, Dedicated & Thorough
Mr. Papa Dieye represented me for my divorce case. He was always accessible to answer my questions and he always returned my calls. His preparation was perfect for the temporary orders hearing. Fortunately, our family got reunited and Mr. Papa was always helpful in providing good advice and guidance.
Posted by Larry | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great litigator
His litigating skills leaves no doubts for my wife and I. He has represented us in our divorce cases and family matters with the court. The man deals with facts and does not stand on shaky grounds. Our family case trial was a real look at what he can do. He has my two thumbs up.
Posted by Osmin | July 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Papa help me with my divorce. He guide me and explained every step. He did an excellent job in my divorce. He would always get back with me when I had a question on my case. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Kim | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Representation!
I sought legal counsel for a name change. Papa responded promptly and began the process. It was seamless from beginning to end. Professional, personable, and readily available for any questions or concerns. I was quite impressed and I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know!!
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Messy Divorce
The Dieye Firm helped me with my divorce in 2012. Prior to being referred to this firm I had another lawyer who was absolutely horrible so I was very worried. I was reaching a deadline with my divorce and he got the ball rolling right away. He completed what the other lawyer failed to do and with professionalism. Fast forward... Provisions of my divorce decree were violated in 2015 and I immediately called the Dieye firm to help me again. He recently finished that case as well. I can't express how grateful I am to have come across this firm. A high level of care is what keeps clients coming back and making referrals. Thanks Papa!!!
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Posted by Comfort | February 6, 2014
On A father's Side
Papa Dieye was an amazing attorney. He went above and beyond the call of duty to reunite me with my kids after their mother fled the state with them. Not only did he get my kids back to me, he was able to get an order for child support.
Posted by Kaylyn | March 24, 2011
Papa Jay
I had a bad experience with a prior attorney who ended up dropping my divorce/custody case mid way and leaving me high and dry to figure it out for myself. I recieved Papa Dieye's (Jay) information from a family friend. Papa Jay is always on top of things and was very prompt with returning phone calls and keeping me in the loop. 2 days after I obtained his legal services we were already in court finalizing my divorce! I have already referred Papa Jay to a handful of people and if I EVER need an attorney for anything else (within his line of work) I will definitely be contacting Mr. Dieye again. Needless to say it was a very pleasant experience and Mr. Dieye is super nice.
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Posted by Sharmain | March 23, 2011
Great Lawyer, whom keeps you informed!
I met Papa via a networking group, and I found him to be very personable and when I needed a lawyer - he was the only person that I called. Papa handled my divorce. I had a lot of questions and he answered them, in a very knowledgeable formation, which did not make me feel intimidated. Papa even was kind enough to give me replies to my ex-husbands questions as he lived in a different state and was not represented. Papa has become my lawyer of choice and should become yours as well...
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Posted by Seidu | November 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
He helped me throughout my divorce process and was with my at the final trial
Posted by Charles | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WORST 15K EVER SPENT
I have had the opportunity to work with this lawyer for over two years, and unfortunately, my experience has been less than satisfactory. During the trial, I found him to be unprepared, often fumbling through papers and emails, and struggling to remember key details, including my name. On several occasions, I had to remind him of the information contained within the court order. Regrettably, I cannot recommend this lawyer as I believe he is dismissive, unresponsive to clients, and appears to schedule multiple Zoom calls to deplete the retainer fee while achieving little progress. Despite my repeated reminders, he was unable to recall the details of the court order, and I found myself having to provide him with multiple reminders. In particular, I asked him if the retainer fee would cover the modification of my child support, even if it was necessary to go to court. He confirmed several times that it would be sufficient, but after three to four months, no progress had been made, and he requested an additional retainer fee to finish what he had agreed to do initially. Furthermore, I believe that this lawyer is motivated by financial gain, and he uses threatening tactics to bully clients into immediate payment. I experienced this firsthand when he became upset with me for not paying immediately, even though I required some time to gather the necessary funds. Lastly, his communication skills are inadequate, as he scheduled multiple Zoom calls and failed to show up, without providing prior notification. As a result, I was left hanging without any notice, which I found to be very unprofessional. In conclusion, based on my experience, I would advise against engaging the services of this lawyer.
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Response from Papa Dieye April 18, 2023
Charles, honesty is crucial when writing a review. I am literally baffled by your review because I have been extremely responsive to you, scheduling calls and conferences outside business hours and on weekends just to accommodate your work schedule. And you forgot to mention many important things including the fact that after we finished our first case (which was tried to the court), you came back and re-hired me. That fact alone indicates how dishonest your review is. In any event, I wish you the very best and I sincerely hope you find peace in your heart. Take care brother, Papa
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Posted by Ms.Bryant | February 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Warning..Spend your money elsewhere
Worst lawyer ever.did nothing on my case.became unprofessional,dismissive, rude an was even overtly flirty. If I could afford it I would have gotten somebody else but I was already In with the retainer And didn't have much more to spend.he was constantly telling me he was on vacation and hardly ever got back to me even after he said he would. Guy never even completely gave me all of my paperwork from my divorce, Almost 6 months after my case I'm just finally getting my divorce decree after being blown off regularly and couldn't even get a receipt at all. left high and dry soon as he got paid an was askn for more money an driving up the price without a care and was very rude and pompous. I even worked up my own deal because he didn't believe that I could get what I was asking for because he wasn't accustomed to it, Was p***** that I actually got it in court. With him there doing and saying nothing because he told me to ask for it myself. he didn't believe in it. As a lawyer you're paid For your professional opinion and services but ultimately you do what your customer is asking you to do since they are the one who is paying you an you have excepted the job.Worst $11,000 ever spent.
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Response from Papa Dieye April 18, 2023
Ms. Bryant, I hope you read my response on Google. Let me just say that I have worked tirelessly for you and in fact obtained excellent results for you. None of the facts you state are even remotely true and I have documentary proof. Your review is so ridiculous and dishonest! I could write a very lengthy response but there is no need to. I wish you well and hope you find peace in your heart.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Dieye Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Tulane University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • City University of New York, City College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Literacy Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Champion Senior Appellate Competition
  • Tulane University Law School
  • 2003
  • Nizar Ahmed Price for Excellence in International Studies
  • City College of New York
  • 2000
  • Thomas Karis Price for Excellence in Research
  • City College of New York
  • 2000
  • First Amendment Prize Best Essay
  • City College of New York
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer Forward 2017
  • International Custody Issues
  • 2017
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Custody Modification
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Papa
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is very professional."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Papa. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have done a few mediations with Attorney Dieye and he always comes well prepared. He is an excellent advocate for his client. He is at the courthouse all the time and he has the respect of his fellow lawyers. He has been appointed as amicus in custody cases by judges - this shows that his opinion is respected by the judges too."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Papa is energetic, bright, dedicated, and personable. I have found him to be a valuable resource in working on litigation and appeals. His study of the law makes an extremely effective litigator."
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Divorce and separation
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