Top Rated Divorce Lawyer determined to get YOU results. 25 years Experience! Immediate Response!
Deanna Whitley is a smart, tough lawyer. For more than 25 years she has been guiding clients through what may be the most difficult experiences of their lives. Divorce. Child Custody. Adoption. Termination. She has earned the respect of her peers who know that she is a powerful advocate who fights hard, every time. Deanna knows what it takes to get her clients what they need to move forward after a life changing event. She has earned the trust of her current and fomer clients as refected in her reviews and testimonials.
In 1992, Deanna began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney at the firm of Nicholas and Barrera in San Antonio, Texas. There, she focused on high profile, complex criminal law cases, including appeals.
In 2008, Ms. Whitley opened a law practice with another local attorney. As this practice grew, Ms. Whitley became increasingly focused on Family Law issues in the greater San Antonio area.
In 2013, Ms. Whitley established her own Family Law Firm within San Antonio, Texas, serving Bexar County and contiguous counties. The success of her law practice is the result of the trust her clients have placed in her ability to set things straight. The firm has served hundreds of families in Bexar and surrounding counties, with excellent outcomes. Ms. Whitley has a longstanding commitment to acting in the best interests of children in all family law litigation. Her high standards and uncompromising ethics have allowed her to build a family law practice that assists clients in ending their marriages without completely destroying their families. As a mother she understands the need to focus the best interests of children and has tremendous compassion for those facing trying family law issues.
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Ms. Whitley received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University in 1989 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1992.
While at St. Mary’s, Ms. Whitley won the Woodley Award as the outstanding criminal law student in her class. She was on the National Dean’s List, won American Jurisprudence Awards, and was a research and teaching assistant for Professor John Schmolesky.
She is licensed in the State of Texas.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Martindale-Hubbell,The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2009,2010
S.A. Scene Magazine-Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Family Law, every year since 2008
National Association of Professional and Executive Women, 2007, 2008
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1992||12/05/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2013|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2011|
|The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2010|
|The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2009|
|Best Lawyer in San Antonio: Family Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2008|
|Associate Attorney||Nicholas & Barrera||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|State Bar College||Member||2008 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Member||2008 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2008 - Present|
|International Collaborative Law Institute||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, School Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|San Antonio Lawyer||Out of the Shadows: Children of Same-Sex Couples||2016|
|St. Marys University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||1992|
|Texas A&M University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Extreme Family Makeover XIII||It's No Longer Taboo: Same Sex Marriage & Divorce in Texas - Lesh Case Panel||2015|
|In the Interest of NIVS & MCVS, Minor Children|
|In the Matter of the Marriage of ALFL and KLL, and In the Interest of KAFL, a Child|
|In re Davila, 04-13-00103-CV, 2013 WL 1192617 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Mar. 22, 2013, no pet.)||Writ of Mandamus Conditionally Granted|
|Griffith v. Griffith, 341 S.W.3d 43 (Tex. App. - San Antonio, 2011).|
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