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D. Micah Royer III

Child custody Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Dale Elbert Royer III


Licensed for 16 years

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My family moved to the small town of Round Top, Texas, when I was 11 years old, and I grew up in our family's cafe, working from that time on. I learned from my family the value of customer service, hard work, and the value of relationships. In deciding to pursue a career as an attorney, those have all served me very well.

I attended the University of Texas for both undergrad and law school, and have been a resident of Austin since 1998. I originally pursued a legal career in mergers and acquisitions and corporate work, but quickly realized it was not best for me. I was fortunate to find a great mentor with Tim Whitten, and began practicing with Brad Coldwell and Charlie Bowes in 2010.  I have learned a great deal with both Charlie and Brad, and was made partner in early 2016.

I love practicing family law, helping out clients, and working to obtain the best results from my clients, whether working to resolve the issue by way of informal settlement, mediation, or, in some cases, before a judge.

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022

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Coldwell | Bowes, LLP

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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2022
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Highly recommend
Looking for a shark lawyer that is ruthlessly expensive? Then don't call Micah Royer. He is compassionate and highly effective, considerate and fearless. He provides very experienced representation and treats his clients with the kindness of family. You will not find a divorce attorney in Austin with more discretion and integrity. He will pursue every avenue to resolve your case with efficiency and minimal conflict... But if the situation necessitates a more aggressive legal approach, he will not hesitate to go to bat and you will see him shine. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer!
D. Micah Royer was referred to me by my other attorney who could not handle my case. My case was a full custody case. I can say that the minute I talked to Dr. Micah, he gave me the confidence I needed. He is very Knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and experienced. His guidance was valuable and his prices very reasonable. It is with great pleasure that I recommend his services.
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Posted by Mike M | November 30, 2021
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Micah Royer
Micah Royer is the consummate professional. His communications, and care for each client is well above standard. He always looks out for the best interests of his clients and gets the results that are required.
Posted by Jason | November 19, 2021
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Thank you Micah!
My wife and I couldn’t have been more pleased with Micah Royer and his staff from Coldwell Bowes. They showed compassion and empathy throughout our entire child custody case and provided us the kind of professional legal protection that leveled the playing field with my wife’s wealthy ex who pulled no punches with his high conflict tactics. I don’t think my wife could have gotten through this without his heart to help us and his top notch legal experience. If your looking for an honest and ethical family lawyer Micah and his team are the right people for the job. He was worth every penny!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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Integrity and Skill
My divorce was the worst thing that ever happened to me and my kiddo. Someone "upstairs" was looking out for me when I got the referral to Micah. Responsive, understanding, quick-thinking, experienced, professional. I'm pretty sure he answered at least one of my calls while on vacation with his family! I never felt "nickel & dimed" or ashamed of my ignorance of the law. That said, some might wonder whether this understanding guy can be the tough fighter that you might need in an ugly dispute, but boy can he bring it. "Tough" doesn't even seem like a strong enough word. I'm just glad I wasn't in my ex's shoes! I really can't speak highly enough of Micah or his paralegal, Kimberly, for that matter. I feel confident we got the best outcome for our family, especially re: custody.
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Posted by Sara | April 23, 2021
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A HUGE help and very professional!
Micah took on my case after a year with another lawyer. He was able to help me finalize the divorce. He was professional, prepared, supportive and very responsive. He knows the law and understands how to get results. He was able to relay to me what the best options were and how to pursue them for the least amount of money. He was very generous with his time and sympathetic to my situation. When it came time for a hearing, he was very well prepared. We worked well together in that both of us did not want to facilitate drama. My situation was difficult and he did not waiver in helping me push through the mess. 'm thankful he was able to help me.
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Posted by David | April 6, 2021
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Divorce and making it easier
I was recommended to Mr. Royer through a friend. This is my first and hopefully my last divorce. He walked me through every step of the process and his assistant Kimberly was also there for my questions. I appreciated the down to earth approach and I felt as though he truly understood. I'd recommend Micah and he has a great knowledge of all the ins and outs of how to make the process as painless as possible.
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Posted by Chad | May 5, 2020
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Divorce and child custody
Micah and his team did a great job in a difficult situation. My divorce was less than amicable for a number of reasons. One of which was obtaining custody of my daughter, which is not the easiest set of circumstances for the dad. Micah handled the situation with class and compassion. He knew when to push and when to hold back. I did not want to make this any worse for my spouse than it already was. Micah's professional demeanor and ability to defuse a contentious situation was much appreciated. He was consistent in his stance and never afraid to push back on the opposing attorney when required. He listened and made sure we had the best outcome possible for my child. I always felt like he had my best interest at heart and provided sound advice throughout. I would highly recommend Micah and his team.
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Posted by David Fenwick | May 4, 2020
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Tremendous Advocate
Going through the most difficult time of my life, I had the tremendous good fortune of being represented by Micah Royer. Micah invested himself in my case, my situation and my life. His integrity, expertise, and compassion eased the stress and brought clarity where I had none. Through his efforts, I was able to get through the proceedings and begin the healing process much more smoothly and with confidence that the future was full of hope. I highly recommend Micah Royer.
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Posted by Matt | May 3, 2020
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Calm in the pocket
Micah is phenomenal attorney. Not only does he know the law inside and out, he works diligently to keep you accountable to your goals, your values, and the bigger picture for your family down the road. I confused his ability to be calm in the pocket with a lack of aggressiveness and it was a mistake. Micah is relentless when he needs to be, but always polite and looking to maintain a calm while you are navigating this depressing time in your life. I can't say enough about how much he helped the case, but more importantly how much he helped me personally. He is a great Father and a fantastic attorney. I think it is important to note that he is always keeping the bigger picture in mind, and in my case for the benefit of my children which was hard at the time, but so appreciated.
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Posted by Nicole | May 1, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Micah Royer was referred to me by friends and neighbors that knew him both personally and professionally when I was going through a divorce. Mr. Royer was both knowledgeable and compassionate as he helped me navigate through the divorce and custody process. I always felt like I had full understanding of my rights. Multiple questions were always answered in a very timely manner. Mr. Royer’s associates and staff were accessible, kind and very easy to work with during a very emotional and stressful time. I would highly recommend him for legal counsel.
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Posted by Emily | August 21, 2019
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The best advocate
Micah Royer is an attorney who will advocate for you from the beginning of the process to the very end. I heard about Mr. Royer through a friend. During my consultation he was very knowledgeable, he and presented elements that benefited me as a client. He is well adversed in the laws, thus allowing him to explain clearly what you are entitled to in your case. These specific cases are always challenging and can be extremely tense and stressful. However Mr. Royer fully comprehends what it means to advocate for his client and does it in the most excellent way. That is one of the reasons why I chose tome forward with him as my attorney.
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Posted by Misha | August 20, 2019
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The Dream Team
Let's be honest, being involved in any kind of family law case is not fun! It's emotional, frustrating, expensive and lots of other adjectives. Micah was the fifth attorney that I met with. Three other local, respected family law attorneys spoke very highly of Micah to me. I believe that kind of recommendation from your peers speaks volumes and that even in a court room, an attorney's reputation will precede them. I consider this an important factor to take into account when hiring an attorney. My case was full of twists and turns and at different moments, over many months, different possible outcomes came into play. I found Micah to be very knowledgeable of the law and its application. He has a great ability to unpack all of the legal jargon in a practical way. He was thorough in explaining all my options and helping me weigh the impact of each one. In all of our appearances, Micah was well prepared and able to quickly and seamlessly shift gears when the situation compelled. I noticed a common theme of genuine care and compassion in Micah's previous reviews. I can give a big AMEN to that. I felt heard, understood and that the best interest of my family was his focus. However, don't think this kind, compassionate, law nerd isn't a total fighter when the situation calls for it. His compassion manifests into well-spoken, well-written persuasive passion when the time comes! He is a skilled litigator and somehow nice guy turns intimidating when the pressure is on. Just saying, sometimes that is needed. Yet, it was done with the utmost of integrity, as an advocate of the truth. I use to complain about how costly an attorney can be but after that experience I am convinced they are not paid enough! My family and I are forever grateful. Kim, Micah's paralegal, was an integral person for me throughout. Her availability, knowledge and warmth were dependable and reassuring. In keeping with the culture of this team, I would add that all my interactions with other Coldwell Bowes staff was as pleasant as a trip to Chick-fil-A. That's saying something!
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Posted by Puja | August 3, 2019
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Great Family Law Attorney
I hired Micah to help me with child support modification and enforcement. I reside out of state, so I trusted Micah to handle everything without me ever having to be present. What is normally a fairly simple process was unsurprisingly challenging due to the other party, but Micah and his paralegal, Kim, took a very trying situation and handled it with care and ease. I always felt that Micah had my best interests in mind and was ready to do whatever was necessary to see those interests pursued. He is not only skilled at what he does, but he handles his cases with compassion and care. It is easy to see that he truly cares about his work. I would readily hire Micah again and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Terry | June 19, 2019
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Awesome Attorney, Highly Recommended
After dealing with several attorneys through a painful divorce, I became a client of Attorney Micah Royer at Coldwell | Bowes. He did an amazing job representing, advising, and supporting me after my ex-wife filed a lawsuit against me. Micah is incredibly knowledgeable of both family law, and the courts his clients’ cases are presented before. His calm and steady presence very successfully steered me through depositions, appearances before the court, mediation, and arbitration over a thirteen month period, and because of his hard work, I have more time with my kids. He was instrumental is assisting me with building a team of professionals to help me navigate all the difficult issues I was struggling with in positive way. I’m a better man and dad after this experience and Micah was a huge part of my growth. His paralegal, Kim Edgington, is awesome! She made compiling the various documents and evidence as pleasant as possible and helped me stay on top of deadlines. The billing folks at Coldwell | Bowes were easy to work with and ensured all the costs were easy to understand. I'm beyond thankful to Micah and his team, and would highly recommend he and his firm.
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Posted by Dan | June 16, 2019
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Attorney Review
Micah Royer and his assistant Kimberly Edgington were not only courteous and professional, but were empathetic to my situation and helped me to keep myself focused on the best interests of my family instead of just my emotions in the process. His rates were reasonable as well.
Posted by Michelle | May 6, 2019
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Professional and Personable with Excellent Advice
Micah was a great lawyer that I would hire again for any family law matters. He provided top notch advice and proactively set us up for success at every turn. The process was much less painful than it could have been due to Micah's preparation, professionalism and sense of humor. I would recommend Micah to anyone looking for the best in representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
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Efficient and Dependable!!
He has done a great job every time for me and he has an abundance of knowledge! He truly wanted what was best for me and my family!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
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Tracy
Mr. Royer is very knowledgeable in family law. He fought for me and the well-being of my children. He is very kind and compassionate and it shows when interacting with him. I feel he led me to a fair settlement in my divorce case. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a highly qualified divorce attorney.
Posted by Tracy | August 6, 2018
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Experienced and Compassionate
Micah provided me with excellent legal counsel. My case had complex property issues which Micah was able to handle with no problem. He guided me through discovery, depositions, and hearings with skill, while also providing compassion through a difficult situation. I would definitely recommend Micah for family law legal issues!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Coldwell Bowes, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Tim Whitten
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Sneed, Vine and Perry, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • University Of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law and Family Law Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Family Law and Family Law Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
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Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Micah on several family law cases in which he mediated. Simply put, Micah is fantastic! He is smart, patient, and committed to helping both parties find the best outcome for their case. I highly recommend and endorse Micah."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Micah is a smart, reasonable and ethical lawyer that cares about his clients and their families. I have worked with him on cases in which we were on opposite sides, on cases in which I served as the mediator on his case, and on cases where he served as the mediator on my case. I would not hesitate (and in fact have on several occasions) to recommend Micah to clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have handled cases against Micah and have used him as a mediator for at least the past five years. Micah is an exceptionally talented and intelligent attorney. He takes smart, well thought out positions, and he fights hard for his clients both in negotiation and at trial. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Micah is an outstanding attorney. Charlie and I were fortunate to have him join the firm as an associate attorney in 2010. Since then, Micah has demonstrated a command of the law, attention to detail and a strong commitment to protecting our clients and their children. Micah's tireless work ethic, dedication to our clients and ability to zealously represent them with integrity led to his becoming a partner this past February."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Royer is an outstanding lawyer and excellent advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Micah. I had the opportunity to work Micah on a joint matter, mediate cases where Micah is representing his client, and as having Micah serve as opposing counsel. In every instance Micah has been professional, well prepared, knowledgeable on the facts and the law, and will work towards reasonable solutions when possible and will be a zealous advocate when agreements cannot be reached. Micah is a lawyer that is able to advocate well for his clients while still maintaining professionalism and will treat the opposing counsel and opposing party with respect."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Micah and his team are my go-to lawyers for all family law matters. We've collaborated on a number of complex business litigation issues arising from family law disputes, and I'm always glad Micah is on my team. Micah's quick intellect, personability and aggressiveness make him a tough adversary. I proudly endorse him."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Micah in mediations several times - both with him serving as our mediator - and with him representing his client in mediation. Micah is an honest, smart and well- prepared advocate for his client in mediation. As the role of the mediator, Micah has been able to settle difficult divorce cases that I thought were impossible to settle. I highly recommend Micah as an advocate in your family law matter and as a mediator in your dispute."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Micah is an extremely bright and talented lawyer. He is very balanced - a strong advocate with really good courtroom skills, but he also is very skilled at working with opposing counsel and resolving cases and issues. He listens and works well with his clients."
Child custody Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Micah as opposing counsel in a tricky and heavily contested custody matter. Micah was clever, aggressive, knowledgeable of the law, and proved to be a worthy adversary. Of equal importance, Micah demonstrated integrity and trustworthiness throughout the process which is of tremendous financial and emotional value to clients struggling through difficult family law matters. I highly recommend and endorse Micah for your child custody and general family law needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Micah since we were in law school together at UT and over the last 10 years I have watched his practice flourish. I have referred many of my clients to him when they seek representation on family law matters and I've never heard anything but positive reviews and thanks for referring them to him. I know Micah to have a vast knowledge of the family code and courts. He is a highly effective advocate, knowing when to be aggressive and when to be collaborative in order to obtain the best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Micah is an exceptional trial attorney. For nearly three years, I've worked with him on numerous cases, and have observed that he approaches each case with careful concern and attention to the client's needs and objectives. His thoughtfulness, preparedness, and creativity routinely result in successful outcomes for his clients in hearings, trials, and mediation."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Micah is an incredible lawyer. I have seen him perform in Court and his extemporaneous abilities are outstanding and effortless. His charisma and sharp legal mind are an amazing one-two combination that not many lawyers possess. He is intelligent and articulate and communicates effectively with both judges and juries. I also mediate for Micah. He is always prepared and meticulous in his attention to detail. His clients feel financially and emotionally protected and are exceedingly pleased with the results. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
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Austin Child custody Lawyer D. Micah Royer III
D. Micah Royer III
Child custody Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 16 years