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About me

Since my graduation from law school in 2004, I have had experience in several areas of law that complement and enhance my ability to practice in the family law field. In addition, I maintain a variety of family law clients, including private and court appointed clients, that keep me abreast and current on the laws and issues facing families of all types in Texas. Finally, I have and continue to supplement my “real life” knowledge of the field through past and present active participation in continuing legal education.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    12 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    3 years
  3. Family: 15%
    12 years
  4. Adoption: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dale Elbert Royer III

    Garrett and I were in a contested custody battle, and I found Garrett to be extremely knowledgeable, smart, professional, yet always passionate in advocating for his client. I endorse Garrett and highly recommend and endorse him.


    Dale Royer Child custody Attorney
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  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

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Contact info

Law Office of Garrett C. Higley, PLLC

508 W. 12th Street
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2013Leadership Austin2013
Suzanne Covington Pro Bono AwardVolunteer Legal Services2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Garrett Higley, PLLC2007 - Present
Contract AssociateAndrae Law, PLLC2008 - 2008
Contract AttorneyNoelke English Maples St Leger, LLP2007 - 2008
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices of Wayne H. Prescott2007 - 2008
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Attorney General2006 - 2007
Contract AttorneyFleming & Associates2005 - 2005
ClerkOffice of Ron Woods2005 - 2005
Contract AttorneyJohn K. Grubb and Associates2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Volunteer Legal Services of Central TexasSustaining Member2013 - Present
Capital Area AIDS Legal ProjectBoard of Directors2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionPro Bono Committee2012 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2010 - Present
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Wright House Wellness Center Board of DirectorsPresident2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2008 - Present
Austin Bar Association, CAFA SectionMember2008 - Present
Austin Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member2004 - Present
Travis County Court Appointed Family AdvocatesBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law SeminarDaubert: Separating the Gems from the Junk2013
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: Annual ConferenceGrandparent Intervention2012
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsJurisdiction and Forum Issues in Interstate Cases2011
Family Law EssentialsCreative Approach to Child Support2011
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsCombat Related Special Compensation2010
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsInvasions of Privacy2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Texas A&M UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Outcast RadioAdoption by Gay and Lesbian Parents2013
Family Law EssentialsDiscovery on a Shoestring2012
Family Law EssentialsCreative Approaches to Child Support2011
Family Law EssentialsAnalyzing your Property Case2010
Family Law EssentialsAnalyzing your Property Case2010