|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension||2004||07/28/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers 2013||Houstonia Magazine||2013|
|Avvo Excellence Award||Avvo||2012|
|Avvo Excellence Award||Avvo||2011|
|Partner||Midence & Skillern||2010 - Present|
|Director||Midence & Associates, PC||2007 - 2010|
|Assistant District Attorney||Travis County District Attorney||2004 - 2006|
|Intern||Federal Judge David Hittner||2002 - 2002|
|Legislative Aide||State Sen. Whitmire - Texas Legislature||1998 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas State Bar - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas State Bar - Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Texas State Bar - Criminal Law Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Texas District & County Attorneys Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon||Dismissed|
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|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2003|
|University of Texas System, Austin||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Womens Gathering||What To Expect In Famiy Law||2011|
|Speech to Parent Group - Austin||Criminal Consequences for Juveniles||2010|
|Ceremony for school groundbreaking||School dedication||2010|
|University of Texas Police Academy||Criminal Procedure Seminar for Cadets||2005|
Posted by anonymous
Generally using Luis through my divorce was not to my advantage. Throughout the case it felt more like check the box than zealous representation. Sales pitch at the initial consult was entirely different from the real world approach. In the divorce there were several ambiguities in the decree and settlement agreement that ended up costing me. In addition, the case dragged on for some time. It was only after talking with his partner, Mr. Skillern, that things got moving more quickly.
I attempted to have a strategy meeting at one point, only to have a form decree read to me. I ended up with a very standard divorce decree for a premium price. His fees were 4x the fixed fee quotes I received, but I went with Luis expecting premium service.
In the end, he pushed me off as a referral to another lawyer to clean up some of the mess. He actually fell through with that also, and stopped returning calls. There was a procedural issue that could have been solved simply, but he missed it, and cost me some money.
It wasn't an easy case, but his advice was not particularly good. Essentially he told me to follow all the rules, while my ex did whatever she wanted. Then Luis was afraid to enforce my rights for fear of upsetting the judge. This turned out to be a huge problem for me.
Granted he and his paralegal did get the correct forms in on time. More than once I got an email at 3:30 requesting a notarized copy of something by 4:30 the same day.
All in all, would not recommend.
Posted by anonymous
Luis Midence represented me in my divorce case. It was a very long and unpleasant divorce but he handled it with a lot of care and professionalism. He is very knowledgable and has great communication skills. He turned my whole case around and pretty much accomplished every thing I was fighting for. Him and his staff were very helpful with every question I had and always responded right away. I would recomend him to anyone that is going through divorce in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous
I highly recommend Luis Midence. He was able to clearly explain my legal rights while cost effectively resolving my divorce. I am very pleased with the legal guidance Luis provided during a difficult time in my life.
Kimberly Moss, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Luis is very knowledgeable and courteous. I worked with him as the opposing counsel of a divorce, and I was impressed with his responsiveness. Unlike many other attorneys who can be brash and rude to their opponents, Luis was very professional. As my practice has changed, I have referred potential family law clients to his firm because I trust he would take good care of them.
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