Alyssa Lemkuil was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as the first judge of the 507th Family District Court, where she served from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Before that, she served as associate judge of the 308th Family District Court from 2012 through 2015, where she received high ratings in judicial evaluation polls from the lawyers who appeared before her. You can read what people said about her as a judge on the Testimonials page of this site.
Alyssa is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BBA, 1982) and the University of Houston Law Center (JD, 1992). She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1992 and has worked exclusively in the family law area for 28 years. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Before becoming an associate judge, she was a child support prosecutor and “Friend of the Court” with the Harris County Domestic Relations Office for 10 years and an attorney and mediator in private practice for 7 years, where she represented people in family law cases in trial courts, courts of appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court.
She was trained as a family law mediator in 1994 and has been a full-time mediator since leaving the bench. She has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and enjoys helping attorneys learn about family law. She has been married to Dan Lemkuil since 2000 and they have a daughter, three cats, and a dog.
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