Alyse F. Donnelly

Partner and Experienced Family Law Attorney Providing Concierge-Level Representation
About Alyse F. Donnelly

Alyse F. Donnelly, Partner at Kirker Davis LLP, is an experienced trial attorney practicing family law with a focus on complex divorce litigation and contested custody matters. Alyse is committed to providing compassionate, professional representation while achieving the best possible result for each and every client.

Alyse is a Thomson Reuters Superlawyers Rising Star, an award based on peer recognition and professional achievement, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, where Fellows are carefully chosen based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession and commitment to the community. Fellowship with the Texas Bar Foundation is elite as only 1/3 of 1% of Texas Lawyers are invited and elected to become a Fellow.

Alyse is a passionate advocate for her clients and prioritizes high-level service, attention to detail, skilled representation, and the best achievable outcomes. Alyse understands how difficult the process of a divorce can be and enjoys navigating clients through each challenge and towards a brighter future.

Alyse graduated at the top of her law school class at St. Mary’s Law, after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Southwestern University. Alyse knew from her undergraduate years that she was destined for family law, with a heart for protecting victims of domestic violence and a special interest in trial advocacy.

Alyse became a skilled trial attorney in her first years of practice in Bexar and surrounding counties, where Alyse represented mothers, fathers, business owners, and the spouses of business owners in family law litigation. During her time in San Antonio, Alyse briefed and presented oral arguments to The Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas. Thereafter, Alyse spent two years as a Senior Associate Attorney with a firm in Dallas exclusively handling family law matters and focusing on complex asset divorces and fiercely contested custody disputes, enforcements, and modifications. Alyse has represented clients across Texas, in large and small counties, with issues ranging from high-asset property division issues, to specialized parenting plans, to creative problem-solving in collaborative divorce, and in countless successful mediations.

Alyse joined forces with Kirker Davis in 2018, where she and the top-tier attorneys that comprise Kirker Davis, LLP provide zealous advocacy and knowledgeable and creative representation to clients across Texas.

Alyse is a proud member of the Travis County, Williamson County, and San Antonio Bar Associations and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association.

Alyse Donnelly provides concierge-level legal services to clients across Texas and most often the following areas: Travis County, Williamson County, Bexar County, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Comal County, Austin, Westlake, Lakeway, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Lago Vista, Bee Cave, Buda, Kyle, New Braunfels, San Antonio

Practice Areas

At Kirker Davis LLP, Alyse F. Donnelly can help you through a variety of issues you may find yourself confronting in the course of ending your marriage. Call us at (512) 943-7552 to speak with a thoughtful, dedicated attorney.

Honors and Awards
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Thomson Reuters Superlawyers Rising Star 2021-2023
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) Top Ten Under 40 Attorney Award, State of Texas, 2023
  • S.A. Scene Magazine’s Best San Antonio Lawyers: Family Law, Probate, and Elder Law, 2015 & 2016; Best San Antonio Lawyers: Family Law, 2022
  • Author of When It Rains, It Pours: The Violence Against Women Act’s Failure to Provide Shelter from the Storm of Domestic Violence, 14 Scholar 1035 (2012)
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society

Kirker Davis Reviews

Juliana B


I hired Kirker Davis to assist me with my divorce. From the moment I had my first sit down meeting with Alyse to the full day of mediation, I felt at ease, comfortable and confident I could get through this daunting process with a professional by my side leading the way. She is very thorough, super responsive (there was never more than a 8 hour response time from her and her team), and detail oriented. Having her expertise and her in my corner through the entirety of my divorce was the best decision I could have ever made. I highly recommend Alyse and her team, she will not disappoint.

Dip D


Just had a contract done with Alyse Donnelly from this firm. She was great, excellent communication, very thorough and was very responsive. I felt I was in great hands throughout the process. She made sure she had all bases covered and I was very happy with her service and her expertise. I highly recommend her.

Jeff C


Alyse and the entire team at Kirker Davis were extremely responsive and helped me resolve my issue promptly. I would highly recommend retaining them.

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., Top 13%; Editorial Board, Law Review
  • Southwestern University, B.A. Psychology; International Honor Society in Psychology


Professional Memberships
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Girl Scouts Lifetime Member (Gold Award 2006)
  • Alpha Delta Pi Alumna (Financial Vice President 2008)


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