Alyse F. Donnelly

Knowledgable and Skilled In Family Law Matters
About Alyse F. Donnelly

Alyse F. Donnelly is an experienced 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’s college internship with the Genesis Women’s Shelter inspired her to become a family law attorney. Alyse completed her undergraduate studies at Southwestern University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and enjoyed membership in her sorority Alpha Delta Pi and in the International Honor Society in her Psychology major.

At St. Mary’s University School of Law, Alyse served as a Staff Writer and an Editorial Board Member on the St. Mary’s Law Review, as well as a Member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society. In 2012, the St. Mary’s Law Review selected Alyse’s Comment on the Violence Against Women Act for publication.

Alyse graduated at the top of her law school class and immediately began pursuing her passion: family law. Alyse became a skilled trial attorney while working with a seasoned solo practitioner in San Antonio for three years. During her time in San Antonio, Alyse briefed and presented oral argument 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. Alyse 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.

In the fall of 2018, Alyse moved back down to the Austin area to devote her family law expertise to the community in which she obtained her undergraduate education. Alyse is now a proud member of the Travis County and Williamson County Bar Associations. Alyse chose to join forces with Kirker Davis, where she and the top-tier attorneys that comprise Kirker Davis, LLP provide zealous advocacy and knowledgeable and creative representation to clients in Central Texas.

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, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Fair Oaks, Stone Oak, Dallas / Fort Worth, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Southlake.

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Honors and Awards
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • S.A. Scene Magazine’s Best San Antonio Lawyers: Family Law, Probate, and Elder Law, 2015 & 2016
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Girl Scouts Lifetime Member (Gold Award 2006)
  • Alpha Delta Pi Alumna (Financial Vice President 2008)
  • Junior League of Austin


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