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Lianna Garza Smith

EXPERIENCED IN COMPLICATED DIVORCES, COMPLEX PROPERTY DISPUTES, AND CONTESTED CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS
 
About Lianna Garza Smith

Lianna Garza Smith is a Partner at Kirker Davis LLP practicing family law, complicated divorces, complex property disputes, and contested child custody proceedings.

Lianna was born in San Benito, Texas located in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. She lived there until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in English. She is a second generation Mexican-American and the first member of her family to graduate from college. After graduating, Lianna moved to Houston where she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2012 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year.

From 2012 to 2018, Lianna worked at two prestigious Houston law firms. During her time in Houston she handled divorces involving family-owned businesses, multi-million-dollar estates, and contested child custody disputes.

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At Kirker Davis LLP, Lianna Garza Smith 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.

Lianna was recognized in the Latino American Who’s Who as a distinguished leading Latino professional, is a member of the Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar, and a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar. She is also a member of the Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. Additionally, she has been cited in the Texas Family Law Code by setting precedential case law in Texas regarding the name change of a minor. She is also the author and presenter of “Till Death Do Us Part: How Death Affects Family Law Proceedings” CLE (2016) and has been invited back as a presenter several times to her alma mater to speak on issues of diversity in family law and the impact of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges on family law practice.

In 2018, Lianna moved back to Austin with her wife and two dogs to join forces with Kirker Davis, LLP to continue to grow her stellar reputation in the Texas family law community as a trial attorney with her trademark client-focused approach and unparalleled work ethic.

Lianna Garza 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.

 
Honors and Awards
  • Distinguished leading Latino professional mention by Latino American Who’s Who
  • Author and presenter of “Till Death Do Us Part: How Death Affects Family Law Proceedings”

Kirker Davis Reviews

H.G.

★★★★★

After days of reading reviews of many law firms, I finally decided on Kirker Davis. It was the best decision I could have ever made. My divorce was an extremely challenging one, and Lianna, Demi and Kate took it on with the professionalism and determination one would expect, and much, much more. This amazing trio of women managed to have me and my children awarded not only our home, but generous child support and final settlement as well. Their dedication and long hours of work during this process was incredible. Whether you have a simple case or a seemingly overwhelming one, these are the women you want on your side. They will keep you well advised and well informed throughout the entire process, all the while remaining completely focused on your best interest. You will have absolutely no regrets for having hired them.

David C

★★★★★

I chose Kirker Davis based on their wonderful reviews and they didn't disappoint. Lianna Garza Smith, Kate Koscheski, and her team made a very difficult divorce easier with their patience, compassion and understanding. When I got out of the way of my own insecurities and trusted their advice, it was always on target. If you are looking for a team that values ethics, genuinely cares about you and seeks the truth, stop looking now and hire Kirker Davis. I'm glad I had them to shoulder the burden. Forever grateful...

C 7

★★★★★

I found Kirker Davis through Yelp and it has come full circle for me. The team called me back at the scheduled time. They were very professional. Lianna G. Smith is the Attorney I had my free consultation with and she was amazing! Not only was she very informative, but compassionate and caring, which is huge for such a touchy subject. I felt Lianna was on my side, upfront, honest, and that was just on the consult. I would definitely recommend Kirker Davis, they're at the top of their game!

James R

★★★★★

I can’t say enough how amazing these folks are. From start to finish they made my divorce as easy as one can be. Even with the worst of lies and accusations being thrown about, Lianna, Kate, and the rest handled it with professionalism and precision. Proving each thing false all the while finding a way to keep me calm and encouraged. The outcome was exactly what I wanted. Actually better. You can’t go wrong with Kirker Davis. If I ever need anything again, I will be calling them immediately. Thanks y'all!

Andrew P

★★★★★

I am so impressed with Kirker Davis LLP. After I reached out to them for my initial inquiry, they quickly connected me with one of their top attorneys (Lianna Smith) to review my divorce case. I was blown away by Lianna's efforts. Lianna is extremely intelligent and worked hard to give me invaluable information about my case, even coming up with out-of-the box creative ideas that I never would have thought of on my own. Which is what I desperately needed as I'm navigating a child custody divorce case. I am so pleased with my experience here that I had to write a review to let others know about Lianna and Kirker Davis LLP. If the opportunity arises again, I will absolutely work with them again. You are getting a world-class experience with this team, I strongly recommend if you are seeking legal counsel.

Education
  • University of Texas at Austin B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in English
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas 2012
Professional Memberships
  • Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston
  • Member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar

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