Lianna Garza Smith is an associate attorney 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.
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.
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) 746-7399 to speak with a thoughtful, dedicated attorney.