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Stacey Holley Valdez

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Stacey Holley Valdez is an experienced attorney who is Board Certified in Family Law. This means that Ms. Valdez is one of only 1% of all Family Law attorneys in Texas who has the knowledge, skill set and experience to earn this designation from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Valdez attained this certification because she has significant and pertinent experience as a Family Law attorney and has demonstrated that she possesses the highest principles and a commitment to excellence. Ms. Valdez maintains her Board Certification through continuing education in Family Law as well as by obtaining glowing references from her peers about her work in this practice area.

Ms. Valdez is a skilled attorney who ensures that each one of her clients is afforded quality legal representation. She is known throughout South Texas as a tough, no nonsense litigator who is confident and bold in the courtroom. Ms. Valdez brings that dedication and discipline to all areas of her practice. She is one of South Texas's preeminent attorneys because she considers each part of her practice a reflection of her reputation and will not rest until each matter is handled satisfactorily and professionally.

Ms. Valdez has extensive experience in family, juvenile, criminal, and appellate law. She has a winning record, with victories in numerous courts in the Greater Houston area, thanks to her fearlessness in the courtroom. She will not stop until she feels she has done the best she can for her clients, and in order to do, she stays on top of the latest legal issues in each area. In Family Law in particular, Ms. Valdez continues to augment her legal education by staying current and up to date. In doing so, she brings knowledge, understanding and intelligence to each case, doing her very best for each client.

Educated at South Texas College of Law, Ms. Valdez graduated among the top twenty percent of her class. US News and World Report ranked South Texas College of Law as one of the top ten law schools in the nation specializing in Trial Advocacy. Among the hundreds of law schools throughout the country, South Texas College of Law's program is among the very, very best at teaching its students how to win at trial. Ms. Valdez excelled there, and continues to learn and stay focused, maintaining her position as a Board Certified attorney in Family Law.

As a top graduate of Houston's first law school, Ms. Valdez took the opportunity to hone her litigation skills under the tutelage of South Texas' top-notch clinical professors. With this knowledge as a base, Ms. Valdez has spent years shaping and perfecting her trial skills, making sure she brings her best to each case. Because she is a passionate believer in education and advocacy, Ms. Valdez is helping to guide the careers of the next generation of up and coming Houston trial attorneys. Her commitment to service extends beyond her own clients to ensuring that the quality of the legal representation in the Houston area is one of the nation's highest.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Valdez had a career as a nurse in a variety of demanding settings. She was a nurse in the maximum-security area of the Texas Department of Corrections; the Travis County Sherriff's Department; and in Emergency Room medicine. Ms. Valdez thrived in these high pressure and extremely intense work environments, acting quickly and decisively when dealing with dangerous suspected criminals and inmates. She has carried these abilities over to her legal practice, moving swiftly and unfalteringly during the often-complex developments that arise in trial situations. Ms. Valdez's passion for doing the right thing and ability to assess and work through difficult situations allows her to offer quality representation to her clients during the most difficult times in their lives.

Before founding the Clear Lake Lawyer firm, Ms. Valdez was formerly one of the principal partners of Laird Valdez, LLP, one of Texas Gulf Coast's most respected law partnerships. She is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Association, the Galveston County Bar Association, and the College of the State Bar. Ms. Valdez remains active in the local legal community despite a busy and challenging work schedule, as well as the demands of her life as a caring, compassionate mother.

Stacey Holley Valdez stands ready and able to provide you or your family with the best professional legal services that Houston has to offer. Ms. Valdez's experience in criminal, civil and family law is extensive, and she brings her diverse experience to bear when she takes on your case. She will act to further your best interests efficiently and responsibly when you need it most.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Areas of Practice

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2004


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Top 20% of her Class
  • University of the State of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2001
  • Galveston County Bar Association, Member, 2004
  • College of the State Bar, Member, 2007