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Stefanie E. Drew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Diggs & Sadler
5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-766-3541
Fax: 713-802-1779
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Stefanie E. Drew is an attorney with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler law firm in Houston, Texas. A top-rated lawyer with more than 17 years of experience, Ms. Drew focuses her practice primarily on family law. She provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Houston metro who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Among her legal credentials, Ms. Drew is a certified parenting facilitator, a certified parenting coordinator and family law mediator, and she routinely serves as guardian ad litem in highly contentious custody hearings. A compassionate lawyer, she fully understands the great emotional impact divorce can have on children and their families, and she delivers unmatched counsel to all she serves with the same care and respect she would a member of her own family.

Handling all areas of family law, Ms. Drew has extensive experience dealing with LGBTQ domestic issues as well as advocating on behalf of children with special needs. She has also handled many complex cases involving considerable marital assets, and she also provides basic estate planning and probate services. 

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Drew has earned consistent recognition from her peers and has received a Top Lawyer designation from both H Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine. She has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

A 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University, Ms. Drew received her Master of Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in 2000. She then attended South Texas College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2003. She is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and its Family Law Division as well as the Houston Bar Association and its Family Law Division and the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inns of Court.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

White Papers

  • TMMT Help Sheet - Children with Special Needs Part II (2021) - Help Sheet for attorneys representing clients with special needs children. 
  • A Quick Guide to Family Law (2020) - The basics of family law for the new practitioner. 
  • Final Orders Checklist (2020) - Checklists for the Texas Modern Mediation Conference for divorces with and without children, paternity and suits affecting the parent child relationship and modifications. 
  • Down and Dirty SPED (2019) - Special Education for family law practitioners. 

About Stefanie E. Drew

First Admitted: 2004

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Family Law Section, Houston Bar Association

  • State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas

  • Houston Bar Association 

  • Burta Rhodes Raborn Family Law American Inns of Court

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Guardian Ad Litem Certification, 2018
  • Advanced Family Law Mediation Certification, 2016
  • Basic Mediation Certification, 2015
  • Parenting Coordinator and Parenting Facilitator Certification, 2015


  • 2020 Top Lawyer in Family Law, Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2020
  • , Selected as a Super Lawyer for 2021
  • 2020 Top Lawyer in Family Law, Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine, 2020
  • 2019 Top Lawyer, Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine, 2019
  • 2019 Top Lawyer in Family Law, Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2019
  • 2018 Top Attorney in Family Law, Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2018
  • 2017 Top Attorney in Family Law, Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2017
  • 2016 Top Attorney in Family Law, Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Klein Soccer Club, Board of Directors, 2021
  • Klein Soccer Club, Board of Directors, 2020
  • Klein Soccer Club, Board of Directors, 2019

Educational Background

  • Texas Modern Mediation Conference, 2021
  • Advanced Family Law, 2019
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, 2019
  • ARD Procedures and Parents' Rights in Schools, 2019
  •  Impact of Tax Reform on ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts

    , 2018
  • Advanced Family Law, 2018
  • Intermediate Estate Planning

    , 2018
  • Advanced Guardianship Law

    , 2018
  • IDEA & Texas Special Education Law Overview

    , 2017
  • Representing Children with Special Education Needs

    , 2017
  • Advanced Family Law

    , 2017
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Sex Addiction and the 12 Steps to Recovery

    , 2017
  • Advanced Family Law

    , 2016
  • Advanced Family Family-Divorce-Child Custody Mediation Training

    , 2016
  • Parenting Coordinator and Facilitator Training

    , 2015
  • New Frontiers in Marital Property

    , 2015
  • Basic Mediation Training

    , 2015
  • Advanced Family Law

    , 2015
  • New Frontiers in Marital Property

    , 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting

    , 2012
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Collaborative Process

    , 2010
  • Representing Parents in Abuse and Neglect Cases

    , 2009
  • Representing Texas Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases

    , 2009
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence South Texas College of Law, 2003
  • Masters of Liberal Arts, Concentration Political Science University of St. Thomas, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Texas A&M University, 1998


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Spoke on rights and duties of parents of children with special needs. , Speaker, Children with Special Needs, Texas Modern Mediation Conference, 2021
  • Final Orders, Texas Modern Mediation Conference and author, 2020
  • Brief guide to practicing family law., Speaker, A Quick Guide to Family Law, NBI, Family Law, 2020
  • Co-speaker on drafting, prove ups and entry of final orders. , Speaker, Drafting, Prove Up and Entry, Texas Modern Mediation Conference, 2020
  • Basics of Special Education for the Family Law Attorney, Speaker, Down and Dirty SPED, Houston Northeast Bar Association, Special Education, Family Law, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Family Law


  • “ Stefanie is an aggressive litigator for her clients but will warn them about pushing something too far.”
  • “ Stefanie Drew is a smart, practical and talented divorce lawyer who tells it like it is. She has significant trial experience, and can handle all types of family law cases, financial or child-related. She has significant experience with cutting-edge case areas such as in vitro fertilization and surrogacy, as well as experience with same-sex custody matters and divorce. She is also particularly knowledgeable about divorce cases involving special needs children. She has special certifications in Judges, fellow-lawyers and mediators all appreciate her skills.In the past year, Stefanie Drew became possibly the only family law attorney in Houston who has all of the following three certifications:Certified Parenting FacilitatorCertified Parenting CoordinatorCertified Family Law Mediator”
  • “ Stefanie Drew consistently draws praise from judges and practitioners alike for her depth of knowledge of all aspects of family law including cutting edge issues related to surrogacy, special needs children in divorce, substance abuse in custody cases, complex property division and many other topics. She also has fairly uncommon, but much needed special certifications that give rise to her frequent court appointments in high conflict custody matters, including: Certified Parenting Facilitator, and Certified Parenting Coordinator. She frequently speaks on topics of interest in family law. She deserves Super Lawyer recognition in Family Law.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Stefanie E. Drew

5300 Memorial Drive
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-766-3541

Fax: 713-802-1779

Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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