Tesha M. Peeples

Top rated Family Law attorney in Houston, Texas

Diggs & Sadler
Tesha M. Peeples
Diggs & Sadler

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2010

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023
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Tesha M. Peeples is an attorney board certified in family law and a shareholder with the Diggs & Sadler law firm in Houston, Texas. A highly compassionate attorney, Ms. Peeples has gained a reputation as a child custody lawyer, and she provides empathetic, understanding counsel to her clients to help them make the best-informed decisions regarding their child custody and support matters as well as all other issues involved with their divorces.

Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Peeples has represented many high-profile public figures, professional athletes and others with considerable assets, and she always maintains a strict code of confidentiality that has helped her gain the trust and respect of those she serves. No matter her clients' means or status in society, Ms. Peeples listens intently to fully grasp their needs so that she can deliver the customized strategies and solutions necessary to help them achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Recognized for her outstanding professionalism and unwavering commitment to her clients, Ms. Peeples has earned consistent top rankings from her peers. She has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award, and she has received the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for the past several years. Moreover, she receives many referrals from those she has served, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many in their times of need.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ms. Peeples obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010. While there, she served as chief articles editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, and she was an active member of the school's moot court team, where she was a champion or finalist in several competitions.

Tesha is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Active in her legal community as well, Ms. Peeples is a member of the State Bar of Texas' Family Law Section, and she is currently serving her second three-year appointment as member of its District 4 grievance committee, and has served two terms as the Panel Chair of her committee. She is also a former member of the organization's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and she is a member of the Houston Bar Association's Family Law Section, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, as well as past member of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys judicial screening committee. Tesha was recently hand-selected by the Texas Board of Law Examiners to serve on the first ever panel appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to evaluate the minimum passing score for the Texas Bar Exam, a true testament to Tesha's experience and reputation in the legal community. 

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.texasadvocates.com/our-attorneys/tesha-peeples/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Grievance Panel Committee, Member, State Bar of Texas, 2018- present
  • Grievance Panel Committee - Panel Chair 
  • Grievance Panel Committee - Panel Chair
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member, State Bar of Texas, 2017- 2018
  • Member, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court 2009-2014, 2023- present 
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • Board of Advocates, Blakely Butler Moot Court Competition
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Member
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association Member 
Educational Background:
  • University of Houston, 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • CLE hosted by Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Co-Moderator, Solo Practice Series: Family Law, 2019
  • Texas Victims Webinar, CLE regarding Protective Orders, CLE Panelist, Texas Victims Webinar, CLE regarding Protective Orders, 2021
  • Texas Modern Mediation Webinar, CLE Panelist regarding Mediation, Panelist for CLE, Texas Modern Mediation Webinar, CLE regarding Mediation, 2020
  • CLE hosted by National Business Institute, Co-Moderator, As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce CLE, 2017
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Successfully settled high net-worth estate divorce case and defended against substantial reimbursement claims., 2019
  • Successfully secured a jury verdict of over $1 million in attorney's fee defending against egregious claims brought against a client., 2022
  • Successfully defended against a request to modify post-divorce spousal maintenance., 2022
  • Successfully defended client against egregious made-up claims about her mental health, resulting in dismissal of the petitioner's claims, during a two day court hearing., 2020
  • Successfully defended client against a request for SMC and highly restrictive injunctions, in full day court hearing., 2021
  • Successfully tried high net-worth estate divorce case, confirmed high-net worth separate property claims, and defended against claim for spousal maintenance., 2021
  • Successfully defended against enforcement case., 2019
  • Successfully obtained conservatorship of children for grandparents., 2020
  • Successfully defended against modification suit, retaining primary conservatorship for client., 2018
  • Substituted in as counsel in a 2 year pending divorce case and successfully settled divorce case for client within 2 months., 2018
  • Obtained primary conservatorship for father client after final divorce trial. , 2020
  • Successfully obtained substantial disproportionate division on behalf of client during settlement negotiations., 2018
  • Successfully obtained retirement benefits awarded during prior divorce on behalf of client., 2018
  • Successfully settled contentious custody case obtaining 50/50 schedule for father, as desired by client., 2017
  • Successfully obtained 50/50 possession schedule for father, as desired by client., 2018
  • Successfully obtained agreed termination of parental rights for client against opposing parent, without adoption., 2018
  • Successfully obtained termination of parental rights against opposing parent, without adoption., 2017
  • Successfully tried modification case for father and received judgment for attorneys' fees on behalf of client., 2016
  • Received favorable ruling in child support enforcement trial with award of attorneys' fees on behalf of client., 2017
  • Successfully settled contentious high net-worth divorce case., 2017
  • Successfully settled contentious divorce case and successfully defended against substantial reimbursement claims., 2016
  • Successfully defended against modification suit and retained custody for father...., 2016
  • Successfully settled divorce suit and defended substantial separate property claim for client., 2019
Honors/Awards:
  • Houstonia Top Lawyer, 2019, Top Lawyer, Houstonia, 2019
  • 2023 Rising Stars Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • 2021 Rising Stars Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • 2021 Rising Stars Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Houstonia Top Lawyer, 2020, Top Lawyer, Houstonia, 2020
  • Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2020, Rising Star in Family Law, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • AVVO’s Client’s Choice award for Child Custody in 2012
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015-2017
  • Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018, 2018
  • Nominated and selected 2010, Order of the Barristers, 2010
  • 2012 Avvo Client's Choice Award for Child Custody, Client's Choice Award for Child Custody, AVVO, 2012
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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2022
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Accepted as a member of the Texas Bar College , 2022
  • Accepted as a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2023
  • Accepted as a member of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists for Board Certified Family Law Attorneys, 2023

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

“Tesha is smart, hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with and strives to find a good outcome for every situation.”

“Tesha is so far beyond her years of experience. She has been in moot court for years and now coaches! She is an extremely capable litigator and often outshines her peers.”

“Tesha is our firm's best associate attorney, has been a Rising Star for a couple of year now, and is well-deserving of the honor of being a Super Lawyer this year. Judges and clients love her, she is smart, hard-working, effective, and serves our clients well.”

Office location for Tesha M. Peeples

5300 Memorial Drive
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-766-5355

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

Top Lists

Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2023 Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars: 2023

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