Artessia T. House

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Tess House Law, PLLC
6900 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-249-2985
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Civil Rights (20%), Military/Veterans Law (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Artessia T. House is the founder and manager of Tess House Law, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas. A top-rated lawyer with more than six years of legal experience, Ms. House provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Bexar County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Family law and divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Military divorce
  • Real estate
  • Federal civil rights cases

A native of San Antonio, Ms. House has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the members of her community, and she has gained a reputation for her fierce advocacy as well as her unwavering commitment to helping them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A former educator, she has an abiding passion for helping others, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many during their times of dire need.

As an educator, she developed strong, professional relationships with many parents and students in her area, and she consistently demonstrated unmatched professionalism, preparedness and a tireless work ethic, which have become hallmarks of her legal practice.

A graduate of St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Ms. House received her Texas Educator Certificate before working as a schoolteacher for the San Antonio Independent School District. Upon deciding to pursue her legal career, she then returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2014. While there, she served as symposium editor for "The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice."

Ms. House is a graduate of Leadership - State Bar of Texas, and she has served on the State Bar of Texas' Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. She also serves as liaison and membership chair of the organization's African American Lawyers Section.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 20%Civil Rights
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Police Misconduct, Military Divorce, Landlord/Tenant, Short Sale


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Artessia T. House

Admitted: 2014, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas, African American Lawyers Section, Liaison and Membership Chair
  • State Bar of Texas, Child Abuse and Neglect Committee

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Leadership State Bar of Texas, Alumni


  • Who's Who in San Antonio
  • National Executive Board, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • San Antonio Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Symposium Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Texas Educator Certificate

Educational Background

  • St. Mary's University, B.A. in Political Science
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Office Location for Artessia T. House

6900 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 210-249-2985

Last Updated: 12/25/2020

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