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Deanna L. Whitley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Antonio, TX

The Whitley Law Firm, P.C.
2206 E. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78203
Phone: 210-679-2610
Fax: 210-224-0075
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deanna L. Whitley is the founder of The Whitley Law Firm, P.C., in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Whitley represents San Antonio residents in family law matters involving divorce, adoptions, child support, custody, military divorce, same-sex divorce and more.

Ms. Whitley holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University and earned a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Following law school, she spent several years practicing criminal defense law before transitioning to the area of family law. She has been admitted to practice law in Texas since 1992.

Since opening her family law firm, Ms. Whitley has received a great deal of recognition for her contributions to the legal profession. She has been involved in significant cases involving same-sex divorce and has consistently been named one of the “best lawyers in San Antonio” in the area of family law by San Antonio Scene magazine. She also became a fellow at the Texas Bar Foundation in 2015.

Active in legal organizations, Ms. Whitley belongs to the State Bar of Texas and is a member of several sections of the organization, including the appellate practice and advocacy, family law and LGBT sections. She also belongs to the San Antonio Bar Association, the Collaborative Professionals Association of San Antonio, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the alumni associations of her former alma maters.

Ms. Whitley gives back to her community by serving as a basketball coach for the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. She is also active in nonprofit groups such as the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Appellate
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Deanna L. Whitley

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, School Law
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law
  • American Inns of Court, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Practice & Advocacy Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, Member
  • State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Chapter, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Texas A&M University Former Students Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Y.M.C.A. Basketball Coach
  • Collaborative Professionals of San Antonio
  • Pro Bono College, Member
  • State Bar College, Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Educational Background

  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1992


  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, United States, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • St. Mary’s School of Law, Woodley Award
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, United States, Martindale-Hubbell , 2009
  • AVVO Client Choice Award, 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • National Dean’s List, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Top Contributor Award, 2013
  • Best Lawyer, SA Scene Magazine, San Antonio, 2008
  • Dean’s List, St. Mary’s School of Law

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Paternity Suit of First Impression chosen as noteworthy cases in 2016-2017, 2015
  •  Bexar County District Court, First Same-Sex Divorce, Argued, 2014
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Office Location for Deanna L. Whitley

2206 E. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78203

Phone: 210-679-2610

Fax: 210-224-0075

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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