Holmes, Diggs & Sadler

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Holmes, Diggs & Sadler

The Attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have more than 125 years of combined experience working with Texans to resolve complex, high-stakes family law cases. To schedule a consultation, contact their office.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler

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The Attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have more than 125 years of combined experience working with Texans to resolve complex, high-stakes family law cases. To schedule a consultation, contact their office.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

Firm Overview

Family law disputes can be emotionally and financially taxing. Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is a boutique family law firm located in Houston, Texas. Their attorneys have more than 125 years of combined experience helping Texans resolve complex, high-stakes family law disputes across a wide range of practice areas, such as divorce, asset division, child custody, estate planning, international divorce, and more.
Navigating a family law dispute can be difficult. A skilled family law attorney can help you fill out and file paperwork and legal forms relevant to your case and examine your situation. The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will examine the circumstances of your case, developing a case strategy tailored to your needs.
To schedule a consultation, contact our office.

Main Office

Houston Office
5300 Memorial Dr
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007

Phone

(713) 766-5355

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Discounted initial consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's attorneys work on an hourly fee basis for all court-related cases. The firm offers fixed fees for will packages.

Hourly Rates

Hourly rates vary by attorney: $195-725 per hour

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5:30pm Mon-Thurs; 8:30am -3pm Friday

Office Manager

Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Diggs

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Korean

Other Offices
  • Round Rock Office

    600 Round Rock West Drive
    Suite 305
    Round Rock, TX 78681

Divorce

The Attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have more than 125 years of combined experience working with Texans to resolve complex, high-stakes family law cases. To schedule a consultation, contact their office.

Family law disputes can be emotionally and financially taxing. Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is a boutique family law firm located in Houston, Texas. Their attorneys have more than 125 years of combined experience helping Texans resolve complex, high-stakes family law disputes across a wide range of practice areas, such as divorce, asset division, child custody, estate planning, international divorce, and more.
Navigating a family law dispute can be difficult. A skilled family law attorney can help you fill out and file paperwork and legal forms relevant to your case and examine your situation. The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will examine the circumstances of your case, developing a case strategy tailored to your needs.
To schedule a consultation, contact our office.

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Cynthia Diggs

For over three decades, Cindy Diggs has helped Texans resolve complex family law disputes. As the attorney-in-charge at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Cindy utilizes a client-first approach to provide individuals with case strategies tailored to their needs and interest.
Cindy's practice areas include divorce, property division, child custody, international divorce, LGBTQ+ family law, and estate planning and probate. Cindy is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To be board-certified, attorneys must remain up-to-date on the latest best practices in their area of legal specialization and be recognized by other attorneys as individuals with expertise in their craft.
To schedule a consultation with Cindy, contact the office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

University of Texas
Juris Doctorate, 1984

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Cynthia Diggs

For over three decades, Cindy Diggs has helped Texans resolve complex family law disputes. As the attorney-in-charge at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Cindy utilizes a client-first approach to provide individuals with case strategies tailored to their needs and interest.
Cindy's practice areas include divorce, property division, child custody, international divorce, LGBTQ+ family law, and estate planning and probate. Cindy is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To be board-certified, attorneys must remain up-to-date on the latest best practices in their area of legal specialization and be recognized by other attorneys as individuals with expertise in their craft.
To schedule a consultation with Cindy, contact the office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

University of Texas Juris Doctorate, 1984


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Bret Bosker

With over 20 years of legal experience in Texas family law matters, Bret Bosker strives to be "the go to" family lawyer in Houston

Bret prides himself on being part of the solution and not part of the problem and for Bret, client's satisfaction and attention is his first priority.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Bret Bosker

With over 20 years of legal experience in Texas family law matters, Bret Bosker strives to be "the go to" family lawyer in Houston

Bret prides himself on being part of the solution and not part of the problem and for Bret, client's satisfaction and attention is his first priority.

Education

South Texas College of Law Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Stefanie Drew

Stefanie Drew has a passion for understanding and addressing the emotional devastation that divorce has on children and families. After practicing well over a decade as a family lawyer, Stefanie further sought and obtained the following additional special certifications and trainings:

Certified Parenting Facilitator
Certified Parenting Coordinator
Family Law Mediator
Guardian ad Litem
Stefanie has devoted her career to family law and in addition to her special certifications, she has experience negotiating and litigating divorces, complex property divisions, pre and post martial agreements, custody, child support, post-divorce modifications, post-divorce enforcements, adoptions and marital property agreements.

Stefanie is also a proud supporter of children with special needs. As a parent of twin boys, one with Autism, she recognizes the exceptional challenges involved in raising a child with disabilities. In her practice she is frequently called upon to address these issues that pertain to special needs children in divorce and custody. Stefanie understands the unique web of therapies and special education options available for children with special needs and understands the complex legal issues in divorce for special needs kids.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2003

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Stefanie Drew

Stefanie Drew has a passion for understanding and addressing the emotional devastation that divorce has on children and families. After practicing well over a decade as a family lawyer, Stefanie further sought and obtained the following additional special certifications and trainings:

Certified Parenting Facilitator
Certified Parenting Coordinator
Family Law Mediator
Guardian ad Litem
Stefanie has devoted her career to family law and in addition to her special certifications, she has experience negotiating and litigating divorces, complex property divisions, pre and post martial agreements, custody, child support, post-divorce modifications, post-divorce enforcements, adoptions and marital property agreements.

Stefanie is also a proud supporter of children with special needs. As a parent of twin boys, one with Autism, she recognizes the exceptional challenges involved in raising a child with disabilities. In her practice she is frequently called upon to address these issues that pertain to special needs children in divorce and custody. Stefanie understands the unique web of therapies and special education options available for children with special needs and understands the complex legal issues in divorce for special needs kids.

Education

South Texas College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2003


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Judith Sadler

Judie brings tremendous appellate experience to the family law arena. She is admitted to and has practiced before the Texas Supreme Court, the federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and, since its inaugural edition in 2011, Martindale Hubbell has included her in their Preeminent Women Lawyer category as well. Judie is rated a 10 out of 10 by AVVO.

Judie's business background makes her an especially informed advocate for divorce clients with business considerations. She has represented clients in various areas of litigation, business, labor and employment law. She has successfully handled a variety of cases before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts in Texas and other states. Judie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law in Texas. Over the years, Judie has worked closely with individuals and companies to advise and assist with complex business and employment matters.

Judie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Baylor University and her juris doctorate in 1986 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. While at KU law, Judie was a member of the Moot Court Team and worked in the law school's Legal Aid clinic.

Education

University of Kansas
Juris Doctorate, 1986

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Judith Sadler

Judie brings tremendous appellate experience to the family law arena. She is admitted to and has practiced before the Texas Supreme Court, the federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and, since its inaugural edition in 2011, Martindale Hubbell has included her in their Preeminent Women Lawyer category as well. Judie is rated a 10 out of 10 by AVVO.

Judie's business background makes her an especially informed advocate for divorce clients with business considerations. She has represented clients in various areas of litigation, business, labor and employment law. She has successfully handled a variety of cases before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts in Texas and other states. Judie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law in Texas. Over the years, Judie has worked closely with individuals and companies to advise and assist with complex business and employment matters.

Judie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Baylor University and her juris doctorate in 1986 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. While at KU law, Judie was a member of the Moot Court Team and worked in the law school's Legal Aid clinic.

Education

University of Kansas Juris Doctorate, 1986


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Rachel Sedita

Rachel is a native Texan, a mom, and a shareholder with the firm. She has been with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler since she was in law school.

"I am prepared and so are you. Before a hearing, mediation, deposition, or trial, I will work with you to make sure you understand the process, the goals, and what I need from you in order to advocate for your interests.

I will know your case, I will know your concerns, and I will know your goals. I will "own" the details and facts of your case so I can apply the law to those facts to specifically tailor the advocacy of your case.

I will not promote argument for the sake of argument or to drive up costs. I will discuss with you the cost and the benefit of different courses of action. It is my goal to ensure you are in the best possible position at the end of your case and to present options that further that end goal.

I am a practical, detail-oriented, lawyer, ready to help you navigate the difficult, sometimes emotional world of litigation."

- Rachel Sedita

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston
Juris Doctorate, 2013

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Rachel Sedita

Rachel is a native Texan, a mom, and a shareholder with the firm. She has been with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler since she was in law school.

"I am prepared and so are you. Before a hearing, mediation, deposition, or trial, I will work with you to make sure you understand the process, the goals, and what I need from you in order to advocate for your interests.

I will know your case, I will know your concerns, and I will know your goals. I will "own" the details and facts of your case so I can apply the law to those facts to specifically tailor the advocacy of your case.

I will not promote argument for the sake of argument or to drive up costs. I will discuss with you the cost and the benefit of different courses of action. It is my goal to ensure you are in the best possible position at the end of your case and to present options that further that end goal.

I am a practical, detail-oriented, lawyer, ready to help you navigate the difficult, sometimes emotional world of litigation."

- Rachel Sedita

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston Juris Doctorate, 2013


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Tesha Peeples

As a compassionate advocate, Tesha prides herself in knowing the details that make the difference. She knows that achieving the best possible result in each case is dependent on thoroughly listening to the client, understanding and analyzing the client's specific facts and circumstances, and ultimately being a voice for that client. Tesha excels in telling her client's story in a compelling and persuasive manner that gets results.

Tesha often receives referrals from her past clients- a true testimony to the care Tesha provides each case, the attention given to each client's file, and the successful outcomes realized when the cases are complete.

Tesha has handled and successfully resolved cases for several notable public interest figures, professional athletes, and other prominent sports figures, maintaining the strictest confidences to keep such cases out of the public arena and media. Tesha has also successfully handled more than half a dozen grandparent conservatorship cases and is equipped to handle any family law matter presented.

Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder with the firm. She has gained significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child custody modification, paternity, grandparent rights, and other family law cases, and has first-chair trial experience in family law.

Tesha's dedication to her clients and reputation led to her nomination and selection as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018. This honor was again bestowed on Tesha in 2019 and 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Tesha has now been selected three years in a row.

In 2019, Tesha was also named as a Houstonia 2019 Top Lawyer. Tesha was awarded AVVO's Client's Choice award for Child Custody in 2012. 2015-2017, Tesha was selected as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Tesha is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the District 4 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is in her second year of service. Additionally, Tesha served on the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in 2017 and 2018, and the Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee from 2012 to 2014.

Tesha graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where she excelled in advocacy placing in many competitive mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Tesha was 1 of only 10 students elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Tesha also served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 2010

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Tesha Peeples

As a compassionate advocate, Tesha prides herself in knowing the details that make the difference. She knows that achieving the best possible result in each case is dependent on thoroughly listening to the client, understanding and analyzing the client's specific facts and circumstances, and ultimately being a voice for that client. Tesha excels in telling her client's story in a compelling and persuasive manner that gets results.

Tesha often receives referrals from her past clients- a true testimony to the care Tesha provides each case, the attention given to each client's file, and the successful outcomes realized when the cases are complete.

Tesha has handled and successfully resolved cases for several notable public interest figures, professional athletes, and other prominent sports figures, maintaining the strictest confidences to keep such cases out of the public arena and media. Tesha has also successfully handled more than half a dozen grandparent conservatorship cases and is equipped to handle any family law matter presented.

Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder with the firm. She has gained significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child custody modification, paternity, grandparent rights, and other family law cases, and has first-chair trial experience in family law.

Tesha's dedication to her clients and reputation led to her nomination and selection as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018. This honor was again bestowed on Tesha in 2019 and 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Tesha has now been selected three years in a row.

In 2019, Tesha was also named as a Houstonia 2019 Top Lawyer. Tesha was awarded AVVO's Client's Choice award for Child Custody in 2012. 2015-2017, Tesha was selected as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Tesha is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the District 4 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is in her second year of service. Additionally, Tesha served on the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in 2017 and 2018, and the Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee from 2012 to 2014.

Tesha graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where she excelled in advocacy placing in many competitive mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Tesha was 1 of only 10 students elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Tesha also served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

Education

University of Houston Law Center Juris Doctorate, 2010


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Kristy Blurton

Respect for others is Kristy Blurton's touchstone in her family law practice; especially respect and understanding of her clients. Kristy recognizes how emotional divorce and custody cases can be and she navigates these sensitive family law matters with compassion as well as expertise.

Kristy's compassion and expertise in divorce and custody have been recognized by SuperLawyers. Kristy was selected as a SuperLawyers' "Rising Star" in 2019 and again in 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Kristy has now received this recognition two years in a row.

Kristy's approach is to understand the specific facts and complexities of each divorce or custody case and then to apply a tailor-made strategy. No family is the same; therefore, no approach to a divorce or custody case can be the same. Kristy understands the need to provide clarity and support for her clients. She offers strategies for the fight as well as solutions for settlement. She combines this approach and philosophy with passion and determination to achieve the best result for all her clients in divorce and custody matters.

Kristy focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She has a depth of experience, and not just with the run-of-the-mill. In addition to divorce and custody, Kristy has significant experience with complex property cases, including divorce cases complicated by multifaceted estate planning such as trusts and family limited partnerships, as well as divorces that require forensic accounting. Kristy is well-versed in international divorce and custody issues. She also regularly handles cases for LGBTQ+ clients and non-traditional family units.

Kristy's courtroom experience in family law is significant and diverse. She has first and second chair trial experience, including jury trial experience. She also has experience in family-law appeals. She has appeared in court in family law cases in throughout the Central Texas and Texas Gulf coast communities.

Kristy has been with the firm since 2013. Prior to working at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Kristy worked at the Waco's Children's Advocacy Center and Harris County's Office of the District Attorney, Child Abuse Division, where she worked closely with District Attorneys, forensic interviewers, CPS and law enforcement to address important sensitive legal issues for child victims and their families.

Kristy received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In both undergraduate and law school, she excelled in moot court and mock trial competitions. Kristy's competitive nature drove her to excellence in volleyball at a national level in high school and college.

Kristy is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kristy's philosophy of respect and care for people also extends to her community. She leads many of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's community service projects including organizing shifts at the Houston Food Bank as well as the firm's work with Adopt-an-Angel. Kristy is a Co-Founder of Women of Law, a non-profit organization benefiting minority women in the legal community, and she serves on the Young Professional's Board of Covenant House Texas, an organization that supports homeless youth in Houston. Recently, she became captain of the firm's MS150 cycling team.

Kristy is the daughter of two veterans of the U.S. Army and so she spent much of her younger life traveling, which gave her a broader world-view that has enabled her to better understand and serve her international divorce clients.

Kristy lives in Round Rock, and has practiced her entire family law career in Austin, Houston, and in the central Texas counties and communities.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2014

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Kristy Blurton

Respect for others is Kristy Blurton's touchstone in her family law practice; especially respect and understanding of her clients. Kristy recognizes how emotional divorce and custody cases can be and she navigates these sensitive family law matters with compassion as well as expertise.

Kristy's compassion and expertise in divorce and custody have been recognized by SuperLawyers. Kristy was selected as a SuperLawyers' "Rising Star" in 2019 and again in 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Kristy has now received this recognition two years in a row.

Kristy's approach is to understand the specific facts and complexities of each divorce or custody case and then to apply a tailor-made strategy. No family is the same; therefore, no approach to a divorce or custody case can be the same. Kristy understands the need to provide clarity and support for her clients. She offers strategies for the fight as well as solutions for settlement. She combines this approach and philosophy with passion and determination to achieve the best result for all her clients in divorce and custody matters.

Kristy focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She has a depth of experience, and not just with the run-of-the-mill. In addition to divorce and custody, Kristy has significant experience with complex property cases, including divorce cases complicated by multifaceted estate planning such as trusts and family limited partnerships, as well as divorces that require forensic accounting. Kristy is well-versed in international divorce and custody issues. She also regularly handles cases for LGBTQ+ clients and non-traditional family units.

Kristy's courtroom experience in family law is significant and diverse. She has first and second chair trial experience, including jury trial experience. She also has experience in family-law appeals. She has appeared in court in family law cases in throughout the Central Texas and Texas Gulf coast communities.

Kristy has been with the firm since 2013. Prior to working at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Kristy worked at the Waco's Children's Advocacy Center and Harris County's Office of the District Attorney, Child Abuse Division, where she worked closely with District Attorneys, forensic interviewers, CPS and law enforcement to address important sensitive legal issues for child victims and their families.

Kristy received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In both undergraduate and law school, she excelled in moot court and mock trial competitions. Kristy's competitive nature drove her to excellence in volleyball at a national level in high school and college.

Kristy is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kristy's philosophy of respect and care for people also extends to her community. She leads many of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's community service projects including organizing shifts at the Houston Food Bank as well as the firm's work with Adopt-an-Angel. Kristy is a Co-Founder of Women of Law, a non-profit organization benefiting minority women in the legal community, and she serves on the Young Professional's Board of Covenant House Texas, an organization that supports homeless youth in Houston. Recently, she became captain of the firm's MS150 cycling team.

Kristy is the daughter of two veterans of the U.S. Army and so she spent much of her younger life traveling, which gave her a broader world-view that has enabled her to better understand and serve her international divorce clients.

Kristy lives in Round Rock, and has practiced her entire family law career in Austin, Houston, and in the central Texas counties and communities.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2014


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Jessica Lara Schneider

Jessica Lara Schneider is a passionate trial attorney with a longstanding commitment to representing clients in their family law matters involving divorce, custody, child support, parental rights, and property division. Jessica understands litigation can be a difficult and an overwhelming time and strives to provide high quality representation and guidance to each client from the time a case is initiated to final trial.

Jessica discovered her passion for the law in 2008 while serving as a summer intern at the Bexar County Justice Center in their Family Violence Unit, where she prepared witnesses, police officers and crime victims for trial. She then enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she discovered her desire to become a trial lawyer advocate for families and children.

Jessica focused on her passion for litigation at the Harris County Attorney's Office, Protective Services Division, while she obtained her law degree. After graduating, Jessica continued to practice family law and gained extensive trial and litigation experience. She has successfully represented individuals and families in countless contested trials, hearings, and mediations.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2013

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Jessica Lara Schneider

Jessica Lara Schneider is a passionate trial attorney with a longstanding commitment to representing clients in their family law matters involving divorce, custody, child support, parental rights, and property division. Jessica understands litigation can be a difficult and an overwhelming time and strives to provide high quality representation and guidance to each client from the time a case is initiated to final trial.

Jessica discovered her passion for the law in 2008 while serving as a summer intern at the Bexar County Justice Center in their Family Violence Unit, where she prepared witnesses, police officers and crime victims for trial. She then enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she discovered her desire to become a trial lawyer advocate for families and children.

Jessica focused on her passion for litigation at the Harris County Attorney's Office, Protective Services Division, while she obtained her law degree. After graduating, Jessica continued to practice family law and gained extensive trial and litigation experience. She has successfully represented individuals and families in countless contested trials, hearings, and mediations.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2013


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Hee Jin Chang

Hee Jin Chang is an involved and respected member of the family law bar in Houston and the surrounding area. She has spent her entire career in family law. She worked to develop her skills in family law and divorce matters even as far back as her law school days using her fluency in Korean. She is knowledgeable in all areas of child custody and related areas as well as the division of assets in divorce and negotiating premarital agreements. She has front-line trial experience in custody and divorce, including both jury and non-jury cases.

As a law student at the University of Houston Law Center, Hee Jin handled cases as a student-attorney in the Family and Litigation Law Clinic, including child custody, CPS, divorce and domestic violence cases. She clerked at various family law firms including Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, and worked in the Child Abuse Division of the Harris County District Attorney's office.

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Hee Jin Chang

Hee Jin Chang is an involved and respected member of the family law bar in Houston and the surrounding area. She has spent her entire career in family law. She worked to develop her skills in family law and divorce matters even as far back as her law school days using her fluency in Korean. She is knowledgeable in all areas of child custody and related areas as well as the division of assets in divorce and negotiating premarital agreements. She has front-line trial experience in custody and divorce, including both jury and non-jury cases.

As a law student at the University of Houston Law Center, Hee Jin handled cases as a student-attorney in the Family and Litigation Law Clinic, including child custody, CPS, divorce and domestic violence cases. She clerked at various family law firms including Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, and worked in the Child Abuse Division of the Harris County District Attorney's office.

Education

University of Houston Law Center Juris Doctorate, 2017


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Katelynn Duane Armijo

Katelynn is originally from the Houston area and has been helping individuals resolve family law issues since before she attended law school. After attending Texas State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication/Electronic Media, Katelynn moved to San Antonio where she worked as a paralegal in a family law firm. She was exposed to a variety of family law issues, including military and civilian divorce, custody arrangements and adoptions.

Working in the trenches of a family law firm provided a solid foundation for segueing into practice as an attorney. "Good client communication means everything. When I was a family law paralegal, I realized the best way I could help a client through a stressful divorce was to always be available: by phone, in person, or otherwise. As an attorney, I know my job is to be there for you every step of the way."

As a law student at St. Mary's University School of Law, Katelynn acquired the education and the practical experience that ultimately prepared her for a career in family law. She served as team captain of St. Mary's National Moot Court Team where she argued in over fifty-five rounds of moot court, finishing as a four-time national finalist and regional champion in the following competitions:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, Regional Champion, 2019
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Katelynn was further recognized as a top oral advocate in the nation and she was recognized for writing the best brief at several moot court competitions, including:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, 2019 (eighth best speaker in the region)
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court National Competition, 2019 (best brief) (ninth best speaker in the nation)
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, 2019 (final round best speaker) (best brief)
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court National Competition, 2018 (second best speaker in the nation)
Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2018 (best brief)
During her last year of law school, Katelynn was one of nine students inducted into the National Order of Barristers and was awarded the Patricia Scott award, which is given to the best advocate at St. Mary's. She also received the Excellence in Appellate Advocacy award from the State Bar of Texas which is awarded to the top appellate advocates in the state.

In addition to her passion for courtroom advocacy, during her final year at St. Mary's, Katelynn spent two years contributing to St. Mary's Law Journal and served on the Editorial Board as the Solicitations/Articles Editor in her final year. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's, Katelynn returned to Houston to continue her work in family law with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

St Marys University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2019

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Katelynn Duane Armijo

Katelynn is originally from the Houston area and has been helping individuals resolve family law issues since before she attended law school. After attending Texas State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication/Electronic Media, Katelynn moved to San Antonio where she worked as a paralegal in a family law firm. She was exposed to a variety of family law issues, including military and civilian divorce, custody arrangements and adoptions.

Working in the trenches of a family law firm provided a solid foundation for segueing into practice as an attorney. "Good client communication means everything. When I was a family law paralegal, I realized the best way I could help a client through a stressful divorce was to always be available: by phone, in person, or otherwise. As an attorney, I know my job is to be there for you every step of the way."

As a law student at St. Mary's University School of Law, Katelynn acquired the education and the practical experience that ultimately prepared her for a career in family law. She served as team captain of St. Mary's National Moot Court Team where she argued in over fifty-five rounds of moot court, finishing as a four-time national finalist and regional champion in the following competitions:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, Regional Champion, 2019
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Katelynn was further recognized as a top oral advocate in the nation and she was recognized for writing the best brief at several moot court competitions, including:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, 2019 (eighth best speaker in the region)
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court National Competition, 2019 (best brief) (ninth best speaker in the nation)
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, 2019 (final round best speaker) (best brief)
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court National Competition, 2018 (second best speaker in the nation)
Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2018 (best brief)
During her last year of law school, Katelynn was one of nine students inducted into the National Order of Barristers and was awarded the Patricia Scott award, which is given to the best advocate at St. Mary's. She also received the Excellence in Appellate Advocacy award from the State Bar of Texas which is awarded to the top appellate advocates in the state.

In addition to her passion for courtroom advocacy, during her final year at St. Mary's, Katelynn spent two years contributing to St. Mary's Law Journal and served on the Editorial Board as the Solicitations/Articles Editor in her final year. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's, Katelynn returned to Houston to continue her work in family law with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

St Marys University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2019


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Oscar Becera

Oscar has a passion for helping families achieve justice. Oscar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked for a non-profit, non-partisan research organization analyzing state and federal legislation, which he would then summarize in everyday language to help voters make fully-informed decisions at the polls.

Oscar's passion for helping others led him to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston where he received his Juris Doctorate. Oscar's interest in family law first bloomed when he gave up his spring break to intern for the Texas Advocacy Project to help survivors of family violence pursue protective orders. It was there that he realized he wanted to help families and others achieve justice in the legal system.

Oscar spent the following summer as a law clerk in Houston under the mentorship of a former Attorney General of the Child Support Division, where he was exposed to many types of family law matters, including Hague Convention cases involving international abduction, custody disputes, and child support modification, establishment, and enforcement issues.

As a law student, Oscar focused on developing his skills in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He earned his mediator's certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Oscar participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student-attorney where he assisted in representing individuals in obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and parental rights terminations. Consistent with his passion for helping others, Oscar also participated in the Veterans Clinic where he represented veterans and helped them obtain discharge upgrades and increased disability benefits.

Apart from his advocacy experience, Oscar honed his legal writing and research skills in law school. He wrote two seminar papers on the intersection of employment law and First Amendment rights which earned top grades. Oscar was also awarded the Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship which is awarded once a year by the State Bar of Texas to the student with the the highest grade in an environmental law course.

Oscar first joined the Holmes, Diggs & Sadler family as a law clerk where he continued to develop and expand his knowledge of family law issues and since joining the firm he has worked on cases that involve custody, child support, property division, enforcement and international law. Oscar also assists in the employment law practice area of the firm. As a result of his exposure to this area of practice at the firm, and his interest in employment law issues and problems, he focused his law school curriculum on employment law and employment discrimination courses.

Oscar is intermediately proficient in Spanish.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2020

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Oscar Becera

Oscar has a passion for helping families achieve justice. Oscar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked for a non-profit, non-partisan research organization analyzing state and federal legislation, which he would then summarize in everyday language to help voters make fully-informed decisions at the polls.

Oscar's passion for helping others led him to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston where he received his Juris Doctorate. Oscar's interest in family law first bloomed when he gave up his spring break to intern for the Texas Advocacy Project to help survivors of family violence pursue protective orders. It was there that he realized he wanted to help families and others achieve justice in the legal system.

Oscar spent the following summer as a law clerk in Houston under the mentorship of a former Attorney General of the Child Support Division, where he was exposed to many types of family law matters, including Hague Convention cases involving international abduction, custody disputes, and child support modification, establishment, and enforcement issues.

As a law student, Oscar focused on developing his skills in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He earned his mediator's certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Oscar participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student-attorney where he assisted in representing individuals in obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and parental rights terminations. Consistent with his passion for helping others, Oscar also participated in the Veterans Clinic where he represented veterans and helped them obtain discharge upgrades and increased disability benefits.

Apart from his advocacy experience, Oscar honed his legal writing and research skills in law school. He wrote two seminar papers on the intersection of employment law and First Amendment rights which earned top grades. Oscar was also awarded the Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship which is awarded once a year by the State Bar of Texas to the student with the the highest grade in an environmental law course.

Oscar first joined the Holmes, Diggs & Sadler family as a law clerk where he continued to develop and expand his knowledge of family law issues and since joining the firm he has worked on cases that involve custody, child support, property division, enforcement and international law. Oscar also assists in the employment law practice area of the firm. As a result of his exposure to this area of practice at the firm, and his interest in employment law issues and problems, he focused his law school curriculum on employment law and employment discrimination courses.

Oscar is intermediately proficient in Spanish.

Education

South Texas College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2020


Firm Overview

Family law disputes can be emotionally and financially taxing. Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is a boutique family law firm located in Houston, Texas. Their attorneys have more than 125 years of combined experience helping Texans resolve complex, high-stakes family law disputes across a wide range of practice areas, such as divorce, asset division, child custody, estate planning, international divorce, and more.
Navigating a family law dispute can be difficult. A skilled family law attorney can help you fill out and file paperwork and legal forms relevant to your case and examine your situation. The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will examine the circumstances of your case, developing a case strategy tailored to your needs.
To schedule a consultation, contact our office.

Main Office

Houston Office
5300 Memorial Dr
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007

Phone

(713) 766-5355

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Discounted initial consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's attorneys work on an hourly fee basis for all court-related cases. The firm offers fixed fees for will packages.

Hourly Rates

Hourly rates vary by attorney: $195-725 per hour

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5:30pm Mon-Thurs; 8:30am -3pm Friday

Office Manager

Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Diggs

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Korean

Other Offices
  • Round Rock Office

    600 Round Rock West Drive
    Suite 305
    Round Rock, TX 78681

Divorce

The Attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have more than 125 years of combined experience working with Texans to resolve complex, high-stakes family law cases. To schedule a consultation, contact their office.

Family law disputes can be emotionally and financially taxing. Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is a boutique family law firm located in Houston, Texas. Their attorneys have more than 125 years of combined experience helping Texans resolve complex, high-stakes family law disputes across a wide range of practice areas, such as divorce, asset division, child custody, estate planning, international divorce, and more.
Navigating a family law dispute can be difficult. A skilled family law attorney can help you fill out and file paperwork and legal forms relevant to your case and examine your situation. The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will examine the circumstances of your case, developing a case strategy tailored to your needs.
To schedule a consultation, contact our office.

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Cynthia Diggs

For over three decades, Cindy Diggs has helped Texans resolve complex family law disputes. As the attorney-in-charge at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Cindy utilizes a client-first approach to provide individuals with case strategies tailored to their needs and interest.
Cindy's practice areas include divorce, property division, child custody, international divorce, LGBTQ+ family law, and estate planning and probate. Cindy is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To be board-certified, attorneys must remain up-to-date on the latest best practices in their area of legal specialization and be recognized by other attorneys as individuals with expertise in their craft.
To schedule a consultation with Cindy, contact the office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

University of Texas
Juris Doctorate, 1984

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Cynthia Diggs

For over three decades, Cindy Diggs has helped Texans resolve complex family law disputes. As the attorney-in-charge at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Cindy utilizes a client-first approach to provide individuals with case strategies tailored to their needs and interest.
Cindy's practice areas include divorce, property division, child custody, international divorce, LGBTQ+ family law, and estate planning and probate. Cindy is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To be board-certified, attorneys must remain up-to-date on the latest best practices in their area of legal specialization and be recognized by other attorneys as individuals with expertise in their craft.
To schedule a consultation with Cindy, contact the office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

University of Texas Juris Doctorate, 1984


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Bret Bosker

With over 20 years of legal experience in Texas family law matters, Bret Bosker strives to be "the go to" family lawyer in Houston

Bret prides himself on being part of the solution and not part of the problem and for Bret, client's satisfaction and attention is his first priority.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Bret Bosker

With over 20 years of legal experience in Texas family law matters, Bret Bosker strives to be "the go to" family lawyer in Houston

Bret prides himself on being part of the solution and not part of the problem and for Bret, client's satisfaction and attention is his first priority.

Education

South Texas College of Law Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Stefanie Drew

Stefanie Drew has a passion for understanding and addressing the emotional devastation that divorce has on children and families. After practicing well over a decade as a family lawyer, Stefanie further sought and obtained the following additional special certifications and trainings:

Certified Parenting Facilitator
Certified Parenting Coordinator
Family Law Mediator
Guardian ad Litem
Stefanie has devoted her career to family law and in addition to her special certifications, she has experience negotiating and litigating divorces, complex property divisions, pre and post martial agreements, custody, child support, post-divorce modifications, post-divorce enforcements, adoptions and marital property agreements.

Stefanie is also a proud supporter of children with special needs. As a parent of twin boys, one with Autism, she recognizes the exceptional challenges involved in raising a child with disabilities. In her practice she is frequently called upon to address these issues that pertain to special needs children in divorce and custody. Stefanie understands the unique web of therapies and special education options available for children with special needs and understands the complex legal issues in divorce for special needs kids.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2003

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Stefanie Drew

Stefanie Drew has a passion for understanding and addressing the emotional devastation that divorce has on children and families. After practicing well over a decade as a family lawyer, Stefanie further sought and obtained the following additional special certifications and trainings:

Certified Parenting Facilitator
Certified Parenting Coordinator
Family Law Mediator
Guardian ad Litem
Stefanie has devoted her career to family law and in addition to her special certifications, she has experience negotiating and litigating divorces, complex property divisions, pre and post martial agreements, custody, child support, post-divorce modifications, post-divorce enforcements, adoptions and marital property agreements.

Stefanie is also a proud supporter of children with special needs. As a parent of twin boys, one with Autism, she recognizes the exceptional challenges involved in raising a child with disabilities. In her practice she is frequently called upon to address these issues that pertain to special needs children in divorce and custody. Stefanie understands the unique web of therapies and special education options available for children with special needs and understands the complex legal issues in divorce for special needs kids.

Education

South Texas College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2003


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Judith Sadler

Judie brings tremendous appellate experience to the family law arena. She is admitted to and has practiced before the Texas Supreme Court, the federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and, since its inaugural edition in 2011, Martindale Hubbell has included her in their Preeminent Women Lawyer category as well. Judie is rated a 10 out of 10 by AVVO.

Judie's business background makes her an especially informed advocate for divorce clients with business considerations. She has represented clients in various areas of litigation, business, labor and employment law. She has successfully handled a variety of cases before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts in Texas and other states. Judie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law in Texas. Over the years, Judie has worked closely with individuals and companies to advise and assist with complex business and employment matters.

Judie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Baylor University and her juris doctorate in 1986 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. While at KU law, Judie was a member of the Moot Court Team and worked in the law school's Legal Aid clinic.

Education

University of Kansas
Juris Doctorate, 1986

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Judith Sadler

Judie brings tremendous appellate experience to the family law arena. She is admitted to and has practiced before the Texas Supreme Court, the federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and, since its inaugural edition in 2011, Martindale Hubbell has included her in their Preeminent Women Lawyer category as well. Judie is rated a 10 out of 10 by AVVO.

Judie's business background makes her an especially informed advocate for divorce clients with business considerations. She has represented clients in various areas of litigation, business, labor and employment law. She has successfully handled a variety of cases before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts in Texas and other states. Judie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law in Texas. Over the years, Judie has worked closely with individuals and companies to advise and assist with complex business and employment matters.

Judie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Baylor University and her juris doctorate in 1986 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. While at KU law, Judie was a member of the Moot Court Team and worked in the law school's Legal Aid clinic.

Education

University of Kansas Juris Doctorate, 1986


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Rachel Sedita

Rachel is a native Texan, a mom, and a shareholder with the firm. She has been with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler since she was in law school.

"I am prepared and so are you. Before a hearing, mediation, deposition, or trial, I will work with you to make sure you understand the process, the goals, and what I need from you in order to advocate for your interests.

I will know your case, I will know your concerns, and I will know your goals. I will "own" the details and facts of your case so I can apply the law to those facts to specifically tailor the advocacy of your case.

I will not promote argument for the sake of argument or to drive up costs. I will discuss with you the cost and the benefit of different courses of action. It is my goal to ensure you are in the best possible position at the end of your case and to present options that further that end goal.

I am a practical, detail-oriented, lawyer, ready to help you navigate the difficult, sometimes emotional world of litigation."

- Rachel Sedita

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston
Juris Doctorate, 2013

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Rachel Sedita

Rachel is a native Texan, a mom, and a shareholder with the firm. She has been with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler since she was in law school.

"I am prepared and so are you. Before a hearing, mediation, deposition, or trial, I will work with you to make sure you understand the process, the goals, and what I need from you in order to advocate for your interests.

I will know your case, I will know your concerns, and I will know your goals. I will "own" the details and facts of your case so I can apply the law to those facts to specifically tailor the advocacy of your case.

I will not promote argument for the sake of argument or to drive up costs. I will discuss with you the cost and the benefit of different courses of action. It is my goal to ensure you are in the best possible position at the end of your case and to present options that further that end goal.

I am a practical, detail-oriented, lawyer, ready to help you navigate the difficult, sometimes emotional world of litigation."

- Rachel Sedita

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston Juris Doctorate, 2013


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Tesha Peeples

As a compassionate advocate, Tesha prides herself in knowing the details that make the difference. She knows that achieving the best possible result in each case is dependent on thoroughly listening to the client, understanding and analyzing the client's specific facts and circumstances, and ultimately being a voice for that client. Tesha excels in telling her client's story in a compelling and persuasive manner that gets results.

Tesha often receives referrals from her past clients- a true testimony to the care Tesha provides each case, the attention given to each client's file, and the successful outcomes realized when the cases are complete.

Tesha has handled and successfully resolved cases for several notable public interest figures, professional athletes, and other prominent sports figures, maintaining the strictest confidences to keep such cases out of the public arena and media. Tesha has also successfully handled more than half a dozen grandparent conservatorship cases and is equipped to handle any family law matter presented.

Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder with the firm. She has gained significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child custody modification, paternity, grandparent rights, and other family law cases, and has first-chair trial experience in family law.

Tesha's dedication to her clients and reputation led to her nomination and selection as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018. This honor was again bestowed on Tesha in 2019 and 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Tesha has now been selected three years in a row.

In 2019, Tesha was also named as a Houstonia 2019 Top Lawyer. Tesha was awarded AVVO's Client's Choice award for Child Custody in 2012. 2015-2017, Tesha was selected as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Tesha is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the District 4 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is in her second year of service. Additionally, Tesha served on the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in 2017 and 2018, and the Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee from 2012 to 2014.

Tesha graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where she excelled in advocacy placing in many competitive mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Tesha was 1 of only 10 students elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Tesha also served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 2010

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Tesha Peeples

As a compassionate advocate, Tesha prides herself in knowing the details that make the difference. She knows that achieving the best possible result in each case is dependent on thoroughly listening to the client, understanding and analyzing the client's specific facts and circumstances, and ultimately being a voice for that client. Tesha excels in telling her client's story in a compelling and persuasive manner that gets results.

Tesha often receives referrals from her past clients- a true testimony to the care Tesha provides each case, the attention given to each client's file, and the successful outcomes realized when the cases are complete.

Tesha has handled and successfully resolved cases for several notable public interest figures, professional athletes, and other prominent sports figures, maintaining the strictest confidences to keep such cases out of the public arena and media. Tesha has also successfully handled more than half a dozen grandparent conservatorship cases and is equipped to handle any family law matter presented.

Tesha Peeples began her tenure with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler as a law clerk, and is now a shareholder with the firm. She has gained significant experience handling divorce, child custody, child custody modification, paternity, grandparent rights, and other family law cases, and has first-chair trial experience in family law.

Tesha's dedication to her clients and reputation led to her nomination and selection as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers in 2018. This honor was again bestowed on Tesha in 2019 and 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Tesha has now been selected three years in a row.

In 2019, Tesha was also named as a Houstonia 2019 Top Lawyer. Tesha was awarded AVVO's Client's Choice award for Child Custody in 2012. 2015-2017, Tesha was selected as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Texas by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Tesha is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the District 4 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and is in her second year of service. Additionally, Tesha served on the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in 2017 and 2018, and the Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Screening Committee from 2012 to 2014.

Tesha graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where she excelled in advocacy placing in many competitive mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions. Tesha was 1 of only 10 students elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Tesha also served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

Education

University of Houston Law Center Juris Doctorate, 2010


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Kristy Blurton

Respect for others is Kristy Blurton's touchstone in her family law practice; especially respect and understanding of her clients. Kristy recognizes how emotional divorce and custody cases can be and she navigates these sensitive family law matters with compassion as well as expertise.

Kristy's compassion and expertise in divorce and custody have been recognized by SuperLawyers. Kristy was selected as a SuperLawyers' "Rising Star" in 2019 and again in 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Kristy has now received this recognition two years in a row.

Kristy's approach is to understand the specific facts and complexities of each divorce or custody case and then to apply a tailor-made strategy. No family is the same; therefore, no approach to a divorce or custody case can be the same. Kristy understands the need to provide clarity and support for her clients. She offers strategies for the fight as well as solutions for settlement. She combines this approach and philosophy with passion and determination to achieve the best result for all her clients in divorce and custody matters.

Kristy focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She has a depth of experience, and not just with the run-of-the-mill. In addition to divorce and custody, Kristy has significant experience with complex property cases, including divorce cases complicated by multifaceted estate planning such as trusts and family limited partnerships, as well as divorces that require forensic accounting. Kristy is well-versed in international divorce and custody issues. She also regularly handles cases for LGBTQ+ clients and non-traditional family units.

Kristy's courtroom experience in family law is significant and diverse. She has first and second chair trial experience, including jury trial experience. She also has experience in family-law appeals. She has appeared in court in family law cases in throughout the Central Texas and Texas Gulf coast communities.

Kristy has been with the firm since 2013. Prior to working at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Kristy worked at the Waco's Children's Advocacy Center and Harris County's Office of the District Attorney, Child Abuse Division, where she worked closely with District Attorneys, forensic interviewers, CPS and law enforcement to address important sensitive legal issues for child victims and their families.

Kristy received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In both undergraduate and law school, she excelled in moot court and mock trial competitions. Kristy's competitive nature drove her to excellence in volleyball at a national level in high school and college.

Kristy is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kristy's philosophy of respect and care for people also extends to her community. She leads many of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's community service projects including organizing shifts at the Houston Food Bank as well as the firm's work with Adopt-an-Angel. Kristy is a Co-Founder of Women of Law, a non-profit organization benefiting minority women in the legal community, and she serves on the Young Professional's Board of Covenant House Texas, an organization that supports homeless youth in Houston. Recently, she became captain of the firm's MS150 cycling team.

Kristy is the daughter of two veterans of the U.S. Army and so she spent much of her younger life traveling, which gave her a broader world-view that has enabled her to better understand and serve her international divorce clients.

Kristy lives in Round Rock, and has practiced her entire family law career in Austin, Houston, and in the central Texas counties and communities.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2014

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Kristy Blurton

Respect for others is Kristy Blurton's touchstone in her family law practice; especially respect and understanding of her clients. Kristy recognizes how emotional divorce and custody cases can be and she navigates these sensitive family law matters with compassion as well as expertise.

Kristy's compassion and expertise in divorce and custody have been recognized by SuperLawyers. Kristy was selected as a SuperLawyers' "Rising Star" in 2019 and again in 2020. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this honor each year, and Kristy has now received this recognition two years in a row.

Kristy's approach is to understand the specific facts and complexities of each divorce or custody case and then to apply a tailor-made strategy. No family is the same; therefore, no approach to a divorce or custody case can be the same. Kristy understands the need to provide clarity and support for her clients. She offers strategies for the fight as well as solutions for settlement. She combines this approach and philosophy with passion and determination to achieve the best result for all her clients in divorce and custody matters.

Kristy focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She has a depth of experience, and not just with the run-of-the-mill. In addition to divorce and custody, Kristy has significant experience with complex property cases, including divorce cases complicated by multifaceted estate planning such as trusts and family limited partnerships, as well as divorces that require forensic accounting. Kristy is well-versed in international divorce and custody issues. She also regularly handles cases for LGBTQ+ clients and non-traditional family units.

Kristy's courtroom experience in family law is significant and diverse. She has first and second chair trial experience, including jury trial experience. She also has experience in family-law appeals. She has appeared in court in family law cases in throughout the Central Texas and Texas Gulf coast communities.

Kristy has been with the firm since 2013. Prior to working at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, Kristy worked at the Waco's Children's Advocacy Center and Harris County's Office of the District Attorney, Child Abuse Division, where she worked closely with District Attorneys, forensic interviewers, CPS and law enforcement to address important sensitive legal issues for child victims and their families.

Kristy received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In both undergraduate and law school, she excelled in moot court and mock trial competitions. Kristy's competitive nature drove her to excellence in volleyball at a national level in high school and college.

Kristy is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kristy's philosophy of respect and care for people also extends to her community. She leads many of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler's community service projects including organizing shifts at the Houston Food Bank as well as the firm's work with Adopt-an-Angel. Kristy is a Co-Founder of Women of Law, a non-profit organization benefiting minority women in the legal community, and she serves on the Young Professional's Board of Covenant House Texas, an organization that supports homeless youth in Houston. Recently, she became captain of the firm's MS150 cycling team.

Kristy is the daughter of two veterans of the U.S. Army and so she spent much of her younger life traveling, which gave her a broader world-view that has enabled her to better understand and serve her international divorce clients.

Kristy lives in Round Rock, and has practiced her entire family law career in Austin, Houston, and in the central Texas counties and communities.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2014


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Jessica Lara Schneider

Jessica Lara Schneider is a passionate trial attorney with a longstanding commitment to representing clients in their family law matters involving divorce, custody, child support, parental rights, and property division. Jessica understands litigation can be a difficult and an overwhelming time and strives to provide high quality representation and guidance to each client from the time a case is initiated to final trial.

Jessica discovered her passion for the law in 2008 while serving as a summer intern at the Bexar County Justice Center in their Family Violence Unit, where she prepared witnesses, police officers and crime victims for trial. She then enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she discovered her desire to become a trial lawyer advocate for families and children.

Jessica focused on her passion for litigation at the Harris County Attorney's Office, Protective Services Division, while she obtained her law degree. After graduating, Jessica continued to practice family law and gained extensive trial and litigation experience. She has successfully represented individuals and families in countless contested trials, hearings, and mediations.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2013

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Jessica Lara Schneider

Jessica Lara Schneider is a passionate trial attorney with a longstanding commitment to representing clients in their family law matters involving divorce, custody, child support, parental rights, and property division. Jessica understands litigation can be a difficult and an overwhelming time and strives to provide high quality representation and guidance to each client from the time a case is initiated to final trial.

Jessica discovered her passion for the law in 2008 while serving as a summer intern at the Bexar County Justice Center in their Family Violence Unit, where she prepared witnesses, police officers and crime victims for trial. She then enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she discovered her desire to become a trial lawyer advocate for families and children.

Jessica focused on her passion for litigation at the Harris County Attorney's Office, Protective Services Division, while she obtained her law degree. After graduating, Jessica continued to practice family law and gained extensive trial and litigation experience. She has successfully represented individuals and families in countless contested trials, hearings, and mediations.

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2013


Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Hee Jin Chang

Hee Jin Chang is an involved and respected member of the family law bar in Houston and the surrounding area. She has spent her entire career in family law. She worked to develop her skills in family law and divorce matters even as far back as her law school days using her fluency in Korean. She is knowledgeable in all areas of child custody and related areas as well as the division of assets in divorce and negotiating premarital agreements. She has front-line trial experience in custody and divorce, including both jury and non-jury cases.

As a law student at the University of Houston Law Center, Hee Jin handled cases as a student-attorney in the Family and Litigation Law Clinic, including child custody, CPS, divorce and domestic violence cases. She clerked at various family law firms including Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, and worked in the Child Abuse Division of the Harris County District Attorney's office.

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
Hee Jin Chang

Hee Jin Chang is an involved and respected member of the family law bar in Houston and the surrounding area. She has spent her entire career in family law. She worked to develop her skills in family law and divorce matters even as far back as her law school days using her fluency in Korean. She is knowledgeable in all areas of child custody and related areas as well as the division of assets in divorce and negotiating premarital agreements. She has front-line trial experience in custody and divorce, including both jury and non-jury cases.

As a law student at the University of Houston Law Center, Hee Jin handled cases as a student-attorney in the Family and Litigation Law Clinic, including child custody, CPS, divorce and domestic violence cases. She clerked at various family law firms including Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, and worked in the Child Abuse Division of the Harris County District Attorney's office.

Education

University of Houston Law Center Juris Doctorate, 2017


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Katelynn Duane Armijo

Katelynn is originally from the Houston area and has been helping individuals resolve family law issues since before she attended law school. After attending Texas State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication/Electronic Media, Katelynn moved to San Antonio where she worked as a paralegal in a family law firm. She was exposed to a variety of family law issues, including military and civilian divorce, custody arrangements and adoptions.

Working in the trenches of a family law firm provided a solid foundation for segueing into practice as an attorney. "Good client communication means everything. When I was a family law paralegal, I realized the best way I could help a client through a stressful divorce was to always be available: by phone, in person, or otherwise. As an attorney, I know my job is to be there for you every step of the way."

As a law student at St. Mary's University School of Law, Katelynn acquired the education and the practical experience that ultimately prepared her for a career in family law. She served as team captain of St. Mary's National Moot Court Team where she argued in over fifty-five rounds of moot court, finishing as a four-time national finalist and regional champion in the following competitions:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, Regional Champion, 2019
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Katelynn was further recognized as a top oral advocate in the nation and she was recognized for writing the best brief at several moot court competitions, including:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, 2019 (eighth best speaker in the region)
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court National Competition, 2019 (best brief) (ninth best speaker in the nation)
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, 2019 (final round best speaker) (best brief)
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court National Competition, 2018 (second best speaker in the nation)
Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2018 (best brief)
During her last year of law school, Katelynn was one of nine students inducted into the National Order of Barristers and was awarded the Patricia Scott award, which is given to the best advocate at St. Mary's. She also received the Excellence in Appellate Advocacy award from the State Bar of Texas which is awarded to the top appellate advocates in the state.

In addition to her passion for courtroom advocacy, during her final year at St. Mary's, Katelynn spent two years contributing to St. Mary's Law Journal and served on the Editorial Board as the Solicitations/Articles Editor in her final year. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's, Katelynn returned to Houston to continue her work in family law with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

St Marys University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2019

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Katelynn Duane Armijo

Katelynn is originally from the Houston area and has been helping individuals resolve family law issues since before she attended law school. After attending Texas State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication/Electronic Media, Katelynn moved to San Antonio where she worked as a paralegal in a family law firm. She was exposed to a variety of family law issues, including military and civilian divorce, custody arrangements and adoptions.

Working in the trenches of a family law firm provided a solid foundation for segueing into practice as an attorney. "Good client communication means everything. When I was a family law paralegal, I realized the best way I could help a client through a stressful divorce was to always be available: by phone, in person, or otherwise. As an attorney, I know my job is to be there for you every step of the way."

As a law student at St. Mary's University School of Law, Katelynn acquired the education and the practical experience that ultimately prepared her for a career in family law. She served as team captain of St. Mary's National Moot Court Team where she argued in over fifty-five rounds of moot court, finishing as a four-time national finalist and regional champion in the following competitions:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, Regional Champion, 2019
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2019
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, National Finalist, 2018
Katelynn was further recognized as a top oral advocate in the nation and she was recognized for writing the best brief at several moot court competitions, including:

American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. Region, 2019 (eighth best speaker in the region)
American Bar Association NAAC National Moot Court National Competition, 2019 (best brief) (ninth best speaker in the nation)
Federal Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, 2019 (final round best speaker) (best brief)
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court National Competition, 2018 (second best speaker in the nation)
Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2018 (best brief)
During her last year of law school, Katelynn was one of nine students inducted into the National Order of Barristers and was awarded the Patricia Scott award, which is given to the best advocate at St. Mary's. She also received the Excellence in Appellate Advocacy award from the State Bar of Texas which is awarded to the top appellate advocates in the state.

In addition to her passion for courtroom advocacy, during her final year at St. Mary's, Katelynn spent two years contributing to St. Mary's Law Journal and served on the Editorial Board as the Solicitations/Articles Editor in her final year. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's, Katelynn returned to Houston to continue her work in family law with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler.

Education

St Marys University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2019


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Oscar Becera

Oscar has a passion for helping families achieve justice. Oscar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked for a non-profit, non-partisan research organization analyzing state and federal legislation, which he would then summarize in everyday language to help voters make fully-informed decisions at the polls.

Oscar's passion for helping others led him to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston where he received his Juris Doctorate. Oscar's interest in family law first bloomed when he gave up his spring break to intern for the Texas Advocacy Project to help survivors of family violence pursue protective orders. It was there that he realized he wanted to help families and others achieve justice in the legal system.

Oscar spent the following summer as a law clerk in Houston under the mentorship of a former Attorney General of the Child Support Division, where he was exposed to many types of family law matters, including Hague Convention cases involving international abduction, custody disputes, and child support modification, establishment, and enforcement issues.

As a law student, Oscar focused on developing his skills in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He earned his mediator's certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Oscar participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student-attorney where he assisted in representing individuals in obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and parental rights terminations. Consistent with his passion for helping others, Oscar also participated in the Veterans Clinic where he represented veterans and helped them obtain discharge upgrades and increased disability benefits.

Apart from his advocacy experience, Oscar honed his legal writing and research skills in law school. He wrote two seminar papers on the intersection of employment law and First Amendment rights which earned top grades. Oscar was also awarded the Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship which is awarded once a year by the State Bar of Texas to the student with the the highest grade in an environmental law course.

Oscar first joined the Holmes, Diggs & Sadler family as a law clerk where he continued to develop and expand his knowledge of family law issues and since joining the firm he has worked on cases that involve custody, child support, property division, enforcement and international law. Oscar also assists in the employment law practice area of the firm. As a result of his exposure to this area of practice at the firm, and his interest in employment law issues and problems, he focused his law school curriculum on employment law and employment discrimination courses.

Oscar is intermediately proficient in Spanish.

Education

South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2020

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Oscar Becera

Oscar has a passion for helping families achieve justice. Oscar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked for a non-profit, non-partisan research organization analyzing state and federal legislation, which he would then summarize in everyday language to help voters make fully-informed decisions at the polls.

Oscar's passion for helping others led him to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston where he received his Juris Doctorate. Oscar's interest in family law first bloomed when he gave up his spring break to intern for the Texas Advocacy Project to help survivors of family violence pursue protective orders. It was there that he realized he wanted to help families and others achieve justice in the legal system.

Oscar spent the following summer as a law clerk in Houston under the mentorship of a former Attorney General of the Child Support Division, where he was exposed to many types of family law matters, including Hague Convention cases involving international abduction, custody disputes, and child support modification, establishment, and enforcement issues.

As a law student, Oscar focused on developing his skills in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He earned his mediator's certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Oscar participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student-attorney where he assisted in representing individuals in obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and parental rights terminations. Consistent with his passion for helping others, Oscar also participated in the Veterans Clinic where he represented veterans and helped them obtain discharge upgrades and increased disability benefits.

Apart from his advocacy experience, Oscar honed his legal writing and research skills in law school. He wrote two seminar papers on the intersection of employment law and First Amendment rights which earned top grades. Oscar was also awarded the Buck J. Wynne Memorial Scholarship which is awarded once a year by the State Bar of Texas to the student with the the highest grade in an environmental law course.

Oscar first joined the Holmes, Diggs & Sadler family as a law clerk where he continued to develop and expand his knowledge of family law issues and since joining the firm he has worked on cases that involve custody, child support, property division, enforcement and international law. Oscar also assists in the employment law practice area of the firm. As a result of his exposure to this area of practice at the firm, and his interest in employment law issues and problems, he focused his law school curriculum on employment law and employment discrimination courses.

Oscar is intermediately proficient in Spanish.

Education

South Texas College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2020


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