Divorce and family law attorney Lianna Garza Smith


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Lianna Garza Smith

Founding Partner

Lianna Garza Smith is a founding Partner of Deyerle Silva Smith, PLLC and has over 10 years of experience handling high-stakes family law cases including complicated divorces and contested child custody matters. Lianna regularly serves high net worth individuals and professionals in the Austin, Texas area and understands the unique challenges and complexities that come with high net worth divorces. Lianna’s extensive experience allows her to navigate even the most complex legal issues with ease, providing clients with the guidance and support they need during what can be an incredibly emotional and challenging time.

As an accomplished family law litigation attorney, Lianna has built a reputation for achieving exceptional results for clients through a deep understanding of the law, an unwavering dedication to excellence, and a fierce commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for every client. Lianna takes the time to fully understand each client’s unique situations and crafts a legal strategy that is tailored to their specific needs and goals. Lianna is highly skilled in negotiation and mediation, but also has a proven track record in the courtroom, making her a formidable advocate for her clients both in and out of court.

In addition to her legal expertise, Lianna is highly regarded for her professionalism and integrity in the legal community. She is committed to providing ethical and transparent representation to her clients, always keeping their best interest at the forefront.

Lianna was born in San Benito, Texas located in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. She lived there until moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in English. She is a second generation Mexican-American and the first member of her family to graduate from college. After graduating, Lianna moved to Houston where she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2012 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year.

From 2012 to 2018, Lianna worked at two prestigious family law firms in Houston, Texas. During her time in Houston, she handled divorces involving family-owned businesses, multi-million-dollar estates, and contested child custody disputes. In 2018, Lianna moved back to Austin to continue to grow her stellar reputation in the Texas family law community as a trial attorney with her trademark client-focused approach and unparalleled work ethic. Prior to co-founding Deyerle Silva Smith, PLLC, Lianna was a Partner at Kirker Davis, a family law firm in Austin, Texas.

Lianna Garza Smith provides concierge-level legal services to clients across Texas and most often the following areas: Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Austin, Westlake, Lakeway, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Lago Vista, Bee Cave, Buda, Kyle, and San Marcos.


    • University of Texas at Austin B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in English

    • Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law Houston

    • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas 2012

Professional Memberships

    • Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

    • Member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar

    • Member of the Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar


    • Distinguished leading Latino professional mention by Latino American Who’s Who

    • Author and presenter of “Till Death Do Us Part: How Death Affects Family Law Proceedings”