Daniella Deseta Lyttle - Attorney and Managing Partner
Daniella Deseta Lyttle is an award-winning attorney that serves as the Managing Partner and Senior Attorney at Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC. Her practice areas include family law litigation and mediation, immigration law, and wills & estates. Ms. Lyttle earned a J.D. with honors from The Michigan State University College of Law where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class. She also has a B.A. with honors and distinction in Psychology and Gerontology from The University of South Florida.
Ms. Lyttle has received multiple awards, which include the prestigious 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers award. Superlawyers recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of Texas. Ms. Lyttle is also a National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers award recipient, an Austin Monthly Top Attorney award recipient, and has been featured in ATX Women to Watch.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Lyttle was an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army where she was trained as an Infantry Combat Medic and a Human Resource Specialist. She served in the U.S. Army from 1998 to 2004. After graduating from undergraduate school, Ms. Lyttle became one of the youngest Account Execute hires in the medical device field where she became an expert in highly specialized implantable cardiac pacing leads, venous access systems, and diagnostic catheters.
Ms. Lyttle began her legal career as a law clerk in the Texas Attorney General’s office (Tort Litigation Division). She was also a law clerk at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, where she handled a variety of family law cases and VAWA cases. Ms. Lyttle was also one of the first Court Visitors (Volunteer Program) in Travis County, serving the Travis County Probate Court and the Honorable Guy Herman where she assisted with Guardian-ship matters filed in Travis County. Prior to opening The Lyttle Law Firm in the fall of 2010, Ms. Lyttle was an associate at a small law firm in North Austin where she practiced family law and immigration.
Ms. Lyttle is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and is conversational in Italian.Attorney Statement
I am an experienced family law attorney practicing law in Austin, Texas, as well as surrounding counties in central Texas.
Members of our community seek my legal advice during times that are chaotic, stressful, and at times unbearable. My job is to guide my clients during a time when some of the most difficult life decisions have to be made.
I take that responsibility seriously.
An ethical attorney should never promise a specific result; But there are some things about my practice that you can always count on:
I always help clients make informed decisions. I listen to what you have to say and I come up with ideas and solutions to get you where you want to be. I teach clients to have realistic expectations and advice my clients to make decisions that will yield a well adjusted person and well adjusted families.
Costs are almost always a concern for many clients. I always look for solutions and alternatives that may be less costly and that avoid litigation. When litigation is imminent, we work together to put a plan in motion that takes finances into consideration without jeopardizing results.
In the end, I never forget that my clients are going through a major life crisis when dealing with divorce and child custody issues. I work with some of the best professionals in the family arena in the areas of forensic accounting, financial advisors, and mental health professionals to help my clients with the family law process.
If you have a family law matter you wish to discuss with me, I look forward to meeting you. Consults in my office typically last at least an hour, and it will be worth your time. We will have an opportunity to discuss your goals, identify the issues involved, and begin a plan of action that brings you back to harmony.
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
Magna Cum Laude (with Honors - Top 10% graduate)
B.A., University of South Florida
Magna Cum Laude (with Honors)
Academy of Health & Science, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio - U.S. Army)
Babson College, 10KSB Business/Entrepreneur Program Graduate 2019, (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
American Bar Association, Section of Family Law -- National Institute for Trial Advocacy
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Capital Area Trial Lawyer's Association - Austin
Austin Young Lawyer's Association (AYLA)
Hispanic Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Family Law Section
Immigration and Naturalization Section
Solo/Small Firm Section
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Austin Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm Section
Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Travis County Women Lawyers' Association
Mother Attorney Mentor Association, Board of Directors - Communications Committee
Certified Mediator, - 40-hour General Mediation and Specialized Family Law Mediation Training in compliance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act, Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Section 154.052
Volunteer Legal Services
People's Law School
Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas Legal Line
Ya Es Hora, Immigration Outreach Events
Mexican Consulate in Austin - Previous PALE Attorney
Travis County Women Lawyer's Association, 2019 Award for Contribution to Minority Community
2021 Super Lawyers
2019 Super Lawyers "Rising Star Award"
2018 Super Lawyers "Rising Star Award"
2021 Austin Monthly Top Attorney
2020 Austin Monthly Top Attorney
2021 Hays County Best Attorneys
2020 Hays County Best Attorneys
2021 ATX Women to Watch, Austin Woman Magazine (March 2021)
Selectee, University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs,
Women's Campaign School, 2020 Graduate
Selectee, Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2021 class
Selectee, National Program Goldman Sachs 10KSB Small Businesses/ Entrepreneur Program, 2019 class -
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Selected in 2020 - 10 Best Law Firms for Family Law category
Selected as top 10 Female Attorneys in Texas
"Best of Austin under 40," Nominee. , Best of Austin Under 40, 2018, 2019
Ranked as the Three Best Rated Business of 2018 for our legal categories
Ranked as a Top attorney on Avvo with a score of 10.0 (superb), 2018, 2019
Selected by The National Academy of Jurisprudence as Top 100 attorneys