Attorneys

Kevin Dietz

Kevin Dietz

Kevin Dietz is an attorney-mediator who has practiced family law in Central Texas since 1997.  He has completed both basic and advanced family law mediation training and regularly volunteers at the Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center. With a deep understanding of the emotional challenges of family law, Kevin is dedicated to helping Texas families craft practical solutions that stand up over time.

He has tried family law cases throughout Texas and is a frequent speaker on issues related to domestic violence, child support and providing services to underserved communities.

Kevin currently serves on the State Bar of Texas’ Pro Bono Work Group, is a council member of the State Bar’s Poverty Law Section and a steering committee member for the Texas Office of Court Administration’s Task Force on Family Violence Data Collection. He co-chairs the advisory committee for www.texaslawhelp.org website, an online resource for low income Texans.

From 2003 to 2015, Kevin was the manager of Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Practice Group which provides services to low income residents of sixty-eight counties in Central, South and West Texas.

For his work on largest custody case in Texas history, the Yearning for Zion litigation, which culminated in the Texas Supreme Court decision, In Re Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 255 SW3d 613 (Tex. 2008), Kevin received the 2009 Impact Award from the Poverty Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Kevin previously worked for West Texas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Central Texas.

He received his B.A. in philosophy from Rice University in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993.  He is licensed to practice law in Texas and the United States Supreme Court.

Doug Lawrence

Doug Lawrence

Doug started practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio, representing the homeless in all manner of civil and criminal cases. When he arrived in Texas, he continued public service, representing the poor, children, and the elderly – helping families that needed him.

For roughly 10 years, Doug was lead attorney with a volunteer legal program in Austin, where he supervised countless legal clinics, helping low-income clients with a broad range of legal issues.

At DLM, Doug is still helping families with their legal needs; assisting veterans seeking disability benefits; and guiding the recently-bereaved through the challenges of wills and probate.

Brian McGiverin

Brian McGiverin

Brian McGiverin’s practice focuses on criminal defense, wills, and probate. He is also a long-time civil rights attorney, and a policy advocate for criminal justice reform and affordable housing in Austin.

For five years before starting his firm, Brian was a staff attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project. He led complex litigation in courts across Texas. His cases focused on suing prison and jails for cruel and unusual punishment, but he also litigated claims for police excessive force, suppression of free speech, and other government abuses.

Today, Brian helps clients manage criminal charges, protect their families with wills, and navigate the complex world of probate court.