Texas Wesleyan School of Law, J.D.
Katie Valle has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2011. Katie focuses on divorce and complex child custody matters, with experience representing victims of abuse and violence as well as grandparents and relatives seeking to protect minor family members.
Katie has spent 20 years working with families in crisis. Prior to law school, Katie worked as a victim and legal advocate eventually determining she could best help families as an attorney. She attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) in 2008. Knowing she wanted to practice family law, Katie spent her time in law school clerking for private family law firms, and with the family law unit of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
After graduating, Katie worked for the family law firm of Carlock-Gormley-Hight and became active in the Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, serving as the Chair of the Family Law Section’s Pro Bono Committee for several years. She went on to join the family law unit of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, gaining extensive experience handling contested litigation in high-conflict cases involving family violence and child abuse.
Upon moving to Austin in 2015, Katie joined the pro bono law firm of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) where she served as Family Law Staff Attorney and Director of Family Legal Services. Katie spent her time at VLS mentoring attorneys handling family law cases and working with local attorneys and the judiciary in continuing legal education for those handling family law matters. Katie is excited to move back into private practice representing families in crisis with the Law Office of Jason Wright, PLLC.
Katie was born and raised in Texas. She has spent her career advocating for Texas families seeking safety. Katie experienced multiple parental divorces as a child and adolescent and is intimately familiar with the trauma divorce can create for a child, as well as the stress associated with the introduction of new people and new family units. She can empathize with clients in a unique way and deeply respects the need to make any transition as easy on children as possible. Katie works to resolve conflicts in the most collaborative way possible. However, Katie is an advocate in her soul and is ready to fight for her client in the courtroom.
Public service and community involvement are priorities for Katie. She is a State Bar Foundation Fellow, and holds membership in the American Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Austin Bar Association, Travis County Women Lawyer’s Association, and State Bar Family Law and LGBT sections. She continues her relationship with Volunteer Legal Services as a family law mentor, attorney and presenter. She speaks locally and state-wide on the responsibility attorneys have to provide pro bono representation and is a Sustainability Society member. She also serves on the PTA Board of her children’s elementary school. A Longhorn herself, Katie is married to an Aggie. They live in Williamson County with their three young children.