Mysti L. Dennis a lawyer at SWD family law firm

Mysti L. Dennis

Attorney Information

  • Title Board Certified Family Attorney
  • Licensed Since 1998
  • Phone 713-863-0003
  • Email

Mysti L. Dennis began practicing family law to help families recover and heal from the devastation of life changes.
“When you’re dealing with the people you love most in life everyone needs someone to help protect their interests and guide them to a place of healing and recovery,” Ms. Dennis said.

It is imperative to a case that there is open and honest communication between a client and his attorney. That’s why Ms. Dennis thinks being candid at all times, whether a client wants to hear it or not, is one of her defining characteristics that makes her a successful attorney.

One of her more memorable successful cases was having her client awarded primary custody of his child after proving the mother, who was awarded custody under temporary orders, was not properly fit to be the primary caregiver.
“I feel most passionate about custody cases,” Ms. Dennis said. “I believe that every parent has the right to participate in the life of their children to the fullest extent.”


Ms. Dennis is licensed to practice law in Texas and the Southern District of Texas. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Ms. Dennis received her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1995) and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School (1998). She also received her Master of Laws from University of Houston Law Center (2007).


Ms. Dennis belongs to the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section; Houston Family Law Group; Houston Lawyers Association; Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist; and Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inns of Court

Publications and Speaker and Lectures

Speaker: “Family Law Mediation – Always Being Prepared”, Houston Family Law Group, February 2020

Speaker: “Soft Science Experts – Child Custody Evaluator”, Cordell & Cordell Litigation College, March 2020

Speaker: “Initial Client Interviews”, Family Law 101, Texas Southern University, March 2020

Speaker: “Child Custody and Support”,, October 2021

Speaker: “Trial Presentation”, Cordell & Cordell Litigation College, October 2021

Speaker: “Drafting your QDRO’s – or Not”, Houston Family Law Group, January 2022

Speaker and Author: “Trial Preparation” – Marriage Dissolution 101, April 2022