SHMYLA K. ALAM
Associate
Direct Dial: 214.599.4024
salam@estesthorne.com

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Shmyla represents clients in a wide range of family law matters. Her experience in family law matters includes:

  • Adoptions
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Enforcements
  • Mediations
  • Modifications
  • Parental terminations
  • Property division
  • Protective orders
  • Family law appeals

When Shmyla is not working, she likes to travel and enjoys baking and spending time with her two dogs.

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (2011)
    • Dean’s List (Spring 2010 – Spring 2011)
    • National Latino/Latina Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, National Champion (2010)
    • Best Advocate Award for Both Preliminary Rounds and Final Round
    • National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist (2010)
    • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Articles Editor (2009-2011)
    • Board of Barristers, Member
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University (2008)
    • Political Science
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University (2008)
    • Finance
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Appellate Law Section
    • Family Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section (Co-Chair)
  • Member, Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
  • Volunteer, Operation Kindness
  • Associate, Coker, Robb & Cannon, P.C. (2021-2023)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law (2019-present)
  • Associate, The Draper Law Firm, P.C. (2020-2021)
  • Associate, Azad & Barlow, PLLC (2017-2020)
  • Member, Dulaney & Alam, PLLC (2015-2017)
  • Staff Attorney, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, BL Rankings LLC, Family Law (2023-2024)
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers Under 40, as published in D Magazine (2022, 2023)
  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly (2021, 2024)
  • Amicus Attorney and Ad Litem Training (2020)