• Partner, Key Law Office PC, Buda, Texas
  • Deputy Attorney General and Director of Child Support Division, Office of Attorney General (2004 to 2013))
  • Director, Texas Office of Court Administration (2002 to 2004)
  • Former Associate Judge, Wichita County, Texas
  • Former Assistant District Attorney, Wichita County, Texas
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Midwestern State University, teaching criminal law and criminal procedure

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Member, State Bar of Texas (since 1983)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer, Hays County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Volunteer mediator, Hays County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Past Chair, State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Formbook Committee (since 1999)
  • Ma’at Justice Award (2010) – presented annually by the State Bar of Texas Women & the Law Section to recognize an individual who has actively addressed the needs and issues of women in the legal profession and community
  • Government Service Award, presented by Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (2008)
  • Fellow, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, University of Texas School of Law
  • President, National Council of Child Support Directors (2010-2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Child Support Enforcement Association (2007-2009; 2014- 017)

Speaking & Publications

  • Contributing author, More Party Talk, Answers to Everyday Legal Questions for Texas Lawyers, TexasBarBooks, State Bar of Texas, 2016
  • Married or Not: Parenting Time Matters, presented to National Conference of State Legislators, Chicago IL, 2016
  • Parenting Time in Texas Child Support Cases, Family Court Review, Journal of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Vol 53 No. 2, April 2015, 258-266.
  • Guest Commentator, SAMPSON & TINDALL’S TEXAS FAMILY CODE ANNOTATED (1997- 2013)
  • Author and presenter at numerous state and national conferences on family law and child support
Professional Activities


Alicia spent 26 years as a public servant. She was an Associate Judge, Assistant District Attorney, the statewide director of the Office of Attorney General Child Support Division, and Administrative Director of the State Office of Court Administration. For the past six years, she has been in private practice specializing in family law, estate planning, and mediation at the Key Law Office in Buda.


Alicia can identify issues and accurately apply the relevant law to the facts of a case. She understands how a judicial decision impacts the lives of those appearing before the court. She has demonstrated the courage to make the tough decisions.


Alicia is open minded, impartial, fair, and considerate. She demonstrates humility and common sense. She will steadfastly apply the rule of law while protecting the rights of all, including indigent defendants. She believes that equal access to justice is essential and attainable.