Elly graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. She began her legal career as a prosecutor.
Elly worked at the Office of the Attorney General for Texas for several years as counsel and as Acting Division Chief in the Crime Victims Compensation Division. She ended her OAG career in the Transportation Division practicing Condemnation Law.
She has been in private practice since 2000, focusing primarily on property law and family law.
1988 – Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law
1985 – Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Texas at Austin
2013-Present – Owner- Del Prado Dietz, PLLC
2000-2012 – Partner, Duvall Gruning & Dietz, PLLC, San Marcos
General civil litigation practice including family, commercial and property law (including eminent domain)
Associate, Duvall & Gruning, PLLC, San Marcos
Associate, Law Office of Charles C. Wright, Luling
1999- 2000 – Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General Of Texas, Transportation Division, Austin
Eminent domain services for TXDOT in central Texas from Special Commissioners Hearings through trial
1993-1999 – Assistant Attorney General and Division Chief, Office of the Attorney General Of Texas, Crime Victim’s Compensation Division, Austin
General Counsel for the division, rulemaking, administrative hearings, open records, legislative drafting and management of employees
1990-1993 – Assistant District Attorney, Misdemeanor Section Chief, Hays County District Attorney, San Marcos
Prosecuted misdemeanor criminal and juvenile cases from intake through trial and appeal, conducted civil commitment hearings
Assistant County Attorney, El Paso County Attorney’s Office, El Paso
1989 – State Bar of Texas
1999 – United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
2006 – CLE International, Eminent Domain Conference, Austin
Heritage Association of San Marcos, Board
Cheatham Street Music Foundation, Board
Hays County Bar Association
Caldwell County Bar Association