Attorney and Counselor Elly Del Prado Dietz

Elly Del Prado Dietz

Elly graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. She began her legal career as a prosecutor.


Elly worked for several years in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas as counsel for the Texas Crime Victim's Compensation Division.


Most recently, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Transportation Division in the field of Eminent Domain.


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 - Owner, Elly 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