San Marcos: 512-878-0999

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, offices in San Marcos and Luling, Texas

2000-2012 – Partner, Duvall Gruning & Dietz, PLLC, San Marcos

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 legal services for TXDOT

1993-1999 – Assistant Attorney General and Division Chief, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Crime Victim’s Compensation Division, Austin

1990-1993 – Assistant District Attorney, Misdemeanor Section Chief, Hays County District Attorney, San Marcos

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


Texas Bar College

Caldwell County Bar Association, President

Hays County Bar Association