Tomekia Lee-Chaney

Lead Litigator

Lee Chaney_TomekiaGrowing up, Tomekia Lee-Chaney experienced firsthand the effects of a divorce. She vowed to become a family law attorney at first thinking divorce attorneys help reconcile marriages. But as the years progressed she learned lawyers are actually there to minimize the effects of a divorce.

“I chose to remain steadfast in my dreams to practice family law, but to do so in a manner that would cause the least amount of change and hardship for children who are now like I was once before,” Ms. Lee-Chaney said.

She is a trial attorney by nature and loves being in the courtroom.

“Anytime I have the ability to try a contested family matter, I never miss the opportunity,” Ms. Lee-Chaney said. “I am a trial litigator who advocates for my client without any hesitation.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Lee-Chaney is licensed to practice law in Texas. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.


Ms. Lee-Chaney graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. She received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Lee-Chaney primarily practiced family law involving divorces, custody disputes, child support, spousal support, paternity, and cases with Child Protective Services. She also handled juvenile law and wills and guardianships work.


Ms. Lee-Chaney is a member of the State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section; Texas Young Lawyers Association; Dallas County, Texas Bar Association – Family Law Section; Collin County, Texas Bar Association – Family Section; and the McLennan County – Texas Bar Association.

She was a McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center board member in 2010 and 2011 and a Vice-Chair Elect in 2011 and 2012. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Waco, Texas, since 2009.


Ms. Lee-Chaney won American Jurisprudence Awards in Business Administration, Family Law, Marital Property and Best Appellate Brief in 2003 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She was named a Who’s Who Among American Law Students and was Attorney of the Year in 2009 at her previous law firm.

Ms. Lee-Chaney was recognized in 2016-2017 as a Texas Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Lee-Chaney has delivered the following speeches:

* Waco Paralegal Association Continuing Legal Education, E-filing Speaker
* The Carlson Law Firm’s Quarterly PowerPoint Presentation Training on The Basics of Family Law, 2010 PowerPoint Presenter/Speaker
* The Carlson Law Firm Employee New Year Rally PowerPoint
Presenter/Speaker: 2010, 2011, 2012

Tomekia has also contributed articles to



“I want you all to know that everyone from the corporate staff in Missouri to the attorneys in Texas went above and beyond in my case.  Special mention goes to Dena Wilson. My case was transferred … because of a change in jurisdiction.  Dena did not continue with my case officially but still kept in touch with me and took time to call to see how I was doing. …”


“She’s phenomenal and really does a great job with the core functions and responsibilities of her job and profession. Tomekia is a great representative in the courtroom.”


“She did a great job. She always answered all of my questions and did everything I wanted her to do. I didn’t have any problems.”


“She did great. She walked me through the process when I needed things to be walked through with me. She was always responsive, whether it was via text, email or phone conversations. She really did great.”


“She’s a good lawyer. She’s very, very good. She always keeps me up to date and well informed. She handled the discovery process very well in my case.”



“Tomekia is wonderful. She has been very patient with me. It’s been a long process, but she has been great. I’m really proud to have her as my attorney.”


“I really liked how Tomekia handled everything. She was very professional with everything she did. I have to say she knocked it out of the park! She is definitely someone I would go back to if I ever needed her help or the firm’s again.”


“Tomekia is fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable. The whole staff is, and it has been so pleasant to work with the firm. When I was out of the country I came home to numerous updates. It’s literally been a pleasure to work with a firm that is kind of geared towards the husband. It’s actually comforting.”


“Tomekia has exceeded all my expectations. She is very professional and doing a great job. I don’t have any complaints. She has really done a banging job, and I have nothing but high praise for her.”


“I always email and receive a response very quickly.  Ms. Lee-Chaney has been great.  She stays in touch and keeps me updated with my case and what I need to do to achieve my goals.”


“I ask a lot of questions and she does a great job getting me answers.  I think Tomekia is doing a great job so far.”


“Tomekia was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. She seemed to always be available to answer questions or go over any details about my case. My family and I will be forever grateful for her help and professionalism. THANK YOU!”


“Tomekia was phenomenal! … Everyone at the Dallas office was great.  The advice Tomekia gave was exactly what needed to be done. …”


“Tomekia and staff are truly one of the best in Dallas. The professionalism and candor demonstrated through the entire process are second to none.”


“Ms. Lee-Chaney was phenomenal. She was competent, very pleasant, extremely client-focused, very focused on keeping fees under control, and most importantly, willing to hear me out when I was extremely angry and frustrated at how poorly men are treated in Texas family courts. She changed my mind about having a female attorney represent me in a process so heavily biased against men. …”


“Tomekia is an excellent attorney and has truly looked out for my best interests. She is exceptional!”


“My attorney, Tomekia Lee-Chaney, was very professional and made sure i was completely informed through the whole process. Thank you for everything.”

*Check out more Cordell & Cordell reviews of Tomekia and the rest of our Texas attorneys.