Shmyla K. Alam

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Litigation

Shmyla represents clients in a wide range of family law matters. Her experience in family law matters includes:

  • Adoptions
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Enforcements
  • Mediations
  • Modifications
  • Parental Terminations
  • Property division
  • Protective Orders
  • Family Law Appeals

When Shmyla is not working, she likes to travel, enjoys baking and spending time with her two dogs.

Education And Certifications

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (2011)

  • Dean’s List, Spring 2010 - Spring 2011
  • National Latino/Latina Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, National Champion, 2010
  • Best Advocate Award for both Preliminary Rounds and Final Round
  • National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist, 2010
  • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2009-2011
  • Board of Barristers, Member

B.A., Southern Methodist University (2008)

  • Political Science

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University (2008)

  • Finance


State Bar of Texas


Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Appellate Law Section
  • Family Law Section

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Collin County Bar Association

  • Family Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Section (Co-Chair)

Member, Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court

Community Activities

Volunteer, Operation Kindness

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Coker, Robb & Cannon, P.C. (2021-2023)

Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law (2019-present)

Associate, The Draper Law Firm, P.C. (2020-2021)

Associate, Azad & Barlow, PLLC (2017-2020)

Member, Dulaney & Alam, PLLC (2015-2017)

Staff Attorney, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (2013-2015)

Professional Achievements

Recognized, Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch (2023)

Recognized, Best Lawyers Under 40, as published in D Magazine (2022, 2023)

Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly (2021, 2023)

Amicus Attorney and Ad Litem Training (2020)