Ms. D. Diane Dillard

Ms. D. Diane Dillard

6210 Woods Bridge Way
Houston, TX 77007-7041

Phone: 956-346-3001

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Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations since 1987, Diane Dillard is a solo practitioner in Houston representing clients on commercial real estate matters. Though most of her career was in Houston, she also practiced in Brownsville, Texas, from 2002 – 2016.

Before becoming a solo practitioner in 1998, Ms. Dillard founded the Dillard & Ray Law Firm in 1987, where she was involved with the purchase, development, leasing and sale of properties for national, regional and local clients. She also mediated numerous cases and served as a consulting expert as well as an expert witness in litigation. Prior to that, she worked as an associate in the Real Estate Section of Vinson & Elkins.

In 2015, Ms. Dillard was the first woman to receive the “Distinguished Real Estate Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award,” the highest honor given by the Real Estate Probate Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She has also been named Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Lawyer” each year since 2004 and was recognized in 1998 with the Houston Chronicle’s “Women on the Move Award,” presented to the top 10 Houston business women.

Ms. Dillard was elected to the American College of Real Estate Attorneys in 1993 and was Chair of the 5,000-member State Bar of Texas Real Estate Probate Trust Law Section from 2000-2001. As an adjunct professor, she taught Real Estate Development and Texas Land Titles at South Texas College of Law and Business Law at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She is passionate about continuing legal education and frequently speaks and writes on real estate and ethical topics (more than 100 presentations) for the State Bar of Texas, various Texas law schools, the American Bar Association, and the American College of Real Estate Attorneys.

Ms. Dillard received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her juris doctor from Baylor University School of Law. A proud alumna, she also served as President of the Baylor University Alumni Association in 1999.