Judge Daniella DeSeta Lyttle
261st District Court
Judge Daniella DeSeta Lyttle presides over the 261st District Court in Travis County. She handles civil and family law cases, including business, commercial, administrative, consumer, real estate, divorce, child-custody, and Child Protective Services cases.
Prior to serving as District Judge, she was a certified mediator and an award-winning multilingual trial lawyer in Austin and surrounding counties, primarily practicing family law, immigration law, business law, and entertainment law. Judge DeSeta Lyttle founded Lyttle Law Firm PLLC in 2010 where she served as the Managing Partner until she joined the bench.
Judge DeSeta Lyttle is an U.S. Army Veteran, having served as an enlisted soldier with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Combat Medic. In addition to her legal education, her educational background includes medical and business training.
Judge DeSeta Lyttle is admitted to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Western District. She graduated from her combat medic program at Fort Sam Houston Academy of Health & Science, in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and was an honor graduate from the University of South Florida, earning a Bachelors in Psychology and Gerontology. Judge DeSeta Lyttle also graduated top 10% of her class, Magna Cum Laude, from Michigan State University College of law, and attended Babson College where she completed Entrepreneurship Business School training.
Judge DeSeta Lyttle has earned the SuperLawyer distinction, ranked in the top 5% of lawyers in Texas, in 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023. She has been recognized by Austin Monthly Top Attorney in 2020, 2021, and 2022. She also received the Travis County Women Lawyers Association Award for contribution to minority community in 2019 and was the External Legal Assistance Program (PALE) Attorney, appointed by the Mexican Consulate from 2015 to 2018.