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Slav Talavera


Slav Talavera is a trial attorney who has been advocating for family rights in the State of Texas for over six years.  His entire career has been devoted to the practice of Family Law with an emphasis in complex asset division and military divorce. He is fluent in Russian, Spanish and English.

Slav has been recognized nationally by prestigious law organizations such as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (Top 10 Under 40 for 2015), The National Advocates (Top 40 Under 40, and Top 100 Lawyers), the highest designation from online law directory AVVO Corporation (“Superb” rating)  and American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (10 Best Client Satisfaction for 2015 and 2016).

Slav was licensed to practice law in December of 2010 and began practicing family and civil law for Legal Aid of Texas.  He was an associate attorney covering 52 counties in the State of Texas.  During his time at Legal Aid, Slav became licensed in three Federal District Courts and became a Texas Veteran’s Commission licensed attorney. 

After Leaving Legal Aid Slav went on to practice in Bell County Texas where he became the President of the Bell County Young Lawyers and continued an extensive career of litigation and community involvement.  Slav practiced exclusively family law with an emphasis on military issues and complex retirement division. Slav has continued to be involved with the community and with several charitable organizations.  

Slav graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where he received a Presidential Scholarship.  He graduated with honors receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Arts and a Bachelor of Sciences.  After school Slav briefly worked in the financial sector before deciding to apply to law school. Slav went on to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas where he was voted Jackson Walker Moot Court Champion and Best Oral Advocate. 



  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D.
  • Washington University, B.S. Business Arts

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Custody Issues
  • Child Support

Professional Licenses:

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Professional Memberships:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas; Family Law Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Bell County Bar Association
  • Bell County Young Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Bar Association

Professional Awards:

  • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Advocates, 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 and 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 and 2016

Client Testimonials

"Organized, Well Prepared, and Very Intelligent"


“I hired Mr. Talavera after a train wreck of an attorney screwed my case up. He had my case back on track and moving forward in ten days. He is organized and well prepared and very intelligent in his representation. I knew he had my best interests well taken care of. He is an attorney that represents with honor and integrity. I would recommend Slav and his team to anyone who wants a great attorney.”

-Former Client

“Very efficient handling, fast, prompt!”


“Returned phone calls immediately, prepared me of exactly what to expect, explained the process to me. Overall a very good experience – I would recommend Mr. Talavera to anyone in need of a family law / divorce attorney. I appreciated all the help, advice and guidance.”

– Former Client