Travis County Judicial
County Court at Law 3
Bianca Garcia is a Travis County assistant district attorney. She is a member of the Junior League of Austin, serves on the boards of Waterloo Greenway, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, and the community board of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. She is a Truman National Security Project Political Partner. Bianca was awarded the 2019 HABLA Outstanding Latina Community Leader Award and the 2016 Young Hispanic Professional’s Association of Austin Emerging Leader Award. She has bachelors and masters degrees from the George Washington University. While studying in Washington, D.C., she maintained her Austin ties by working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Lloyd Doggett. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law where she was awarded a fellowship from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice for a clerkship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
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County Court at Law 4
Judge Dimple Malhotra has spent the last two decades working in the field of domestic violence. She grew up in the suburbs of Dallas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She received undergraduate degrees in Government and Sociology. She then attended and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. While at UT Law, she worked as an attorney ad litem for abused and neglected children through the Children’s Rights Clinic and interned for the Hon. Allison Benesch. Judge Malhotra was first appointed to County Court at Law 4 in October 2019 by the Travis County Commissioners. She then successfully ran in the 2020 Democratic primary and general election.
County Court at Law 5
Mary Ann Espiritu is a criminal defense attorney. As a partner at Roadman & Espiritu, an Austin law firm, she focuses on defending individuals accused of misdemeanors. She began her law career as an attorney for the Texas Department of Public Safety. For the last 15 years, she has dedicated her career to ensuring justice for the accused, while working to reform the criminal justice system. Through her work, she has earned the Austin Chronicle’s designation of Best DWI Attorney in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She serves on the board of the Austin Recovery Network which provides addiction treatment to youths and adults. She has also volunteered in County Court at Law #5 to provide assistance on the Mental Health Docket. She serves as a board member of the Travis County Women Lawyer’s Association, and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Austin Bar Association. Previously, she served as a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and National College of DUI Defense. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1992, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Toledo College at Law in 1995.
403rd Criminal District Court
Craig Moore is a Travis County assistant district attorney and felony prosecutor. He has been in the DA’s office since 2008 and previously was an assistant in the Travis County Attorney’s office. He also had been a litigation attorney for the Thomas & Brustkern and Jenkins & Gilchrist law firms. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Bar Association, Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court, and the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Criminal committee. He has also participated in the Leadership Austin and Leadership State Bar of Texas programs. Craig currently serves as a commissioner for the City of Austin’s Firefighters, Police Officers, and Emergency Medical Services Civil Service Commission, and he is a former member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Board of Directors. He is vice chair of the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center Board of Directors.
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455th Civil District Court
Laurie Eiserloh recently led the Employment Team in the Civil Litigation Division of the Travis County Attorney’s Office. She has served as a litigator and general counsel for the City of Austin, the State of Texas and in the private sector at the law firm Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever, and McDaniel. She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor & Employment Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization of trial lawyers and judges dedicated to professionalism and civility in the courtroom and the integrity of the jury trial. Laurie is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts of the Western, Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, and the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Early in her career, she served as executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (now Equality Texas). She is on the board of the Austin Center for Child Guidance, which provides high-quality, low-cost mental health services for children and their families. She has bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
261st Civil District Court
Daniella Deseta Lyttle is managing partner and senior attorney at Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC. Her practice areas include family law litigation and mediation, immigration law, and wills & estates. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University College of Law and has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and gerontology from the University of South Florida. She has received multiple awards, including the 2021 Super Lawyers award. She is also a National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers and an Austin Monthly Top Attorney award recipient, and has been featured in ATX Women to Watch.
Before beginning her legal career, she was a soldier in the U.S. Army where she was trained as an infantry combat medic and a human resource specialist. She began her legal career as a law clerk in the Texas Attorney General’s office. She was also a law clerk at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, where she handled family law cases. She was also one of the first Court Visitors (Volunteer Program) in Travis County, serving the Travis County Probate Court and Judge Guy Herman where she assisted with guardianship matters. Before opening the Lyttle Law Firm in 2010, she was an associate at a small law firm in North Austin where she practiced family law and immigration.