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Lema Barazi

Litigation Partner

Summary

Lema Barazi is a partner of Lloyd & Mousilli and regularly advises business clients on a range of litigation issues.

Ms. Barazi’s civil trial practice focuses on the defense of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other healthcare and long-term care professionals and organizations.

Previously, Lema practiced civil trial litigation as an associate attorney at Ortiz & Millin, L.P. and the Karam Law Firm, both plaintiffs’ firms located in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation and personal injury litigation.

Prior to practicing civil law, Lema served as an Assistant District Attorney and prosecuted felony cases. She has also previously clerked for the Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the United States District Court in Houston, Texas, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, and the Harris County District Attorney’s office, where she worked on the widely followed Andrea Yates case.

Lema graduated with honors from the University of Houston’s Honor’s College, earning degrees in English and Political Science. She then attended law school at The University of Houston Law Center, where she received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She later earned her executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University’s School of Business, graduating magna cum laude.

 

 

Admissions

  • Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

 

Awards & Honors 

  • Texas Monthly Magazine’s Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • University of Houston’s Best Writer of the Year, 2002

Experience

Associate Attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

2010 – 2016 (6 years)

Felony Prosecutor at District Attorney’s Office

2007 – 2009 (2 years)

Federal Judicial Intern

2005 – 2006 (1 year)

Law Clerk, Civil Division at United States Attorney’s Office

2004 – 2005 (1 year)

Law Clerk, Criminal Appellate Division

2004 – 2004 (less than a year)

 

Education

University of Houston Law Center

J.D., Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2006

Activities and Societies: Houston Journal of International Law, Senior Research Editor; Moot Court, Brief

Writer

 

Texas Tech University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management, General, 2014

 

University of Houston

B.A., English / Political Science, 2003

Activities and Societies: Honors College

 

Professional Presentations:

  • Landlord-Tenant Law Fundamentals: From Leases to Collections Seminar, The Eviction and Judicial Process, CLE, April 20, 2016, McAllen, Texas
  • Asylum and TPS for Syrians, November 24, 2014 at the Syrian American Club in Houston, Texas
  • Immigration & Asylum Legal Issues for Syrians in the United States, April 20, 2013 at the Syrian American Club in Houston, Texas

 

The National Trial Lawyers

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