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Elizabeth Vela

  • Betsy’s Biography

    Elizabeth M. Vela a native of McAllen, is an associate in Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez’s litigation section.

    Betsy graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a B.A. in History. While attending Texas A&M, Betsy worked for Texas State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa. She then attended the University of Houston Law Center and graduated in May 2018. She was heavily involved with the law school’s juvenile justice programs and also worked in the general litigation division of a personal injury law firm.

    Betsy is a member of the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association and of the Hidalgo County Bar Association. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section and the State Bar of Texas Women’s Bar Section.

    Betsy is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas (2018)
    • Southern District of Texas (2019)
  • Education

    • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in History (2014)
      Cum laude
      Honors Society: Phi Beta Kappa
    • University of Houston Law Center (2018)
      Dean’s list: fall 2015, fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018
      Houston Business & Tax Law Journal
  • Processional Assosciations & Memberships

    • Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
    • State Bar of Texas Women’s Bar Section, Member
    • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Member
    • State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment, Member
  • Community Involvement

    • Gladys Porter Zoo, Director (2019)