Elizabeth M. VelaMcAllen, Texas
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 received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2018. She was 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.
Areas of practice
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in History, 2014
Honors: Cum laude
University of Houston Law Center, 2018
Honors: Dean’s list: fall 2015, fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018
Professional Associations and Memberships
Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association, Member
Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member
Hidalgo County Bar Association Women’s Bar Section, Member, Social Co-Chair
State Bar of Texas Women’s Bar Section, Member
State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Member
State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment, Member
Gladys Porter Zoo, Director