Angelle M. Adams, Esq.

Delivering Excellence

I help solo practitioners and boutique law firms meet the fluctuating demands of their practice by providing high-quality and cost-efficient legal services.

Litigation, Motion Practice, Legal Research & E-Discovery

  • First-chaired jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts obtaining favorable judgments on behalf of my clients

  • Extensive experience with arbitration, mediation and negotiating for the best outcome

  • Extensive motion practice in both Texas and California

  • Working knowledge of various e-Discovery platforms and managing a review team

St. Mary's University, Juris Doctorate

St. Mary’s Law Journal, Staff Writer; Thurgood Marshall Regional Mock Trial Competition, Best Advocate and First Place; Thurgood Marshall National Mock Trial Competition, Fifth Place; African-American Endowed Scholarship Recipient

Internships: Honorable Pamela A. Mathy, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; Texas Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division; Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

University of Houston, M.Ed. Instructional Technology

Honors: Graduate Fellow; Grade Point Average: 3.95

University of Texas, B.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders

Honors: Texas Academic Honors Award Recipient

Senior Litigator, Mazzarella & Mazzarella, PLLC

  • Litigation practice in contract law, business disputes, bad-faith insurance practices, real estate, construction law, and other general commercial litigation matters

  • Research and analyze complex legal issues to develop litigation strategies and prepare motions, including disputes arising under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, California Elder Abuse laws, and the Civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

  • Supervise legal team, oversee case strategy and development, and manage eDiscovery platform for large construction defect arbitration

  • Analysis of construction contracts for industry-specific statutory compliance and consult clients accordingly

  • Extensive motion practice, prepare and respond to discovery requests, and attend hearings and depositions

Senior Litigator, Leslie Wm. Adams & Associates

  • Litigation practice in contract law, employment law, personal injury, insurance defense, construction disputes, bankruptcy, consumer law and other commercial litigation matters

  • Successfully litigated a breach of contract suit and obtained a jury verdict in favor of my client

  • Successfully defended a local restaurant owner in a sexual harassment in the workplace suit and obtained a jury verdict in favor of my client for recovery of attorneys’ fees

  • Drafting and analysis of commercial contracts to provide legal consultation to clients

  • Managed all phases of litigation including drafting initial pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, attending depositions and hearings, negotiating settlements through mediation, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial, litigating in bench and jury trials, and handling post-judgment matters

  • Researched and analyzed a variety of case-specific legal issues to prepare motions and develop litigation strategies, including disputes arising under the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act,  Title VII, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act

Associate, Godwin Ronquillo, PC

  • Commercial litigation practice in maritime law, oil and gas, personal injury, and environmental law

  • Represented Halliburton in the multi-district litigation pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

  • Reviewed discovery documents in preparation for trial and settlement negotiations

  • Second chaired depositions of fact witnesses, expert witnesses, and corporate representatives; Prepared daily deposition summaries for Halliburton; Drafted memoranda to clients presenting various legal strategies; Responded to discovery requests; and Analyzed discovery production to prepare for trial and settlement negotiations

Associate, Daw & Ray, LLP

  • General litigation practice in third-party insurance defense, contract disputes, personal injury, and construction law in state and federal courts

  • Successfully settled cases pertaining to premises liability, breach of contract, and other matters

  • Analyzed client documents, including medical records, to prepare and respond to discovery requests; Attended hearings, depositions and mediations; Prepared comprehensive reports to clients with legal analysis and strategies; and Drafted motions and pleadings in preparation of trial

 
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