Michelle A. Ciolek

Michelle A. Ciolek

Associate
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-587-9668 | 800-580-9121 |
Fax:
713-225-0827
E-mail:

Michelle Ciolek has devoted her practice to aggressively pursuing the rights of injured clients. Michelle has successfully litigated numerous cases in both state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on a wide range of civil litigation areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, and workplace injuries. Currently, Michelle and a firm partner represent over 1,300 victims who were injured or killed in the October 1, 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A native of Allegany, New York, Michelle has spent nearly the last decade in Houston after moving here for law school in 2009. While in law school, Michelle clerked at three plaintiff’s law firms, including a boutique medical malpractice firm, a mass tort pharmaceutical litigation firm, and Abraham Watkins. After law school, Michelle gained valuable experience at an insurance defense firm where she represented insurance carriers in first- and third-party insurance matters involving suspected insurance fraud, coverage questions, bad faith allegations, and uninsured/underinsured motorist litigation. Prior to joining the firm as an Associate in January 2017, Michelle worked as a contract attorney for firm partner, Mo Aziz.

  • Year Joined Firm
    • 2017
  • Areas of Practice
    • Personal Injury
    • Premises Liability
    • Product Liability
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Automobile Accidents
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas, 2012
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2017
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2017
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2018
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2018
  • Education
    • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
      • J.D. - 2012
      • Honors: Dean's List
      • Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship
      • Honors: CALI Award in Consumer Transactions, Evidence, and Family Law
      • Honors: Order of the Lytae
    • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
      • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 2009
      • Honors: Dean's List
      • Major: Political Science and History
  • Published Works
    • "Maintaining Professionalism in Crisis Situations", The Houston Lawyer, January/February 2019
    • “When Disaster Strikes”, Trial, April, 2018
  • Honors and Awards
    • Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Texas’ Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts of 2018, Verdict Search
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff, 2018
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Houston Bar Association , Member, 2017 - Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 - Present
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 - Present
    • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 - Present
    • Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, Contract Attorney, 2016 - 2017
    • Nistico, Crouch & Kessler, Attorney, 2014 - 2016
    • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, Contract Attorney, 2013 - 2014
    • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013
    • Clark Burnett Love & Lee, Law Clerk, 2011
    • The Lewis Law Firm, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2011
  • Languages
    • English
  • Fraternities/Sororities
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Reviews | 5 Stars Out of 5 Reviews | Michelle Anne Ciolek | Avvo
Michelle A. Ciolek
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