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Michelle A. Rice

Michelle Rice 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.

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2017
Personal Injury Premises Liability Product Liability Medical Malpractice Automobile Accidents
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
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
  • 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. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science and History
Maintaining Professionalism in Crisis Situations, The Houston Lawyer, January/February 2019 When Disaster Strikes, Trial, April, 2018
Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019 to 2021 Invited to Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Texas, TopVerdict.com, 2018 Texas’ Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts of 2018, Verdict Search Invited to Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
Houston Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 to Present Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 to Present Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2017 to Present Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, Contract Attorney, 2016 to 2017
  • Nistico, Crouch & Kessler, Attorney, 2014 to 2016
  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, Contract Attorney, 2013 to 2014
  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, Law Clerk, 2012 to 2013
  • Clark Burnett Love & Lee, Law Clerk, 2011
  • The Lewis Law Firm, Law Clerk, 2010 to 2011
English
Kappa Kappa Gamma

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