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About

Marianne’s practice focuses on civil litigation and representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex matters.  Marianne has experience representing clients both in state and federal courts, throughout all stages of litigation.

Prior to law school, Marianne worked as a high school English teacher with Teach For America.  In this role, she refined her ability to communicate complex ideas with clarity and precision.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Admitted: Texas, 2015; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2016; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2018; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018.
  • Education: The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2015); Order of the Coif; Book Review Editor, Texas Law Review (2014-2015); Teaching Quizmaster; The University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A. with Honors in Finance & Business Honors program, 2010).
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2015-2016).
  • Associate, Baker Botts, Houston, Texas (2016-2017).

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Representation of mineral owners in trespass to try title and declaratory judgment actions;
  • Representation of executor in fiduciary litigation;
  • Defense of Austin-based companies against trademark infringement claims;
  • Representation of owners and general contractors in disputes involving construction delays, project scope, and construction defects;
  • Representation of municipalities in First Amendment litigation;
  • Pro bono representation in various matters, including expunction and divorce proceedings, referred through GDHM’s on-going partnership with Volunteer Legal Services;
  • Briefed and argued civil rights case before Fifth Circuit;
  • Assistance in representation of broad spectrum of the firm’s clients.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Fraud on the Classroom: Why State False Claims Acts Are Not the Solution to All Fraud on State and Local Governments, 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1009 (2015).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Barbara Jordan Inn of Court

COMMUNITY

  • Orange Jackets Alumni Board, Treasurer/Fundraising Coordinator
  • Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Volunteer
  • Texas Exes Forty Acres Society, Member
  • Teach For America, Recruitment Volunteer
  • Women United, United Way for Greater Austin, Member