Hard-Working | Compassionate | Honest | Determined

 

ViewpointV2My Viewpoint
Most courts require that parties attend mediation to attempt to resolve their conflicts without court intervention. As a result, many cases settle before a final trial. In this environment, it is important that clients understand the benefits of mediation, as well as what to expect. While Tate Moerer & King works hard to prepare cases and clients for mediation, as an experienced trial firm, we are also prepared to proceed when a case does not settle. In fact, our trial experience is beneficial to our clients at both the mediation and trial stages of our cases, and we are thoughtful in our approach to each case.

 

WhyV2Why I Do It
I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to even the playing field for those less fortunate (whether it’s because they don’t have the money or whether it’s because they don’t have the emotional or physical strength to deal with a legal problem). Although the justice system should be blind and easy for everyone to navigate, that is not always the case, and I think everyone should have the opportunity to have a lawyer if they need one. As a lawyer, I can ease the stress and hopefully make someone’s life better. At Tate Moerer & King, we strive to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and equitably throughout the legal process, whether the process ends at mediation or goes to trial.

A perfect example of how we evened out the playing field for a client was when we provided pro bono representation to a parent who had not seen their child in several years. We defeated an attempt by the child’s other parentto terminate our client’s parental rights – we accomplished this win thorough analysis of the statutes and case law. After hearing our evidence and legal arguments, the other parent dropped their termination case and the court ordered that the child be brought to the court house that afternoon to reunite with our client. This day was the most satisfying outcome an attorney could hope for, and I still get emotional recalling that reunion.

 

FavoritesV2A Few of My Favorite Things 

  • Lesson: Always be honest. If you can’t do that, you’ve already lost.
  • Adventures: Snorkeling and some (only some) roller coasters.
  • Animal: Baby goats.
  • TV Show: Parks and Recreation.
  • Memory: My first family Christmas with my husband. The big, blended family may have overwhelmed him, but it was a wonderful experience to share.
  • Dream Destination: Italy—food, cities, and scenery!
  • Pets: I have two rescue dogs—Molly and Zooey. My phone is full of pictures of them.

 

FactsV2The Facts

Areas of Concentration

Family Law, Civil Litigation, Appeals

Education

  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2013
    • Lone Star Legal Aid – Access to Justice Commission, Summer Clerk
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Houston, B.S., 2010, magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Law Student Pro Bono Award, Texas Access to Justice Commission (2012)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
    • President (2017)
    • President Elect (2016)
    • Secretary (2015)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Family Law Section
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Fort Bend Family Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fort Bend Junior Service League