Lena is a native Houstonian and third generation Texan. Lena practices personal injury and maritime law, representing people across Texas and all over the United States.
Before becoming a lawyer, Lena went through a life-changing experience right before her last year of college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While driving home from work, a drunk driver smashed into Lena’s car in an almost head on collision. Lena’s car was totaled, she suffered neck and back injuries and couldn’t work. With the assistance of a lawyer, Lena was able to recover and move on with her life. Talking about her experience, Lena says:
“There is no way I would have known what to do during that stressful time without the help of a lawyer. I know that I was lucky, but I can name too many people who did not fully recover after therapy. Worse, there are people who lose a loved one at the fault of someone else. There is someone everyday who needs legal help.”
Before joining VB Attorneys, Lena served as law clerk to Judge R. K. Sandill in the 127th District Court here in Houston, Texas. During her year at the courthouse, Lena was able to observe and assist Judge Sandill on numerous hearings, trials, jury selections, and depositions. Lena was able to have a first-hand look on what a personal injury case looks like behind the bench, giving her insight as the type of strategy and preparation a lawyer needs to have in the courtroom.
Lena attended South Texas College of Law Houston to get her law degree. Lena was on multiple varsity advocacy teams, receiving extensive advocacy training throughout her time at South Texas. Lena received several awards, including an award as the Third Best Oral Advocate out of 70 advocates at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition. Lena was inducted to the Order of Barristers, a national honor society for advocacy. Lena continues to coach moot court and mock trial teams at her alma mater.es advocacy teams for her alma mater.