Lena Laurenzo

  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star two years in a row (2017 and 2018)
  • Has helped our clients in obtaining over $50 million in verdicts and settlements
  • Former Law Clerk for Judge Ravi K. Sandill of 127th District Court of Harris County, Texas
  • The Order of Barristers, national honor society for advocacy
  • Advocacy Coach for South Texas College of Law Houston law students
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University cum laude with a Psychology Degree
  • Born and raised in Houston, TX and third generation Texan.

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.

Lena studied Psychology and Spanish at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. During her time there, Lena was a research assistant in the Neuropsychiatric Clinic at the University Medical Center where she worked on a team studying patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Lena graduated in 2010 with honors and with a minor in Spanish.

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Lena is active in helping her family with The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund and Foundation. Lena is proud of her family’s heritage and her grandmother, “Mama” Ninfa.  The scholarship was created to help raise funds for students in dedication to empowering lifelong learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening the lives of Houston residents. Lena is the first lawyer in her family, and strives to help others just as her grandmother did. Lena also participates in the annual Houston Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida to help raise awareness and donations in honor of a close family member. In her spare time, Lena enjoys traveling, camping, golfing, and spending time with her family and fiance, Jess.
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