Elizabeth O'Connell Perez

Elizabeth O'Connell Perez
Associate
San Antonio
t: 210.824.0009
elizabethperez@mehaffyweber.com
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Elizabeth O’Connell Perez is an associate in the firm’s San Antonio office and possesses a diverse background with assisting clients in defense litigation-related matters.

After graduating from Texas A&M University-College Station with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication in 2009, Elizabeth attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education. While attending graduate school, she worked as a teacher and coach with Incarnate Word Academy and the Calallen Independent School District. In 2014, she became a candidate for a Juris Doctor Degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law where she served as the Solicitations Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. She also served as a student attorney and teaching assistant at the St. Mary’s University Center for Legal and Social Justice, focusing her attention on the pro bono services program at Haven for Hope-Prospect’s Courtyard.

Elizabeth currently defends matters related to labor and employment, professional liability, premises liability, insurance defense, and Title IX and High Education Law. In addition to practicing law, Elizabeth actively participates in the Texas Association of Defense Counsel as the Vice President of the San Antonio region.

Awards and Recognition

TADC Young Lawyer Award, 2015
Francisco Leos Award for Excellence in Clinical Studies, 2012-2013

Speaking Engagements

-Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2017 Summer Seminar Co-Chair

-Presentation and Paper: “How to Keep Law a Profession While Still Being Able to Sleep at Night,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2016 Spring Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, April 27-May 1, 2016