Elizabeth O’Connell Perez Associate

San Antonio
  • t: 210-824-0009
  • ElizabethPerez@MehaffyWeber.com

Elizabeth O’Connell Perez is an associate in MehaffyWeber’s San Antonio office. She possesses a diverse background with assisting clients in defense litigation-related matters.

After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication in 2009, Elizabeth attended Texas A&M University where she graduated in 2011 with a Master’s of Science Degree in Secondary Education. While attending graduate school, she worked as a teacher and coach in Corpus Christi, Texas.  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, construction defect, professional liability, premises liability, insurance defense, and Title IX and Higher Education Law. Elizabeth also works on matters related to entity formation, estate planning and probate. Elizabeth is an active member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and currently serves as the Vice President of the San Antonio region.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg, daughter, Kate, and their three dogs.

EDUCATION
  • Mary’s University School of Law, J.D.
    • Participant at Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, Distinguished Visiting Jurist: United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
    • Staff Writer and Solicitations Editor of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice
  • Texas A&M University, M.S. in Secondary Education
    • Capstone Project: “To Present or Not To Present, That is the Question: Presentation Anxiety in 8-12 Grade Students at Secondary School”
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. in Speech Communication; Minor in English
  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Vice President of San Antonio
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Award (2015)
  • Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice, Francisco Leos Award for Excellence in Clinical Studies (2012-2013)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2018, San Antonio CLE, “’The Weinstein Effect’: The New Legal Landscape for Sexual Harassment” (original materials courtesy of Derek Rollins)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2017 Summer Seminar Co-Chair
  • “How to Keep Law a Profession While Still Being Able to Sleep at Night,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting, 2016
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