Highly-qualified Lawyer Specialized In Car Accident, Probate & Family-based Immigration
Elissa’s passion started in 2001 after a pivotal personal experience. Her father was a victim of negligent driving and forced into a hospital bed for months. During the entire time, Elissa visited her father daily after school and accompanied him for his physical therapy sessions. Her interest and involvement in her father’s case would grow, and she would go on to attend every appointment with his attorney.
Throughout the entire experience, Elissa learned first-hand how devastating an accident could be to a person’s physical and emotional well-being. Although the case finally came to a close and a settlement package granted, Elissa understood that the damage done to her father could not be quantified nor undone. She made it her life mission to advocate and champion for people in similar circumstances.
Her personal experience allows her to understand and empathize with her clients’ circumstances. She takes her time to listen and develop action plans that prioritize her clients’ interests and peace. She is a dedicated attorney committed to going the extra mile for her clients. Elissa is a graduate of New York University. She has worked as a late-night prosecution intern at the Early Case Assessment Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. The experience helped her gain the grit, bravery, and tenacity needed for every case.
Committed to her craft, Elissa relocated to Austin, Texas, where she worked as a case manager at a law firm and gained extensive experience and knowledge in transactional law. She later attended Baylor Law School, where she dedicated her time and resources to serving the community. She also served as an associate editor for the Baylor Law Review.
Elissa specializes in pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions, probate matters, and family-based immigration cases. Her professionalism and exceptional leadership skills give her an extensive edge and make her well suited to fit her client’s legal needs. Her bilingualism in English and Spanish allows her to serve a larger audience and diversify her services. Elissa appreciates the trust and confidence that her clients place in her and strives to empathically guide them through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Her primary goal is heling her clients maintain integrity and stability even when the odds are against them. She brings a personal touch to the legal process, working to restore normalcy and sense of justice to her clients’ lives.
On her down time, Elissa enjoys birdwatching with her family and running around with her dogs. Elissa is an avid tennis fan—although she will tell you she prefers to play it than watch it—and she never passes on binge-watching the latest legal drama. Elissa has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Texas for over 10 years.
“Strive for excellence every day. Excelsior!”
Elissa is no-nonsense attorney. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at New York University, Elissa served as a late-night prosecution intern in the Early Case Assessment Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. That experience further developed the grit, bravery, and tenacity needed in the legal world.
Shortly thereafter, Elissa moved to Austin, Texas, where she began working as a case manager in a downtown Austin law firm. After a couple years spent gaining transactional law experience, Elissa attended Baylor Law School where she participated in various immigration clinics serving the local community and served as an associate editor for the Baylor Law Review.
Elissa enjoys serving her community and is approaching her 10th year anniversary as a “Big” in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas.
Elissa accepts cases involving pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions, probate matters, and family-based immigration cases.
Elissa has high expectations for her clients, as her clients should have for her. “Professionalism and leadership are the cornerstones of my business.” Elissa represents clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. “My goal is to guide clients toward maintaining integrity and stability during a time that may seem like it will break them—financially, emotionally, and spiritually.”
Elissa is fluent in Spanish.