Tina E. Gutierrez started with the firm as a law clerk in 2018 and accepted a position as an associate attorney upon graduating from law school. She is ready to help clients with their personal injury, medical malpractice and wage and hour cases among others. She is motivated and excited to fight for what is rightfully owed to her clients.
Tina was raised in Dallas, Texas and always knew she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps to become a lawyer. Tina attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in May 2019. While in law school, she was awarded the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston Summer 2018 Scholarship, UHLC Hispanic Law Students Association Scholarship, and the Dean’s Award – Claire v. Smith Scholarship.
During law school, Tina was an officer and ultimately President of the Hispanic Law Students Association. Tina served as tutor for the Introduction to American Law course all international LLM students must take. Tina was an editor of the Houston Journal of International Law and a member of the Moot Court team. Tina made the team to compete in the prestigious and Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, China. Tina and her team placed 16th out of 135 teams from around the globe. Tina was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Oral Advocate.
During law school, Tina worked in the Texas Innocence Network (TIN) clinic and the Juvenile Capital Advocacy Project (JCAP). Working for these two entities during the summer after her first year in school gave her invaluable experience working directly with clients and evaluating cases. During her second year in school, she worked at a person injury firm that focused on asbestos litigation. It was not until the summer after her second year in law school that she first worked at a labor and employment firm and has ever since been particularly fascinated by that area of law.
Outside of work, Tina enjoys seeing new movies, listening to live music, and keeping up with her husband on hiking trails. Tina is active in Hispanic and Minority bar associations and organizations in Houston. She also supports organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, KIPP, Community Family Centers and is a founding member of the University of Houston Law Center’s Ladies’ Alliance of Recent Alumnae (LARA). LARA’s mission is to keep recent alumnae of the Law Center connected and provide peer-support for members during the first three years out of law school.