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Marcela Arevalo

Marcela J. Arevalo

Attorney

Marcela J. Arevalo joined McMillan Law Firm as an attorney in 2020, focusing her practice on personal injury litigation. She has held various internships and clerkships in the legal industry since 2015, including a focus on corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation, and compliance policies and procedures. Her prior experience gave her a bird’s eye view of the corporate defense or business perspective in litigation, which she now puts to work for her injury victim clients.

Marcela graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy in 2017. She earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2020.  During law school, Marcela was selected for inclusion in the invitation-only Order of Scribes and Order of Barristers. She won the Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award along with many other moot court competition awards on a local, regional, and national level. She was also a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient for all three years of law school.

Education
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctorate, 2020
    • Order of Scribes
    • Order of Barristers
    • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
    • Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award
    • South Texas College of Law Oil and Gas Society
  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, 2017
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Champion, 2020
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition, Brief Award, 2020
  • National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition Champion and Best Petitioner Brief, Pepperdine School of Law, 2019
  • National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Finalist, Regent University School of Law, 2019
  • National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist, 2019
  • Judge Sharon S. McNally Intramural Moot Court Tournament Outstanding Advocate, 2018

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