Attorney and Counselors at Law

Lema Barazi

Lema Barazi

Litigation Partner

J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Houston Law Center

M.B.A., Business Administration and Management

Texas Tech University

B.A., English and Political Science

University of Houston, Honors College

Lema Barazi is a partner of Lloyd & Mousilli and regularly advises business clients on a wide range of litigation issues, from pre-litigation negotiation through trial. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Business Law and Constitutional Law, to university students.

Previously, Ms. Barazi was an associate attorney at the Howard Nations Law Firm and her civil trial practice focused on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, individual catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and complex commercial litigation. Prior to her work there, Ms. Barazi was an associate attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, in Houston, Texas, where she was a member of the Medical Malpractice Department and her practice focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other healthcare and long-term care professionals and organizations.

Before working as a defense attorney, Ms. Barazi practiced civil trial litigation as an associate attorney at Ortiz & Millin, LP, in Hidalgo County, Texas. Her practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation and personal injury litigation in both state and federal courts.

Before practicing civil law, Ms. Barazi served as an Assistant District Attorney and prosecuted felony cases. She has also previously clerked for the Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the United States District Court in Houston, Texas, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, and the Harris County District Attorney’s office, where she worked on the widely followed Andrea Yates case.

This year Ms. Barazi was named a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine. In 2018 and 2019, she was selected by The National Trial Lawyers for inclusion into its “Top 40 Under 40” list, an honor awarded to a premier group of trial lawyers under the age of 40 from each state for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. In 2016, Ms. Barazi was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine. In 2002, she was awarded The University of Houston’s Best Writer of the Year. She is also a certified mediator.

Experience

  • Associate Attorney,
    The Howard Nations Law Firm

  • Associate Attorney,
    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

  • Associate Attorney,
    Ortiz & Millin, LP

  • Assistant District Attorney,
    Potter County District Attorney’s Office

  • Law Clerk,
    The Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore

  • Law Clerk,
    United States Attorney’s Office
    Southern District of Texas

  • Law Clerk,
    Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Awards & Honor

  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2020

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018

  • Named a “Rising Star” in the Texas Rising Stars issue of the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2016

  • University of Houston’s Best Writer of the Year, 2002

Ms. Barazi’s pro bono work focuses on securing asylum for victims fleeing persecution in their home countries in the Middle East. Her fluency in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic, coupled with her keen insight into Middle East politics, makes her uniquely qualified in advocating for her clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, successfully securing asylum for numerous individuals and families.

  • Texas Supreme Court, 2006

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, February 2012

  • United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C., October 2017

  • Landlord-Tenant Law Fundamentals: From Leases to Collections Seminar, The Eviction and Judicial Process, CLE, April 20, 2016, McAllen, Texas

  • Asylum and TPS for Syrians, November 24, 2014 at the Syrian American Club in Houston, Texas

  • Immigration & Asylum Legal Issues for Syrians in the United States, April 20, 2013 at the Syrian American Club in Houston, Texas

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