Alejandra Ávila joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ávila served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary H. Murguia on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Micaela Alvarez on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. As the 2015 Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowship recipient, Ms. Ávila also spent two years as a litigator in private practice and two years as a staff attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Ms. Ávila graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the Recent Developments Editor for the Texas Environmental Law Journal. She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from Texas A&M International University, graduating summa cum laude.
When the Batterer Wears a Badge: Regulating Officer-Involved Domestic Violence as a Line-of-Duty Crime, 42 Am. J. Crim. L. 213, 213-39 (2015)
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2014
- Editorial Board, Texas Environmental Law Journal
Texas A&M International University, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 2011
Law Clerk, Judge Mary H. Murguia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2019-2020
Law Clerk, Judge Micaela Alvarez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2014-2015