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Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2001, Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2004
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • New Jersey, 2009, Inactive
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Molly L.  Pela
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Senior Attorney
mpela@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8221 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Danielle Cuero
713-403-8372 direct
DCuero@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Molly Pela is a trial lawyer.  Her practice focuses primarily on commercial and industrial accident claims, transportation injuries, construction defects, and premises liability claims involving property damages, personal injury, and wrongful death.  Molly represents clients all over Texas in claims involving minor to major catastrophic injuries.

Molly’s prior litigation experience includes first party insurance and criminal defense.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained Take Nothing Judgment for indoor trampoline park in a premises liability claim involving significant injuries to minor
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of refinery in Pasadena, Texas in personal injury action after pipe explosion
  • Obtained dismissal  for a subcontractor in allegation that construction defects lead to the wrongful death of a tenant  
  • Obtained defense verdict in a commercial litigation claim where damages sought were in excess of $60 million
  • Obtained zero dollar verdict defending long-haul trucker who rear ended another driver 
Professional and Community Activities
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Court Reporters Certification Advisory Board to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission – Attorney member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow