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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
Languages
Molly L.  Pela
Molly L.  Pela Photo
Partner
mpela@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8221 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Tammi Gum
713-358-6769 direct
tgum@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Molly Pela is a trial lawyer. Her diverse practice includes commercial and industrial accident claims, transportation injuries, Dram Shop actions, and premises liability claims of property damages, personal injury and wrongful death. Molly also represents contractors and subcontractors in cases of alleged construction defects for both residential and commercial projects. She represents clients nationwide to defend against allegations ranging from minor property damages to catastrophic injuries. 

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment for homeowner who shot guest pursuant to CPRC §83.001 
  • 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
  • Law & Politics magazine's 2017-2018 Texas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars list
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Court Reporters Certification Advisory Board to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission – Attorney member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow