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Monica Garza-Hovel

Law Clerk
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Monica Garza-Hovel is a law clerk at Kearney, McWilliams, and Davis, PLLC.

Ms. Garza-Hovel assists attorneys in client matters involving intellectual property, business problems & solutions, and commercial transactions.

Ms. Garza-Hovel is currently attending the University of Houston Law Center and will graduate in Spring 2023. She earned her degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2019, where she graduated with high honors. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Ms. Garza-Hovel interned with the Texas legislature during the 86th legislative session, and produced multiple written publications. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her dog, and scuba diving.

Monica is based in the Houston office of Kearney, McWilliams, and Davis, PLLC.

Prior Experience:

  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA): Legal Intern
  • Vaco San Francisco LLP on site at Google: Crisis Detection Agent
  • The Office of Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas Senate District 21: Legislative Intern

Memberships:

  • UHLC Student Bar Association: Diversity and Inclusion Chair 2022-2023
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • UHLC Intellectual Property Student Organization

Education:

  • J.D. Candidate, Spring 2023: University of Houston Law Center
    • UHLC Dean’s List
    • UHLC Dean’s Scholarship
    • Thompson & Knight Law Preview Scholarship
    • 2021 Summer Public Interest Fellowship Award
    • Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition – Semifinalist
  • B.A. Journalism, 2019: University of Texas at Austin
    • University Honors
    • College Scholar
    • Moody College of Communication Deans Honor List

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