Diana PĂ©rez Gomez

Ms. Gomez is a talented trial attorney with extensive experience regarding civil lawsuits. Her current practice focuses on complex labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts as well as arbitration throughout the State of Texas. Ms. Gomez has also handled insurance, personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, and commercial contract litigation.  Ms. Gomez is a Director for the Houston Bar Association.  She has been named as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazine.  Ms. Gomez is happily married to Judge Michael Gomez of the 129th Civil District Court for Harris County and they are proud parents of their children.

Employment

Partner, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., Houston, Texas, January 2010 – present

Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Washington, D.C., June 2008 - January 2009

Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, D.C., April 2008 – June 2008

Associate, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., Houston, Texas, July 2006 – April 2008, January 2009 - December 2009

Preston Law Firm, L.L.P. (f/k/a Preston & Cowan), Houston, Texas, September 2003 – July 2006

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors: Houston Bar Association (HBA), Director – Position Two 2014-2018

Board of Directors: Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA) 2006-2017

Co-Chair: District Four, Texas Bar Foundation 2016

Board of Directors: Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH) 2013, 2016

Chair: HBA Dispute Resolution Committee 2015-2016

Committee Member: HBA Harvest Celebration Fundraising Committee 2016

HBA Ambassador: HBA Ambassadors 2013-2015

Co-Chair: HBA's Administration of Justice Committee for the Criminal District/Appellate Bench Bar Conference 2015-2016

Committee Member: Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Committee, 2015

Community/Civic Activities

Commissioner: City of Houston Municipal Civil Service Commission 2015-2016

Commissioner: City of Houston Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Civil Service Commission 2015-2016

Harris County Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission, Commissioner, 2013-2015

Junior League of Houston, 2009 – 2017

St. Patrick’s Church, Pastoral Council Member, 2007 – 2015

Honors & Awards

Named to the Texas Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as featured in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines, 2013, 2014, 2015

Latina Lawyer Under “40” Award, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation 2012

Named to the Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as featured in Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines, 2009, 2011-2013

President’s Award, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston – Houston, Texas, 2007, 2009 & 2015, 2016

Local Heroes Recognition, The Houston Lawyer Magazine, May/June, 2009

American Bar Foundation Fellow

Houston Bar Foundation Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation Fellow

Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award, HYLA, 2007 – 2008

Publications and Speaking Engagements

The Houston Lawyer, Houston, Texas (March/April 2009), Published in 2009 by The Houston Lawyer: A Profile in Professionalism.

University of Texas School of Law 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference CLE Program – Austin, Texas (May 28, 2009) – Defense Strategies for Employment Law Trials.

University of California, Santa Cruz – Salinas, California (Spring 2008) Keynote Speaker, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering Education Forum: Building Student Achievement in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (May 21, 2008).

South Texas College of Law – Houston, Texas (Spring 2008) Speaker, Personal Injury Law Conference: Coverage and Stowers in the 21st Century (April 10, 2008).

Houston Bar Association – Houston, Texas (Fall 2007) Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Series: Discovering the Right Approach: Discovery Disputes in Texas Insurance Litigation (Oct. 11, 2007).

Houston Bar Association – Houston, Texas (Fall 2006) Speaker, All Day Ethics Program: Ethical Considerations for Insurance Litigation in Texas (Nov. 4, 2006).

For the Defense, Covered Events, Insurance Law – Houston, Texas (September 28, 2006) Published in 2006 by Defense Research Institute: Texas Supreme Court Declares Mold Not Covered Under Homeowner Policies.

Nursing Home Malpractice in Texas Seminar – Houston, Texas (Spring 2005) Published in 2005 by National Business Institute: Nursing Home Litigation after Tort Reform.

Houston
Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis
20th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
T: 713.632.1712
F: 713.222.0101

Admissions

Clerkships

Education

The University of Texas School of Law – Austin, Texas, (J.D., May 2003), Associate Editor, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy, President of the Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, Member of the University of Texas School of Law Admissions Committee

Institute of International and Comparative Law – Florence, Italy (2001)

Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas, (B.S. Political Science, with Honors, Minor in English, magna cum laude, and University Honors, May 2000), University Fellow, Dean’s List, Eisenhower Leadership Development