Carla Pelaez

Carla Pelaez is an Associate Attorney who practices in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, premises liability, insurance litigation and construction defect. Prior to joining MDJW, Ms. Pelaez worked for an insurance defense firm representing clients and insureds in complex litigation matters and third-party personal injury claims. Ms. Pelaez graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. She then attended the University of Houston Law Center where she was Articles Editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal and Special Events Coordinator of The Advocates. She was also a member of the Mock Trial Team, and participated in several mock trial competitions earning a championship and a Best Speaker award. Additionally, Ms. Pelaez received the Outstanding Advocate Award in 2017.


Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., December 2018 – Present 

Daw & Ray, L.L.P. – August 2017 – November 2018

Honors & Awards

Articles Editor, Houston Business & Tax Law Journal 

Outstanding Advocate Award, The Advocates 

Champion & Best Speaker, Hippard Mock Trial Tournament 

Semifinalist, National Trial Competition

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Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77002
T: 713.632.1787
F: 713.222.0101



University of Houston, B.A., Broadcast Journalism & Spanish, 2013 

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2017