Mia Lorick

Mia Lorick

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Mia Lorick is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law and concentrates her practice on real estate litigation, energy litigation and civil appeals. She handles jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations as well as appellate briefing and oral argument, and she has argued before the Texas Supreme Court.

In addition to her practice, Mia has been an advocate for a more equitable legal profession, having founded and directed her former firm's diversity and inclusion initiative. She regularly speaks on diversity and inclusion panels, most recently for the American Bar Association. Mia is also the founder of the Suited for Success Scholarship, which awards law students with a business suit for interviewing.

Mia Lorick is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law and concentrates her practice on real estate litigation, energy litigation and civil appeals. She handles jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations as well as appellate briefing and oral argument, and she has argued before the Texas Supreme Court.

In addition to her practice, Mia has been an advocate for a more equitable legal profession, having founded and directed her former firm's diversity and inclusion initiative. She regularly speaks on diversity and inclusion panels, most recently for the American Bar Association. Mia is also the founder of the Suited for Success Scholarship, which awards law students with a business suit for interviewing.

Mia’s representative experience includes:

  • Tried a jury trial and obtained a unanimous jury verdict on a commercial real estate dispute.
  • Received result in favor of a land owner in a bench trial on a real estate transactions dispute.
  • Tried a jury trial and obtained a unanimous jury verdict on a breach of contract dispute.
  • Briefed and argued appeal in favor of client to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on the lack of derivative standing for nonprofit corporations under the Texas Business and Organizations Code.
  • Briefed and argued appeal in favor of client to the First Court of Appeals in a legal malpractice case.
  • Briefed and argued appeal in favor of client to the Fifth Court of Appeals on a motion to show authority.
  • Handled appeal in favor of client to the First Court of Appeals on a breach of contract and declaratory judgment dispute.
  • Briefed and argued appeal in favor of client to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals on a motion for sanctions under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 10.
  • Handled mandamus in favor of client to the First Court of Appeals on the expungement of a Lis Pendens.
  • Briefed and argued appeal to the Seventh Court of Appeals on a fraud and tortious interference dispute.
  • Handled interlocutory appeal in favor of client to the Ninth Court of Appeals on an Anti-SLAPP Motion to Dismiss.
  • Briefed interlocutory appeal to Eleventh Court of Appeals on temporary injunction.
  • Briefed and argued appeal to the Texas Supreme Court on interpretations of the Texas Property Code.
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Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
    Mock Trial
    Moot Court
    Order of the Barristers
  • B.F.A., University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Board Certifications
    • Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Civil Appeals
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Board Member, Federal Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recipient, Steven C. Haley Best Speaker Award, Texas State Bar’s Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2018)
    • Named, Woman to Watch, Houston Business Journal
    • Named, Rising Star, University of Houston Law Center
    • Named, Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Appellate (2019-2021)
    • Named, Top 50 Women Lawyers, National Diversity Council (2019)
    • Named, Top 100, National Black Lawyers (2019)
Professional History
    • Faculty Member, NITA Deposition Course
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center
    • Founder, Suited for Success Scholarship