Kelsey Machado joined Hicks Thomas LLP in June of 2010 as a law clerk during
her final year of law school at South Texas College of Law. Growing up
in a family of lawyers, she knew it was likely that she would one day
pursue a career in the legal field; however, her interest in science led
her to complete the pre-med program offered at Wake Forest University
and major in biology. Despite the fact that she was on the road to medical
school, a summer internship working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
for Texas Congressman Nick Lampson re-directed her path towards a career
as a lawyer.
Prior to joining our firm, Machado worked as a law clerk at various commercial
litigation and personal injury law firms in Houston such as Dobrowski
LLP, Paul D. Clote Attorney at Law and Abraham Watkins. She also has served
as a judicial intern for Judge Lynn N. Hughes at the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Texas. With her diverse experience,
Machado is beginning her fourth year as a licensed attorney and has been
working for Hicks Thomas LLP for four and a half years, first as a law
clerk and now as an attorney.
Machado specializes in civil litigation with experience in energy, oil
and gas, maritime, employment, consumer and general business litigation.
She has had the opportunity to represent both plaintiffs and defendants
on a broad range of legal issues within the commercial litigation field.
Her perceptive analytical skills, attention to detail and efficient legal
research and writing ability make her an essential asset to the Hicks
Thomas LLP law firm team.