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Belinda Arambula

Belinda Arambula is a true trial attorney. She has an active docket across the state in federal and state court. Belinda represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the context of general civil litigation. Her practice is diverse, as she represents large and small business owners, employers, general contractors, subcontractors, and trucking companies. No matter your size, Belinda will advocate for you fiercely and tirelessly to ensure your interests are protected and advocated. 

Belinda has tried over 20 jury trials cases to verdict, with more than half as first chair. She also has experience litigating before the ICC and AAA. Belinda has argued before various appellate courts in the state of Texas and has briefed cases argued before the Fifth Circuit. Belinda handles cases efficiently and effectively from inception through appeal. 

 

Belinda stays abreast of the changes in the law and legal community by serving on the the Texas Rules of Evidence Committee for the State of Texas and the Board of the Austin Bar Foundation. When she is not serving her clients or the legal community, Belinda is pounding the pavement training for her next race or volunteering with the Hispanic Bar Foundation, Avance-Austin Chapter, and Boy Scouts of America.

 

Education: 

Baylor University, BS 

University of Illinois, College of Law, JD

 

Bar Admissions: 

Texas, 2007

 

Court Admissions:

Texas

All US District Courts in the State of Texas 

5th Circuit Court of Appeals 

 

Appellate experience

  • FW Servs. v. McDonald., 04-19-00331-CV,2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 783 (Tex. App. San Antonio, Jan. 29, 2020)

  • Truly Nolen of Am., Inc. v. Martinez, No. 08-19-0011 8-CV, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 1612 (Tex. App.—El Paso Feb. 26, 2020)

  • Mendoza v. Indem. Ins. Co. of N. Am., 07-14-00244-CV, 2015 WL 9474161 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Dec. 22, 2015, pet. filed)

  • Indem. Ins. Co. of N. Am. v. Green, 05-1 1-00968-CV, 2012 WL 5438992 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 7, 2012, no pet.)

  • In re XL Specialty, 373 S.W.3d 46 (Tex. 2012)

  • New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Allison, 414 S.W.3d 266 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, no pet.)

  • Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. McVey, 339 S.W.3d 724 (Tex. App.—Austin 2011, pet. denied)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Rolling Down the Chapter 72 Highway Texas Association of Defense Counsel Author and guest speaker, February 2022

  • Litigating Guardianship: Issues to be aware of Courtroom Series –by VLS, HBAA, BAJB Author and guest speaker, Fall 2021

  • Common Law Marriage 101 FDCC Author and guest speaker, Fall 2020

  • Diversity and Inclusion: with women representing less than 25% of equity partners, was 2018 really the Year of the Woman? Texas State Bar Journal  Author, July 2019

  • Juror Stereotyping and the use of Focus Groups to Prevent It Texas State Bar, Texas Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar Co-author and co-guest speaker, August 2018

  • The Return of Desperado: Preservation of Error 

             Texas Association of Defense Counsel Author and guest speaker,February 2014

  • Rules Update State Bar, Texas Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar Author and guest speaker, August 2013

Honors

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014

Memberships

  • Texas State Bar Rules of Evidence Committee Member (present) 

  • Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (peer nominated, present) 

  • American Board of Attorneys (present)

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (present) 

  • Avance Board Member (present)

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, President (2020-2021) 

  • Courtroom CLE Co-Creator (2019-present)

Trial Academies

  • American Board of Trial Attorneys National Trial College    

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy    

Contact

Tel: 915-256-8292