Angelina Wike focuses her practice on representing first party policyholders in disputes with their insurance companies. Whether representing residential or commercial policyholders, she takes pride in advocating for her clients in the pursuit to bring them a fair and just resolve. Angelina represents clients on a variety of insurance claims including those for breach of contract and first party bad faith. Previously, Angelina’s practice focused on personal injury litigation at an insurance defense firm. There, Angelina gained invaluable knowledge about the insurance industry and the experience positioned her with the unique opportunity to learn firsthand the litigation tactics and settlement techniques used by insurance companies.
Angelina grew up in Nassau Bay, Texas, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A self-proclaimed “water-baby,” she enjoyed her childhood activities that included boating, swimming and tubing on Clear Lake with her family. Though she has a great love for the water, Angelina is keenly aware of its powerful forces. Although her family weathered many storms over the years, her childhood home succumbed to the forces of the devastating Hurricane Ike in 2008.
From this experience, Angelina learned that policyholders deal with much more than property damage when they are denied or underpaid on their insurance claims. Today, Angelina is a zealous advocate with a passionate focus on hurricane related insurance litigation.
Angelina is a second-generation attorney and earned her J.D. from South Texas College of Law. During law school, she was a varsity member of the school’s nationally acclaimed Trial Advocacy Program. Angelina represented South Texas in a number of national moot court competitions and won multiple awards, including two best overall advocate awards in nationally held competitions. In recognition of her advocacy, she received the Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Also during law school, Angelina enjoyed several internships with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where she gained experience in case management and learned valuable trial skills. The highlight of her internship was being afforded the opportunity to sit first chair in a jury trial and successfully try a case to verdict.
Angelina remains actively involved in the development and growth of the South Texas College of Law Trial Advocacy Program and often volunteers her free time to guest judge various moot court rounds for young advocates. Additionally, she enjoys attending alumni events hosted by her alma mater with special attention to those involving current students. Such events promote alumni support of students to facilitate a smooth and successful transition into the professional legal community for the next generation of young lawyers.
South Texas College of Law
- 2016 Inducted as a member of the Order of the Barristers
- 2016 Recipient of the South Texas College of Law “Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award”
- 2016 Recipient of the “Best Advocate” award & Semi-finalist in the 29th annual Rendigs National Moot Court Competition
- 2016 Recipient of the “Best Advocate” award & Semi-finalist in the National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition
- 2015 Octo-finalist in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition
- 2015 Semi-finalist in the 28th annual Rendigs National Moot Court Competition
- 2015 Recipient of the Vinson and Elkins Scholarship for “Commitment to Public Interest Work”
- 2015 Recipient of the Christopher Breen Memorial Award for “Promise in Advocacy and Determination to Succeed in Law School”
- 2014 Recipient of a Speaker Award in the Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Tournament
- Officer of the Board for South Texas College of Law Board of Advocates
University of Houston at Clear Lake
- Alpha Phi Sigma – Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
- South Western Association of Criminal Justice