Alyssa Salinas proudly advocates for policyholders in first-party property insurance cases. Her journey to representing policyholders began long before she attended law school. When Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and the surrounding areas, Alyssa, a fifth-grader in the Rio Grande, felt an undeniable desire to help. She gathered all the money she had saved over the years from birthdays and holidays and donated it all to a Hurricane Katrina disaster relief fund. As the years passed, her insatiable need to help people only grew deeper.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she was actively involved in a service organization and she spent her free time participating in community service around Austin. After graduating and earning her Bachelor’s degree, she attended South Texas College of Law Houston. She graduated in the top third of her class and was an active member of the South Texas Law Review.
While in law school, Alyssa was a judicial intern for the Honorable Frances H. Stacy at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. This experience significantly impacted her understanding of how to analyze complex legal issues. The following summer Alyssa worked as an academic intern for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Abuse Division. At the end of the summer, the District Attorney’s Office offered her a position as a long term paid intern, which she accepted and maintained until her last semester of law school.
In 2018, Alyssa distinguished herself at the school’s Summer Trial Academy where she was named Top Advocate. She was subsequently placed on several prominent advocacy teams. Alyssa competed in mock trial and moot court competitions across the country including Alabama, Georgia, New York, Virginia, Texas, and California. She was a member of the school’s Board of Advocates and was inducted into the prestigious Order of Barristers, a nationally recognized society for top graduates who excelled in advocacy. Additionally, she was selected as a recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award. Alyssa’s irrefutable passion to help and academic achievements illustrate her willingness to work hard as well as succeed in any undertaking with a high degree of skill and care.
University of Texas at Austin
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
South Texas College of Law Houston
- Doctor of Jurisprudence
- Law Review Member
- Order of Barristers
- Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award Recipient
- 2018 Summer Trial Academy Top Advocate Award Recipient
- Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
- Dean’s Honor List: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in Texas Criminal Procedure