Areas of Practice
- Defense Base Act (DBA)
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- Insurance Defense
- State and Federal Civil Litigation
The majority of Ms. Straub’s work focuses on defending employers against claims arising under the DBA and the LHWCA.
Ms. Straub earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2007. She served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Russell Austin, Judge, Harris County Probate Court No. 1.
Ms. Straub has more than 10 years of experience as a writer-analyst and an urban planner. Before practicing law, she managed a technical writing team for a Fortune 500 corporation, where she developed documentation standards, tested software, and ensured the software complied with regulatory requirements for gaming agencies across the United States and around the world. As a planner, Ms. Straub conducted development feasibility studies for state and federal agencies. She analyzed land uses, transportation demands, demographic data, and stakeholder issues. In addition, Ms. Straub wrote project proposals to secure governmental contracts as well as grant proposals to secure funding for non-profit organizations.
Ms. Straub was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2007. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
South Texas College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2007
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, 1993
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, 1991
State Bar of Texas, 2007
Memberships & Services
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association