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Elizabeth “Libby” McDonnell

Elizabeth “Libby” McDonnell

Associate
Location:
Galveston, Texas
Phone:
409-761-1498
713-242-1880
Fax:
866-674-7808
Email:

Elizabeth "Libby" McDonnell is an Associate in the Galveston office. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial and civil disputes, admiralty, personal injury, construction, and insurance law. She is licensed in both Texas and Florida.

Born in Houston, Texas, Libby received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia where she majored in Business and French. She obtained her law degree from the University of Miami, and prior to joining Mills Shirley, Libby was a practicing litigation attorney in Miami, Florida. During law school, she was a member and editor of the Inter-American Law Review where she received awards for the best student publication and the most outstanding Articles and Comments Editor. She also was a judicial intern for the Honorable Edwin Torres in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Contract Formation And Analysis
  • Litigation And Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2013
    • Law Review: Inter-American Law Review, Member and Editor
  • University of Georgia
    • B.B.A. and B.A. cum laude - 2009
    • Major: Business and French
  • Université de Montpellier III
    • Certificate in French Language and Studies - 2008

Published Works

  • The Applicability of Arbitration in the Americas: An Avant-Garde Approach to the Panama Convention, 43 INTER-AM. LAW. REV. 563 (2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Galveston County Young Lawyers Section, President-Elect
  • Galveston County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Edwin Torres in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judicial Intern
  • Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn, and Dial, LLC, Miami, Florida, Associate Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bay Area Pet Adoptions
  • Junior League of Galveston County