Lema Mousilli

Lema Mousilli
Litigation Partner

University of Houston Law Center
J.D., Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 2006

Texas Tech University
M.B.A., Business Administration and Management, 2014

University of Houston, Honors College
B.A., English and Political Science, 2003

Lema Mousilli is the litigation partner at Lloyd & Mousilli, where her responsibilities encompass providing strategic counsel to business clients across a wide spectrum of litigation matters, ranging from the intricacies of pre-litigation negotiations to the rigors of trial proceedings. In addition, she serves in the capacity of an Adjunct Professor, imparting her expertise in Business Law and Constitutional Law to university students.

Her professional journey is emblematic of her profound commitment to the legal field. Prior to her tenure at Lloyd & Mousilli, Ms. Mousilli was an associate attorney at the Howard Nations Law Firm and gained valuable experience in civil trial practice, specializing in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, individual catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, as well as complex commercial litigation. Prior to her work there, Ms. Mousilli honed her legal acumen at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP in Houston, Texas, where she was a member of the Medical Malpractice Department, providing adept defense on behalf of healthcare practitioners, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other healthcare and long-term care entities.

Preceding her tenure as a defense attorney, Ms. Mousilli's career trajectory included a phase practicing civil trial litigation as an associate attorney at Ortiz & Millin, LP in Hidalgo County, Texas, where she predominantly handled complex commercial litigation and personal injury cases and gained expertise within both state and federal courts.

Before practicing civil law, Ms. Mousilli's dedication to justice led her to serve as an Assistant District Attorney, where she prosecuted felony cases. She has also previously clerked for the Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the United States District Court in Houston, Texas, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, and the Harris County District Attorney’s office, where she worked on the high-profile and widely followed State of Texas vs. Andrea Yates case.

Embodying excellence and versatility, Ms. Mousilli's acclaim continues to be affirmed through a litany of accolades. In 2023, as well as in the preceding years of 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020, Ms. Mousilli received the prestigious recognition of being designated a “Super Lawyer” by both Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the esteemed Texas Monthly magazine. Further adding to her exceptional achievements, The National Trial Lawyers recognized her in both 2018 and 2019, inducting her into their esteemed “Top 40 Under 40" list—a distinction reserved for a select group of accomplished trial attorneys under the age of 40, exemplifying remarkable expertise and qualifications within the legal sphere.

Previous honors include her recognition as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” in 2016 by Texas Super Lawyers magazine and Texas Monthly magazine, and her earlier distinction as The University of Houston’s Best Writer of the Year in 2002.

It is also noteworthy that Ms. Mousilli is a certified mediator, exemplifying her commitment to promoting harmonious resolutions.

Ms. Mousilli's career narrative unfolds as a tapestry interwoven with profound legal expertise, a commitment to justice, and a distinguished array of accolades that affirm her dedication to excellence across various dimensions of the legal profession.

“I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg


  • Associate Attorney,
    The Howard Nations Law Firm
  • Associate Attorney,
    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
  • Associate Attorney,
    Ortiz & Millin, LP
  • Assistant District Attorney,
    Potter County District Attorney’s Office
  • Law Clerk,
    The Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore
  • Law Clerk,
    United States Attorney’s Office
    Southern District of Texas
  • Law Clerk,
    Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Awards & Honors

  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2023
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2022
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2021
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2020
  • Arab America’s 40 under 40, Arab America Foundation, 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Named a “Rising Star” in the Texas Rising Stars issue of the Texas Super Lawyers magazine and the Texas Monthly magazine, 2016
  • University of Houston’s Best Writer of the Year, 2002


  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Southern District Court
  • Texas Southern Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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