Address: 711 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77006
Lawyer Firm: Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P.
|Areas of Practice||Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)— Wages and Hour, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Workers’ Compensation|
Attorney Beatriz Sosa-Morris watched her parents’ American dream come to fruition when they started up their small business called "Angleton Tire Shop." At that moment, she knew that she wanted to realize her American dream and enter a profession in which she could assist others through difficult times in their lives, which is how she finds fulfillment. Her first job was at the family tire shop where she discovered the meaning of work ethic. Her family turned a rundown fruit stand into a tire shop where every member of her immediate family has worked––even her husband, now a neurosurgeon. Mrs. Sosa-Morris was not afraid of working hard and getting her hands dirty while working at Angleton Tire Shop, and that work ethic has followed her into her professional career.
Mrs. Sosa-Morris was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in Angleton, Texas. She attended Angleton High School and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She received the Smith-Hudson Scholarship for Sam Houston State University where she was a member of the International Hispanic Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Golden Key, Beta Gamma Sigma, International Honor Society and Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and in Economics, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Mrs. Sosa-Morris is a native English and Spanish speaker and she studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico, at the Universidad Iberoamericana. While abroad, she studied international finance and international business administration. After graduation from Sam Houston State University, Beatriz Sosa-Morris attended South Texas College of Law. At South Texas, Mrs. Sosa-Morris graduated Magna Cum Laude and in the top 10% of her class. She was also:
member of the South Texas Law Review,member of the Hispanic Law Students Association,member of the Corporate Counsel Review,a Langdell Scholar, anda member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society.
Mrs. Sosa-Morris has first-hand experience representing injured people. Often times, insurance companies will take advantage of the vulnerable position an injured person is in, and that is when they need someone on their side to fight for what is just. When it comes to negotiating, Mrs. Sosa-Morris will not back down from what is just for her clients. Whether it be an automobile accident, medical malpractice, or a work place injury, Mrs. Sosa-Morris has experience getting those injured individuals the compensation they deserve. She has represented numerous injured workers at Benefit Contested Case Hearings ("CCH") and Benefit Review Conferences ("BRC"). Along with helping injured workers, she fights for their rightfully earned wages. She has fought numerous employers in order to get her clients paid in accordance with overtime and minimum wage laws.
Additionally, Mrs. Sosa-Morris has protected the rights of those injured by pharmacies. She understands that those seeking medication for their ailments are put in grave peril when given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage instructions by the pharmacy. As a result, Mrs. Sosa-Morris fights for her clients, and has successfully settled numerous cases against pharmacies. Further, Mrs. Sosa-Morris has represented those injured by faulty products, and those who are victims of automobile accidents. She has helped many people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and this is what she finds fulfillment in.
Mrs. Sosa-Morris also volunteers during Christmas to gather toys for children through a program called Adopt an Angel, and has participated in the Houston Half Marathon and Anadarko Half Marathon.
$700,000 Settlement for work from home employees denied compensation; $100,000 Settlement for an automobile accident victim; Over 40 personal injury claims settled in 2013; Over 10 automobile accident personal injury claims settled in 2013; Over 8 wage and hour claims settled in 2013; Defeated various Motions to Dismiss; andSuccessfully received Conditional Certification in over 5 cases in 2013.
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