The Lanier Law Firm
M. Michelle Carreras is a key member of the Issues and Appeals section of The Lanier Law Firm, handling complex appeals, briefings and research for trial. She has worked on a wide variety of cases, including mass tort, products liability, personal injury, business litigation and sports law litigation. She was a key member of the firm’s Pinnacle bellwether trial team that won a $1 billion combined jury verdict and a $502 million jury verdict in 2016. Those victories were recently ranked by the National Law Journal among the top five largest products liability verdicts of the past five years.
Ms. Carreras earned her undergraduate degrees in English and Anthropology from Rice University in 2000, and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003. Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm in 2009, she spent six years as an associate at a prominent Texas defense firm, where her efforts were focused primarily on bankruptcy-related litigation and environmental litigation matters.
Ms. Carreras is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and previously served as a member of the State Bar of Texas District 4-F Grievance Committee, where she presided over disciplinary proceedings brought against attorneys in Harris County, Texas. She is also a member of the Texas Bar Foundation.