Maria Luisa (Lulu) Flores

Austin Attorney Maria Luisa (Lulu) Flores

Founding Partner

Leader. Advocate. Activist. Philanthropist. Justice. Equality. Service. Tenaciously working to create and maintain a legal system that safeguards the rights of all people.

 

Walking the Walk

Many people talk about the importance of justice and equality; Lulu Flores has devoted her entire career to active service of those principles.

 

Community and political leader:
  • Legislative Director at the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Assistant Director for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Director of Governmental Relations at the State Bar of Texas
  • Former attorney liaison at Baron & Budd, of Dallas, TX for a transnational mass tort case

 

Champion of equal rights and opportunities for women:
  • National Women’s Political Caucus, Past President (two 2-year terms); Board of Directors (20 years); current member of Political Planning Committee
  • Texas House of Representatives, worked for first Hispanic woman elected to Texas Legislature, helping to draft and enact the state’s first domestic violence legislation
  • University of Texas Center for Women and Gender Studies, Community Advisory Board member
  • University of Texas Center for Women and Gender Studies’ NEW Leadership Texas Program to help college women develop leadership and political skills, Faculty in Residence
  • Planned Parenthood, Board member (seven years)
  • Battered Women’s Center, Board member (three years)
  • Women’s Advocacy Project (now Texas Advocacy Project), Board member (ten years, four years as Chair)

 

Active Texas Bar member:
  • State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section, current member and past Chair
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, past President
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Charitable Foundation, Board Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, past State President
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, Fellow and former Chair

 

Focus Areas

International litigation. Senior legal advisor concerning the firm’s clients and business development opportunities.

 

Building Opportunities, Appreciating the Planet

Lulu Flores continues her service to the local Austin community in her spare time, with a particular emphasis on children and the arts:

  • Austin Arts Commission, Commissioner
  • Martin Middle School, Campus Advisory Committee member
  • YMCA of Austin Metro, Board member
  • Mexic-Arte Museum, Board member (nine years, five years as President), now Honorary Member of the Board

In her truly off-hours, Lulu enjoys yoga, pilates and strenuous walks. And when it’s time to get out of Dodge, she makes good use of her adventurous spirit while backpacking and mountain climbing in often remote, but breathtaking terrain. In 2012 she traveled the length of the Grand Canyon in a Dory over 16 days. In 2013, she summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group of people she had never met before arriving in Tanzania. The same courage that helped her take on these challenges in the backcountry has been the source of her commitment and determination to fight for the rights of those who have been treated unfairly.

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Travis County Democratic Party, Trio of Stars Award (2015), for dedicated service to the Democratic Party and candidates
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, President’s Award (2014), for outstanding service to the community
  • UT Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, Spirit of Community Award (2013)
  • City of Austin Commission on Women, Inductee, Austin Women’s Hall of Fame (2013)
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, Pathfinder Award (2012), for outstanding service to the legal community and continued inspiration as a role model and trailblazer
  • UT Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, Mujeres en Accion Award (2012)
  • YWCA-Austin Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Outstanding Achievement Award (2011)
  • Imagen Foundation, Latina Leader in Advocacy (2010)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Latina Lawyer of the Year (2010)
  • LULAC Council 650 Advocate for Women Award (2010)
  • NWPC-Texas Good Gal Award (2008)
  • South Austin Democrats “Yeller Dawg” (2007)
  • State Bar of Texas President’s Certificate of Merit (2006)
  • Austin Women’s Political Caucus President’s Award (2005)
  • Capital Area Democratic Women Champion (2003)
  • John Ben Sheppard Public Leadership Forum Outstanding Local Leader (2000)
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Contributions to the Minority Community Award (1995)

 

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