Angelle M. Adams

Angelle M. Adams

Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-238-4900
Fax:
619-238-4959
Email:

Angelle Adams brings a broad range of civil litigation experience to Mazzarella & Mazzarella, LLP.  She is skilled in representing clients in all phases of trial practice as well as various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.  Angelle believes that the key to effective and efficient case management is maintaining an astute knowledge of the facts and law; communicating timely with the client; and being prepared. As a result, Angelle frequently achieves a favorable outcome for her clients. 

Angelle's practice focuses on complex litigation, construction disputes, real estate litigation and probate litigation. Notably, she was a significant team member in the successful defense of Halliburton in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States.

Angelle received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University, a Master in Education from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2006 and obtained her California bar license in 2018.  She is also admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas and Eastern District of Texas federal courts.

Angelle has served as a board member of several professional organizations including the San Antonio Black Lawyer's Association, Houston Lawyers Association, and the African American Lawyers' Section of the State Bar of Texas. She is also a member of Phi Delta Phi, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

In her free time, Angelle enjoys yoga, volunteer work and participating in a variety of outdoor activities.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended a local restaurant owner in a sexual harassment in the workplace suit and obtained a jury verdict in favor of her client for recovery of attorneys' fees
  • Significant role in the successful defense of Halliburton in the multi-district litigation resulting from the BP Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) blowout
  • Successfully obtained a $68,000 judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Probate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: St. Mary’s Law Journal, Staff Writer
    • Honors: Best Advocate and First Place in Thurgood Marshall Regional Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: African-American Endowed Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Honorable Pamela A. Mathy, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Intern
    • Honors: Texas Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Intern
    • Honors: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Legal
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    • M. Ed. - 2001
    • Honors: Graduate Fellow
    • Major: Instructional Technology
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2000
    • Honors: Texas Academic Honors Award Recipient
    • Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association