Michelle Alcala

Michelle Alcala

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Sara Leon & Associates, LLC
 | 2901 Vía Fortuna, Terrace 6, Suite 475
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-637-4244
Fax: 512-637-4245
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Schools & Education (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michelle Alcala joined the firm as a senior associate attorney in 2017. Ms. Alcala has been practicing law for 15 years. Ms. Alcala’s law practice includes a specialization in Labor and Employment law as well as a broad range of civil litigation, including disputes involving employment law, business contracts, real estate, construction, intellectual property, and personal injury in state and federal court, appeals, and arbitration proceedings. Michelle received recognition as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, and has been selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2007, 2010-2011, 2013-2015, in Law & Politics and Texas Monthly Magazine. Ms. Alcala also received the Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award from Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas in 2007. Michelle previously worked at Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in the Austin office.

    About Michelle Alcala

    Admitted: 2003, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.saraleonlaw.com/michelle-alcala

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas

      , 2004
    • ADMITTED IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT FORTHE NORTHERN, WESTERN, AND EASTERN DISTRICTS OF TEXAS

    • BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION IN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

    • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Foundation

      - Board Member 2013-2016

    • Austin Young Lawyers Association

    • Austin Bar Association

      - Labor and Employment Law Section

      - Offices Held: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • How to conduct effectice workplace investigations.

      , Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations and Practical Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes" Austin Association of Legal Administrators, 2015
    • Common Wage and Hour Compliance Issues for Employers: How to Minimize Legal Risk from Employee Terminations, Lay-Offs and RIFs

      , "Common Wage and Hour Compliance Issues for Employers: How to Minimize Legal Risk from Employee Terminations, Lay-Offs and RIFs” GDHM Employment Law Seminar, 2009
    • Common Business Practices That May Create Employment Law Liability

      , "Common Business Practices That May Create Employment Law Liability" GDHM Employment Law Seminar, 2010
    • The best practices for hiring and managing employees

      , Best Practices in Hiring and Managing Employees GDHM Employment Law Seminar, 2013
    • Info about the Affordable Care Act for Employers

      , Affordable Care Act and Other Developments: What Employers Need to Know 2014 Human Resource Law from Start to Finish Seminar, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Northeastern University, B.A. 

      , 2000
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    Office Location for Michelle Alcala

    2901 Vía Fortuna
    Terrace 6, Suite 475
    Austin, TX 78746

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    Last Updated: 2/14/2020

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