Mala L. Sharma

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Sharma & Associates, P.C.
 | 14411 Cornerstone Village, Houston, TX 77014
Phone: 281-893-8644
Fax: 281-893-2980
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Though suffering a personal injury may be one of the most devastating experiences people could ever go through, it is not something they need to go through alone. As an attorney at Sharma & Associates, P.C., Mala L. Sharma guides clients in Houston and across Texas through matters such as trucking, car and industrial accidents, as well as medical negligence.

    The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named Ms. Sharma to its “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” list in 2017. She also holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

    These honors are a reflection of the hard work Ms. Sharma commits to her practice every day. She has experience navigating all types of claims, including third-party, subrogation and property damage issues. In every case, she is persistent in seeking justice for those she represents. She has had success in both state and federal courts.

    Additionally, Ms. Sharma recognizes the serious consequences of her clients’ injuries. She is compassionate and listens as they talk about their concerns. Fluent in English and Spanish, she is able to work with people from a number of backgrounds.

    Ms. Sharma is a native Texan. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and graduated with honors from the University of Houston in 2008 and a Juris Doctor in 2011 from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

    Active in the legal community, Ms. Sharma is a member of the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the South Asian Bar Association and the Houston Association of Women Attorneys.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Family Law
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About Mala Sharma

    Admitted: 2012, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.sharmalaws.com/mala-sharma/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected to join the American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year Section by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Selected Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Texas by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., Top10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., 2019
    • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as 'Top 40 Under 40', Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Selected to Texas's Top 10 Attorneys by the Attorney and Practice Magazine, Selected to Texas's Top 10 Attorneys, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019
    • Nominated to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), Nomination to the American Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation, 2019
    • Acceptance to the Texas Bar College, Member- Texas Bar College, Texas Bar College, 2019
    • Selected as 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction - Texas, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
    • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as 'Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers' for 2017, Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
    • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as 'Top 40 Under 40', Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Nominated to State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT Program 2017-2018 class, Nomination to State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT Program, State Bar of Texas, 2017
    • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as 'Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers' for 2018, Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Selected as 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction - Texas, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
    • Selected as 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction - Texas, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Director and Co-Vice Chair of Diversity for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), 2019
    • 2019-2018: Appointed Vice Chair to the 'Young Lawyers Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, 2019
    • 2019-2020: Appointed to the 'Pro Bono and Public Service Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019
    • Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2019
    • 2019-2020: Appointed to the 'GPSolo eReport Board' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) , 2019
    • 2019-2020: Appointed as Special Advisor to the 'Women's Initiative Network' (WIN) for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019
    • 2017-present: Harris County Leadership Council, Member, 2019
    • 2017-2018: South Asian Bar Association, Prior Board Member - Vice President, 2018
    • 2012 - present: Member, Federal Southern District of Texas, 2012
    • Board of Director for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), 2018
    • 2012- present: Member of the: Houston Northwest Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association , 2012
    • Committee member of the HBA - Criminal Law and Procedure Section , 2017
    • 2018-2019: Appointed to the 'GPSolo eReport Board' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019
    • 2018-2019: Appointed Vice Chair to the 'Young Lawyers Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, 2019
    • Committee member of the 2018 Bench/Bar Conference (Administration of Justice Committee), 2017, 2018
    • Vice President of the Houston Northwest Bar Association 2015-2016 , 2016
    • Chair of the Houston Trial Lawyers (HTLA) Women's Caucus 'Networking with the Judges' event October 2018 for all judges, judicial candidates to interact with all members prior to November 2018 elections, 2018
    • 2018-2019: Appointed as Special Advisor to the 'Women's Initiative Network' (WIN) for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019
    • Chair of the Houston Young Lawyer's Association Solo/Small Firm Committee, 2017
    • President of the Houston Northwest Bar Association 2016-2017 , 2017
    • Vice-President of Gala for The South Asian Bar Association (SABA), 2017
    • 2018-2019: Appointed to the 'Pro Bono and Public Service Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • South Asian Bar Association - Pro Bono - Guardianship matter, 2017
    • Pro Bono MVA cases for friends of Texas First Responders who risk their lives for us with little to no pay., 2019
    • 2019-2020: Pro bono service as part of the 'Pro Bono and Public Service Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo), 2019
    • 2018-2019: Pro bono service as part of the 'Pro Bono and Public Service Committee' for the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) , 2018
    • Houston Bar Association & Houston Northwest Bar Association - Veterans Clinic (2016), 2016
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, 2012
    • Montgomery County Women's Center - Pro Bono Attorney (Family Law - Divorces, Custody, & Child Support issues), 2012
    • Attorney General of Texas - Child Support Division - Pro Bono Attorney , 2013

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • couple of MVA's where clients were hit by negligent driver whose insurance initially refused to accept liability and recovering policy limits for our clients rightfully owed and showing insurance companies they cannot take advantage of individuals., 2019
    • MVA where clients were hit by a commercial vehicle trucking accident, recovering 3 x more than final offer at mediation, recovering thousands for our clients., 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Oxford University - International Law - Study abroad in collaboration with Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Summer 2009), 2009
    • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2011
    • Universidad de Alicante, Major: Spanish, 2007
    • Received Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) with honors, major in Accounting and minor in Spanish, from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business and University of Houston Honors College, 2008
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    Office Location for Mala L. Sharma

    14411 Cornerstone Village
    Houston, TX 77014

    Phone: 281-893-8644

    Fax: 281-893-2980

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    Last Updated: 10/23/2019

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