Katherine Mendiola

Associate


Email Address: kmendiola@germer-austin.com

Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Katherine Mendiola joined Germer as an associate in 2018. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English in 2010. Katherine obtained her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2017.

During law school, Katherine was an articles editor and staff member for the Texas Tech Law Review and Lt. Governor for Pro Bono Projects for the American Bar Association. Additionally, she served as Chair for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for the Thirteenth Circuit of the American Bar Association.

Katherine served as a Judicial Intern for the 13th Court of Appeals under Justice Dori Contreras and the United States Bankruptcy Court under Judge Eduardo Rodriguez. She served as a law clerk and undergraduate intern with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and a congressional intern for the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar in 2011. She served as a legislative aide and law clerk for the 82nd and 85th legislative sessions, respectively. She practiced in the Rio Grande Valley at Cowen & Garza LLP before joining Germer as an associate in 2018.

Katherine practices in the areas of civil litigation, construction law, insurance law, and personal injury defense.

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Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas – 2017
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas -2018

Professional History

  • Legislative Aide for State Representative Rafael Anchia, 85th Legislative Session for the Texas House of Representatives, 2016
  • Escrow Intern at Valley Land and Title Company, 2016
  • Legislative Aide for State Representative Veronica Gonzales, 82nd Legislative Session for the Texas House of Representatives, 2011
  • Research Assistant, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • National Geographic Learning, Assistant Contracts administrator 2011-2013

Professional Awards & Associations

  • Texas Pro Bono College (awarded for working 50 hours a year doing pro bono work), 2015-2017
  • Texas Bar College, Member
  • Who’s Who, 2017
  • Texas Pro Bono, Care Commitment Badge
  • Texas Young Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas. Member
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Women’s Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association

Interests

  • Running, participating in races (5ks, 10ks), basketball
  • Planning weddings, I was once a certified wedding planner!

Civic Involvement

  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax assistance) volunteer, 2014-2017 (Basically preparing taxes for low income individuals. Volunteers receive a training sponsored by the IRS for two levels and at completion receive a certification level of either basic or advanced. Then local libraries/churches host the preparers. It runs typically from January – April, tax season)
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA), Volunteer attorney. I volunteered with TRLA as an undergraduate intern, throughout law school and as a licensed attorney. As a licensed attorney it was mainly handling pro bono divorces for victims of domestic violence.

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