Yale Law School, J.D., 2018
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A in English and Sociology, 2014
Kayla has built her career around effective legal writing. Clients can rely on her to craft clear, persuasive, and thoroughly researched briefs that translate even the most complex legal issues into plain English. Kayla immerses herself in the law and facts of each case, identifying the key issues and arguments most likely to persuade an appellate panel. She welcomes a challenge and is always on the lookout for thoughtful and creative solutions to her clients’ legal problems.
Kayla is a native of the Texas Hill Country and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Yale Law School. She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Diana Saldaña of the Southern District of Texas and Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After working in the trial practice of a multinational law firm, Kayla founded and led a full-service consulting company for legal writing. As a consultant, Kayla drafted and revised state- and federal-court filings for a wide range of clients, from solo practitioners to large firms; provided tailored coaching services to attorneys at all stages of their careers; and presented writing seminars for law students and young attorneys.
Although she loved consulting, Kayla missed hands-on legal work, and she was particularly drawn to the attorneys at Alexander Dubose & Jefferson for both their world-class lawyering and their professional integrity. In addition to her practice, Kayla serves as an adjunct professor of legal writing at the University of Texas School of Law, where she teaches an advanced appellate-writing course.