Elisa Contreras Salazar graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English in 2002. Prior to and while attending Angelo State University, she spent several years working at a personal injury law firm. Elisa believes that her experiences at this firm in the area of personal injury prompted her to attend law school. Elisa began her law school career at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.
While at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Elisa served as the Managing Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review and served as an intern to Justice George C. Hanks of the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. Upon graduation, Elisa joined the law firm of Fridge & Resendez, LLC as an Associate Attorney focusing in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury.
Elisa joined a personal injury practice in Houston in February 2007. While working at this firm, she gained vast experience in the area of personal injury law. Her primary focus was on auto accident, trucking, slip and falls, work injury, and wrongful death cases. Elisa also assisted with the day-to-day management of the firm. Elisa enjoyed the ability to work closely with clients and being able to help injured victims. In her six years at the firm, she brought hundreds of cases to a successful resolution.
In August of 2013, Elisa was appointed by Mayor Annise Parker to serve as an Associate Judge for the City of Houston Municipal Courts. Elisa is deeply committed to serving the community and served as an Associate Judge for the City of Houston until August 2017. In May of 2014, Elisa obtained her Master of Laws in International Law from the University of Houston Law Center.
In her free time, Elisa enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children. They enjoy attending sporting events, baking, and exercising. Elisa’s success can be attributed to the dedication and commitment to each client and their case. She prides herself in vigorously representing her clients and providing them with the personal attention they deserve. Elisa is passionate about what she does and is ready to provide you with the assistance you need with your personal injury claim. Elisa and her partner founded Salazar & Velazquez, P.C. in 2013, and continue their success in seeking justice for the injured.