Areas of Practice
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2001, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.A. in Spanish, 1998; B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2001
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir.
  • E.D. Tex.
  • N.D. Tex.
  • S.D. Tex.
Veronica Rivas-Molloy
Special Counsel
Suite 2900
811 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
713.437.1830 tel
713.437.1810 fax

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Veronica Rivas-Molloy is special counsel in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Houston office. Ms. Rivas-Molloy represents clients in a broad range of arbitration and civil litigation matters in state and federal court. Her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial matters in the energy and petrochemical industries, and she also has significant experience in employment matters. Ms. Rivas-Molloy was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. She has represented various businesses that operate in Mexico and Latin America. Ms. Rivas-Molloy has first and second-chair trial experience, having tried more than 15 cases first-chair to the jury.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Ms. Rivas-Molloy worked at Baker Botts L.L.P. as an associate in that firm's litigation group. She also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston.


  • Named a "Rising Star" in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers (2013)
  • Named a "Rising Star" in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics (2010)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a major international chemical company in an arbitration dispute involving the interpretation and enforcement of complex contractual issues arising from the operation of a joint venture for the manufacture of propylene oxide and related co-products
  • Representation of a leading Latin American steel company in a docket of cases related to its various business operations in the United States
  • Representation of a marine vessel design company in a dispute involving breach of contract claims related to the construction of a living quarters structure for an offshore floating production facility
  • Representation of an offshore construction services company in a dispute involving breach of contract and conversion claims related to the shipment of support materials for offshore operations
  • Representation of an engineering and field services firm in an arbitration dispute involving the construction of natural gas facilities and pipelines at power plants
  • Representation of a national telecommunications company in a docket of cases related to the interpretation of service contracts and personal injury disputes
  • Representation of corporations in various employment matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), as well as matters related to noncompete covenants and the misappropriation of trade secrets



  • Hispanic Bar Association Houston (Board Member, 2005–2007, 2009)
  • Houston Bar Association (Administration of Justice Committee, 2004–2005; Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, 2005–2006)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (Leadership Academy, 2005)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston


  • Spanish (fluent)