Angie Olalde
Partner / Bay Area Houston Office

Angie Olalde is a senior member of the firm’s litigation team. She brings significant appellate experience and expertise to bear on behalf of her corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of business disputes in state and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration. She also works with local counsel throughout the United States and Puerto Rico to ensure that the best possible results are obtained for her clients in litigation and insurance regulatory matters.

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law, Angie has appeared and argued before Texas state appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and has won numerous cases on appeal. Angie has prosecuted and defended cases for bank, insurer, public, and individual clients on a broad array of matters, including property rights, business disputes, cases involving annuities, and insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. She has represented public entities in civil rights litigation and appraisal matters and has provided pro bono representation to individuals and entities in Texas.

Angie’s diverse client base includes insurance companies, banks, fiduciaries, assisted living facilities, real estate developers, private business entities, and individuals, as well as appraisal districts, and county agencies.


  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • South Texas College of Law – J.D. 2005, magna cum laude, member of the South Texas Law Review
  • University of St. Thomas – B.A. 2000, magna cum laude, Political Science & English, Honors Program graduate


  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Texas Bar College, Member since 2019
  • Texas State Bar
    • Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (Member since 2018, Vice Chair 2020-2021)
    • Member of the Appellate, Insurance Law, and Litigation Sections
  • American Bar Association
    • ABA Appellate Practice Committee, Member
  • Houston Bar Association
    • The Houston Lawyer, Editorial Board Member, 2013-2015
  • Galveston County Bar Association
    • Newssheet Editor, 2010-2011

Representative Cases

  • Successfully prosecuted appeal challenging jurisdiction on behalf of bank client in a real estate development case over a land permitting issue
  • Protected insurance company client from improper lawsuit, successfully obtaining emergency appellate relief on appeal that ordered the trial court to dismiss plaintiff’s case for lack of standing
  • On behalf of a bank client, obtained a favorable appellate judgment in a case involving a statutory question that had not been previously ruled on by Texas courts
  • Successfully defended trial court orders in mandamus appeals
  • Successfully defended trial court’s judgment on appeal for individual client in construction defect case
  • Working with local counsel, obtained an order staying what would have been an expensive discovery process, and obtained a final summary judgment in favor of insurer client in federal court
  • Secured significant reduction of jury trial award against healthcare defendant on appeal
  • Upheld a change-of-venue order in an emergency appeal for a bank client
  • Worked with local counsel in an out-of-state appeal to achieve reversal of a trial court judgment in litigation involving an annuity
  • Worked with local counsel in Puerto Rico to aid insurer client with compliance issues
  • Pro bono representation on behalf of Texas non-profits in school funding appeal, represented unaccompanied minor and assisted in obtaining her green card