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Prior to becoming a commercial litigation attorney, Kiara was a prosecutor in Galveston County. While serving as a prosecutor, Kiara gained valuable trial experience, which she has successfully translated to her civil litigation practice. With twelve first chair and eleven second chair trials under her belt, the large majority of which are jury trials, Kiara has shown that she can zealously represent her clients through trial, verdict, and beyond.

Kiara's experience is varied. She has successfully represented clients across various industries in the following matters: construction defect cases, real estate litigation, manufacturing disputes, oil and gas service company collections, products liability, catastrophic personal injury defense, enforcing mineral liens, general collections matters for businesses, business divorces and fiduciary duty claims, and parallel proceedings.

Away from the Office

Kiara is a servant leader at her core. From 2020 until 2023, Kiara served as a committee member on the Houston Independent Police Oversight Board as well as a member of HPD's Administrative Discipline Committee. Recently, Kiara has accepted an appointment as a Commissioner on the Harris County Sherriff's Civil Service Commission where she presides over civil service appeals of discipline.

Additionally, in her free time, Kiara loves to travel internationally, spends her Monday nights teaching the next generation of lawyers trial advocacy skills at the University of Houston Law Center trial advocacy skills, and is a legal analyst on TV One's Fatal Attraction television series.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2015
  • Louisiana State University, D.C.L., 2015
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 2012
  • Harris County Sherriff's Civil Service Commission, Commissioner
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association’s, First Generation Attorneys Committee Co-Chair & Board Director
  • Houston Independent Police Oversight Board, Panel Chair
  • University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute, Mock Trial Coach
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • The Downtown Group
  • LSU Law Center Opening Statement Competition, Winner
  • IRA S. Flory Mock Trial Competition, Octofinalist
  • Outstanding Black Student Leader Award
  • UTSA's Golden Feather Award
  • Order of Omega Greek Honors Fraternity
  • UTSA Greek Woman of the Year
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters (2023)
  • Presentation, "Collecting Your Judgment," State Bar of Texas 16th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation. (February 1-2, 2024)
  • Article, What a Client Wants: Turning Your Client's Judgment into Real Money, State Bar of Texas 16th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation. (Feb. 1-2, 2024)
  • Presentation, "Gender Equity in the Law," State Bar of Texas Annual Diversity Forum. (June 22, 2023)
  • Presentation, "Asking the Jury for Damages," State Bar of Texas 15th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation. (February 9-10, 2023)