Natasha Breaux

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review

M.B.A., University of Houston, 2013, summa cum laude

B.S., Texas A&M University, 2006, summa cum laude

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2015-2016 
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable David Hittner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2013-2015

Admissions

Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Profile

Natasha Breaux represents clients in a broad variety of litigation matters, focusing on appellate issues. As a former law clerk to federal judges at both the appellate and trial level, she understands first-hand how appellate and trial courts make decisions.

Natasha is an active member of numerous legal organizations, including the Appellate Sections of the Texas State Bar and Houston Bar Association, Inn of Court, and Texas Aggie Bar Association. She also serves on the editorial board of The Houston Lawyer magazine and on the council of the Federal Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association. As a native Houstonian, she is active in her community, including regularly volunteering to represent clients pro bono and as a United Way Young Leader.

Natasha frequently authors articles on legal topics ranging from civil procedure to case law updates. She has also spoken on federal court procedure at an attorney admission workshop for the United States Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Before her legal career, Natasha received her MBA and worked in business operations for an international company. She also worked abroad for a year. Through these experiences, she gained knowledge about international business operations, which allows her to better understand the goals and challenges of her international business clients.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Objecting to Summary Judgment Evidence in State Court: Recent Clarifications and Remaining Complications," co-author, Houston Lawyer, October 19, 2018.
  • Fifth Circuit Update,” co-author, TexasBarCLE’s 32nd Annual Course: Advanced Civil Appellate Practice, Austin, Texas, September 6, 2018.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Spring/Summer 2018.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Fall 2017.
  • "Legislative Update: Appellate Practice," co-author, The Houston Lawyer, September/October 2017.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Summer 2017.
  • "Free Speech at Private Universities: Protected or Not?" co-author, Law360, May 4, 2017.
  • "University Speech Codes: Essential or Unconstitutional?" co-author, Law360, April 24, 2017.
  • “Court Procedure,” speaker, Attorney Admission Workshop for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, November 2013.
  • "Analysis of the Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 Pertaining to Nonparty Subpoenas for Documents,” author, 50 Houston Law Review 191Fall 2012.
  • “Rutter Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, 5th Circuit Edition,” Honorable David Hittner (analyzed Fifth Circuit opinions for 2015 update to three-volume practice guide).

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Section 
  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section
  • Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, Council Member
  • The Houston Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Board Member
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Federalist Society
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • United Way of Greater Houston, Young Leader
  • Pro Bono Volunteer for the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section's Pro Bono Program and Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

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