Practice Areas

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude; Senior executive editor, Baylor Law Review

Southwestern University, B.A., 2002

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

Persis counsels and represents clients in a variety of tort claims and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, securities fraud, shareholder oppression, tort and products liability claims, and business torts. She regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court and in arbitration. Taking a proactive approach, Persis provides strategic transactional and operational advice to help clients mitigate the risk of litigation.

Prior to joining Schiffer Hicks Johnson, Persis served as counsel in the Gas & Power Marketing Company at Exxon Mobil Corporation. In this role, she advised clients on all areas of the natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain and project lifecycle, and secured permits and authorizations from various federal and state agencies. Persis also spent four years as a litigation associate at Vinson & Elkins, where she represented clients in large-scale commercial lawsuits and appeals.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association