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Maria Luisa (Lulu) Flores, Attorney at Law

As a partner at Hendler Lyons Flores, Lulu is a senior legal advisor, providing strategic counsel regarding the firm's cases and business development opportunities. She is also involved in international cases and devotes a substantial part of her time to community service and public interest work.

Recognized as a community and political leader in Austin, Lulu brings a broad range of experience to serving our clients. She was the Legislative Director at the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas and the Assistant Director for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Railroad Commission of Texas. She has been the Director of Governmental Relations at the State Bar of Texas, and has served as attorney liaison at Baron & Budd, of Dallas, TX. Lulu earned a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the University of Texas School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.

Lulu has long been committed to women's issues and the fight for equality. Currently, she serves as President of the National Women's Political Caucus. During law school she worked for the first Hispanic woman ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives and helped her draft and pass the state's first domestic violence legislation. She demonstrates her commitment to these causes by serving continually on volunteer boards; seven years with the local chapter of Planned Parenthood, three years with the Battered Women's Center and many years with the Women''s Advocacy Project (serving several years as Chair). An active member of the Bar, she has also served as President of the Austin Hispanic Bar Association and President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, and she is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

 "Helping people achieve justice in their lives is a major source of fulfillment for me. The pursuit of this principle guides my life. "