Melissa Gutierrez Alonso is a litigator with extensive experience in financial services, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. She assists a wide variety of lenders, loan servicers, and other financial institutions in Texas and Louisiana in matters involving both borrower litigation and complex business disputes. Melissa also represents companies of all sizes in general business disputes. She has extensive experience in guiding clients through the litigation process, from the initial claim investigation through appellate review. Melissa prides herself on her responsive, hands-on approach, and her focus is always on the efficient handling of her client’s interests with an eye towards swift and favorable resolution.
No stranger to the courtroom, Melissa has extensive trial experience in both Texas and Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. Melissa has successfully litigated claims regarding land disputes, business divorces, fraud claims, tribal lending, borrower litigation, bankruptcy matters, auto lending, heavy equipment financing and credit, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and construction defect cases. She routinely handles cases brought pursuant to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Texas and Federal Debt Collection Acts, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Louisiana’s Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Melissa graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2013, where she was a member of the Moot Court team, a senior articles editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, and a member the Aggie Law Society. An undergraduate of Texas A&M University, she obtained double degrees in finance and marketing.
- Texas, 2013
- Louisiana, 2018
- United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Western District of Texas
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013
- Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 2010