Michelle D. Esparza

Ms. Michelle Esparza focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation, and appeals. As a native El Pasoan who is fluent in Spanish, Michelle assists both Mexican and U.S. business clients in cross-border litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.

Michelle received her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso. While in college, she was a captain of the UTEP dance team.

Education & Credentials


The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

J.D., 2019
• Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Chief Managing Editor
• Student Bar Association, Senator on Diversity and Inclusion
• Moot Court, Justice of Advocacy Skills and Travel Team Member
• Program on Law and Leadership, Student Advisory Board Member

University of Texas at El Paso

B.B.A., Economics, 2016
• Dean’s List
• Law School Preparation Institute

Bar Admission

  • Texas2019

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Involvement

• State Bar of Texas, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Member, 2022-Present
• El Paso Young Lawyer’s Association, Board Member, 2021-Present
• El Paso Bar Association, Member, 2019 - Present

Community Involvement

• UTEP Alumni Association Board of Directors, Board Member, 2020 - Present
• City of El Paso Committee on Border Relations, Vice Chair, 2021-Present

Court Admissions

• United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2020
• United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2021
• United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2020
• United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2020
• United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2020


• The Story of Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon, A black doctor in El Paso, who successfully challenged two discriminatory Texas statutes in the U.S. Supreme Court, El Paso Bar Journal, Fall 2020.
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