May 22, 2018
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (TX-7)
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is fighting for…
- Civil Rights
- Gun Safety
- Houston’s Future
Read March On’s Press Release about Lizzie.
More About Lizzie
I am a proud Houstonian. I have lived in this district nearly all my life, and have made my home and built my career here.
I was born in Hermann Hospital, the youngest of three sisters. After graduating from St. John’s School, I went to Kenyon College in Ohio, where I earned highest honors in History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. After college, I worked for several years—including four at Houston’s Alley Theatre—before earning a fellowship to attend William & Mary Law School in Virginia. In law school, I was elected editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Law Review and graduated in 2006.
My legal career began in 2006 at Vinson & Elkins, an international law firm founded in Houston more than 100 years ago. A few years later, I joined Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing (AZA), a 50-person firm based in Houston that focuses on high-stakes business litigation. I became the firm’s first woman partner in 2015.
As a lawyer, I have had the privilege of representing Houstonians from diverse backgrounds who face difficult issues every day. They work in oilfields, hospitals, boardrooms, and small businesses. I listen to them. I solve their problems. I tell their stories. And I fight for them.
I am proud that my work as a lawyer has led to recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Texas SuperLawyers, and other professional accolades. But I am most proud that my work has helped improve the lives of many people in this community.
For years, I have worked for real Houstonians, with real problems, who need common-sense solutions—not platitudes, theories, or empty promises. This is true of my clients and many others. As a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders in the year 2000, I helped recruit a new generation of leaders for this crucial community partner. As a volunteer lawyer, I helped Texas Appleseed with critical research for dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. As a Board Member of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project, I am helping young Houstonians find their voices.
It is time for these Houston voices to be heard.
-Biographical Content from Candidate’s Official Website