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About

Karla has practiced law in Houston for nearly 19 years.  Most recently, she has over 9 years of in-house employment law experience in two corporate legal departments.  As a result of that experience in particular, she recognizes the need for value-driven, efficient legal advice when dealing with workplace disputes.  Prior to her in-house positions, she worked in two large law firms on complex litigation matters, including employment issues.

Karla obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tulane University in 1992 and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1997.  She resides in Houston with her husband and their three sons.  


EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law –– J.D., with honors, 1997 

Tulane University/Sophie H. Newcomb College –– B.A. in English, cum laude, 1992

EXPERIENCE

Karla evans epperson law pllc

Managing Member –– July 2015 to Present

EXTERRAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Senior Legal Counsel & Director, Employment –– September 2010 to July 2015

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES

Senior Attorney –– 2006 to 2010

OGLETREE DEAKINS

Associate –– 2004 to 2006

FOURTEENTH COURT OF APPEALS

Staff Attorney to Justice Leslie Yates –– 2003-2004

BAKER BOTTS

Associate, Trial Department ––1997-2003

HONORS

Selected as a “Texas Rising Star” in employment litigation by Thomson Reuters in 2005, 2006, 2007

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Panelist, Corporate Counsel:  A View from the Inside, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Institute, October 2013

Panelist, 2010 Cost Savings in E-Discovery, The Huron Legal Institute, May 2010

Author, E-Discovery/In-House – Continental Airlines Experience, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report, The Advocate, Vol. 51, Summer 2010