Marlene is an associate in our Austin office. She double majored in Business Honors and Supply Chain Management at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, and received her B.B.A. in 2011. As an undergraduate, she interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman Joe Barton. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Marlene fulfilled her long-time goal of serving with Teach For America (TFA). She joined the TFA Mississippi Delta Corps and taught 2nd grade for two years in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Marlene then took the opportunity to attend The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., after being awarded the school’s Presidential Merit Scholarship. During law school, she focused on the rights and duties of school administrators, teachers, and students. She competed in the National Religious Freedom Moot Court and earned the top mark for her research on the intersection of constitutional law and education law in her capstone course taught by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Upon joining Eichelbaum Wardell in 2016, Marlene has assisted our clients in matters regarding election, civil rights, immigration, and special education law. Marlene is admitted to the Western District of Texas. She is a member of the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the National and Texas Councils of School Attorneys.
Marlene's paralegal is Andrea Stevens.