Counsel/Director of Operations
Mariel currently serves as Counsel and Director of Operations for J.A. Green & Company. In this role, she manages staff operations and business affairs of the firm while also applying her experience as a litigator and editor to review a variety of communications for clients, as well as provide specialized research needs concerning legislative and judicial documents.
Mariel earned a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a minor in Asian Studies, focusing on comparative politics and military conflict. She completed a J.D. at The University of Texas School of Law in 2012 where she was the Chief Articles Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, and went on to become a felony prosecutor before relocating to the Washington D.C. metro area. Mariel’s interest in the military and defense policy was shaped by her father, a veteran, and her grandfather, former U.S. Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza.
Mariel is licensed to practice law in Texas (2012) and Maryland (2015).