Zenobia’s practice focuses on business litigation and all things related to U.S. government contracts. She is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer and has won numerous jury verdicts and trial court decisions, including a case before the United States Supreme Court. She’s argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Fifth Circuits. Her cases have been featured in Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, and the Houston Chronicle. Zenobia has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, named a Top Woman Lawyer in Texas Monthly, and a Top Houston Lawyer by Houstonia Magazine.
In addition to her extensive trial and appellate experience, Zenobia also focuses on government contracts, including white collar criminal defense and compliance. She has served as counsel in cases involving NASA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Defense. She has helped her clients implement compliance programs and has advised clients being investigated by municipal, state, and federal government entities.
Zenobia serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Houston Law Center Trial Advocacy Program and frequently writes and speaks on the procedural issues that arise in parallel proceedings—cases involving both civil and criminal allegations.
Obtained jury verdict in favor of former general counsel of the Houston Housing Authority, related to violations of federal housing regulations.
Obtained white collar defense jury verdict (full acquittal) in favor of defendant NASA contractor, charged with submitting false statements in monthly reports.
Obtained jury verdict in favor of plaintiff, vodka manufacturer in trademark infringement dispute.
Obtained defense jury verdict (full acquittal) in favor of former student athlete, facing charges related to an alleged burglary (pro bono).
Represented service member and obtained dismissal of eviction claims filed against him during deployment (pro bono).
Represented defendant Houston-area entrepreneur and obtained dismissal of DTPA, fraud, and breach of contract claims filed against him.
Represented defendant charged with numerous regulatory violations that resulted from harassment by police officers. Certain charges were dismissed, and defendant obtained an award of summary judgment on remaining charges.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
The University of Alabama, M.A. Communication Studies
summa cum laude
West Texas A & M University, B.S. Mass Communications – Broadcasting
magna cum laude
Honorable Carl E. Stewart, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Justice Dale Wainwright (ret.) of the Texas Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Northern District of Oklahoma
Houstonia Magazine, Top Houston Lawyers 2019
Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers 2018
Top Women Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers 2018
Legal Extern to former U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Chicago, Illinois
National Contract Management Association
Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center Trial Advocacy Program
Houston Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow and Membership Selection Committee)
Greater Houston Society of Healthcare Risk Management
Southern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference Houston/Galveston Division, Panel Discussion with Hon. Christina Bryan and e-discovery expert Maura Grossman, Trends in eDiscovery (October 2019)
Women in E-Discovery (Houston Chapter) Conference, Panel Discussion, Back to Basics: eDiscovery IRL (In Real Life) (September 2019)
Guest Speaker, Rice University Judicial Internship Program (March 2019)
Women’s White Collar Defense Association Victory Lap Speaker Series, Panel Discussion, “Lessons from the Front/Trial: United States v. Tang.” (March 2019)
American Constitutional Society Speaker Series, Panel Discussion, “White Collar Crime: Under enforced. Out of control.” (February 2019)
American Legal Media, 2019 Legal Week, Panel Discussion, “How to Rise Through the Ranks & Achieve Success within Your Law Firm.” (January 2019)
Commencement Speaker, West Texas A&M University (December 2019)
Healthcare Fraud Prevention Series, “Prevent Theft of Your National Provider Identifier: Steps every healthcare provider should take to prevent fraud from invading your practice and career.” (September 2018)
“Theft of National Provider Identifiers: An early warning sign of healthcare fraud,” Physician’s Practice (July 2018)
Texas State Bar, Presentation & Paper at Business Disputes CLE, “Parallel Proceedings: When Civil and Criminal Cases Collide” (September 2019)