Maria “Marifer” Aceves
Attorney at Law
Ms. Aceves graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in International Studies as well as History and Political Science minors. She then received her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law.
While in law school, Ms. Aceves was Treasurer of the Hispanic Law Student Association and an editor on the International Law Review. Ms. Aceves was also a Semi-Finalist for the Best Comment and had her first article published during her third year of law school. Her article, Comment, Slim’s Playground: Telmex’s Monopoly of the Telecommunications Industry in Mexico, 19 Law & Bus. Rev. Am. 217 (2013), was published in the Law and Business Review of the Americas law journal.
Ms. Aceves has successfully represented her clients in negotiation, mediation, and litigation. She has tried numerous jury trials with successful verdicts and has effectively represented her clients. Prior to representing plaintiffs, Ms. Aceves did defense work for several years. She also clerked for a well-known civil judge. Due to her prior experience, Ms. Aceves represents her clients in a comprehensive and effective manner as a personal injury attorney.
As a result of hard work and dedication to her clients, Ms. Aceves was recently selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers 2019 Texas Rising Stars List. She has also been selected to the Top 40 Under 40 List in 2017 and 2018 by the National Trial Lawyers; the 10 Best Attorney List in Client Satisfaction for 2018 and 2019 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney List in 2019 by Attorney and Practice Magazine; and the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under Age 40 List by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2019. Currently, Ms. Aceves is licensed to practice law in Texas as well as the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
Ms. Aceves is also highly engaged in the community. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Highlands School and serves as the Secretary and Alumni Chair. She is also an active member of the Mac Taylor Inn of Court and Dallas Bar Association. She previously assisted with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Trial Skills Boot Camp Committee and the Mock Voir Dire event for the Dallas Bar Association. She has also participated and successfully completed the American Inns of Court- ABOTA, Dallas Chapter, Trial Academy on two occasions.