Elizabeth “Lisa” D. Alvarado


Phone: +1.713.646.5516 | Facsimile: +1.713.752.0337

E-mail: lalvarado@smfadlaw.com



Ms. Alvarado began her practice in 1989 with Lackshin & Nathan, P.C. in Houston, Texas. Her practice focused on commercial litigation and commercial disputes as well as general civil litigation. Upon joining Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein & Benoit, P.C. in 1992 (now known as Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein, Alvarado & Dunne, P.C.), she has expanded her practice to represent clients in trial as well as on appeal of commercial and corporate disputes, commercial collections, insurance coverage, ERISA, corporate law, and general civil litigation.

Highlights and Recognitions

  • Recognized by peers as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in the areas of business litigation and commercial litigation by H Texas Magazine (2014-2015)

Published and Unpublished Cases

  • Settlement Funding LLC v. RSL Funding, LLC, No. H-12-2044, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132743 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 30, 2013)
  • CB Legal Search, L.L.C. v. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, L.L.P., 441 Fed. Appx. 251 (5th Cir. Tex. 2011)
  • Morrell Masonry Supply, Inc. v. Golden Bank, NA, No. 14-10-00779-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 1621 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2011)
  • Imperial Trading Co. v. HCA, Inc., No. H-10-1945, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90769 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 1, 2010)
  • Fox v. Good Samaritan L.P., No. C 04-0874 RS, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70447 (N.D. Cal. June 30, 2010)
  • Fox v. Good Samaritan L.P., 801 F. Supp. 2d 883 (N.D. Cal. 2010)
  • Ogg v. Aviva Life & Annuity Co., No. H-09-4015, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23568 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 15, 2010)
  • Foley v. Southwest Tex. HMO, Inc., 226 F. Supp. 2d 886 (E.D. Tex. 2002)
  • Foley v. Southwest Tex. HMO, Inc., 193 F. Supp. 2d 903 (E.D. Tex. 2001)
  • HealthOne, Inc. v. Columbia Wesley Med. Ctr., 93 F. Supp. 2d 1152 (D. Kan. 2000)
  • Life Partners, Inc. v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 203 F.3d 324 (5th Cir. Tex. 1999)
  • Garcia v. Columbia Med. Ctr., 996 F. Supp. 617 (E.D. Tex. 1998)
  • Garcia v. Columbia Med. Ctr., 996 F. Supp. 605 (E.D. Tex. 1998)
  • United Structures of Am., Inc. ex rel. United Structures of Am., Inc. v. G.R.G. Engg., S.E., 9 F.3d 996 (1st Cir. P.R. 1993)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Church lector since 1979
  • Former pastoral council member
  • Former HOA board member


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association (Litigation Section Council Member 2015–2016; Litigation Section Scholarship Subcommittee Member 2015–2016; HBA Professionalism Committee Member 2015–2016; HBA Mentorship Program Member 2016)
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston