For attorney Kelli Cubeta, Partner at Cubeta + Clarke Law Firm, legal matters are about much more than just knowing the law. After serving exclusively as General Counsel and head of Human Resources for two publicly traded companies, Cubeta co-founded her firm to fill in the service gaps she identified in the traditional law firm model. Passionate about culture and value inside of the office, she is just as passionate about family matters and community
My legal career has been unconventional from the beginning. I was fortunate to spend the first fifteen years of my legal career as an in-house attorney serving as General Counsel for two publicly traded companies. As a result, I am hard-wired to approach legal issues with a business mindset and I am acutely aware of the unique pressures and sensitivities of company executives. As a General Counsel, I hired hundreds of law firms and attorneys over the course of 15 years. During that time, it became obvious that there are many issues and flaws with the traditional law firm model. My partner Becky Clarke and I finally decided to do something about it and started our firm to represent businesses across Texas in the areas of employment law and business transactions and disputes.
On why Cubeta + Clarke is different:
My law partner, Becky Clarke, and I both have our MBA’s and we are business owners. Experience as in-house counsel and as a business executive gives us a distinct advantage to serve our clients better than any other firm, in both pace and the manner in which we problem solve. There is a certain wisdom that comes from living and breathing the specific challenges that companies face, and that is what makes Cubeta + Clarke highly effective and different from other law firms.
On passion and the pursuit of community impact:
I’m passionate about my family and the important responsibility of serving as a role model for my two young girls. It is crucial that they value every opportunity they are given to be happy and
On her personal female hero:
My grandmother, Mavis Barnes, is 94
Connect with Kelli Cubeta at CubetaClarke.com.
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Edited from an interview by Eleanora Morrison.