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March 25, 2024

Nelson Mullins Dallas Partner Named 2024 Lawyers for Civil Justice Fellow

PLANO, Texas — Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP partner Yesenia Cárdenas has been named a member of the 2024 Civil Justice Fellows Program by the advocacy organization Lawyers for Civil Justice. 

Cárdenas is a litigator and trial attorney. She represents clients in United States and foreign jurisdictions, and provides personalized and strategic legal solutions tailored to each client’s unique legal challenges. She has successfully represented clients in international disputes involving civil and business disputes, and through her unique combination of language skills and knowledge base, is particularly adept at navigating complex legal landscapes.

According to the LCJ website, "LCJ’s Civil Justice Fellows Program offers attorneys at LCJ member firms and companies the opportunity to engage in rewarding policy work while collaborating with some of the most seasoned and highly regarded defense and corporate counsel in the country. The program provides significant benefits to LCJ members. It provides LCJ member companies and firms the opportunity to place a spotlight on their best and brightest lawyers. This program provides a platform to showcase rising defense bar talent at LCJ programs, in committee meetings and work groups, before judges and other legal policymakers, and in LCJ communications. The program is overseen by LCJ’s Diversity and Young Lawyers Committee and seeks to identify and mentor rising defense bar leaders while incorporating their fresh and important perspectives on litigation reform."

Cárdenas is recognized for her strategic thinking and provides multilingual litigation oversight in foreign-based matters to effectively streamline communication amongst clients and local counsel, and with legal tribunals. Cárdenas' compelling and insightful written advocacy has also led to published opinions at the state and federal levels, as well as successful appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and First Circuits. Cárdenas is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.

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