Julie Balogh, Law Clerk
Julie Balogh joined Daic Law as a law clerk in Fall of 2016 where she has worked on various cases regarding personal injury, copyright infringement, consumer protection, and other legal areas. Appreciating that the firm’s top priority is its clients, Julie has consistently devoted all of her time and energy in every single case through extensive research and assistance in the pre-litigation and litigation processes.
Julie was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She is an Honors student in her senior year at the University of Houston – Main Campus. She is completing a Political Science, B.S. degree with minors in Phronesis and Law, Values, and Policy. Julie has been actively involved on campus with the university’s Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law chapter, the university’s mock trial team, and as a mentor for incoming commuter students through the Dean of Students Office. She is a co-founder and the newly-elected president of a nonpartisan political organization on campus called The Citizen League. Julie has also worked for a U.S. congressman in Washington, D.C. during a summer internship where she crystalized her goals of political involvement within the state and local levels of government. Specifically, she is interested in the issue areas of education, voter turnout, and constituent communication.
With her central dream of one day becoming an attorney, Julie is currently studying for the LSAT exam and applying to numerous law schools across the country. Once she passes the bar exam, she plans to focus on personal injury law, consumer protection law, and commercial contracts. Through these legal platforms, Julie will dedicate her life toward obtaining individual justice for countless individuals.
Clara Trotta, Law Clerk
Clara Trotta was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She moved to Texas with her family at the age of 10. After graduating from Tomball High School, Clara enrolled at the University of Houston. During her time at the university, she was a member of the Honors College and had the pleasure of serving as the Director of Communications for Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity, an organization that provides mentorship for students that are interested in attending law school as well as providing them with several opportunities to interact with current law professionals. During her studies at UH, Clara became interested in how the areas of psychology and law intersect and how they can work together to bring better justice for individuals. Clara just earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston in 2017, graduating with University Honors and Summa Cum Laude.
Clara began clerking for Daic Law in January 2017. She became interested in the firm after hearing about their client-focused approach to practicing the law. She has enjoyed getting familiarized with the intricacies of the pre-litigation and litigation processes as well as providing the firm’s clients with the best possible service.
Clara is currently taking a gap year to study for the LSAT and apply to law school, which she plans to begin attending in the Fall of 2018.