Tomas Porras-Acosta is an associate attorney at ScottHulse whose practice focuses on litigation and general labor and employment law.
Mr. Porras-Acosta earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University, where he was a Trustee Scholarship Award recipient, part of the Trial Practice Institute, captain of the Moot Court Competition Team, and parliamentary officer of the Executive Board for the Latino Law Society. He was also a clinician for the MSU Housing Law Clinic, where he helped prevent evictions and provide pro bono educational and legal services to low-income citizens on landlord-tenant, housing discrimination, public housing, subsidized housing, land contracts, and affordable housing.
While in law school, Mr. Porras-Acosta was a judicial intern to the Honorable Anne T. Berton and the Honorable Robert F. Castaneda of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Born and raised in El Paso, Mr. Porras-Acosta grew up in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio before moving to the west side where he attended Coronado High School. After high school, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Business Management, from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is also a graduate of the UTEP Law School Preparation Institute. During his undergraduate studies, he interned for the El Paso County Public Defender’s Office and the El Paso 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.