Maria “Marifer” Aceves is a civil litigation attorney focusing on personal injury, civil guardian ad litem work, and mediations. She has successfully litigated and resolved numerous cases for her clients. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Aceves did defense work for several years at a prominent defense firm, worked at an excellent boutique catastrophic injury firm and clerked for a well-known civil judge in Dallas County. Ms. Aceves’ results range from successful trial verdicts to numerous six digit settlements.
Ms. Aceves’ areas of practice include traumatic brain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, trucking and 18-wheeler accidents, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death cases. Ms. Aceves also recently completed 40 Hours of Basic Mediation Training and received a Mediation Certificate from Manousso Mediations. Her mediation practice focuses on Spanish-speaking personal injury, premises liability, commercial, real estate, and employment cases. What sets Ms. Aceves’ firm apart is that she is truly dedicated to helping her clients. Her dedication to her clients has been recognized time and time again.
As a result of hard work and dedication to her clients, Ms. Aceves has been selected, three years in a row, to the prestigious Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars List 2019-2021. She has also been selected to the Top 40 Under 40 List from 2017-2020 by the National Trial Lawyers; the 10 Best Attorney List in Client Satisfaction for 2018-2019 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; the 10 Best Female Personal Injury Attorney List for 2019 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney List in 2019 by Attorney and Practice Magazine; the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under Age 40 List by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2019; and listed among the Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for 2020 by America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys.
Ms. Aceves grew up in the Dallas Fort-Worth area and graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Aceves was Treasurer of the Hispanic Law Student Association and an editor on the International Law Review. Ms. Aceves was also a Semi-Finalist for the Best Comment and had her first article published during her third year of law school. Her article, Comment, Slim’s Playground: Telmex’s Monopoly of the Telecommunications Industry in Mexico, 19 Law & Bus. Rev. Am. 217 (2013), was published in the Law and Business Review of the Americas law journal.
Ms. Aceves is also highly engaged in the community. She is an active member of the Mac Taylor Inn of Court, the Dallas Bar Association, including as a member of the DBA We Lead Leadership Class of 2020, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and a board member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, among other organizations and committees. Maria is also board secretary for Avance North Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty through innovative, two generation education and support for families with young children.