Shefa Moten

Shefa Moten Associate

Shefa Moten joined Sprott Newsom Quattlebaum Messenger in 2021. She is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts. Strongly multilingual, Ms. Moten speaks Hindi and Urdu fluently and Spanish proficiently, enabling her to counsel clients across varying backgrounds. A lifelong achiever, at the age of 15 she spent the summer at Harvard and published her very first research book.

The child of immigrant parents, Ms. Moten is the first woman in her family to attend graduate school and the first lawyer in her family. She strives to be a female voice for her culture and to passionately use her education and skills to help others gain access to justice. She is known for her hard work, reliability, and productivity when working with her clients to achieve the best possible results. She truly hopes to make a difference in the legal profession through public service and advocacy.

Ms. Moten graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Political Science, and Communications, cum laude. Subsequently, she earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston, with high honors. During law school, she served as Associate Editor of the Texas Journal of Business Law. Her strong academic performance led her to receive the Sam & Ruth Gross Memorial Scholarship and Vinson & Elkins Public Interest Fund Scholarship and her extensive service of others led her to receive a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Public Service and Presidential Service Award.

She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Outside of work, Ms. Moten is a lifelong, dedicated swimmer.

Sprott Newsom Quattlebaum Messenger
Associate Attorney
February 2021 – present

International Consortium for Social and Civil Justice
Founder and Director
2007 – present

Markle DeLaCruz
Senior Associate Attorney
August 2019 – February 2021

United States Supreme Court
Office of the Clerk, Intern
May 2016 – August 2016

United States Congress
Legislative Aide
2010 – 2012

United Nations
Summer Intern
2009 – 2012

Harvard University
Research Assistant
June 2008 – August 2008

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctor with high honors, 2019
    • Texas Journal of Business Law, Associate Editor, 2017 – 2019
    • Sam & Ruth Gross Memorial Scholarship recipient
    • Vinson & Elkins Public Interest Fund Scholarship recipient
    • Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Public Service
    • Presidential Service Award
  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Political Science, and Communications, cum laude, 2015
    • Siemens Foundation Award
    • Dean’s List
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Delta Phi Omega Executive Board Member
    • Pakistan Students Association
  • Certified Mediator, 2017 – present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association