Molly P. Bagshaw

Phone: (713) 526-6300
Fax: 713-808-9444


Molly Bagshaw joins our firm after years of working in criminal defense and education. She recently graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. Molly passed the Texas Bar Exam and won her first jury trial all in the same month! She has been clerking here for the past year and a half and we are happy to welcome her to the team now as an Associate Attorney.

Throughout her education and career, Molly has served both non-profit organizations and low-income communities. While attending Princeton University, the bulk of her course work was sociology classes that focused on African American studies and the plight of minorities in the United States. She also minored in Spanish to get her speaking to a proficient enough level to communicate with a bulk of our immigrant population to learn how best to serve their needs. Molly wrote her thesis on the racial disparities found in jury sentencing for men of color caught up in capital cases. She also spent a summer in college working for a public defender in Washington D.C. and knew she found exactly what she wanted to pursue for a career.

Upon graduating, she accepted a teaching position with the Americorps non-profit Teach for America. She moved to Fort Worth, TX and taught science and writing to a bilingual population of fifth graders in a Title I school for 2 years. Molly then accepted an internship with the Public Defender’s Office in San Francisco. While living there in S.F., she also tutored middle schoolers on a weekly basis to stay in touch with the needs of kids.

During law school, Molly worked in the following clinics: death penalty clinic, record sealing I, record sealing II, and juvenile representation. She also worked at the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office and for criminal defense attorney Dena Fisher on CPS and juvenile delinquency cases. Molly continued that work during my law school while working for the Center for Children, Law, and Policy, researching ways that kids in Texas are disadvantaged in the legal system. During the school year of 2017-2018 she also spent 2-3 days a week at KIPP: Northeast Prep instructing high school juniors and seniors about their legal rights in a course entitled Street Law.

Molly also served as captain of the Interscholastic Mock Trial Team during law school and competed at the following high-level national and local competitions:

  • James Hippard Sr. Novice Semi-Finalist at University of Houston Law Center 2017
  • Peter James Johnson Quarter-Finalist in National Competition at St. John’s University 2017
  • James Hippard Sr. Open Champion at University of Houston Law Center 2017
  • National Trial Competition Participant sponsored by Texas Young Lawyers Association 2018
  • Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, J.R. Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition Participant 2018
  • National Trial Competition Participant sponsored by Texas Young Lawyers Association 2019

Molly has committed herself to serving the needs of the community and helping adults, children, and families as a whole during difficult times. She is excited to get to work serving the needs of anyone in the Houston area in criminal, juvenile, and CPS cases.

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The Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
3515 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77004
Telephone: 713-526-6300
Fax: 713-808-9444

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