Merari E. Zambrano

Merari E. Zambrano

Associate attorney
Bellaire, Texas
Merari E. Zambrano is the newest member of the Wright Abshire team, having joined as a Law Clerk in May 2019 and as an Associate Attorney in October 2019.  Merari is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and has over 11 years of experience in probate, estate planning, and tax law.
Merari is a born and raised Houstonian.  In 2012, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas.  In 2008, Merari began her legal career as a paralegal at the Law Offices of Catherine C. Scheid, a small Houston law firm that specializes in estate planning, probate and tax law.
While working full-time as a paralegal, Merari enrolled in the part-time program at South Texas College of Law Houston, where she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence in December 2018.  While at STCLH, Merari worked as a student attorney with the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, where she represented taxpayers against the Internal Revenue Service.  She subsequently earned entry into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
Merari is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the HBA Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section, the Hispanic Bar Association, and Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association. She is also a certified impartial third-party mediator, having received her certification from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: Member of the international legal honor society, Phi Delta
    • Honors: Pro Bono student attorney with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
    • Honors: Member of the Hispanic Law Students Association
    • Honors: Member of the State Bar of Texas Law Student Pro Bono College
  • University of Saint Thomas, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: Member of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Honors: Advocate in the Mock Trial team
    • Major: Political Science


  • English
  • Spanish