COVID - 19

In response to the CDC guidelines and local government orders, The Mussalli Law Firm has implemented changes to our existing in-office work schedules and staffing protocols for the health, safety and welfare of our valued team members and clients and to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to serving our clients’ needs, including as may be necessary on a time-sensitive basis. We are closely monitoring all pending litigation matters and keeping in frequent contact with court staff to ensure proper flow of cases and noting any scheduling changes. Although we have ceased all in-office client meetings, we have made appropriate technology adjustments to continue to meaningfully communicate remotely, but even those systems have proven to be overburdened at times, by the sheer volume of users. In the event you do not receive a timely reply to any communication, kindly email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include “URGENT” in the subject line and we will expedite any necessary action on our part.

We appreciate your patience while we work together to prudently manage the existing circumstances.


Kelsey D. Ratz


Villanova University, B.S. in Economics 2009

University of Houston School of Law, J.D. 2014

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

Although Kelsey D. Ratz is one of the most recent lawyers to join the firm, her history with the firm is almost as long as the firm’s founders’.  While a college student at Villanova University, she expressed curiosity and interest in pursuing a legal career, which culminated in her receiving the first internship ever offered by the firm.   As the years passed, she worked during her summer breaks from Villanova and immediately after graduation and became a legal assistant at the firm, increasing her desire and drive to become an attorney.

The firm gladly welcomed Ms. Ratz in August 2014 after she received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Houston Law Center.  She successfully completed the Texas Bar exam immediately following graduation and has been admitted to practice law in Texas since November 2014.

Ms. Ratz received the LEX certificate for highest grade in Legal Research and Writing in Fall 2011.  During the Fall semester of 2012, in her second year of law school, Ms. Ratz was an Intern to Justices Brown and Huddle at the Houston First Court of Appeals.  She also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jim Hawkins at the University of Houston Law Center that summer. 

She was honored to be named a Board member for the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal and was an active member on the University of Houston Mock Trial team during her second and third years of law school. She competed in 4 Mock Trial competitions and advanced to the Octafinals at South Texas College of Law’s Mock Trial Competition 2 years in a row.  As an Advocates Board Member, she ran the Blakely-Butler Moot Court Competition during her third year.

At the firm, Ms. Ratz is currently involved in all aspects of civil litigation, corporate transactional work and probate and estate planning.  Her desire to give back to the University of Houston Law Center and help the legal community is demonstrated by her willingness to act as a guest judge for mock trial practice and traveling with a team to Washington DC to assist with coaching the UHLC team in the 2015 Capital City Mock Trial Competition.