Carol Y. Verbeek is a dual citizen of both the United States and the Netherlands who was born in Muscat, Oman. She spent her elementary school years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after which her family moved to Tyler, Texas. After high school, Ms. Verbeek attended Centenary College of Louisiana on a full academic scholarship. After obtaining her B.A., she attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In law school, Ms. Verbeek served as an editor of the American Indian Law Review. She authored “Free, Prior Informed Consent: The Key to Self-Determination: An Analysis of the Kichwa People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador”, which was subsequently published in 2013.
She also received the Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Achievement, as well as the Public Service in Africa Fellowship. Upon graduating from law school in 2013, Ms. Verbeek joined Shepherd, Scott, Clawater and Houston as an associate. She has worked in the areas of professional liability and general civil litigation. Ms. Verbeek is licensed to practice in Texas and is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyer’s Association and the Greater Houston Society of Healthcare and Risk Managment. She has served as firm liaison for the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Book Drive and Vice-Chair of the HYLA Adopt-An-Angel Committee. In addition to English, Carol is fluent in Dutch.
B.A. in Political Science with a minor in German Magna Cum Laude