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Women in Law - On the Record podcast featuring Judge Alia Moses and Litigator Nicole Westbrook
Women In Law – On the Record speaks with U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas Alia Moses and Nicole Westbrook, her former law clerk and litigation shareholder at Jones & Keller in Denver. They both emphasized the importance of preparation, advocacy and hard work.

Listen in: Women in Law OTR with Judge Alia Moses and Nicole Westbrook


Judge Moses was raised in a small Texas town, has been on the bench since 2002, and feels like the law was her calling. She takes great pride in how her courtroom is run and the lawyers that her former clerks have become. Nicole, who spent several years with Judge Moses, attributes many of her skills to the judge’s mentorship and guidance. Warding off the pressure to go with the flashiest firm, Nicole moved to a law firm that was the right fit for her. She knew she wanted good, substantive experience and to hit the ground running with her practice. That’s precisely what she got.

Women in Law – On the Record is an interview-based podcast spotlighting women in the legal field. In this show, we learn how Judge Moses and Nicole Westbrook got to where they are, what lessons they learned along the way, and what they are doing now to achieve their next goal. During the  conversation, Judge Moses and Nicole emphasized the importance of preparation, advocacy and hard work – all things both of them fully embrace.

Be inspired by both of these women’s dedication to the law, standard for professionalism, and deep appreciation for women in our field. Listen now.


About the Guests

Judge Alia Moses, a former litigator and assistant U.S. attorney, now presides as the first female district judge over the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Nicole Westbrook, an attorney with Jones & Keller P.C., litigates complex business matters, achieving outcomes that improve lives, and is a trial instructor and frequent writer on legal issues.


This information is not intended as legal advice. Readers should seek specific legal advice before acting with regard to the matters addressed above.