Chelsea is an accomplished attorney who received her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Today she is a part of the Harold “Hap” May Attorneys at Law team and enjoys assisting clients with processes such as Offers in Compromise with the IRS, filing suits to recover denied tax refunds, preparing documents for various business transactions, drafting and executing estate planning instruments, and negotiating and drafting settlement agreements.

Her somewhat unconventional journey to practicing law is part of what makes Chelsea such a well-rounded and valued attorney. After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Texas, she traveled abroad teaching English as a foreign language. After earning a Master of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Colorado Boulder, Chelsea moved to Houston to teach English as a Second Language in public schools. However, after twelve years of teaching, Chelsea yearned for a career pivot. She attended and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

During Chelsea’s time in law school, she interned for the Honorable David Hittner where she assisted with preparing opinions and orders. In addition, she also worked as a law clerk for small private firms and at Houston Community College where she was responsible for drafting and revising various contracts.

As a law student, Chelsea also enjoyed the position of Articles Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law where she published, “Verification of Third-Party Online Marketplace Sellers:  Protecting Consumers Against Counterfeits.” Because of her diligent efforts in law school, she was awarded the Tax Executives Institute Scholarship and the Michael E. Todd Memorial Endowed Scholarship for students interested in a career in tax law.

In her spare time, Chelsea spends time with her family and enjoys hiking and camping in state and national parks.



University of North Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, 2007

University of Colorado Boulder, Master of Arts in Linguistics, 2014

University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2023