Professor Piller graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Immediately upon graduating, she began work as a city desk reporter with the Houston Chronicle, where she had more than 1,000 bylines. She earned her J.D. in 1995 from South Texas College of Law -- where she was associate editor of the South Texas Law Review and editor in chief of Annotations -- and her LL.M. in 1999 from the University of Houston Law Center.
In her nearly twenty years of private practice, Professor Piller has represented insurance companies, homeowners associations, individuals and companies of all sizes in fields that include insurance defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, toxic torts and products liability. She has extensive experience briefing and arguing all aspects of trial and appellate litigation. Professor Piller writes and edits articles for numerous legal publications and is a former editor in chief of The Houston Lawyer.
Professor Piller is Of Counsel with the law firm of Okin & Adams LLP