Elise O. Morneau



Elise Morneau is an attorney in the Houston office of Cokinos | Young. Elise’s practice is primarily focused on resolving complex commercial and industrial construction disputes through litigation and arbitration. Elise’s experience covers a variety of disputes involving construction defects, design issues, delay claims, product liability claims, breach of contract claims, payment controversy, differing site conditions, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, insurance coverage, and indemnity obligations. In her construction litigation practice, Elise has counseled clients with respect to projects involving water treatment plants, schools, office buildings, healthcare facilities, high-rise condominiums, commercial/retail buildings, highways, hotels, federal government buildings, and master-planned developments, among other commercial, residential, and industrial projects.


  • South Texas College of Law – J.D., 2015
  • Austin College – B.A. Political Science, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Houston Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas Bar Association: Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association: Construction Law Section


  • State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • United States District Court: Southern & Western Districts of Texas