Board Certified Attorney in Family Law
The primary focus of my practice is divorce,child custody,judgment collection and select personal injury.
I am a board certified family law Attorney,a former President of the San Antonio Family Law Association,and a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation.
I have been named as “S.A.Best Lawyers”San Antonio Scene Magazine,2015&2016,'Super Lawyers,'Texas Super Lawyers,Thomson Reuters Legal Division,2014 ' 2016,and as 'Top Attorneys,Texas’ Outstanding Young Lawyers'Texas Monthly,April 2014.
My goal is to provide the highest quality representation for each of my clients.
The primary focus of my practice is representing clients in collaborative family law matters,divorce situations,modifications of prior court orders affecting children,and premarital and post-marital agreements.I also represent gestational carriers entering into gestational surrogacy agreements.
I am a Credentialed Collaborative Professional with Collaborative Divorce Texas,A Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation,a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas,and a member of Collaborative Divorce Texas where I served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2015 and as the President for 2012.In 2006 I helped found and was the first President of Collaborative Divorce San Antonio.I have been recognized in San Antonio Scene magazine's 'S.A.Best Lawyers' in both family law and collaborative law since 2012.I am a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.
I assist families with children by working to protect the children's best interests and helping preserve long-term co-parenting relationship.I help people with complex property and business interests find amicable resolutions.
The primary focus of my practice is divorce,child custody,mediation,and criminal defense.
I'm a member of the Texas Bar College and was named to the Texas Association of Mediators research committee on millennial mediators
I've been selected to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list for the years 2020 and 2021 and I was named to the 'S.A.Best Lawyers' San Antonio Scene Magazine in 2017.I am certified in basic,advanced family law,and child protective services mediation,as well as collaborative law.
I graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and hold master's degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University.I went to law school at St.Mary's University.
I'm a driven advocate focused on providing the highest quality representation for each of my clients.
The primary focus of my practice is divorce,child custody,and appeals.
I'm a member of the Texas Bar College,the United States Court,Western District of Texas,and San Antonio Bar Association.I am also a certified Child Advocate(CASA).
I've been named as 'Rising Star Lawyer' San Antonio Scene Magazine,2020,'S.A.Best Lawyer' San Antonio Scene Magazine,2017 ' 2019,and 'Top-Rated Lawyer' Avvo.com,2019.
I graduated with honors from Baylor University and attended St.Mary's University,School of Law.I also speak Spanish.
I am dedicated to serving my clients with compassion and professionalism to find resolution and healing through the legal process.
My practice is focused primarily on divorce and child custody.Prior to attending law school,I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I earned a B.A.in Sociology and minored in Psychology.Upon graduation I served as a paralegal at a family and immigration law firm in Austin for two years.After I gained experienced in the family law area,I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a family law attorney focusing on helping families going through one of the worst times in their lives.
I earned my J.D.,in 2022 from St.Mary's University School of Law.During law school I served as a student attorney in the Family Law Clinic for one semester,and as a law clerk for a family law firm in my last two years.I also had the privilege of being a Staff Writer on the St.Mary's Law Journal,where my Comment was selected for publication and is currently published in Volume 53 of the St.Mary's Law Journal.
My goal is to continue expanding my knowledge to better assist our clients in obtaining a favorable outcome.
I am the firm's senior paralegal entering my 36th year in the legal field.
I graduated from Edinburg High School – Go Bobcats!– and received my paralegal certificate from Pan American University,which is now known as UT-RGV,in Edinburg,Texas.
I formerly taught paralegal programs at South Texas College,formerly known as Texas State Technical Institute,and received a commendation from Senator Eddie Lucio for my instruction.
I have served as a speaker on numerous occasions for the paralegal program at San Antonio College.I have worked specifically on complex divorce cases for the past 20 years.I strive to provide the best legal support for our attorneys,as well as customer service to our clients.
Paralegal to Julian N.Schwartz
I am Mr.Schwartz' legal secretary.I graduated from Laredo Community College and have worked as a legal assistant since 1990.My goal is to provide our clients with the care and respect they each deserve.
I try my best to keep in contact with our clients throughout their proceedings to keep them informed of any developments in their case.I understand a legal proceeding is never easy,but I try to do whatever is necessary to assist our clients and to make their process as smooth as possible.
After working in the financial services industry for 20 years,serving as a manager in commercial and retail banking,I earned my paralegal certification from the University of Incarnate Word.I have worked in all levels of the banking industry and my perspective on finance and client service allows me to assist our clients in a unique and tailored way.
I am dedicated to providing a high level of service to each of our clients while developing solutions and working with them and our legal team to secure a workable and advantageous resolution to meet their needs.
I am “Human Resources” for Our Team.I maintain our website,work on our Public Relations and oversee our daily operations.
Bachelors of Arts Degree from Texas A&M
University – Corpus Christi.
Former H.S.teacher(5yrs)at John Jay H.S.
Former – Jr.High teacher(6yrs)at Garner M.S.
JDRF President 2019-2020
(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations)
South Central Chapter
President Emeritus 2020-2021
Assistant Office Manager
With over 18 years as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist,I am also the liaison for our office and any third-party vendor or contractor.Additionally,I handle the logistics for the office and maintain both our office and client files and provide support for our Attorneys and Paralegals.
I strongly believe that an optimistic welcome to our firm should greet you,given the circumstance in which I meet you for the first time or throughout this most complex moment in your life.