Attorney Profile
Written by Ernest Garcia   
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Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas – School of Law 1984.

Passed the Texas Bar exam before receiving law degree.

Member Board of Advocates.

Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Texas 1981.

Graduated with honors in Finance. Minors in Accounting and Real Estate.

Member Beta Gamma Sigma, national scholastic honor society.

Associate of Applied Science, Del Mar College 1980.

Awarded as the “Outstanding Real Estate Student” of the entire college.

Awarded the Texas A & M University, Texas Real Estate Research Center Scholarship.

Awarded the Real Estate Educational Foundation of South Texas Scholarship.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW___________________________________________


Supreme Court of Texas / State Bar of Texas 1984.

(admitted to practice before all state and county courts within the State of Texas).


United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 1985.

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 1986.

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas 1987

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas 1988.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 1989.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE ____________________________________________________

During the last 24 plus years, I have worked hard to earn and maintain a reputation for professional ability and ethics, as well as personal and professional integrity. I have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal trial and appellate courts in civil and criminal matters. In addition to the private practice of law I have also served as follows:

Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas.

State district court trial judge.

Deputy Division Chief, Special Crimes Division, Texas Attorney General’s Office.

General Counsel to Texas Trust Savings Bank, FSB.

Managing trial attorney for the CNA Insurance Companies.

Associate corporate counsel for Centex Corporation (a Fortune 500 Company).


Co-author with Fred A. Helms, “The State of the Law In Texas: Covenants Not to Compete and Covenants Not to Disclose,” 64 Tex. B. J. 32 (2001).

Co-author with then Justice Woodfin Jones, “The Duty of a Business Invitor to Protect Business Invitees from the Criminal Acts of Third Parties,” 54 Tex. B. J. 820 (1991).

Co-author with Jeff Bohm, “Vehicle Lienholders in Bankruptcy,” 21 U.C.C.L.J. 195 (1989).

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