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Chelsie Garza is an experienced litigator who has tried cases extensively in state and federal court.Outside of the office, Chelsie Garza’s life is dedicated to her two children. In order to balance a busy litigation docket and a family life, she hones her skill of multi-tasking and exploits her inability to accept down time. Chelsie grew up sharing time between the small California Death Valley town Trona and New York/New Jersey metroplex. This dichotomy between small town and big city illustrates her ability to fit in anywhere. She was educated on the East Coast, completing her undergraduate degree inNew Jerseyand law school inWashington,DC, yet she has put down roots inTexas.

Just as she dedicates herself to her children, she pours herself into each and every case. Chelsie recently tried a medical malpractice case for a client who will forever have a colostomy as a result of a botched hysterectomy. Chelsie was able to obtain a verdict which was intended to compensate her client for past and future damages. Prior to that, Chelsie successfully settled a claim with a major medical provider after her client was tragically rendered a quadriplegic following a routine exam. She was able to obtain lifetime support for the client and his family.

Not only does Chelsie work to help those who have suffered horrible injuries; she has also worked on many pro bono cases. She recently handled a case that positively changed the coming and going rule for the entire State ofTexasin regards to workers’ compensation. Her work on a case for former Houston Police Officer, Eluid Hinojosa, helped get him workers’ compensation benefits after he was injured during the call of duty. Chelsie worked as a zealous advocate and was able to obtain a ruling that set precedent. 

Chelsie is also actively working to improve the community and is a member of the Tahirih Justice Center. This organization was founded in 1997 to provide immigrant women and girls legal assistance to help them gain legal protection and immigration status under U.S. Law. While managing an extensive case load and donating her time to worthy causes, she still makes time for fun. Recently, she placed third in the First Annual Abraham, Watkins Skeet Shoot.



Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
  4. Commercial: 10%



Contingent (33-45%)

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  • Megan Ashley Daic

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    Megan Daic Medical Malpractice Attorney
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  • Herrick Lawrence Sovany

    I unequivocally endorse Chelsie. She is very well respected in the legal community and is committed to her clients and getting the best result for her clients.


    Herrick Sovany Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Chelsie King Garza, P.C.

800 Sawyer Street
Houston, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houstonia's Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Top Texas Verdict for Medical MalpracticeTexas Lawyer Magazine2012
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2012
FellowHouston Young Lawyers Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateAbraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend2007 - 2014
AssociatePorter & Hedges, LP2001 - 2006
AssociateRiker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, L.L.P.2000 - 2001
Law ClerkKenneth MacKenzie, Prising Judge Chancery, Superior Court of New Jersey1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Women RainmakersCo-chair2015 - Present
Tahirih Justice CenterCo-chair BigHearted Attorneys Campaign2014 - 2014
HBA Legal LinesVolunteer2014 - Present
Texas Women RainmakersSteering Committee2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law SectionChair Elect2014 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2014 - Present
Executive Mom's SocietyDirector of Sponsorhip2013 - 2013
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
HBA Gender Fairness CommitteeCo-Chair2013 - 2014
State Bar Women in the Law SectionVice-Chair of Membership2013 - 2014
Tahirih Justice CenterCampaign Coordinator - Texas Bighearted Attorneys Campaign2013 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationCommunities in School Committeee Member2012 - 2013
Association of Women AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Women & the Law Section of the State BarCouncil Member2011 - Present
Texas Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationGender Fairness Committee Member2011 - 2014
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Glenn Hymel v. Diocese of Baton Rouge and Diocese of Corpus Christi; In the 214th Judicial District of Nueces County, TexasConfidential settlement was reached
Phoummarath v Lambda Phi Epsilon, et alCase was settled for 4.2 million
Steele v. Houston NW Operating Company (Houston NW Medical Center); In the 127th District Court of Harris County, TXConfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Women's Advocate, A Catalyst for 2014-2015Marketing Tips for Women Attorneys2015
Texas LawyerThe Innocent Seller and Foreign Manufacturer - Where Does this Leave the Injured Plaintiff when it comes to Apportioning Responsibility?2014
The Houston LawyerMental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages2013
The Houston LawyerExpanding the Coming and Going Rule: One Officer's Struggle2012
National Hazing Prevention WeekIt Could be You2010
National Hazing Prevention WeekThe Life Altering Effects of Hazing2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Seton Hall UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Bar AssociationEthics and Social Networking2014
Texas Women Lawyers Annual CLELessons from Our Past - History of Women and the Law2013
Solo and Small Firm CommitteeBuilding and Enhancing Your Law Practice2013
Houston Bar AssociationMental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages2013
Association of Women AttorneysHow to Succeed in a Plaintiff's Practice2013
Personal Injury BasicsPersonal Injury Damages2012
Leadership Boot CampSelf-promotion and Networking2012
Houston Bar AssociationHow to Obtain Potential Clients2012
Annual Law Student ReceptionPraciticing Personal Injury Litigation Today2011
A Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Clients' HomesteadDealing with Foreclosure Proceedings and Title Issues2011