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Isabel Cristina De La Riva

About Me

Hi.  My name is Isabel de la Riva and I hope I get the chance to assist you with your legal need.

I have been practicing for over 13 years and throughout that time, I have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people going through some terribly difficult times.  

I pride myself in having an office and a Legal Team that understands the difficulties associated with finding and hiring an attorney and going through the legal process either in pre-litigation or litigation matters.

If you have any questions or concerns, call me.  You can reach me at 210-224-2200 or email me directly at

The law firm of de la Riva & Associates gurantees that you will meet and talk with an attorey about your legal issues.  Many law firms relegate the meeting of the client and the client interaction to staff - our entire firm meets once a week to discuss every case so that everyone knows what is going on -- so when you call, we can help you.

I have hired associates who have extensive experience in a particular area of the law - that way, you get an attorney who knows what they are doing, who is up to date with the current changes in the law, and who has a proven track record.  So if you have a need for an immigration attorney, our immigration attorney Jon Haynes, who is bilingual, will assist you.  If you need DWI defense or criminal defense, then our associate attorney, Jesse Hernandez will assist you.  If you need a family law attorney, then our associate attorney, Ruben Alcantara will assist you. If you need a personal injury attorney, I'm here.  I meet with my attorneys weekly to go over the cases and clients, and I make sure that your needs are being met and that we exceed your expectations.

We also opened up another office in Houston which will be staffed by two attorneys and a legal assistant.

So if you or anyone you know needs legal help, call us.

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 20%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Immigration: 20%



Contingent (35-45%), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Sherrie Haussner Travers

    Cristina De La Riva volunteers free time answering questions on AVVO to assist those needing help with immigration problems. She is well respected by both judges and attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse her.


    Sherrie Travers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michelle Marianna Maloney

    Compassionate and tough, I thoroughly endorse Isabel!


    Michelle Maloney Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

de la Riva & Associates

400 N. Loop 1604 E., Ste 110
San Antonio, TX, 78232

de la Riva & Associates HOUSTON Office

1980 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 1500
Two Post Oak Central
Houston, TX, 77056



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199909/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
15+ years practiceState Bar of Texas2014
Top AttorneyS.A. Scene2012
San Antonio Lawyers Best of 2012S.A. Scene Magazine2012
San Antonio Lawyers Best of 2011S.A. Scene Magazine2011
Rising StarSan Antonio - Lawyers2010
Woman of the YearThe National Association of Professional Women2010
Woman to WatchBexar County Women's Professional and Business Association2005
Editor and Co-FounderThe Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partnerde la Riva & Associates Law Firm2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of the Incarnate Word2006 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Texas - San Antonio2004 - 2006
Special Guest LecturerThe Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues2000 - 2001
Attorney, AssociateLes Mendelsohn & Associates1999 - 2005
Legal InternExxon1998 - 1998
Legal InternFort Bend County District Attorney Office1998 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leadership TexasRecruitment Committee2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2005 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1999 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - 2010
Bexar County Women's Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
WORK INJURYSettled for $465,000
CONTRACT DISPUTESettled for $93,000
Trucking AccidentSettled for $655,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
www.delarivalaw.comWhat Can A Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Houston, main campusN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Your FutureEstate Planning ChoicesN/A