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Chelsie King Garza

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Chelsie King Garza, Houston Personal Injury Attorney

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 21 years
    New York - NY 23 years
    New Jersey - NJ 23 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chelsie

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Chelsie Garza is an experienced litigator who has tried cases extensively in state and federal 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.

 

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Chelsie King Garza, Houston Personal Injury, Car Accident & Medical Malpractice Attorney
3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway East
6th Floor #200
Houston, TX, 77032

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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2015
Professional and Knowledgeable
Chelsie King Garza was very helpful to me. I needed support for filing an automobile injury claim and found her to be at all times very knowledgeable and supportive. I was from out of state and especially needed someone who understood the local legal environment and who could at the same time help me get fair compensation for a complicated injury. She was available for discussion when needed and was supportive in explaining what I needed to provide and the best ways to proceed. She guided me through the process and was at all times knowledgeable, caring and professional. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Joseph | August 21, 2014
Chelsie is amazing.
I can't say enough good things about Chelsie and her staff. She returned my calls even while she was on vacation and even called me while I was in the hospital. She definitely had my best interest at heart. I wouldn't hesitate to call her again were the need to arise.
Posted by Steve | August 20, 2014
Highly Recommended
Chelsie did a execellent job explaining my options and walking me thru the process without ever over promessing me, however she exceeded my expectations and kept me well informed. I would highly recomend Chelsie and I would not hesitate to use her or her firm to litigate on my behalf should a situation arise in the future.
Posted by Bianca | July 14, 2014
Great Attorney
I went to chelsie after finding her own the inter ant and it was the best thing I ever did. Since that time I have recommended people to her and have called her for advice and guidance. She goes over the call of duty and she can't help she will point you in the right direction. I will always us her services
Posted by Carol | July 14, 2014
Chelsie Garza is a LION as an attorney !!! Yet she is compassionate!!! I am glad I hired her and so will you.
Chelsie Garza is the BEST! She is a LION as an attorney with a kind compassionate heart as a person. Chelsie will take care of you. I researched many attorneys before signing up under her. I am so glad I did and so will you.
Posted by Jo Ann | March 29, 2012
Chelsie King Garza: The profile of an attorney committed to professionalism, integrity and dedication to her client and the law.
Chelsie King Garza is an attorney with the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Sorrels, Agosto and Friend. She represented me in a personal injury lawsuit against Profile Design a producer and distributor of bicycle parts. Her professionalism is exhibited in the manner in which she interacts with clients to paralegals, judges and other attorneys. She not only presents herself as a very knowledgeable experienced attorney but mirrors the credibilityof the law firm she works for. The integrity of Mrs. Garza becomes apparent in many ways but most of all in her honesty, her trust worthiness and her attention to details no matter how great or small. She does not allow anything to fall between the cracks. Her dedication to her client becomes evident as she personally monitors every phase of your lawsuit. Along with her dedication to her client she possesses the unique ability to think outside the box maximizing all situations. Also, in answering questions, Mrs. Garza uses layman's terms creating a comfort zone for her client. Furthermore, she reveals the utmost concern for confidentiality while minimunizing expenses as much as possible for her client. I would highly recommend Chelsie King Garza to anyone who is in need of a very bright and compitent attorney. She is a true credit not only to herself but to the law firm she represents. "EXCELLENT"
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Posted by Robert and Laura | March 13, 2012
Wonderful and Tustworthy Group to Work With
Several months ago my sister and I believed our elderly mother may have suffered a life changing injury and we decided to pursue a legal course to determine whether she had a case or not. Our mother lives in Texas and we live in Colorado and Connecticut. Not knowing any lawyers in Texas, I went to the 'Find Law' web site and started the arduous task of vetting a firm we felt would be the right fit. After many hours of research, I contacted Chelsie and explained our predicament. Chelsie is a great listener and she immediately explained the 'rules of the road' to me, did not imply she could work miracles, and carefully laid out what we needed to do. After following her directions, we sent off all of the records and then she went to work. While visiting Houston, Chelsie made time to visit with us at our convenience as she understood my sister and I were on a tight schedule. Never once did I feel that we were being led on, and we were aprised of the progress they were making at all times. At the end of the process, Chelsie and her team determined that we probably did not have a stong enough case to pursue, and if we proceeded, any findings in our favor or compensation would be quickly captured by the Government. Not once did she try to steer us in any direction and never made any unfounded claims as to what 'magic' she and her firm could deliver. Whe we had our final debrief with Chelsie, her explanations of the process and her findings were clear, comncise, and put into laymans terms. This is one classy organization. Chelsie a wonderful, compassionate person to work with and I would not hesitate to contact her in the future should the need arise.
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Posted by Laura | March 11, 2012
Compliment for Chelsie~
My brother and I had the pleasure of working with Chelsie King Garza for a legal case for our mother. Chelsie is warm and personable and thorough. She was prompt in correspondance, as was her assistant, Linda. She checked in periodically to see if we needed anything, had questions, and to let us know she was working the case. I cannot say how pleased and lucky we have been to have Chelsie handle this case, and how nice it has been to work with her. I highly recommend Chelsie to anyone who needs an excellent attorney and person.
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Posted by Lauren | January 25, 2012
Know Your Medical Rights
I truly enjoyed working with Mrs. Garza and her team on my Malpractice case. Mrs. Garza was not only concerned about winning the case, but she and her firm were genuinely concerned about me as a person and all the medical struggles I had to endure and will continue to endure for the rest of my life. The soft spoken Mrs. Garza is very knowledgeable and is always professional. I once told her that I see her as a "Quite Storm".
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2011
Pure Talent
Chelsie Garza represented me with commitment and doggedness, ethic and grace. Ms. Garza’s impressive knowledge of the law, coupled with her natural intuitiveness, proved her an accomplished attorney difficult to out-pace. She not only embraced challenge from well-resourced counsel known nationally and accustomed to high-stakes, but she was energized by it. She drove my case from the high road for 12 months to extraordinary results fair to all. Ms. Garza offers a rare combination of talent and heart – a specimen of what an attorney should be. When emotions ran high, Ms. Garza responded with genuine care. She is deserving of trust and confidence. I can honestly say that if I could change anything about the way she handled my case, I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Porter & Hedges, LP
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, L.L.P.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Kenneth MacKenzie, Prising Judge Chancery, Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Lauren Williams v. Jim P. Benge, MD, and Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group, PLLC, In the 164th District Court of Harris County Texas
  • Jury verdict of $1.9 million
  • Steele v. Houston NW Operating Company (Houston NW Medical Center); In the 127th District Court of Harris County, TX
  • Confidential settlement
  • Espinosa v. Coil, Dee and Dee Enterprises, Inc.; In the 129th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas
  • $1,223,000 verdict
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Associations

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Women Rainmakers
  • Steering Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • HBA Legal Lines
  • Volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • Campaign Coordinator - Texas Bighearted Attorneys Campaign
  • 2013 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women & the Law Section of the State Bar
  • Council Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Women Rainmakers
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • Co-chair BigHearted Attorneys Campaign
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Executive Mom's Society
  • Director of Sponsorhip
  • 2013 - 2013
  • HBA Gender Fairness Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar Women in the Law Section
  • Vice-Chair of Membership
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Communities in School Committeee Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Gender Fairness Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Houstonia's Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Texas Verdict for Medical Malpractice
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2011
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Publications

  • National Hazing Prevention Week
  • It Could be You
  • 2010
  • National Hazing Prevention Week
  • The Life Altering Effects of Hazing
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Ethics and Social Networking
  • 2014
  • Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Building and Enhancing Your Law Practice
  • 2013
  • Texas Women Lawyers Annual CLE
  • Lessons from Our Past - History of Women and the Law
  • 2013
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages
  • 2013
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • How to Succeed in a Plaintiff's Practice
  • 2013
  • Leadership Boot Camp
  • Self-promotion and Networking
  • 2012
  • Houston Bar Association
  • How to Obtain Potential Clients
  • 2012
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Clients' Homestead
  • Dealing with Foreclosure Proceedings and Title Issues
  • 2011
  • Annual Law Student Reception
  • Practicing Personal Injury Litigation Today
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsie King Garza is one of the most outstanding lawyers in the Houston Area. She has the experience, skills, and overall ability to get the results clients need at trial. Hands Down one of the best trial attorneys in Texas."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsie Garza has an ability to pay meticulous attention to detail while being able to see the big picture. She is extremely personable. Ms. Garza is a fantastic litigator who can explain difficult concepts to both clients and juries."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chelsie is one of the finest litigators you will find. Her passion for helping her clients is unmatched."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsie is an excellent medical malpractice attorney. She works very hard to obtain the best possible results for her clients and is highly regarded in the legal community. It is with great honor that I highly endorse Chelsie Garza."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsie is highly respected for her medical malpractice skills, and is often asked to speak to groups on case intake and management best practices. I recommend working with her."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She has worked with me for several years at Abraham Watkins. She has a painstaking attention to detail, works hard for her clients, and has excellent legal skills. I would recommend her for any litigation matter, she is an asset to our firm."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She worked for me for several years at a prior law firm. She works hard and has great legal skills. I would recommend her for any litigation matter."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsie is a top-notch litigator and person. She is personable, intelligent, and aggressive as a lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsie Garza has served as an excellent resource both to me and to the legal community at large. She frequently speaks on, and consults with other lawyers about, developments in the medical malpractice field. I would not hesitate to send a case to her."
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Houston Personal injury Lawyer Chelsie King Garza
Chelsie King Garza
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 23 years