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Frank Guerra, IV. is a capital partner in Watts Guerra LLP and has served as the managing partner of the San Antonio office since 2001. Frank received his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996. While at the University of Texas, he served as Intern to the Honorable Justice John Cornyn, Supreme Court of Texas, in 1995, and Intern/Research Assistant to the late Charles Alan Wright. He was also an officer on the Board of Advocates and was a member of the ATLA Mock Trial Regional Champion, State Finalist, and National Quarter Finalist Teams in 1995 and 1996. He was subsequently inducted as a National Member of The Order of Barristers.

After graduating from law school, he joined the law firm of Allen, Stein, Powers, Durbin & Hunnicutt, where he practiced insurance defense and civil litigation law. He managed the Rio Grande Valley Office of Allen, Stein & Durbin from 1999 to 2001. Frank joined the San Antonio office of the predecessor firm of Watts Guerra Craft in 2001. He also served on the Malpractice, Premises & Products Pattern Jury Charge Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He was co-counsel with Mikal Watts in Garza vs. Holiday Inn, Castro vs. Ford, Garcia vs. Ford, English vs. Bay, Ltd, Rincon vs. Shell, and Strange vs. Penhall in which the jury rendered significant verdicts.

Frank is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. He was chosen as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003, 2006-2013, and as a Texas Rising Star in 2004. He was also chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio in 2005-2013.

Frank is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Contact info

Watts Guerra LLP

300 Convent St
Suite 100
San Antonio, TX, 78205-3705

Practice areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 50%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
#1 Verdict of Top 10 Largest Verdicts in Arizona in 2012Arizona Attorney Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
Top 50 Central/West Texas Super LawyersTexas Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Capital PartnerWatts Guerra LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyAllen, Stein & Durbin, PC1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMember1996 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President of Membership, MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bexar County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum. MemberN/A
San Antonio Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
29th Annual Advanced Personal Injury CourseNEW WAYS TO PRESENT DAMAGES TO JURIES2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legends of the FallProducts Liability Law2012