Vanessa is a third-generation attorney and is proud to continue two of her family’s legacies: practicing law and business ownership. Vanessa is a diligent and passionate attorney who cares deeply about helping her clients solve their problems. Whether it is representing a client in the largest transaction of their lives in purchasing or selling real property, helping a client probate a family member’s will in a probate proceeding, or representing a client who has been harmed through the acts of others, Vanessa represents her clients’ interests with professionalism and a steadfast commitment to a resolution.
While at St. Mary’s School of Law, Vanessa was the proud recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. She was chosen for the Retired Chief Justice Alma L. Lopez Woman in Law Leadership Award as an exemplary student who maintained honor, integrity, and personal authenticity in educational pursuits, personal life, and career goals, as well as providing advocacy on behalf of low-income, battered, and abused women and children. Additionally, Vanessa interned with private firms and with a sitting State Senator while in law school. Vanessa also received a Community Service Certificate upon graduating for an exceptional number of hours devoted to bettering her community. Vanessa has continued this devotion to pro bono work to this day as a proud participant in the San Antonio Bar Association’s free legal clinics available to the San Antonio community.
After graduating from law school, Vanessa spent five years working for the largest publicly-traded bank headquartered in San Antonio. As such, Vanessa spent years in a leadership role for her organization, working with upper management on a daily basis to maintain the company’s compliance with regulatory laws, rules, and regulations. After leaving the company, Vanessa joined a San Antonio law firm and developed skills that have become critical for the practice she has to this day. She was recently selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation’s LEAD Academy, and enjoyed her time as a member of Leadership San Antonio, Class 39. Vanessa has recently decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and open a practice dedicated to bettering the lives of her clients.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2011||12/05/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Personal Injury Plaintiff's Attorney||San Antonio Scene||2019|
|Best San Antonio Lawyers||San Antonio Scene||2017|
|Chief Justice Alma L. Lopez Woman in Law Leadership Award||Saint Mary’s School of Law||2011|
|Dean’s Scholarship||Saint Mary’s School of Law||2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||Leadership San Antonio, Class 39||2011 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Community Justice Program Legal Clinic Volunteer||2011 - Present|
|Bexar County Women's Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Bexar County Women's Bar Association||Auction Committee||2017 - 2019|
|Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation||LEAD Academy, Inaugural Class||2016 - 2019|
|St. Marys University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|BNI||Common Real Estate Issues for Clients||2019|
|BNI||Legal Issues for Small Business Owners and Real Estate Owners||2018|
|Frost Brokerage Services, Inc. Annual Conference||Basics of Contracts||2013|