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Aric J. Garza

Litigation Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   34 reviews

About Aric

Learn Aric’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    45%
    Represent clients in lawsuits (prosecuting and defending) with commercial, consumer, real estate, family law and probate underlying causes of actions.

  2. Arbitration
    35%
    Aric J. Garza serves on the American Arbitration Association, Consumer and Commercial Panels. He also serves as an advocate in arbitrations. He also serves as a mediator in all types of disputes.

    9 years

  3. Mediation
    20%
    Mr. Garza is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section, the Association of Attorney-Mediators. He handles business, real estate and complex litigation mediations.

    12 years

I have a proven record of providing my clients with quality, results-oriented legal services because I care about them and I fight hard for them. For that reason, many people entrust me with their most important legal issues. Let me put my experience, skill and abilities to work for you. For more information, visit sabusinessattorney.com” — Aric J. Garza

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Licensed for 23 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Aric

Northwest San Antonio Office
17806 W Interstate 10
Ste. 300
San Antonio, TX, 78257
North Central San Antonio Office
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 200
San Antonio, TX, 78258
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kristi | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Excellent attorney who went above and beyond for me to help me with my case. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Cheryl | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great listener!
Aric and his team found the "needle in the haystack" by listening/hearing and asking the right questions...to close the nearly four year old case. We really appreciate the great level of service we received. Thank you.
Posted by David | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and With Results
Aric and his team explained the process and the possible outcomes. They answered all my questions and more. We had many issues with finalizing the issues in the past. Once we retained Aric, it was always moving forward. The outcome was most positive and extremely happy with the services.
Posted by Carmen | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
legal guidance/assistance
i needed to get temporary administrator ship for my EX husbands estate. My ex had no next of kin and I was able to execute his final wishes because of Attorney Garza.
Response from Aric Garza June 15, 2021
Thank you for this post. I think the judge was impressed by your honesty and sincerity, so I think you get all of the credit!
Posted by Michelle | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Truly Honest Lawyer
The services I received from Mr. Garza and his team have been nothing but exceptional. They were quick and deliberate in providing their services to represent my family during this difficult time. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to meet in person and conducted everything via phone, email, and video conferencing. Everything was explained in terms we could understand and he never came across to me as a lawyer I couldn’t trust. Even with a communication barrier and short time frame, Mr. Garza was able to work with us and exhibit nothing short of excellent patience and understanding. I would highly recommend him and his team to others and would use their services again if needed.
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Posted by Cesar | April 22, 2020
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Probate Case
I would highly recommend Mr. Aric J. Garza. He steered a somewhat complex probate matter to a successful conclusion. It involved two wills, one of them expired and Mr. Garza ably handled the case by filing the proper petitions in probate court and now, as we conclude the matter, I would definitely hire him again for any legal matter within his range.
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Posted by Esteban | April 10, 2020
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LLC Contracts
Mr. Garza and Michael helped develop an outstanding professional contract for my LLC in a small amount of time for a great price. I would highly recommend Aric Garza Law for anyone seeking top quality legal services. Thank you again!
Posted by Jose | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney
Mr. Garza is a knowledgeable and thorough attorney. He expertly guided and counseled us through a difficult and complex matter. We appreciate Mr. Garza's efforts and determination on our behalf. Mr. Garza's office is manned by a responsive, professional, and courteous staff.
Posted by Rafael | April 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Garza
I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Garza and having him represent me as my attorney. He conducted himself in a very professional manner and always exhibited strong ethics. Mr. Garza took the time to explain various legal issues, options I needed to consider and their implications. He took the time to explain his strategy and was patient when answering questions. He also considered my input and ensured we were on the same page when stating our position. I’ll gladly hire Mr. Garza with any future legal issues that may arise and would like to again thank Mr. Garza and his team for their dedication and work.
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Response from Aric Garza April 19, 2019
Thank you so much of your kind words Rafael. I work hard to achieve a positive outcome for all of my clients. I know that there is sometimes skepticism about the judicial system. So I make my clients aware of all possible outcomes and educate them on what they might expect. Although no attorney can guarantee a certain outcome, I guarantee that I will work hard for you because I care.
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Posted by Martha | November 26, 2018
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Aa
Mr. Garza is amazing at what he does. My parents had a farm accident which ended in a death. The state was sueing for way more than my parents coud ever come up with. Mr. Garza did his best to work with them and he got them to drop 75% of it. So glad that we found him. He has helped our family tremendously! Thank you Mr.Garza!
Response from Aric Garza April 4, 2019
Thank you Martha. Sometimes adverse circumstances occur that are out of a client's direct control. In those situations, people need an attorney who will not pre-judge them, but rather someone who will listen and take the time to try to find a workable solution. I am very glad that I was able to assist your family in this difficult case. It was a pleasure working with you and your family as well Martha.
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Posted by Jason | August 28, 2017
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I Highly Recommend Aric J. Garza
Mr. Aric J. Garza's knowledge of the law brought about the positive resolution of a two year old ordeal, in a timely and efficient manner. He is truly driven to help people and operates with the highest level of professional ethics, honesty and courtesy. Thank you!
Response from Aric Garza August 29, 2017
Mr. Smith, thank you very much for your positive review. We worked hard to achieve a positive result by conducting thorough legal research, keeping in constant communication with opposing counsel, and carefully outlining our position to show that we had solid arguments. We're thankful that your case worked out well.
Posted by Margot | May 23, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation for Aric Garza
Mr. Garza has been a tremendous resource to our business center. He is well-respected in the both the legal and business communities and has a strong understanding of legal issues faced by small business owners. He has provided valuable advice to our organization as we have expanded our operations. He is always professional, friendly, and detail oriented. We have received positive feedback from our entrepreneur clients whom we have referred to him for legal services.
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Posted by Brandon | May 20, 2017
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Divorce
Aric explains everything well, sets clear expectations, is very thorough, always professional and gets results. Beth is fabulous and a pleasure to work with. Thank you both for getting the job done for my family!
Posted by Michelle | May 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
Mr. Garza’s professionalism and expertise was key in a probate matter I was dealing with. During this sensitive time, he was very compassionate to our needs and provided the guidance that saved our family time and money. I now have the peace of mind knowing that I have an attorney I can count on.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Patient and knowledgable
Mr.Garza did a great job explaining to me and my parents, my parents legal rights if one of them shall become ill. He sat down with my family as a group and gave us a general explanation. On a separate occasion, he met with my parents in person and walked them through the proper documents and finalized their POA's. He was able to break it down for us and answered all of our questions on the spot. His team was also responsive to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. His knowledge, dedication, and patience with my family is greatly appreciated and we will continue to do business with him.
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Posted by Zabdi | April 25, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
The most sincere and dedicated attorney in SA!
Mr.Garza has helped our organization in many ways through his legal expertise. He is always sincere and dedicated to helping individuals as best as he can. He really cares about his clients, and he is always willing to go the extra mile to help. I'm very glad to work with Mr.Garza, and gain his legal expertise and advice! He is one of the most honest and dedicated attorney's in San Antonio!
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Posted by Arnold | September 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Small Claims Court!
Aric was very good in helping me handle my case in small claims court. That I should try to settle with the Plaintiff according to some simple steps. I have always found Aric to be honest and sincere. I would recommend anyone to hire him in larger cases involving litigation. I value his time and experience.
Posted by Arturo | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I was being sued by my ex and was threatened to be put in jail and contempt charges. Aric and his team fought for me and I felt that I had Johnnie Cochran on my side. I didn't go to jail and wasn't held in contempt. I've never had an attorney that fought for me like Aric and his team did. Although were from out of town he accommodate our schedule and meet with us and had manny conference calls to discuss prior to court. I'm very happy with him and his great staff.
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Posted by Ruben | December 9, 2015
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Aric Garza
After reading his reviews and speaking with Mr Garza, I decided to retain his services. Mr Garza took on my child support modification case and was able to accomplish more in a fraction of the time I spent dealing with the OAG on my own. I wasn't used to the main form of communication being emails but I can understand why. I would retain again if needed.
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Posted by Olivier | December 11, 2014
Smooth and easy to work with
As a business owner, I really wanted to have a team of professionals who could grow with my business and meet all my needs. Mr. Garza was more than willing to not only work for me, but also educate me what I needed to know in order for my business to thrive. He really took the time to learn about my specific situation and customized a solution for my business. I would highly recommend him as a professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Aric J. Garza Law PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate
  • Escamilla & Poneck, Inc.
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Policy Analyst
  • State of Texas Sunset Advisory Commission
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Consultant
  • Accenture, Ltd.
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Texas
  • M.P.Aff.
  • 1995
  • St. Mary's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Consumer Litigation
  • Settled cases for 18 students
  • Premises Liability
  • Settled with Defendant

Associations

  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention
  • Arbitrator Panelist and Mediator
  • 2020 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator (Commercial and Consumer Panels)
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association ADR Section
  • Member Arbitration Committee and Marketing Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers 2020 (ADR and Commercial Litigation)
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2019 (ADR and Commercial Litigation)
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2018 (ADR and Commercial Litigation)
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2017 (ADR and Commercial Litigation)
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2016 (ADR and Commercial Litigation)
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
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Publications

  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • Resolving Public Policy Disputes in Texas Without Litigation: The Case for Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Governmental Entities
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Luncheon
  • Commercial Arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association
  • 2018
  • Brown Bag
  • Consumer Arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association
  • 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Consumer Arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association
  • 2018
  • Small Business Clinic
  • Contracts and Joint Venture Agreements
  • 2017
  • Small Business Legal Clinic
  • Choice of Entities for New Startups
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (28)
Endorse Aric
Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aric is a hard working and trustful attorney. He always puts his clients first and provides excellent services. He is a go to for business law related questions as he is straight forward in his analysis. I endorse this attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I was opposing counsel on an adverse possession matter with Aric. He is professional and passionate about his clients. Although we were on opposite sides, he still conducted himself professionally and I have referred cases to him since then."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Aric was opposing counsel in a highly contested trial. He was extremely prepared and advocated zealously for his client. He's a true asset to our local legal community."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Aric. He was the opposing counsel on a very contested family case. His knowledge and use of civil procedure made him one of the most difficult attorneys to work against."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Aric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is ethical, honest and gets great results for his clients."
Business Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aric Garza is a dedicated attorney who works hard to take care of his clients. He also has a very high standard for ethics. Aric is a lawyer you can trust to give you good advice and try to help you navigate your way through the legal system as painlessly as possible."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aric Garza has always given his client the extra attention, care to detail, that has distinguished him in his work. I endorse this lawyer."
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