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Francisco Guerra IV

Oil and gas Attorney at San Antonio, TX

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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.

Licensed for 26 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/17/2023

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Watts Guerra LLP
4 Dominion Drive
Building 3, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX, 78257


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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Capital Partner
  • Watts Guerra LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Allen, Stein & Durbin, PC
  • 1996 - 2001


  • University of Texas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1996
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President of Membership, Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bexar County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum. Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • #1 Verdict of Top 10 Largest Verdicts in Arizona in 2012
  • Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Central/West Texas Super Lawyers
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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  • 29th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Course
  • 2013

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San Antonio Oil and gas Lawyer Francisco Guerra IV
Francisco Guerra IV
Oil and gas Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 26 years