Who We Are
Oscar A. Garza
Founder & Attorney
Oscar grew up on the South Texas Border; spending time in Piedras Negras and Eagle Pass. Throughout his career, he has always fought for the underdog and is proud to have represented individuals and families from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oscar graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Baylor University. While at Baylor, he earned membership in the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and went on to graduate from Baylor University School of Law. He is a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers for 2013-2023.
Education: - Baylor University, magna cum laude, 2000 - Baylor University School of Law, 2003 Bar Admissions: - Texas 2003 - Arkansas 2012 Distinctions: - Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum SuperLawyer (2020-present) - Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers (2013-2023) - Top 100 Lawyers Civil Plaintiff by the National Trial Lawyers (2016-2023) - A. Scene Magazine – San Antonio Best Lawyers (Personal Injury) (2013-2023) - Top Attorneys in Texas 2023 - Phi Beta Kappa Affiliations: - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association President 2022 - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association board member (2009- Present) - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Vice President of Judicial Relations (2017) - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Vice President of Public Affairs (2010) - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Vice President of Legal Education (2014) - Texas Trial Lawyers Association Director (2019-Present) - Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio San Antonio Bar Association - Maverick County Bar Association
David Guillermo Gutierrez was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. David made his way to San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from UTSA in 2004. After working in finance for seven years, and receiving a Masters in Finance from Texas A&M Intl University in the process, David attended law school at the St. Mary’s School of Law where he graduated in 2013.
David practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Bexar County for the first two years as an attorney where he honed his skills as an expert litigator and established his courtroom presence. David now works for The Law Firm of Oscar A. Garza, PLLC. in San Antonio, Texas, and continues to seek the thrill of the courtroom while fighting for the rights of his clients.
Education: - B.A. University of Texas San Antonio, J.D. St. Mary’s School of Law Bar Admissions: - Texas
Bernardo Gonzalez graduated from Baylor University’s School of Law in Waco, Texas. As part of his academic preparation, he completed a master’s degree in Advanced European & International Studies at the European Instute in Nice, France. In May 2014, Bernardo earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Politics, and Diplomacy from Texas A&M University.
Bernardo’s professional experience gained over several years led him to the International Center for European Training in Berlin, Germany. He later collaborated with the law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden, located in San Francisco, California.
He has also worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Del Rio, Texas, and at Mott, McChesney, Curtright and Armendáriz LLP in San Antonio, Texas. Education: - Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas
Alberto Rodriguez graduated from high school at the CC Winn Campus in Eagle Pass, Texas, in May 2001. From there, Mr. Rodriguez graduated cum laude from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors degree in Political Science in May 2005. Mr. Rodriguez attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and graduated with his JD in May 2008.
Mr. Rodriguez then worked in private practice until he became an Assistant District Attorney for the 293rdJudicial District in March 2010. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Rodriguez prosecuted all types of juvenile and felony matters for the State of Texas. Mr. Rodriguez now works in the Eagle Pass office for The Law Firm of Oscar A. Garza, PLLC, and now fights to protect client’s rights. Mr. Rodriguez now focuses on personal injury cases and criminal defense at both the state and federal level.
Education: - B.A. University of Texas San Antonio, cum laude - J.D. Southern Methodit University, Dedman School of Law Bar Admissions: - Texas - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Affiliations: - Texas District and County Attorney Associations (2010-2016) - Maverick County Bar Association (2015-present)
Valeria Guerra was born and raised in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas before moving to Laredo, Texas with her family. In 2017, she graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Dance from Texas A&M International University.
Valeria has a devoted passion for helping others, which led to her decision to become an attorney. She earned her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2021. She was awarded the St. Mary’s University School of Law Dean’s Award and was a Dean’s List honoree. Valeria served as a staff writer for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice and worked as a student attorney at St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice through the Consumer Protection Clinic. During her last two years of law school, Valeria also worked as a research assistant for Professor Roberto Rosas, writing and editing annual legal publications.
Valeria practiced Immigration Law for over a year in San Antonio, Texas and was able to unite hundreds of families by helping them navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Valeria decided to take her skills to The Law Firm of Oscar A. Garza, PLLC, where she now zealously represents her clients in personal injury cases. Education: - B.S. Texas A&M International University, summa cum laude - J.D. St. Mary’s University School of Law Bar Admissions: - Texas
Anthony is a San Antonio native with a passion for giving back to the community. In 2018, Anthony graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, before returning to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law where he graduated in 2022.
Before joining the Law Firm of Oscar Garza as a law clerk in 2021, Anthony worked at the Locke Law Group which focused on both criminal and family law. During his time as a law clerk, Anthony was also a licensed student attorney for the Consumer Protection Clinic at St. Mary’s where he was able to help clients fight evictions due to financial hardships caused by COVID-19.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys keeping up with Texas A&M athletics, golfing, and spending time with his dog, Scotch.
Education: - Texas A&M University, B.S. Food Science & Technology, 2018 - St. Mary’s University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2022 Bar Admissions: - Texas, 2022 Affiliations: - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association - San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Damond K. Garza
Of Counsel Attorney
Damond K. Garza was born and raised in New Braunfels, TX. After high school, Damond moved to San Antonio and never left. He has spent the entirety of his nearly twenty-year legal career as a litigator and trial lawyer.
Damond began his legal career as a defense lawyer, representing some of the most powerful insurance companies and corporations in the world. That experience prepared him to better fight for the individuals and families whom he has represented since he changed the focus of his career more than a dozen years ago to solely represent people who have suffered a loss due to the negligence of those represented by large insurance companies and corporations
In 2011, Damond graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in DuBois, WY. He has since returned to TLC graduate programs or regional workshops, to continue sharpening his trial lawyer skills. He has put what he learns there to use in his numerous trials before state and federal courts, across Texas and every other venue his cases have taken him. As a result, he was elected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Damond is a graduate of Trinity University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He later graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served as an officer on the Board of Advocates, competed on the award-winning External Advocacy Program’s Mock Trial Team, and was a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association. He also attended the school’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria, and was elected by the law school faculty as a National Member of the Order of Barristers Damond currently serves on the board of directors for the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. He remains active with the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, for whom he served as a board member for many years, including holding the office of president in 2020. He is also a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association. Bar Admissions: - Texas 2004 - United States District Courts - Western District of Texas 2006 - Southern District of Texas 2006 - Eastern District of Texas 2006 - Northern District of Texas 2006