“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.” — Aric J. Garza
Aric J. Garza is licensed throughout the State of Texas and in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas (San Antonio). He is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, commercial, employment and consumer law panels. Mr. Garza is also credentialed as a certified mediator.
Aric received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University, a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Aric’s extensive involvement with legal, business and community groups include the following:
- Member of the LiftFund Women’s Business Center Advisory Board
- Member of the San Antonio Bar Association (Litigation and Family Law Sections)
- Member of the State Bar of Texas College
- Member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee (District 10)
- Volunteer with the Texas Lawyer’s Assistance Program
- Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
- Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation
- Member of the State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Family Law Sections)
- Member of the St. Mary’s University Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force
- Former Advocate Member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
- Former Instructor in the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- Graduate, State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT Program
- Graduate, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
- Former Trustee, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
- Former Board Member, City of San Antonio Housing Trust, District 8
- Former Intern, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals (Chief Justice Alma Lopez)
Aric is the author of The Impact of NAFTA On Employment: Is Trade Adjustment Assistance the Answer? (University of Texas Press: Austin 1995). He has published an essay in the St. Mary’s Law Journal, entitled Resolving Public Policy Disputes in Texas Without Litigation: The Case for Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Governmental Entities. 31 St. Mary’s L.J. 4 (2000). He has also published articles for MD News, and infoLINK, the quarterly publication of the Texas Nonprofit Resource Center.
Previously, Aric was an Associate with Denton Navarro Rocha & Bernal, practicing administrative law and litigation for the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Water Systems, the San Antonio Housing Authority. He was an Associate with Escamilla & Poneck, Inc., serving as outside general counsel to the San Antonio Development Agency and VIA Metropolitan Transit. He has also worked with the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, Accenture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Stephanie Zaragoza obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree in May of 2016 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in 2013. Stephanie is a native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. She is fluent in Spanish, and assists with litigation, legal research, and family law matters.
Ashley Crawford is currently enrolled in a joint degree program at St. Mary’s University (Juris Doctor and Master of Arts Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology). Ashley is a native of Ogden, Utah. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 2011. Ashley also has a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She assists with legal research, commercial law, and employment law matters.