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KATIE KLEIN

PARTNER

Admitted to State Bar of Texas (1978), Board Certified, Family Law and Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. She was also City Attorney of Pharr, Texas (1980-1990).

Named "Texas Super Lawyer" from 2011-2022

 

Recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Top "10 Best" Family Law Lawyers in Texas for Client Satisfaction (2015-2022)

Education: Baylor University Law School - J.D., (1978)

Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Texas RGV (2018)

Society of Legal Scholars - 15 Year Fellow (2022)

 

Member: Hidalgo County (Director, 1982-1984) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Defense Research Institute. Fellow of American Bar Foundation, Distinguished Lawyers of Texas, Distinguished Lawyers of the United States. Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Fellow of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

 

Practice Areas: Family Law; Insurance Defense; Personal Injury; Civil Rights Litigation

 

Languages: English & Spanish

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Roy Dale had been practicing law for 57 years. He was admitted to State Bar of Indiana 1961; Admitted to State Bar of Texas 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Education: Indiana University (J.D., 1961); College of the State Bar of Texas. Phi Delta Phi.

 

Member: Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Defense Research Institute.

 

Practice Areas: Insurance Defense; Personal Injury

ROY DALE

FOUNDER  1932-2020

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Admitted to State Bar of Texas 1991, admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Education: B.B.A. University of Texas 1988. 

J.D. Texas Tech University 1991. 

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation and Appeals

WILLIAM MOUNT

PARTNER

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MACARENA ORTIZ

ASSOCIATE

Macarena Ortiz is a native of Madrid, Spain who adopted the Valley as her home in 2001. She is an Attorney at Law admitted to practice in the State of Texas in 2014. Ms. Ortiz is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education: BA in Political Science from the University of North Texas
Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at RGV
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2014.

 

While in law school, Ms. Ortiz was selected among a large pool of candidates to practice law under the supervision of the Texas Tech University School of Law Civil Law Clinic, and she obtained a Distinction Award for her excellent academic achievement in the area of Natural Resources in 2014.

She was selected as an intern for the Department of Legal Services with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in the Summer of 2013.

Prior to law Ms. Ortiz studied music where she obtained her Masters in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Arts and was a professional Jazz singer.

 

Member: State Bar of Texas and the Hidalgo County Bar Association.

 

Practice areas: Property Law, Water Law and Natural Resources Law, Civil Litigation, Administrative Government Law, Family Law.

 

Languages: English & Spanish.

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YURI D. CEJAS

ASSOCIATE

Admitted to State Bar of Texas 2005; also admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.

 

Education: Florida State University (Bachelor of Science- Finance); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 2004);

 

Member: Hidalgo County Bar Association; Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Top Young Lawyers and Rising Stars 2009, 2010, and 2011. Former Hidalgo County Municipal Court Teen Court Judge

 

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Construction Litigation, Insurance Defense, Family Law.

Languages: English & Spanish

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Sergio Garza is a valley native.  Born and raised in Pharr, Texas. Garza practices with an emphasis in governmental liability, employer disputes, appeals, civil rights and business litigation as well as provides transactional advice and documents.

 

Education: J.D. South Texas College of Law - Houston 2016

B.A. University of Texas Pan American 2012

Practice Areas: Personal Injury and Civil Litigation

 

Languages: English & Spanish

SERGIO S. GARZA

OF COUNSEL