Senior Partner of The Herrera Law Firm Continues To Be a Trailblazer
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Attorney Laura G. Tamez is used to breaking barriers. Now, she has the distinction of being the first Latina president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded 73 years ago in 1949.
Tamez, a senior partner at The Herrera Law Firm, was sworn in as president during the TTLA's recent annual meeting and CLE conference. Along with being the first Latina president of the TTLA, Tamez was honored as the 2022 recipient of the Don Bowen Distinguished Service Award, which celebrates community enrichment.
"As president of the TTLA, my priority is promoting justice for families in Texas and fighting to uphold the 7th Amendment," Tamez said. "That's not a responsibility I take lightly. Every Texan should have the right to a trial by jury, and through our members' shared vision, we will work to ensure that everyone has access to the court system."
Attorney Frank Herrera Jr., who founded The Herrera Law Firm in 1983, said Tamez's accomplishment is a huge point of pride for himself and others at the firm.
"I have been a member of TTLA for many years, and nothing makes me happier and prouder than to see one of our law firm's very own hold this distinguished honor now," Herrera said. "I have known Laura since she was a law clerk in our firm and now my partner, and she is so deserving of this distinction, and I know I speak for everyone at the law firm when I say we are very proud of everything she's accomplished."
A charter member of the TTLA Diversity Committee and former chair, Tamez has helped sponsor TTLA membership for ethnic minority and women lawyers to make the organization and its resources more accessible. Tamez has also served as the VP of Legislative Affairs, where she worked with the Texas legislature to promote balanced laws protecting everyday people's rights. She also previously served as Chair of the Minority Caucus for the American Trial Lawyer Association.
Tamez was honored last year by the TTLA with the Michael T. Gallagher Legislative Advocacy Award. She's also been recognized multiple times for her contributions to the San Antonio community and for raising awareness about our society's critical legal issues.
Tamez began her legal career as a law clerk with The Herrera Law Firm (known then as the Law Offices of Frank Herrera) before joining the firm full-time in 1995. Since then, Tamez has secured multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in wrongful death and personal injury cases. In addition, she has earned a reputation as a fierce trial lawyer in Texas, especially in cases involving construction accidents, oil field accidents, and trucking accidents.
In 2016, Tamez was honored as the first woman to receive the Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award from the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. A St. Mary's University School of Law graduate, Tamez and her husband, George, have two children: Elena and Carlos.
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