Office: (956) 717-1300 Toll Free: (877) 513-1373

216 W Village Blvd Suite 202, Laredo, TX 78041, USA

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Of Counsel 


Alma Fernandez

Office: 956-717-1300



Office: 956-717-1300


A graduate of the University of Texas and Cornell University, Stephanie provides the firm with valuable insight, particularly in the fields of government entity law, general civil ligation law, and corporate law. Stephanie has previously served as one of twelve division commercial attorneys for the City of San Antonio, where she handled large development agreements, authored risk analysis, and worked as lead attorney for several city government offices. Having worked as a law clerk for both the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, she has considerable experience concerning immigration law. Stephanie has both shown an interest and will assist the law firm primarily with open-records requests and education law. 

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Areas of Practice 

Open Government Law

Education Law

Special Education Law

General Litigation Law 


JD, The University of Texas At Austin

BA, Cornell University 

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships 

Board Member at Clarity Child Guidance Center

Member at the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association

Member at the Sonterra Country Club

Past Employment 

Assistant City Attorney, City of San Antonio, 2017-19

Contract Attorney/Transactional and Commercial Litigation Associate, Law Offices of Trevino, Valls & Haynes, 2016 

Graduate Policy Research Assistant, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, 2014-15 

Law Clerk, Hon. Marina Garcia-Marmolejo, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2014

Law Clerk, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA), 2014