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Juan J. Cruz

Juan J. Cruz

Managing Partner

Juan has been defending Texas educational and state entities for nearly two and half decades. He has held numerous prestigious positions over the course of his career, such as becoming the 1st Hispanic chair of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section and a former chair of the Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys. Juan is dedicated to providing gold standard legal services and remains one of the most respected attorneys in the region.

CONTACT INFO

jcruz@jca-law.com | 956-717-1300 | Laredo

Practice Areas

Education Law

General Litigation

General Counsel

Public Finance

Employment Law

EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center, 1995

University of Texas at San Antonio, 1991

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 1995

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas,



Memberships/Recognitions

President of the Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys (2011).

Chair of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section (2014-2015).  

Lead Counsel in Favorable Texas Supreme Court Ruling, Clint ISD. v. Marquez (487 S.W.3d 538 (Tex. 2016)

State Bar of Texas, School Law Section, Chair 2014-2015

Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys, Chair/Board of Directors 2010-2011

Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member

State Bar of Texas School Law Section

University of Houston Law Alumni Association, Member

Hispanic National Bar Association, Member

Mexican-American Bar Association, Member

Webb County Bar Association, Member

National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys, Member

Education Law Association, Member

College of The State Bar of Texas, Member

University of Texas School Law Conference Planning Committee (2003 – Present)

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