Of Counsel San Antonio, Texas

Of Counsel
San Antonio, Texas

Ernest Valdez

Ernest is a lifelong resident of The Great State of Texas and a native of San Antonio and attended The University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The UT School of Law. Ernest is an accomplished civil litigation attorney with extensive experience in civil litigation in both Federal and State courts. Having tried over 200 civil jury trials to verdict he still strives to maintain excellence in the profession and has done so for over 41 years. Ernest is proud of his accomplishments, but always seeks to modernize and streamline his litigation practice to allow clients the best defense or prosecution of their cases at a minimum of costs and attorney’s fees. Ernest will be incorporating his practice into our firm and will be available to all of the firm’s clients effective June 5, 2018.
 

Education
Juris Doctor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1976
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Areas of Practice
Complex civil litigation for both plaintiff and defense
Representation of physicians and other healthcare professionals before their respective disciplinary boards
Representation of attorneys before the office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Formation of business corporate entities and professionals associations and corporations

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas, 1977
United States District Court Western District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims

Past Employment Positions
Law Office of Ernest G. Valdez, Managing Partner, 1984-2017
Valdez, Haley, Hely, Halbardier & Garcia, Partner, 1979-1984
Solo Practice, 1977-1979

Honors and Awards
Sustaining Life Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
Sustaining Life Fellow of San Antonio Bar Foundation
Chairman of the District 10A Grievance Committee for State Bar of Texas 2003-2004
Panel Chair for District 10A Grievance Committee, 2000-2004
Chairman Fundraising Committee, San Antonio Bar Association, 1998-1999
Delegate and Participant, State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference, 1994-1999
Member State Bar of Texas, Local Bar Services Committee, 1994-1999
Member San Antonio Bar Association Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, 1990-1994
Named a Scene in SA Magazine Best Lawyer multiple times
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Social and Health Research Center, Inc.
Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Award from the San Antonio Independent School District, 1995

Languages
English
Spanish