A native of San Antonio, Alex Aguirre attended the University of Notre
Dame graduating in 1996 with a degree in government and public policy.
While there, Mr. Aguirre was on the Dean's list and was awarded a
paid internship with the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights to study
human rights laws.
He additionally spent a semester studying at the prestigious Universidad
Iberoamericana in Mexico City. After completing his degree, Mr. Aguirre
enrolled at the University of Houston Law Center graduating in 1999. During
law school, Mr. Aguirre served as a legal intern for a federal judge and
became a licensed attorney at the age of 25.
Mr. Aguirre began his career defending insurance companies and corporations
against injury and employment law claims. This is where he learned the
strategies and philosophies employed by them in defending claims. After
shifting his focus to representing individuals in personal injury and
employment law cases.
Mr. Aguirre has consistently been recognized as one of the top personal
injury attorneys in San Antonio by various publications including the
Super Lawyers (part of Thompson Reuters). No more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Texas receive this distinction.
Mr. Aguirre is active in the local legal community as a member of the San
Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the
Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Mexican American Bar Association.
He has previously served as a Board Member and President of the Mexican
American Bar Association. Mr. Aguirre is a former adjunct professor at
Northwest Vista College. Mr. Aguirre is additionally licensed to practice
in federal court.
Areas of Practice:
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas,
Honors: Houston Hispanic Bar Scholar
University of Notre Dame
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Government and Public Policy
Classes / Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Northwest Vista College, (2006)
Honors and Awards:
Named a Rising Star by
Super Lawyers (Part of Thompson Reuters) (2011-2014)
Named one of San Antonio's Best Attorneys by Scene in San Antonio Magazine
Named a Top 40 Under 40 (2012-2013) Trial Lawyer in Texas by the National
Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Mexican American Bar Association, Past President
- San Antonio Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
A Word with Alex Aguirre
What made you choose a career in personal injury law?
My heart was not into corporate law or defending insurance companies.
On many occasions, I was told to take certain positions consistent with
profit-making motives, and not necessarily the truth. In personal injury
law, I can actually help people.
In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?
Attention to detail and continuous client contact. I make myself available
to clients at any time. We tell our new clients right away that if they
want to visit with me, all they have to do is call and make an appointment.
We have maintained this practice since day one!
What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?
We over-prepare. Based on experience, we can anticipate the positions
that will be made by the other side at the onset of a case. We do this
in the discovery process so we can meticulously elicit the evidence we
will need to address these legal and factual positions.
How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?
I take it very seriously. This is a big reason why I make myself available
to my clients. Yes, I rely on my staff to manage the day to day tasks
of a case, but when it is all said and done, I represent my client and
am fully aware of their case at all times. I am not their attorney in
name only, I actually touch and manage their case.
How does your experience in the personal injury field benefit your clients?
I will go to trial when necessary. Not many lawyers can say that nowadays
since cases rarely go to trial. When I take on a new case, I do so under
the presumption that it is going to trial. I cannot assume that the defendant
will eventually settle.
Because of this, I take an aggressive approach at the onset. I obtain fair
and just settlement for my clients because insurance companies and defendants
know that I will go all the way to defend their rights and entitlements
Are there specific personal injury cases you frequently handle?
I enjoy taking on all kinds of injury claims for my clients, but I frequently
handle auto accidents, truck accidents, and bike accidents, along with
slip and fall injury claims and workplace injuries!
In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I love fighting for my clients. Through my work, I am able to give a voice
to those who otherwise would not have one.
What advice do you most often give your clients?
Be patient. Many other lawyers will rush into unfair settlements just
to move onto the next case. Here, we aggressively push our cases in a
time efficient manner, but will not rush into any settlement if it is
not for a fair and just amount.