Chelsie King Garza

Chelsie King Garza

Big Firm Experience with a Personal Touch
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect...
  • New Jersey, New York, Texas
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Summary

Chelsie Garza is an experienced litigator who has tried cases extensively in state and federal court. Outside of the office, Chelsie Garza's life is dedicated to her two children. In order to balance a busy litigation docket and a family life, she hones her skill of multi-tasking and exploits her inability to accept down time. Chelsie grew up sharing time between the small California Death Valley town Trona and New York/New Jersey metroplex. This dichotomy between small town and big city illustrates her ability to fit in anywhere. She was educated on the East Coast, completing her undergraduate degree in New Jersey and law school in Washington, DC, yet she has put down roots in Texas.

Just as she dedicates herself to her children, she pours herself into each and every case. Chelsie recently successfully settled a claim with a major medical provider after her client was tragically rendered a quadriplegic following a routine exam. She was able to obtain lifetime support for the client and his family.

Not only does Chelsie work to help those who have suffered horrible injuries; she has also worked on many pro bono cases. She recently handled a case that positively changed the coming and going rule for the entire State of Texas in regards to workers' compensation. Her work on a case for former Houston Police Officer, Eluid Hinojosa, helped get him workers' compensation benefits after he was injured during the call of duty. Chelsie worked as a zealous advocate and was able to obtain a ruling that set precedent.

Chelsie is also actively working to improve the community and is a member of the Tahiri Justice Center. This organization was founded in 1997 to provide immigrant women and girls legal assistance to help them gain legal protection and immigration status under U.S. Law. While managing an extensive case load and donating her time to worthy causes, she still makes time for fun. She recently placed third in the First Annual Abraham, Watkins Skeet Shoot.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 - $400/hourly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Associate at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
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Associate
Porter & Hedges, LP
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Associate
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, L.L.P.
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Law Clerk
Kenneth MacKenzie, Prising Judge Chancery, Superior Court of New Jersey
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Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (1999)
Seton Hall University
B.A.
Awards
Super Lawyers
Texas Monthly Magazine
Top Lawyers
Houstonia Magazine
Super Lawyers
Texas Monthly Magazine
Rising Star
Texas Monthly Magazine
Top Attorneys
H Texas Magazine
Rising Star
Texas Montly Magazine
Top Verdicts
Texas Monthly Magazine
Top Attorneys
H Texas Magazine
Siegel Cup, William Daniel, and The Gourley Cup Competitions
National Moot Court Teams
Member
National Honor Society
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Member
Current
State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Association of Women Attorneys
Legislative Chair
- Current
Texas Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
Women & the Law Section of the State Bar
Committee Member
- Current
Women & the Law Section of the State Bar
Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Marketing Tips for Women Attorneys
The Women's Advocate, A Catalyst for 2014-2015, Women and the Law Newsletter
The Innocent Seller and Foreign Manufacturer
The Texas Lawyer
Four Considerations in Medical Malpractice Case
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, American Association for Justice
Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages
The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 51
It Could be You
National Hazing Prevention Week
The Life Altering Effects of Hazing
National Hazing Prevention Week
Speaking Engagements
Ethics and Social Networking, Houston Bar Association CLE
Social Media
Contact & Map
3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.
6th Floor #200
Houston, TX 77032
USA
Telephone: (713) 893-8808
Fax: (713) 893-8809