TOMAS TIJERINA

Tomas F. Tijerina was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2004. In 2006, he attended St. Mary’s University and earned his Jurisprudence in 2009.
Tomas joined the Firm in 2009 and immediately began his career litigating large construction defect cases, including a hospital, county jail, and several hotel chains. Within his first few years of practice, Tomas was an integral part of working up and either litigating or settling several multi-million dollar cases. Within his first few years, he first-chaired a Federal Court construction defect/insurance jury trial and obtained a verdict in excess of $2 million. He has practiced and argued before the 13th Court of Appeals on several appellate issues. Tomas has also resolved cases involving Civil Rights, wrongful death lawsuits, contract disputes, employment issues, and a wide range of general practice areas.
Tomas’ practice encompasses commercial and complex litigation, construction law, insurance law, personal injury, federal and state criminal proceedings, and general civil litigation.

TOMAS TIJERINA

Attorney

Phone: 956- 550-4868
Fax: 956- 621-0135
Address: 1201 E. Van Buren, Brownsville, TX 78520

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LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Member of Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member of Cameron County Bar Association
  • Member of Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Licensed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Licensed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Licensed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  •  Leadership Brownsville
  • Guest Speaker for the Filemon Vela Pre-Law class at the University of Texas at Brownsville
  •  Community Law School, Brownsville, TX
EDUCATION
  • ST. MARY’S SCHOOL OF LAW, San Antonio, TX
    J.D., May 2009
    Selected for the ABA Section of Litigation’s Judicial Internship Program (2007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, TX
    B.A., Government, May, 2004

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Law Office of Benigno (Trey) Martinez, Brownsville, TX 2009 – Present
    Associate
    • General civil litigation practice including construction defect, property, family law, product
      liability, personal injuries, banking litigation, and civil rights claims.
  • Federal District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, McAllen, TX Summer 2007
    Judicial Internship
    •  Memoranda for cases involving negligence, appointment of counsel, class actions, Title VII,
      ADEA claims, FLSA exemptions, jurisdiction removal, and ERISA claims.
  • Federal Magistrate Felix Recio, Brownsville, TX Summer 2007
    Judicial Internship
    • Drafted memoranda and R & R’s concerning the sentencing guidelines, ineffective assistance
      of counsel, and writs of habeas corpus.
  • MAT Construction, Brownsville, TX Summer 2000 – 2007
    Project Manager
    •  Customer Support.
    • Retaining Wall and Sprinkler System bids and proposals.
    •  Created bidding system for spreadsheet.
    • Sales and Marketing.

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