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Minerva I. Zamora

Minerva is a Rio Grande Valley native who primarily practices in the area of general civil litigation. In addition to serving local individual and small business clients, Minerva has worked on matters for the following organizations: Shell Oil Company, Union Carbide, Lebanon Chemical Company, BASF, TOTAL E&P, HEB Grocery Company, Rush Truck Centers, Lone Star National Bank, International Bank of Commerce, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

Along with handling a full docket of clients, Minerva is the firm’s Managing Partner. Her duties relative to that role include:

• Establishing, communicating, and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, training, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; establishing compensation strategies.

• Establishing law firm financial strategies by forecasting and anticipating requirements and trends; distributing monetary resources; and evaluating results.

• Generating revenues by attracting and pleasing clients; obtaining new referrals from existing and past clients.

• Maintaining law firm’s excellent reputation by doing anything and everything legally, ethically, and morally appropriate to assist the firm in helping clients and potential clients.

Minerva’s litigation practice in state and federal court includes the following areas:

➢ General Civil Litigation

➢ Commercial Litigation

➢ Probate Litigation

➢ Fiduciary Litigation

➢ Estate and Trust Administration

Publications & Presentations:

✓ Co-Author: "Reinventing the Role of Local Counsel," Texas Bar Journal, May 2005.

✓ Co-Author: "How to Adequately Prepare and Present a Designated Corporate Representative," State Bar of Texas 5th Annual Advanced In-House Counsel Course, August 2006.

✓ Author: Questions for Judges’ Panel “What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know,” National Business Institute, Judicial Forum, October 2009.

✓ Co-Author: Presentation on “But We Are Indemnified! Explaining the Jury Verdict and Headlines to the CEO,” ALM/Texas Lawyer, In-House Summit Conference, June 2010.

✓ Co-Author: Questions for Panel “Women in the Legal Field: The Past, Present and Future,” HCBA Women’s Section CLE Committee, February 2023.


☆ 2023, 2022, 2021 Texas Super Lawyers Honoree

☆ 2023, 2022 Top Women Lawyers, Texas Monthly

☆ 2021 Above and Beyond Award, HCBA/HCBF

☆ 2021 Spirit Award, Diocese of Brownsville, Texas

☆ 2017 Bar Member of the Year, HCBA/HCBF


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McAllen, Texas 78501


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