Attorney

Attorney Brigitte Garza

Attorney Brigitte Garza

Nominations

National Trial Lawyers Top 100
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Best Lawyers in San Antonio
by Scene in San Antonio – Immigration – Criminal
2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020,

Lead Counsel Review Board Rating
Immigration Lawyer 2013, 2015, 2017

The Latino American Who’s Who
Immigration Lawyer, 2013

Licenses:

United States Western District of Texas
Admitted September 2005

State Bar of Texas
Admitted November 2001

Attorney Brigitte Garza

Brigitte Garza is the founder and principal attorney at Brigitte Garza Attorney at Law, PLLC, an immigration law and criminal defense firm serving the communities of San Antonio, Bexar County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Maverick County, Comal County and all counties within the Western District of Texas and other surrounding counties involving family-based immigration cases and criminal charges.

Understanding Immigration

Brigitte Garza is an immigration attorney who knows and understands immigration issues on both a personal and professional level. Mrs. Garza is herself a first-generation American, the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, Rodolfo and Rebeca Garza, from Morelos, Coahuila and Victoria, Durango, Mexico.

Immigration Attorney Brigitte Garza has been representing clients providing immigration counsel to all types of clients from around the World – they are spouses, fiancés, parents and children of US citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Aggressive Representation in Criminal Defense Cases

Mrs. Garza’s also represents clients charged with criminal charges. Her reputation as an aggressive and compassionate criminal defense lawyer precedes her in trials and often results in plea negotiations or dropped charges. As a criminal defense attorney, she knows how to negotiate outside the courtroom and advocates relentlessly for clients in trial. Attorney Garza’s formidable combination of experience and fearless litigation has led her to experience great success individually.  Over the years, she has also developed a reputation as a capable and respected criminal and immigration attorney.

State District Court Magistrate Judge

Mrs. Brigitte Garza is also currently a sitting Magistrate Judge and was appointed to serve since 2013.  Today she is allowed to preside as a State District Court Magistrate Judge for Bexar County, Texas and is allowed to maintain her law practice. 

Degrees and Studies Abroad

Mrs. Garza earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice from St. Mary’ University in San Antonio.  She later attended Our Lady of Lake University where she earned her Master of Arts Degree in Human Sciences.  Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctor Degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Her legal education also included several studies abroad programs including at the University of London and a program through Penn State Dickenson School of Law in Florence, Italy.   Where she further learned about immigration laws and enhanced her interest in immigration law.

“My goal has always been to be the “voice” for those who are unable to speak and fight for themselves.”
Attorney Brigitte Garza

Education:

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law: San Antonio, TX
    Juris Doctor Degree: May 2001
  • Staff Writer, St. Mary’s Law Review, Fall 1999
  • Recipient, St. Mary’s Law School Scholarship
  • Our Lady of the Lake University: San Antonio, TX
  • Masters of Arts Degree, December 1996, Human Sciences
  • St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree, May 1995, Public Justice

Skills/Volunteer/Memberships

  • CJA PANEL U.S. Western District of Texas
  • Dedicated to an Abundant Pro Bono Cases
  • Mexican American Bar Association Member (Vice President 2010)
  • Federal Bar Association Member
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Credit Cards Accepted, Payments Plans, Competitive Fees

Successful Cases

United States of America v H.H.

§U.S.C. § 922 (a) (6) Conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license
§U.S.C. § 922 (a) (6) Conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States
Trial – Not Guilty All Counts

State of Texas v E.C

Capital Murder (Death Penalty)
Plead to Capital Murder two counts; Life w/o the possibility of parole

State of Texas v S.F.

Capital Murder (Death Penalty)
Plead to Murder-Habitual; 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Eliminating the Death Penalty)

State of Texas vs  M.D.L.S.

Felony Possession Controlled substance PG 2 4 GRAMS TO 400 Grams
Dismissed – Pre-trial Diversion

State of Texas v A.S.

Felony Possession of Controlled
Substance PG 2 1 GRAM TO 4 GRAM
Insufficient Evidence

State of Texas v E.G.

Injury to Child with Bodily Injury
Granted Deferred Adjudication
Injury to Child with Bodily Injury
Granted Deferred Adjudication
Assault Family Violent- Felony
Dismissed
Assault Choking/Strangulation
Dismissed

State of Texas v O.G.

Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child
Dismissed—Insufficient Evidence

State of Texas v A.F.

Assault Choking/Strangulation  — Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault
Granted Deferred Adjudication

State of Texas v  R.O.

Family Violence Assault Family 2nd Felony
Case Dismissed Insufficient Evidence

State of Texas v  D.S.

Injury to Child bodily Injury
Case Dismissed, Insufficient Evidence

State of Texas v D.C.C.

Continuous Violence Against a Family Member – Felony
Insufficient Evidence

State of Texas v P.M.

Possession of Controlled Substance less than 1 gram
Case Dismissed

State of Texas v D.M.

Possession of Controlled Substance less than 1 gram
Case Dismissed

State of Texas v G.B.

Indecency with a Child- Contact
Case Dismissed

State of Texas v L.G.

Tampering with Evidence- Felony
Case Dismissed

State of Texas v R.C.

Possession of Marijuana 4 oz to 5 lbs.
Case Dismissed