1 San Antonio s Premier Legal Resource JULY / AUGUST EDITION 2015 EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT WHY SAN ANTONIO SHINES WITH EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS IN LAW & BEYOND. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ST. MARY S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW S SISTER GRACE WALLE Rightfully speaking Criminal Attorney Hector Gonzalez III, proves your legal rights DO prevail.
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6 San Antonio s Premier Legal Resource JULY/AUGUST EDITION 2015 publisher DAN RAMIREZ director of sales & marketing ADRIANE GONZALES executive editor JENNIFER PUCCI STARR creative design ADI MEDIA columnist SYLVIA S. ROMO administrative assistant PITA WILLIAMS contributors GAYLIA D. BRUNSON, DAN CORBETT, SAMIRA LINEBERGER, COLIN P. MARKS, MYSTI MURPHY, IVAN RAMIREZ, ESQ., A.J. RODRIGUEZ cover photography & design ROBERT FRENCH p : I f : Bandera Road, Suite 107 I San Antonio, Texas ADVERTISERS CALL: Material contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Publisher or its staff. Elite Attorney SA and the Publisher reserve the right to edit all materials and assume no responsibility for accuracy, errors or omissions. Elite Attorney SA and the Publisher do not knowingly accept false or misleading advertisements, false or misleading editorials and do not assume any responsibility should such editorials or advertising appear. 6 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015 Copyright 2015 Elite Attorney SA, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction without the expressed written permission of the publisher is prohibited.
7 8-10 AN ESTEEMED GREETING: elite attorney sa 11 FAST FACTS: NEW DEGREE OFFERING FROM ST. MARY S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 16 ASK ROMO: life & legislature 19 Q&A: social security NEWS & NOTEWORTHY: WELCOME MAYOR IVY TAYLOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR LAW STUDENTS GETTING PERSONAL: 24 ELITE EATERY: Tribeca ON THE SIDE: Attorney Tammy Wincott from trial to the track IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sister Grace Walle of St. Mary s gives law students guidance, prayer and peanut butter & jelly. COMMUNITY CONNECTION: 37 INSPIRE A CHILD ELITE OUTINGS: 38 Any Baby Can - Fiesta 39 San Antonio Public Library Annual Gala LAW TALK: REAL ESTATE TITLES: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? CAREFUL CONVERSATION: TELLING YOUR CHILDREN YOU PLAN TO DIVORCE LEGAL RESOURCE GUIDE EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT: PUBLIC SCHOOLS: shining bright in San Antonio COURT REPORTING: a fulfilling career option THE BUSINESS SECTION: BUSINESS BUILDERS: San Antonio Copy Concierge GETTING FIRED: for no good reason, whats up with that? 61 FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT COVERAGE 63 ENTITY FORMATION: Which choice is right for your business? p on the cover HECTOR GONZALEZ, III This San Antonio criminal lawyer has worked hard from the day he was born and continues to show that he is a dedicated attorney giving his clients an honest, strong defense with an outcome of justice. Photos by: Robert French July/August Edition 2015 Elite Attorney San Antonio 7
10 An Esteemed Greeting G reetings from your team at Elite Attorney SA! In our first year of publication, it is with great pleasure that we present this publication to San Antonio. The primary focus of San Antonio s newest legal aid is to provide superior information and the highest quality choice to anyone seeking legal help in various fields of law. Elite Attorney SA is an excellent first step to either find quick answers, or just to expand your knowledge when it comes to making the right decisions. Presenting concise and clear legal news and information is the foundation of Elite Attorney SA, however, it is not our sole mission. San Antonio has one of the most vibrant, successful and respected communities of legal professionals in the nation. So when looking for your own representation how do you wade through this vast group to find the one that may be best to handle your needs? This is where Elite Attorney SA can help. At Elite Attorney SA we want to give our readers a chance to feel connected to the lawyers we feature, so for that reason, we have added our Getting Personal section. In this we are making the San Antonio legal professionals accessible, personable and offering an insight into who they are as we highlight and honor them at home, at play, in the community, and even out to lunch. To qualify as an Elite Attorney there is a set of criteria that must be met by each professional before they can be considered for the publication. We will feature both younger attorneys that are on the rise, as well as seasoned veterans who are ready to share their knowledge. We will continue to offer content on legal professionals who have been recognized through the many prestigious honors and awards offered by professional associations such as the American Bar Association, but more importantly, these attorneys have also been highly regarded by their 10 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015
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12 peers, clients and community. We promise to stay connected and informed and present to you a group of esteemed professionals who work honestly with dignity and honor and have chosen to become strong positive advocates for their clients in whatever they need. With each issue, we will provide up-to-date legal news happening locally or affecting our area from a national level. There will be a special selection of common and important legal terms broken down in an easy to understand format. In the Law Talk section, we will open up the forum to our legal community with articles written by local attorneys on a variety of topics from real estate law to immigration and beyond. Also, moving forward, each issue will have a special section that will highlight trends happening now, and legal news you can use based on that topic. Publisher and local attorney, Dan Ramirez, has created Elite Attorney SA solely to answer a need. Although not actively practicing in San Antonio anymore, having practiced here for over 15 years, Ramirez realized that there is a need in the community when it comes to understanding the legal system and even more so when it comes to seeking out a professional who can help. Over the years, I have seen many clients who have been abused by the system or even worse misrepresented by an attorney that was not the best qualified to handle their case, says Ramirez. Unfortunately, the legal system can be very complex, and finding a trusting individual to guide you in the right direction every step of the way can not only be intimidating, but sometimes costly in more ways than one. On the client side, Ramirez sought out leadership from a San Antonio native, marketing, media and sales professional, Mrs. Adriane Gonzales. Gonzales has the business know how to move this publication forward by staying in touch with the community, finding out what drives them, what questions they have and how best Elite Attorney SA can answer them. We are hoping to alleviate some of the apprehension when faced with a difficult case and help the general public make informed decisions when it comes to their legal needs, says Gonzales. No other publication in or around the city, or state for that matter, compares in content, quality and design, as well as select market exposure. We have strategically planned an initial targeted distribution to over 60,000 specified households throughout San Antonio, as well as prime retail distribution, with plans to broaden reach by year s end. Coverage across the city will be multiplied through online marketing and social media marketing. Expansion into the Austin, Houston, Dallas, and the Rio Grande Valley areas are expected to foster our grand mission and sustain the community outreach that is based on Value, Integrity and Quality. We sincerely hope you find Elite Attorney SA to be a valuable and insightful tool and we look forward to continuing to provide our readers exactly what they need. For that we welcome any feedback, questions and comments at All best, DAN RAMIREZ AND YOUR DEDICATED TEAM AT ELITE ATTORNEY SA Become part of the Elite... or read it online at 12 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015
13 By: C O L I N P. M A R K S San Antonio s First Law School: The San Antonio Bar Association established the city s sole law school in 1927 under the name the San Antonio School of Law. In 1934, the law school transferred to St. Mary s University and has remained the St. Mary s University School of Law ever since. Originally housed downtown at 112 College St., the School of Law moved to join the St. Mary s main campus on the city s West Side in January Today, St. Mary s Law enrolls more than 800 students and ranks as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation. The law school encompasses five campus buildings, including the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, the largest legal information center in the region. New Degree Options in Legal Education: St. Mary s Law, which is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools, offers a variety of legal education pathways through three distinctive degrees: the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), the Master of Laws (LL.M.), and the newly launched Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) for those seeking a career edge through a fundamental understanding of the law. The most well-known of these is the J.D. aimed at those who wish to sit for the bar exam and practice in the field of law as attorneys. St. Mary s rigorous curriculum ensures students gain a comprehensive foundation in six key areas: persons and property, employment and business, public and international law, dispute resolution, research and writing, and the philosophy of law. This program requires students to earn a minimum of 90 credit hours and can be completed in three years through our full-time program or four years through our evening program. St. Mary s also offers an advanced legal degree called the Master of Laws, or LL.M., to those who have already obtained a J.D. or an equivalent law degree in another country. Students can obtain an LL.M. in one of three areas: American Legal Studies, International and Comparative Law, or International Criminal Law. International students who graduate from the American Legal Studies LL.M. program are eligible to sit for bar examinations in several states, including Texas. In August, the School of Law will welcome the inaugural class for its unique M.Jur. degree. The M.Jur. offers non-lawyers the opportunity to better understand the law and to explore the connections between the law and their respective disciplines. This 30-credit-hour program can be completed in one year and aims to educate those who do not wish to practice law but are interested in gaining a broader understanding of the American legal system. St. Mary s launched the innovative M.Jur. program the only such program at a Texas law school to address an unmet need in the educational landscape. The M.Jur. degree is primarily for professionals in areas that intersect with the law, such as human relations, criminal and juvenile justice, the court system (including magistrates and probation officers), journalism, social work, regulatory agencies, county and municipal government, health care, intellectual property and technology, business, and other professions that directly interact with the legal system. While a general M.Jur. will be sufficient for many, concentrations are available in the following areas: Environmental Law, Health Care Law, International and Comparative Law, Military and National Defense Law, and Natural Resource Law. The M.Jur., with evening and part-time options, provides an alternative means of acquiring practical knowledge about law in a more efficient manner than the J.D. program and a more comprehensive way than on-the-job training. Applicants to the M.Jur. program must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, either from an accredited college or university in the United States or a comparable degree from an international institution approved by either the government or the relevant accrediting authority of the nation where the school is located. For additional details about the M.Jur., please visit L A W. S T M A R Y T X. E D U / M J U R. Marks is a Professor at the St. Mary s University School of Law and Director of the Master of Jurisprudence Program. July/August Edition 2015 Elite Attorney San Antonio 13
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18 ELITE COLUMNIST ASK Romo Experiences in Life & Legislature Q: I am an educated woman yet I tend to let my husband make all the financial decisions for me. I know this isn t wise but where do I start and become more involved and knowledgeable in our money issues? SSB-San Antonio A: Statistics tell us that 95% of women will be their family s primary financial decision maker at some period in their lives. The financial lives of women are more likely to be repositioned by changes such as the birth of a child, a divorce, the death or disability of a spouse, coupled with the fact that women will live longer but generally will earn less. Money is, however, gender neutral. The advice I give to women, I also give to men. We all have our annual physical check-ups to maintain our good health. Yet, we neglect to have annual money/financial check-ups. How would you know if you are financially fit? Everyone should have a goal and financial roadmap. A plan that not only deals with your current financial needs but also future needs. That roadmap needs to be flexible and adaptable as you grow older and hopefully more prosperous. Start with writing an annual statement of your net worth (i.e. assets less liabilities) to analyze your financial strengths and financial weaknesses. Assets are properties you own such as cash, investments, real estate, artwork, jewelry, etc. Liabilities are debts that you owe like mortgage, credit cards, child support and let s not forget the IRS. Secondly set financial goals both long term and short term and a corresponding timeline. The following guidelines are equally recommended: Set up an emergency saving fund before creating an investment plan. Review all your insurance needs to determine whether you are over or underinsured. Write or update your will. Create a medical power of attorney, and a durable power of attorney for financial matters. These documents will be one of the most important records to have. Sometimes our lives and needs are challenging and the necessity for experts to assist you will be necessary. Seek the professional advice of an attorney, an accountant and insurance specialist. Congratulations, you are on your way to gaining your financial confidence. Please submit your questions to Sylvia Romo at, 18 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015
21 Q & ASOCIAL SECURITY What is Social Security Disability? Social Security Disability is comprised of two federally funded programs (SSI and SSDI). Both provide financial and medical benefits for individuals who are unable to work because of your mental and/or physical medial impairments. Can I work and apply for Social Security? You may work and receive social security benefits as long as you are still disabled and earn less than $1,000 a month. However, many judges seem skeptical when someone earns more than $500 a month. How long does a decision take? Some win a few months after they apply. Most people get denied twice before being approved. The whole process can take over two years. The initial claim usually takes around four to five months before a decision is made. The first appeal (Request for Reconsideration) usually lasts between three and four months before a decision is made. The second appeal (Request for a Hearing) usually lasts around 20 months before a decision is made. What can I do to improve my chances of winning my case? There are three things the make a great case: (1) a great witness, (2) a great legal theory, and (3) great medical evidence. What will my attorney do to build my case? Your attorney should meet every one of Social Security s deadlines and take care of all the paperwork for you. Reviewing and researching social security law, your medical records, and other information will build your case. If you are requested to attend a hearing your attorney should meet with you and prepare you for the hearing, which will help you to become an honest and persuasive witness. How should I keep my attorney informed? You should always contact your attorney if any of the following occurs: -You get a letter from the Social Security office. -You receive new medial treatment. -You are hospitalized. -You go back to work. -You change your address or phone number. This information was brought to you by the Packard Law Firm, specialists in Social Security cases. Find out more by visiting, To submit a question for Elite Attorney please send them to: July/August Edition 2015 Elite Attorney San Antonio 21
22 Welcome Mayor Taylor Newly appointed Mayor of San Antonio, Ivy Taylor, must have made a good impression during her appointed tenure to fulfill the unexpired term of Julian Castro in As San Antonio s first officially elected black mayor, Taylor will continue to tackle important local topics such as public safety, transportation and soccer. She has already officially met with the owner of popular ride share companies Uber and Lyft to finalize the dispute over the safety and background check issues recently challenged for the companies. Mayor Taylor officially said As long as they know my priority is rider safety, we are trying to determine what the path forward is. Following in Mayor Castro s wake, Taylor and the City Council will also continue to promote the Mayor s Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods. On the topic Mayor Taylor said San Antonio is a city that needs stable accessible, mixed-use, mixed income neighborhoods. For soccer fans, Mayor Taylor proves she feels just as passionately as they do and promises to bring major league soccer to the Alamo City. GOAL! Mayor Taylor officially beat former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for the spot with 52 percent of the vote. 22 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015
23 30 Years Abroad for Law Students Clayton Ramirez Law PLLC donated $10,000 to the St. Mary s University School of Law Innsbruck, Austria Summer Program in June to provide financial assistance to three students attending the 2015 summer study abroad program. This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Innsbruck program, which has featured many distinguished jurists over the years including eight current or former justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Garrett Clayton (J.D. 06), partner with Clayton Ramirez Law PLLC, studied in Innsbruck during law school and met former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor. this summer s program. Fellow law student and scholarship recipient Eric Meza said he plans to capitalize on the chance to learn interpersonal skills and become better rounded through the program. I wasn t expecting as generous a gift as this, Gonzalez said. This definitely helps us realize one of our dreams. Richard Ramirez (J.D. 06), partner with Clayton Ramirez Law PLLC, said the students have amazing personalities that fit a very successful lawyer. To have the opportunity to not only see her lecture in a small setting but also to get the opportunity to hear some stories about the inner workings of the Supreme Court, overall it was very eye opening, Clayton said. St. Mary s Law student and scholarship recipient Jessica Gonzalez said she plans to learn about the laws of different countries and compare their systems of government during Pictured from left to right: St. Mary s University Law Campus Minister Sister Grace Walle, St. Mary s President Thomas M. Mengler, scholarship recipient Jessica Gonzalez, Richard Ramirez, partner with Clayton Ramirez Law PLLC, scholarship recipient Eric Meza, St. Mary s School of Law Dean Stephen M. Sheppard. Not pictured: scholarship recipient Graciela Garcia and Garrett Clayton, partner with Clayton Ramirez Law PLLC. July/August Edition 2015 Elite Attorney San Antonio 23
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26 GETTING PERSONAL AN OLMOS PARK FAVORITE FOR LUNCH, DINNER AND HAPPY HOUR By: RUDY ARISPE As a boy growing up in his native France, Jean-Francois Poujol developed an appreciation for fresh ingredients, and the distinct flavor and aroma of savory cooking from his mother, who got most of what she needed to cook from their backyard. She made everything fresh from our garden, Poujol recalled. She would say, Get me some parsley, and I would go straight to the backyard to get it. Poujol, who is one of San Antonio s established restaurateurs among the bourgeoning dining scene, brings that same fresh food philosophy to Tribeca 212, a restaurant and bar in Olmos Park at 4331 McCullough Ave. that features a variety of zesty Italian-Texan dishes, including pizza, pasta, burgers and other delicacies. Tribeca 212 recently introduced a new lunch menu that features a variety of starters, salads, sandwiches and main plates to appeal to those looking for smaller, lighter fare to others who prefer a heartier meal. I gave my chef some ideas and parameters and he created the dishes, Poujol said. I think guests are going to like what they see on the menu. It s always nice to offer your guests something different and this is one of the reasons why we decided to come up with a new lunch menu. People like to try new things when they eat out. The options are plentiful. Sandwiches include Grilled Chicken Caprese with pesto, tomato, mozzarella and basil; and the 212 BLT, crispy pork belly, lettuce, tomato and bacon aioli. Main plates feature the Truffled Poach Shrimp Tagliatelle with mushrooms, peas and garlic cream sauce; Pesto Chicken Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and parmesan cheese; Spaghetti Squash Pomodoro with garlic, basil and parmesan; and the Meat Pizza with marinara, bacon, Italian sausage and pepperoni. Lighter fare includes the Caesar Salad with Chicken and roasted garlic parmesan dressing and croutons; Caprese Salad with heirloom tomatoes, house pulled mozzarella and fresh basil. Guests can also choose from various starters: Fried Oysters with jalapeno harissa, pineapple, cilantro and shaved turnips, and the 26 Elite Attorney San Antonio July/August Edition 2015 Charcuterie Plate with Spanish chorizo, smoked pancetta and the pate of the moment. I visited Tribeca when it first opened on a friend s suggestion and continue to frequent there today. The house made pastas and happy hour can t be beat, said Justin Hill of Hill Law Firm. Behind the bar, head bartender Noah Masters put his mixology skills to the test by concocting more than 10 crafty cocktails, some entirely brand new and some inspired by drinks he has had, which are part of the new cocktail menu. They include: Pearl 212: Cinco vodka infused with orange peel, sliced ginger, lime juice, agave nectar and sake; Sweet Heat Rita: strawberry basil Serrano infused Tapatio tequila, orange infused brandy, lime and agave nectar; Pear Amigo: Casamigos Silver, Poire Mathilde, lemon juice, sage syrup and fresh sage; Georgia Old Fashioned: Peach infused Bulleit Bourbon, muddled blackberry, peach and old fashion bitters. The Pearl 212 is becoming one of the most requested drinks. I had discovered a drink called the Pearl Diver Martini which had vodka and sake, Masters said. I wanted to do something similar so I added more to it. It s nicely balanced and tasty. To see the complete lunch and cocktail menu, visit Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday Dinner is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (210)
28 Attorney Tammy Wincott From Trial To The Horse Track By: JENNIFER PUCCI STARR Straight from the courtroom to the track, San Antonio Attorney Tammy Wincott does her best to juggle her two passions in life, law and horses. Wincott leads a successful local practice, with emphasis in immigration, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, but it is her first love, the feeling of hoofs on the track, that has Wincott out every morning before the sunrise. Growing up on a dairy farm in Northing New York, Wincott has been a lover of all things equine since birth. She shares this interest for horses with her parents and together they were either riding or watching horses, especially racehorses. It was the career of one particular horse that changed the young Wincott forever seeing the legendary horse Secretariat win the Triple Crown in Further expanding Wincott s passions, her father would get off track thoroughbreds when their racing career was over. Thoroughbreds are sometimes referred to as hot blooded animals, explains Wincott. Higher maintenance and bred to run, something that historically began in the desert with the Arabians. When the horse is done racing they, on average, have 20 more years to live, and many horses go on to have successful careers in jumping, barrel racing, dressage, becoming trail horses, and more, says Wincott. Some even go on to have therapeutic careers as is the case with the Saddlelight Center for Therapeutic riding.
29 GETTING PERSONAL When she moved to San Antonio in 2003, she was thrilled to be so close to a track, Retama Park. She began to frequent what is known as the backside where the general public cannot go. Wincott started out as a groomer and exercise rider, I began with galloping horses at the track in the mornings before work, remembers Wincott. It s a beautiful thing to be the first on the track putting the first hoof prints on it. It is exhilarating to feel the wind in your face and to connect with them as one. Wincott has dreamed of one day being a jockey, however this would do for the time. It s hard to explain the power and the draw of these animals. They are magnificent creatures, tremendously powerful yet can be so loving and gentle. A 120-pound jockey does not out power a 1200-pound animal with a mind of its own. You have to work together to achieve success. In 2007 Wincott s dream to own a racehorse soon became a reality. Dallas County was my first racehorse and he spoiled me, says Wincott. At seven years old the horse was at an age when many trainers think horses are too old to race. I had been watching him race since he was three. Most horses are done racing by four or five, but Dallas County had a competitive spirit and heart in him. There was something special to Wincott about this horse, she was concerned he was being over raced and might be injured, but once she began to train him she saw that he was still quite ready. He had this arrogant personality and determination about him. He bonded with one jockey and wouldn t perform for any other, says Wincott. Dallas County ran 102 races in his lifetime; an average racehorse runs only Out of those races, his most successful stint of winning races was with Wincott. I went on to win nice races with him and retired him at the age of ten. That is almost unheard of. Dallas County is still with Wincott today, happy and healthy, still trying to race the other horses living with him at Retama. He truly just loves to run and he is the only animal I have ever just laughed at when he does something bad because I know it is just a part of who he is. If he didn t have that testing, competitiveness about him he never would have accomplished what he did on the track. Since that fateful match with Dallas County, Wincott has since developed her successful training business, Silver Wings. The name of my business, Silver Wings, came from my love of Pegasus and Dallas County combined, says Wincott. As the announcer once said Here comes Dallas County, he s flying down the track. Today she trains racehorses, former racehorses and thoroughbreds and she is again on the racing circuit with a new racehorse, Z Sir Trick. At five years old he is what is a called a maiden, since he hasn t yet won. Wincott plans on racing him at the Gillespie County fair grounds in Fredericksberg this summer. As for her dream to become a jockey, I ve been close and have won some schooling (unofficial) races against some very good jockeys, but I would have to give up my trainer/owners license to become a jockey as it is not allowed in the sport to ride and train the same horse and there aren t too many people I would want to train my horses, says Wincott. I m just too picky. Horseracing is an emotional sport with many ups and downs and more. You put your heart and soul (and pocketbook) into training a horse for the track and there are so many things that could go wrong in the seconds it takes to run a race. Even if my horse loses, the most important thing to me is that the horse comes back off the track uninjured, says Wincott. It s a great feeling to win and it is a terrible feeling to lose, but it teaches me as a person to pick up and keep going, says Wincott. The confidence and knowledge I ve gained on the racetrack, have transferred over to my law practice as well. As for her dreams of being a jockey, It would be an unbelievable feeling to train and ride and win with a horse you are bonded with, says Wincott. I d be a lot older than most, but who knows. Maybe one of these days I will actually see it through. For more information on Wincott please visit, July/August Edition 2015 Elite Attorney San Antonio 29