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HBAA Thanksgiving Basket Project 2020

HBAA is once again collaborating with the South Austin Neighborhood Center to put together Thanksgiving meals for 60 families in need in our community.  *To ensure the safety and health of both our members and the recipients this year, we are donating grocery gift cards instead of our usual in-person assembly and distribution of the food baskets.* The HBAA Charitable Foundation is donating most of the cost for the turkeys and trimmingsbut we need your help to pay for the extra cost of gift cards for some of... More » ... More » ... More » ... More »

HBAA Remembers Beginnings, Looks to the Future

HBAA's September general membership meeting featured a panel of the organization's founding members, moderated by Judge Maya Guerra Gamble. Panelists Jim Coronado, Tom Esparza, Xavier Medina, David Mendez, and Richard Pena shared their goals and struggles in starting the organization as well as their thoughts on the role we should have in the community and the future of the organization. The panel was informative and inspiring! You can view the recording here (passcode: ^s+yq.B2). Highlights... More » ... More »

We Stand United Against Injustice

HBAA stands in solidarity with the Austin Black Lawyers Association to oppose the racial injustice that led to the killing of George Floyd and to support peaceful protests across the country. Please click here to read our joint press release. We reaffirm our commitment to the advancement of all minority communities.

Su Lucha es Nuestra Lucha! Your struggle is our struggle.

HBAA Announces Endorsements for 2020 Elections

The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin recently met to hear from and consider endorsements for candidates in the 2020 judicial and related races.  We appreciate all of the candidates who took the time to speak with us and the important discussions about the future of our community. Please click here for the press release announcing our endorsements.  Thank you to all the candidates and HBAA members who attended!

HBAA Annual Holiday Party & Kids Holiday Party

Kids Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Austin Bar Offices
816 Congress Ave, Suite 700

Each year HBAA sponsors a kids holiday party and provides gifts for the children. Stop by to share in the merriment before heading over to the grownup party! This year's party includes a magic show performed by Gusto the Great and a special appearance by Santa. If you'd like to contribute to a grocery gift card for a family in need, you can donate to the HBAA Charitable Foundation through the links... More »

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HBAA Referral Directory

Need to find a referral for your legal matter?  This is a list of HBAA members who have agreed to be a part of our referral directory, along with contact and practice information.  HBAA provides this list as a courtesy to its visitors and makes no representation regarding the accuracy of the information below, or the services that may be provided by any attorney or firm listed below.

Do we need to make a correction?  Email us!

Click here for the full version of the directory with phone numbers and firm names.

Member Name

Practice Area


Nicolas Arroyo

Corporate, Immigration, International

Belinda Arambula

Probate Litigation, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, and Employment Law

Myrna Salinas Baumann

Employment law (Employer-side litigation, general advice and counsel, transaction diligence)

Jesse Butler

Debt Collection, Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, LLC Formation

Salvador D. Castañeda

Corporate, Mergers and Acquistions, Transactions, International, Immigration

Daniel J. Christensen

Personal injury

Sal Davila

Labor and Employment

Manuel Escobar

Corporate, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions

Cathy Garza

Civil Litigation (regulatory, contracts, constitutional, torts); Advice regarding DBE, M/WBE, HUB programs and certification

Vanessa A. Gonzalez


Lulu Flores

Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer Litigation, Complex Litigation, including Mass Tort, Toxic Injury


Isaac Harrington

Immigration, Family-Based, VAWA, Crime Victim Visas, Naturalization & Citizenship

Daryl Hayes

Personal injury


Belinda Herrera

Mediation services

Christine Londergan Personal injury litigation

Lisa Londergan

Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law, Mediation

Eliana Maruri

Immigration (naturalization, family, residence petitions, waivers, VAWA, removal)

Roswill Mejia

Business Law, Real Estate, HOA/Condo/Property Owners Association, Commercial Litigation

Michael G. Murray Immigration law, emphasizing citizenship, adjustment of status, waivers of inadmissibility, and deportation defense

Jana Ortega

Criminal defense

Leonard Saenz Mediation & arbitration

Carlos Soltero

Civil litigation (employment, commercial, wrongful death/personal injury)

Kevin Terrazas

Civil litigation (contracts, torts, employment, IP (including patent), constitutional)

Deborah C. Trejo

Water rights, environmental, elections, open government, administrative law

Arthur Troilo III

Real estate, property management, leasing, foreclosure and fair housing