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Austin Minority Bar Associations Release 2018 Diversity Report Card

On September 17, 2019, the minority Bar associations in Austin, including the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, collectively presented the results of the 2018 Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card at an event graciously hosted by Foley & Lardner in its downtown Austin office.  See our Law Firm Diversity page for more information, or click to see the 2018 Report Card and 2018 Press Release.

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon!

A big thank you to the organizations and individuals who graciously have agreed to sponsor this year's 23rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, to be held Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Line Hotel in downtown Austin. Please sign up to sponsor if you have not already!

Learn more about the history of the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon here.

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Hispanic Heritage Luncheon 2019 Announcement and Sponsorship Information

The 2019 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Line Hotel in downtown Austin, located at 111 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, Texas 78701. Registration begins at 11:30, and the program begins at noon.  

The luncheon serves as the primary fundraiser for the HBAA Charitable Foundation, and funds the foundation's scholarship and other charitable programs.   

Click here for more information about the history of the luncheon.

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HBAA Thanksgiving Basket Project 2018

HBAA is once again collaborating with the South Austin Neighborhood Center to put together Thanksgiving meals for 60 families in need in our community on November 13 & 14.  The HBAA Charitable Foundation is donating most of the cost for the turkeys and trimmings, but we need your help to pay for the additional goods for the meals.  The more money we are able to raise, the more extra canned goods and fresh produce we can add that will help the families beyond just their Thanksgiving meal.  Email Lulu... More » ... More »

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Draylen Mason Memorial Essay Competition!

Winners were selected for their outstanding essays answering the question, "What is the most important legal issue facing your community and what can be done to make a difference?" Each winner received a laptop computer and was invited to attend the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon. 

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Martin Middle School

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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 in family law, employment law, family disputes re: probate, business, personal


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

Jana Ortega

Criminal defense

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