Edna W. Garza-Guerra, a litigation paralegal with Walsh McGurk Cordova Nixon in McAllen, will serve as the 2019-2020 State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division president-elect. She joined the division in 2011 and has served as a sub-chair for its CLE committee, helping to generate 53 free CLE hours for District 15, and on its board of directors.

Garza-Guerra, who is certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, brings 28 years of professional experience. Her focus is on civil litigation, real estate, and transactional work. After graduating from the first paralegal program at South Texas Vo-Tech in 1990 Garza-Guerra became a part-time paralegal instructor at her alma mater and began working for a Rio Grande Valley attorney who specialized in wrongful death, products liability, and mass environmental cases.

She is also a Realtor and has experience as a buyer’s representative and a seller’s representative and has worked on the sale of bank foreclosures. Garza-Guerra works as a Realtor part-time on weekends and after paralegal work during the week.

For more information about the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, go to txpd.org.