Jaime Ivan Perez

Attorney

"I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help those whose lives have been forever changed."

Since becoming licensed, Jaime has dedicated his entire legal career serving Texas personal injury plaintiffs. Jaime has done so by taking depositions, drafting and arguing motions and responses in front of judges, negotiating settlements, performing legal research, drafting a petition for writ of mandamus to the Ninth Court of Appeals, and both preparing for and attending trial. Jaime joined The de la Garza Law Group in August of 2022, where he continues to fight for injured clients.

Jaime is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston.

BIO

Getting Justice for Clients

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help those whose lives have been forever changed because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, to hold responsible parties accountable, and in doing so, to effectuate change for the better.”

Jaime Ivan Perez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and came to Houston, Texas before the age of two with his family, where he has since stayed and made his home. As the bilingual son of hardworking immigrant parents, Jaime grew up among and between two beautiful cultures, but felt at home with the diversity that Texas brings. However, events that occurred during Jaime’s early formative years would cement his course to a legal career.

Jaime’s decision to become an attorney came earlier than most and every action was with that end goal in mind. Although his path was not a direct one, Jaime highly values his time in the service and hospitality industry. Through those experiences he learned the necessary interpersonal skills to sincerely connect with his clients and to provide when possible the peace of mind they need. Jaime’s professional philosophy is that an attorney should be a guide, a fixed point for clients to orient themselves when going through uncertain and anxious times. He does this by walking his clients through the entire legal process, by having open, honest, and direct communication with them so they feel informed, educated, and in turn, feel empowered.

Jaime attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated with a BA in Psychology, a minor in Philosophy, and a concentration in Mexican American Studies, earning a spot on the Dean’s List. During his time at UTSA, he developed his organizational and leadership skills serving for three years as the UTSA chapter president of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc., a fraternal organization dedicated to hands-on community service. There he volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations such as the South Texas Blood & Tissue Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House.

After being admitted to South Texas College of Law Houston, Jaime served as a student attorney for the Immigration Law Clinic, working on Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) cases involving unaccompanied minors, adjustment of status cases, and naturalization applications. During his time at South Texas, Jaime would earn a CALI Award (highest class grade) in Legal Research and Writing II, would intern with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, and serve as a law clerk at a highly reputable Houston immigration firm. Jaime graduated Cum Laude from law school in the class of 2018 and passed the bar exam that same year.

Since becoming licensed, Jaime has dedicated his entire legal career serving Texas personal injury plaintiffs. Jaime has done so by taking depositions, drafting and arguing motions and responses in front of judges, negotiating settlements, performing legal research, drafting a petition for writ of mandamus to the Ninth Court of Appeals, and both preparing for and attending trial. Jaime joined The de la Garza Law Group in August of 2022, where he continues to fight for injured clients.

Jaime is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston. Outside of work Jaime enjoys working out with friends in the gym, Camp Gladiator, and RIDE. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends (their pets included), reading interesting books, watching movies at home and in theaters, playing video and computer games, eating out, and traveling when the opportunity arises.

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Fraternities/Sororities

  • UTSA chapter president of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Volunteer/Internship Experience

  • South Texas Blood & Tissue Bank
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston

HONORS & AWARDS

  • CALI Award (highest class grade) in Legal Research and Writing II

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Bachelor of Arts in Pychology
    • Minor in Philosophy
    • Concentration in Mexican American Studies
    • Dean’s List
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
    • Student attorney for the Immigration Law Clinic

“They really do care about you and take your case seriously.”

- An Injury Client

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