ATTORNEY JESSE GUADIANA
Committed To Being A Source Of Strength Through Difficult Times
About Jesse Guadiana
Jesse Guadiana is an Associate Attorney at The de la Garza Law Group. He graduated from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas.
Jesse grew up in a blue-collar immigrant household. He learned early on that he wanted to serve others and make a difference in people’s lives. After watching a documentary about the supreme court case of Hernandez v. Texas, Jesse was inspired to work in the field of law.
Jesse’s passion for advocacy on behalf of injured people was born from his sister’s struggles after suffering life-threatening injuries in a serious car crash. As a first-generation college and law school student, Jesse understood that he would be the first to overcome new hurdles, and he found strength in his parents’ immigrant story and belief in the American dream.
Jesse helped found the first bilingual and student-led graduation at the University of Texas at Austin. At its heart, the ceremony allowed the graduates’ families to walk across the stage to recognize their influence. Jesse understands that the impact on one family member is an impact on the whole family.
Before law school, Jesse worked at the U.S. Capitol, the Texas Capitol, and at a 6th-grade math classroom in Dallas, Texas. In Washington, D.C., Jesse served as a legislative aide to a Houston Congresswoman. In Austin, Texas, he served as a legislative aide to the Dean of the State Senate. Then in Dallas, Jesse tutored and advised at-risk youth. At each step, he learned how laws got made and how those laws affected neighborhoods. Each experience nurtured Jesse’s desire to protect the communities where he grew up.
As he grew up, Jesse came to appreciate that people generally mean well and want to be treated with respect. When bad things happen to people, they need a lawyer. Jesse felt the call to action to help those in need.
Jesse is acutely attentive, steadfast in his work, and clear-minded about the long-term interests of his clients. Each case is the most important case in his hands. What potential clients need most in an attorney is someone who can listen attentively, communicate calmly, and work tirelessly. Jesse believes that each case and client deserve to feel that their best interests are protected and that they have an equal chance at justice.
Jesse believes in the principle of paying it forward and participates in several mentorship programs within his organizations. In Jesse’s free time, he enjoys time in the outdoors. In the fall, he can be found watching his sports teams: win, lose, or draw. And as early winter comes, he loves to review the latest Oscar-worthy films.
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- City Year AmeriCorps – Alumni 2018
- Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus – Luna Scholar 2017
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – Alumni 2015
- Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. – Brother 2013
- State Bar of Texas
- University of Houston Law Center
- Juris Doctor, 2021
- University of Texas at Austin
- Government; Latin American Studies 2017
“They really do care about you and take your case seriously.”