Awards & Honors

  • Student Body President-Pan American University
  • Recognized in 1990 by the El Paso Times as one of El Paso’s emerging leaders
  • El Paso Police Department Vision Award
  • El Paso Mexican American Bar Lawyer of the Year
  • Texas Narcotics Officers’ Prosecutor of the Year
  • Martin Luther King Civic and Community Award
  • Black El Paso Democrats Humanitarian Award
  • El Paso Shelter for Battered Women Service Award
  • Channel 26 Orgullo Hispano Role Model for Hispanic Community
  • Central Labor Union Advocate Award
  • National Alliance for Mentally Ill Annual Award
  • Sin Fronteras “Sembrador Del Bien” Award
  • LULAC Humanitarian Award
  • Border Network for Human Rights Advocacy Award
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year, Region III
  • McDonald’s Hispano Triunfadores Award
  • State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section Reynaldo Garza (Federal Judge) Award
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine “Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law” Award