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About Enrique Chavez, Jr.

Protecting Injury Victims Throughout El Paso

Enrique Chavez, Jr., principal and founder of the Chavez Law Firm, was born and raised in El Paso. Upon graduating from Bel Air High School, Enrique went to college on scholarship at Yale University and graduated from Yale with a degree in Philosophy. After acquiring an Ivy League education, Enrique then came back home to El Paso, working at the University of Texas at El Paso and the American Heart Association as an educator and fundraiser before heading off to law school at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. While in law school, Enrique earned induction into the prestigious National Order of Barristers, for excellence in trial advocacy. Upon graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Enrique worked for an insurance and labor and employment defense firm.

In 2001, Enrique Chavez, Jr. took what he had learned and began his own law practice representing real human beings, spouses, parents, children, employees, consumers and patients against insurance companies, employers and those others who break our nation's laws and violate community safety rules. Enrique was now on your side, representing people like you, and your loved ones. He and the Chavez Law Firm believe that our community is made safer by holding accountable those corporations and individuals who break the law and the community safety rules which protect us all.

Enrique is very proud of the work he and the Chavez Law Firm have done to make our communities safer. Enrique is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.

Enrique is a father of two, and has been an avid martial artist for 24 years. Through the State Bar of Texas, he teaches other lawyers and professionals around Texas on varied topics from trial skills and jury persuasion, ethics, medical leave and employment discrimination. He is the past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section, 2011-2012, of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Employment Lawyers Association and he is a Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow. Enrique practices personal injury law, employment law, civil rights law, community safety law, and law of contracts.

Education

  • Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1991
  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. in 1997, Order of Barristers

Recent Activities

  • Course Director, Advanced Employment Law Course, Labor and Employment Law
  • Section, co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, January 2013.
  • Chair, 20th Annual Employment Law Update Conference; October 2009, State Bar of Texas
  • Chair, 21st Annual Employment Law Update Conference, September 2010, State Bar of Texas

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Chair Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2011-2012
  • Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2010-2011
  • West Texas Employment Lawyer's Association
    • President, 2006-2008
  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee;
    • Director, El Paso County, since 2004-2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Advocates Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, inducted in 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association

Presentations

  • Nuts & Bolts of Employment Law Seminar,
    • State Bar of Texas, Austin, Feb. 2006
  • "A Plaintiff's Case: A Tough But Rewarding Nut to Turn," presenter
  • The Diversity Perspective of Plaintiff's & Defense Counsel, panelist /speaker
    • State Bar of Texas, Austin, June 2006
  • State Bar of Texas, Santa Fe, NM, October 2006
    • Labor & Employment Section, Presenting an Economic Damages Expert
  • State Bar of Texas, Galveston, Texas, October 2007
    • Labor & Employment Section, Family & Medical Leave Act Update
  • Nuts & Bolts of Employment Law Seminar,
    • State Bar of Texas, January 2008
  • Pleadings & Remand, Paper
  • Annual Update & Skills Conference
    • State Bar of Texas, Santa Fe, NM October 2008
  • Family and Medical Leave Act Update
  • How to Prove Attorney's Fees
    • El Paso Bar Association, Feb. 2009
  • Las Vegas Nevada
  • 27th Annual Tulane Law School Multi-State Labor & Employment Seminar
  • Trial Techniques Panelist, Plaintiff's perspective; moderated by Hon. X. Rodriguez
    • San Antonio Texas, May 2009
  • Advanced Employment Law Course
  • Damages: The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse
  • State Bar of Texas, January 2011
    • Annual Update & Skills Conference
  • State Bar of Texas, October 2011
    • Voir Dire: How to Pronounce it and How to Do it

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