Ricardo “Rick” Palacios –
Ricardo Palacios was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas. In May of 1994, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas Pan American. He then went on, in 1998, and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Southern University-Thurgood Marshall School of Law and obtained a license to practice law. His career began in 1999 with the County of Hidalgo as a practicing Assistant District Attorney. He spent three years with the county and prosecuted all types of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felonies, ultimately assigned as the chief felony prosecutor for the 92nd State Judicial District Court of Texas. During his tenure at the Hidalgo District Attorney’s Office, he accomplished his personal goal to practice before every state district judge and county court at law judge in Hidalgo County. In 2002, Mr. Palacios founded Palacios & Associates, P.C. This firm handled a wide variety of legal issues, including, criminal defense, personal injury litigation, family law and governmental law throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Throughout the past ten years, he also has served as General Counsel for the City of Palmview, Texas and the City of Edinburg, Texas. He has also assisted the City of McAllen, Texas, the City of San Juan, Texas and the County of Hidalgo, Texas in the areas of civil litigation, civil service, annexations, and city charter amendments. In March of 2014, he co-founded Palacios Garza & Thompson, P.C., a law firm consisting of 6 attorneys. This firm continues to defend complex cases of all sorts in the areas civil defense for insurance companies, including the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, employment law, family law, municipal and governmental law, and school law.
Ricardo “Rick” Palacios specializes in criminal defense law.