William R. Garza –
William R. “Bill” Garza is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial attorney with more than 15 years of trial and litigation experience defending serious personal injury cases of all types, including medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability and commercial liability. He is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma and The United States District Courts of the Southern District of Texas.
Mr. Garza attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Biology in 1996. He then attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree in May 1999. In August 1999, he moved to McAllen, Texas where he began practicing as an associate attorney at a civil defense law firm handling insurance defense and medical malpractice cases on behalf of hospitals, physicians, and nurses throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Four years later, in 2003, he became a named partner at the firm. In 2007, Mr. Garza obtained his Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law, a distinction that is held by less than 2% of all attorneys in the State of Texas. In April 2012, Mr. Garza founded William R. Garza and Associates, PLLC in McAllen, Texas where he and his firm continued to defend a wide variety of civil lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds in personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and intentional torts. In March 2014, he co-founded Palacios, Garza & Thompson, P.C. in Edinburg, Texas where he and the firm continue to defend complex cases of all sorts.
Because of Mr. Garza’s experience in handling complex health care liability cases, he is often called upon to provide lectures and seminars for various hospitals throughout Hidalgo County. He is an active member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, The State Bar of Texas, the Hidalgo County Bar Association, and the Cameron County Bar Association.