Esparza & Garza, L.L.P. is a civil defense litigation firm with its office in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. The managing partners of the firm are Roman “Dino” Esparza and Eduardo G “Eddie” Garza. Both are Rio Grande Valley natives who grew up in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. Their experience ranges from handling litigation matters in the areas of municipality litigation, Tort Claims Act claims, employment litigation including sexual harassment claims, Workers’ Compensation retaliation claims, Texas Labor Code claims, EEOC claims, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act claims, Whistleblower claims, civil rights cases, constitutional claims, private passenger and commercial auto/trucking (both first party and third party claims), personal injury, products liability, premises liability, mass tort/multi-party litigation, construction defect claims, insurance code litigation, general liability claims, and delinquent ad valorem tax collection. The firm practices throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.
Dino was raised in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Business Management in December 1992 and graduated from Baylor University School of Law in November 1995. He became licensed to practice in Texas in May, 1996 and is also licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas. After graduating from law school, Dino secured a federal clerkship with United States District Judge Filemon B. Vela in the Brownsville Division of the Southern District of Texas beginning September 1, 1996 through September 1, 1998. Dino practices in the defense areas of personal injury, private passenger & commercial auto, products liability, construction defects, employment litigation, premises liability, civil rights, and governmental entity/municipality defense.
In addition to his practice, Dino was a member of the Cameron County Young Lawyers’ Association from 1999 to 2004 and served as its President from 1999 - 2000. He was also a Director for the Cameron County Bar Association from 1999 to 2001. Dino served as a Director for the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association (TYLA) from 2000 to 2002 and was involved with several TYLA subcommittees. With regard to his civic involvement, Dino was a member of the Cameron County Parks Advisory Board and a commissioner on the City of Brownsville’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Dino is a former member of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation for the City of Brownsville which enhances the development of quality of life projects within the community and a former Trustee of the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees. Dino is married and has two children.
Eddie was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1971. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Brownsville with a B.A. in Political Science in 1993. Eddie was the first graduate of this University to be accepted into the University of Texas School of Law at Austin where he obtained his J.D. in 1996. He is a former member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and is a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who published in the 2001 Edition. Eddie was also selected as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009 and 2010 editions and as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2021. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November, 1996. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Texas, federal court in the Southern District of Texas, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Eddie is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, has been a member of the Cameron County and Hidalgo County Bar Associations and has served as a past member of the Board of Directors for the Cameron County Young Lawyer’s Association. Eddie has also served as a member of the Community Advisory Committee on the University of Texas System and Texas Southmost College Educational Partnership Agreement and is fluent in Spanish. He practices in the litigation areas of employment law, governmental entity defense, municipal entity litigation, private passenger and commercial auto, insurance law, consumer law, personal injury, products liability, premises liability, construction defect/mold, civil rights, and public official litigation. In his spare time, Eddie golfs, fishes, hunts, and plays tennis. He is married and has two children.