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Peña Aleczander Welcomes Back NexGen Pinnacle Scholar Award Recipient Alejandra Gonzalez

San Antonio, TX — Pena Aleczander proudly welcomes back Alejandra Gonzalez to our firm following her recent graduation from St.Mary’s School of Law. Ms. Gonzalez, a distinguished recipient of the NexGen Pinnacle Scholar[...]

NexGen Pinnacle Scholar David Ortega Completes First Year at St. Mary’s Law

San Antonio, Texas – Peña Aleczander is proud to announce that David Ortega, a former staff member and recipient of the firm’s NexGen Pinnacle Award scholarship, has[...]

Jaime Peña and Carlos Garcia Secure Exoneration: Federal Jury Acquits Ernesto Gaona-Gonzalez of All Charges in High-Profile Kidnapping Case

McAllen, Texas — In a decisive victory for the defense, a federal jury has cleared Ernesto Gaona-Gonzalez of all charges related to the alleged kidnapping, hostage-taking, and transportation of [...]

Unanimous Jury Verdict Clears Our Client in High-Stakes Home Health Care Business Dispute

Duval County, Texas — After a contentious legal battle over the sale of a home health care business, attorney Michael Saldaña garnered a unanimous jury verdict absolving our client of all civil liability [...]

Attorney Jaime Peña Obtains Another Victory in Brownsville Civil Trial

Brownsville, Texas — Attorney Jaime Pena has landed a jury verdict in favor of his client in a breach of fiduciary duty case in Brownsville. The contentious case revolved around a dispute between two [...]

Spotlight on Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel: A Testament to Resilience and Triumph

McAllen, Texas — The journey from being under the glare of investigations to wearing the coveted Miss Universe crown is no ordinary tale. Miss R'Bonney Gabriel, not only faced adversity but[...]

Attorney Jaime Peña Joins Defense Team in High-Profile Price-Fixing and Money Laundering Case

Houston, Texas — The defense team representing Pedro Calvillo Hernandez, who is currently facing charges of price-fixing and money laundering in the federal court of Houston, is announces the addition of attorney, Jaime Peña, to its legal roster.[...]

Jaime Peña and Carlos Garcia Secure Dismissal of Murder Charges for Client Juan Pablo Alonzo

Edinburg, Texas — Defense attorneys Jaime Peña and Carlos Garcia, are pleased to announce the dismissal of all murder charges against their[...]

Attorney Jaime Peña Starts Another Semester at UT-RGV as Full-Faculty Business Law Professor for Fall 2023

Edinburg, Texas — Peña Aleczander is proud to announce that our esteemed partner and advocate, Jaime Pena, has officially started another semester in his role as a full-faculty Business Law professor at[...]

Peña Aleczander Announces Confidential Settlement in Catastrophic Injury Case

Hidalgo County, Texas — Peña Aleczander, a leading legal firm known for championing people’s rights, is pleased to announce a confidential settlement in a catastrophic injury case involving a woman injured at a national chain gym.[...]

Settlement Reached in the Case of Construction Defects at Port Isabel Event Center

Port Isabel, Texas — After months of negotiations and on the eve of trial, both parties have amicably reached a settlement regarding the alleged construction defects at[...]

The Triumph of Visual Storytelling: "NOT GUILTY" Verdict in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas – Trial attorneys Jaime Peña of Peña Aleczander and Carlos Garcia of The Law office of Carlos A. Garcia, have successfully [...]

Peña Aleczander Welcomes Back Former Staff Member Jessica Gamez as a Rising Attorney and Celebrates Her Published Research on Combating Juvenile Gun Violence

McAllen, TX – Peña Alecznader is thrilled to announce the return of former staff member Jessica Gamez, who is completing law school and will soon join the firm as an attorney. Jessica has showcased [...]

UTRGV School of Medicine and Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance Hosts Jaime Peña, Leading Legal Mind, for Guest Talk on Mapping the Healthcare Legal Landscape

McAllen, TX - On February 13, 2023, Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance was pleased to host a guest talk by Jaime Pena, a seasoned trial lawyer and business law professor at The University of Texas-Rio [...]

Former mayor found NOT GUILTY of voter fraud on all counts

Edinburg — A jury on Thursday acquitted former Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina on a litany of charges related to the 2017 municipal election. The former elected official was acquitted[...]

Defense continues to present its case in former Edinburg mayor's voter fraud trial

Edinburg — Former Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina is telling his side of the story. Molina took the witness stand Monday afternoon to defend himself from allegations that he committed [...]

Defense begins its case in former Edinburg mayor’s voter fraud trial

Edinburg — What is residency? The question surfaced on Monday as former Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina’s attorneys began their case in his voter fraud [...]

The State of Texas v. Richard Molina photo gallery

Edinburg — Have a look at these exclusive images from inside the courtroom during this trial from The Monitor's very own Joel Martinez & Delcia Lopez [...]

“Construction Co. Seeks Coverage For Subcontractor Mistake” Law 360 Article Summary

Law 360 recently wrote an article about a federal trial our firm is handling involving a corporate insurance claim. Our firm represents Dimas Bros. Construction LLC who is seeking [...]

Weslaco bribery trial set for September

McALLEN — The three men accused of conspiring together to defraud the city of Weslaco out of millions of dollars are set to finally have their day in federal court [...]

Zamora Quezada convicted on multiple counts of healthcare fraud; former employee acquitted

McALLEN — A jury found Dr. Jorge Zamora Quezada guilty of healthcare fraud Wednesday following a month-long trial during which the government presented evidence alleging he intentionally misdiagnosed patients for profit[...]

Closing statements conclude in healthcare fraud trial; deliberations to begin Tuesday

McALLEN — Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday morning in the case of Dr. Jorge Zamora Quezada, an Edinburg-based rheumatologist accused of healthcare fraud[...]

Accountant testifies for defense in Zamora Quezada trial

A certified public accountant testified Thursday regarding financial transactions of the Center for Arthritis & Osteoporosis, the clinic owned by Dr. Jorge Zamora Quezada whose trial is entering its final days.Mariela Ruiz, a certified public [...]

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As part of their efforts to provide career-advancing opportunities for students, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD students enrolled in the district’s Pre-Law Institute had the opportunity to intern with various [...]

Judge: No Twin Peaks shootout cases to be held in his court under DA Reyna

A judge, who said Friday he has been “troubled by the whole Twin Peaks matter from its inception,” put off the trials of bikers in his court until after the first of the year because he wants the new McLennan County district attorney to review how the remaining Twin Peaks cases will be handled [...]

Twin Peaks biker faces Sept. 10 trial after judge upholds indictment

A judge Thursday denied a motion to throw out the indictment against Tom Modesto Mendez and indicated that Mendez should be the second Twin Peaks biker to go to trial in McLennan County.After arguing for two hours over language in the first-degree felony riot indictment and the state's theories in the case, prosecutors agreed to amend language in the indictment 11 days before the scheduled Sept. 10 trial. After the amendments, the judge denied the motion to quash the indictment.

Biker attorney asks judge to throw out indictment

An attorney for biker Tom Modesto Mendez did not filea motion to recuse 19th State District Judge RalphStrother as expected Monday, but he filed a variety ofother motions, including one seeking to quash theindictment.Strother and court officials had made preparations forattorney Jaime Pe a to file a motion to recuse the judgeafter Pe a said he could not be prepared for ascheduled Sept. 10 trial setting in Mendez’s Twin Peakscase.

Jury deliberating $2.5M healthcare fraud case

McALLEN — A jury must now decide if a 41-year-old woman andco-owner of a medical supply company in McAllen was at thecenter of a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme, or wascheated by her employees who pleaded guilty before the trial.

Medicaid fraud case involving McAllen supplier underway

McALLEN — Prosecutor Michael Edward Day stood before afederal jury Tuesday to deliver his opening statement in a caseconnected to the largest healthcare fraud takedown in U.S.history, and repeated an ominous saying three times in Spanish. [...]

Lawsuit: Mexican banker ran scheme to launder stolen money in San Antonio, South Florida

Former Mexican banker Rafael Olvera Amezcua is accused of stealing $65 million from depositors “tobuild a money-laundering empire” in San Antonio and Florida, according to a lawsuit filed in a Floridacourt. [...]

McAllen attorney involved in San Antonio lawsuit alleging Mexican corruption, U.S. involvement

Three Mexican businessmen allege in a lawsuit filed this week in San Antonio that a U.S. investment firm had help from the governments of both countries to defraud them in a real estate deal.