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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 successfully completed his first year at St. Mary’s School of Law. Ortega began his journey with the firm in 2019. Along the way he has demonstrated exceptional dedication and ambition, working closely with Trial Attorney Jaime Peña. In 2022 Ortega made the decision to pursue a career in law.

After completing his bachelor's degree and taking the LSAT, Ortega was admitted to St. Mary's School of Law in June 2023, a significant milestone that marked the beginning of his formal legal education.

David Ortega

Reflecting on his first year, Ortega expressed profound gratitude for the support and mentorship he received from Peña Aleczander. “The rigors of 1L can be overwhelming, but thankfully I was able to orient myself using the frameworks and visual mapping techniques I learned from Mr. Peña,”Ortega stated. It seems his time at Peña Aleczander provided him with the tools and background that have been crucial to his studies in law school.

Managing Partner Jaime Peña commented, “David has always shown a remarkable commitment to excellence and a deep passion for the law. His achievements are a testament to his hard work and the supportive environment we strive to create at Peña Aleczander. We are incredibly proud of his progress and look forward to seeing his continued growth and success.”

As Ortega embarks on his second year, he remains eager to expand his legal knowledge and continue growing as a professional. He emphasizes the importance of finding a supportive network of friends and study partners in law school, recognizing that collaboration and mutual support are essential for success in such a demanding academic environment. Ortega's journey serves as an inspiring example of what can be achieved with determination, a strong support system, and a commitment to personal and professional development.

Peña Aleczander remains committed to nurturing the next generation of legal professionals through its NexGen Pinnacle Award scholarship and by providing valuable hands-on experience to aspiring lawyers.

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