Chelsie King Garza

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Houston, Texas

Chelsie King Garza, P.C.
Chelsie King Garza
Chelsie King Garza, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation

Licensed in Texas since: 2002

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

Chelsie King Garza, P.C.

3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway E
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77032 Phone: 713-893-8808 Email: Chelsie King Garza Visit website



Chelsie Garza is an experienced litigator who has tried cases extensively in state and federal court. Outside of the office, Chelsie Garza’s life is dedicated to her two children.  In order to balance a busy litigation docket and a family life, she hones her skill of multi-tasking and exploits her inability to accept down time.  Chelsie grew up sharing time between the  small California Death Valley town Trona and New York/New Jersey metroplex.  This dichotomy between small town and big city illustrates her ability to fit in anywhere.  She was educated on the East Coast, completing her undergraduate degree in New Jersey and law school in Washington, DC, yet she has put down roots in Texas.

Just as she dedicates herself to her children, she pours herself into each and every case.  Chelsie recently obtained a verdict for her client who will forever have a colostomy as a result of a botched hysterectomy.  The verdict was indented to compensate her client for both past and future harm, including medical expenses and lost wages.  Chelsie also successfully settled a claim with a major medical provider after her client was tragically rendered a quadriplegic following a routine exam.  She was able to obtain lifetime support for the client and his family.

Not only does Chelsie work to help those who have suffered horrible injuries; she has also worked on many pro bono cases. She recently handled a case that positively changed the coming and going rule for the entire State of Texas in regards to workers’ compensation. Her work on a case for former Houston Police Officer, Eluid Hinojosa, helped get him workers’ compensation benefits after he was injured during the call of duty. Chelsie worked as a zealous advocate and was able to obtain a ruling that set precedent. 

Chelsie is also actively working to improve the community and is a member of the Tahirih Justice Center. This organization was founded in 1997 to provide immigrant women and girls legal assistance to help them gain legal protection and immigration status under U.S. Law. While managing an extensive case load and donating her time to worthy causes, she still makes time for fun.  She placed third in the First Annual Abraham, Watkins Skeet Shoot.

First Admitted: 2000, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:
  • Catholic University of America, School of Law JD - Juris Doctor, 1999
  • Seton Hall University BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1996
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey., 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The Life Altering Effects of Hazing, National Hazing Prevention Week, 2009
  • Speaker, Ethics and Social Networking, Houston Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • Speaker, Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages, Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section Lunch, 2013
  • Author, Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages, The Houston Lawyer, 2013
  • Speaker, How to Succeed in a Plaintiff's Practice, Association of Women Attorneys, 2013
  • Presentation given to the HBA Law Practice Management Section, Speaker, How to Obtain Potential Clients, Houston Bar Association, 2012
  • Co-Author, Expanding the Coming and Going Rule - One Officer's Struggle, The Houston Lawyer, 2012
  • Speaker, Lessons From Our Past - History of Women and The Law, Texas Women Lawyer, 2013
  • Author, The Innocent Seller and the Foreign Manufacturer - Where Does this Leave the Injured Plaintiff when it comes to Apportioning Responsibility? , The Texas Lawyer, 2014
  • It Could be You, National Hazing Prevention Week, 2010
Representative Clients:
  • Lauren Williams v. Jim P. Benge, Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group, PLLC, In the 164th Judicial District Court, Harris County Texas, obtained a $1.9 million verdict, 2012
  • Steele v. Houston NW Operating Company (Houston NW Medical Center); In the 127th District Court of Harris County, TX, 2010
  • Glenn Hymel v. Diocese of Baton Rouge and Diocese of Corpus Christi; In the 214th Judicial District of Nueces County, Texas Sexual abuse by Bishop Joseph Sullivan, 2009
  • Phoummarath v Lambda Phi Epsilon, et al Hazing death of Jack Phoummarath
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Houston Bar Association - Gender Fairness Committee Member, 2012
  • State Bar Women in the Law Section - Vice-Chair of Membership, 2013
  • HBA Gender Fairness Committee - Co-Chair, 2013
  • Houston Bar Association - Communities in School Committee Member, 2012
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Big League Bash Committee Member, 2012
  • Chair, Women and The Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2015
  • HBA Gender Fairness Committee, 2014
  • Chair-Elect Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Co-chair Gender Fairness Committee - Houston Bar Association, 2013
  • Texas Women Lawyers Member, 2011
  • Women & the Law Section of the State Bar Committee Member, 2012
  • American Bar Association Member, 2011
  • Federal Bar Association Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association Member
  • State Bar of Texas Member
  • Association of Women Attorneys Member, 2012
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Lauren Williams v. Jim P. Benge, M.D., Kelsey-Seybold Medical Clinic, P.L.L.C., $1.9 million dollar verdict, 2012
  • Espinosa v. Coil, Dee and Dee Enterprises, $1.2 million dollar verdict
  • Phoummarath v Lambda Phi Epsilon, et al Hazing death of Jack Phoummarath Case was settled for 4.2 million, 2008
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2014
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer, Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2014
  • Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Houston Youn Lawyers Association, Fellow, 2010
  • Top Laywers, H Texas Magazine, 2014
  • Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013
  • Top Texas Verdict for Medical Malpractice, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • HBA Legal Lines Volunteer, 2014
  • Hosted fundraisers for Tahirih Justice Center, 2011
  • Participated in the HBA Veteran's Clinic, 2012
  • Representation of Daniel Lanni in his matter against his homeowner's association.  Negotiated a settlement in lieu of losing his house., 2011
  • Represent veteran in his divorce pro bono through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program., 2012
  • Participated in HBA Legal Lines., 2011
  • Participated in HBA Veteran's Clinic, 2010
  • Participated in HBA Legal Lines, 2010

Office location for Chelsie King Garza

3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway E
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77032


10 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

Additional sources of information about Chelsie King Garza

Attorney resources for Chelsie King Garza

Page Generated: 0.053689956665039 sec