Johnny N. Garza, Jr.

Johnny N. Garza, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Adame & Garza, LLP
 | 1322 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-863-7100
Fax: 713-863-7133
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Johnny was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, also known as the Rio Grande Valley.  After high school, he attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  After Texas A&M, Johnny attended the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas.  While at Texas A&M and the University of Houston Law Center, he earned numerous distinctions and honors, including graduating cum laude at both universities.

Mr. Johnny N. Garza, Jr. began his legal career in at Royston Rayzor in 2002 in its Brownsville, Texas office.  In 2004, he was transferred to the Houston Office.  At Royston Rayzor, Johnny successfully defended companies in personal injury litigation, insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation and securities fraud.  Realizing that his true passion was helping families and people tragically injured through the wrongful acts of others, in 2006 Johnny began working at Abraham Watkins, one of the oldest and prominent plaintiff’s firm in Houston.

In 2011, Johnny joined Adame & Associates PLLC to head up the litigation department.  Johnny knows that hard work, dedication, and preparation are the keys to success.  He also takes pride in getting to know his clients and their families.  Johnny focuses on finding innovative solutions to legal problems.  More importantly, Johnny prepares cases for trial.

In 2012, Johnny became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.  In 2013, the firm changed its name to Adame Garza, LLP.

Throughout his practice, Johnny has won multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.  He has been able to achieve these results for his clients because he has a sincere passion for helping families get their lives back on track and right the wrongs of others.  Johnny believes in keeping us, the community, safe.

Johnny also gives back to the community by serving on various boards of legal and civic organizations.  He is the Immediate Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, which promotes Hispanics in the community and raises thousands of dollars in scholarships for students.  Johnny is also a Board Member of the Career and Recovery Services, Inc., helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment.

About Johnny Garza, Jr.

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.adamelaw.com/attorney-houston-johnny-n-garza-jr

Honors/Awards:

  • The HNBA’s “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments and contributions of HNBA members who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. The Award honors lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. HNBA Members from all segments of the profession (including private practice, government, public interest, academia, and corporate legal departments) are eligible for the Award., Top Lawyer Under 40, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2013
  • Influential Latino Leader of the Future, Latino Leaders Magazine, 2011
  • Johnny Garza of Adame & Associates was honored as the Outstanding Young Latino Lawyer of the Year at the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation (MABATx Foundation)'s Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon benefitting Hispanic law students.  As President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA), Johnny has worked tirelessly to implement the goals of this organization. Under his leadership, HisBA recently had the most successful President's Day banquet ever, raising a record amount of contributions which will be used for law school scholarships., Latino Lawyer of the Year, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation, 2011
  • Named as Houston's Top Lawyer 2011, Houston's Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2011
  • Named as Legal Star by Aztec Muse.  Johnny was one of 10 Latinos to be given this honor., Legal Star, Aztec Muse, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston - Immediate Past President 2011-2012, President 2010-2011, Treasurer 2009-2010, Board of Directors 2006-2009; National Hispanic Bar Association - Board of Governors, 2009-Present, Deputy to the Regional President of Region XII 2007; Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Directors 2008–Present, Membership Committee 2010-Present; Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2008–Present, Committee Member - Annual Golf Tournament 2009, Committee Member - Big League Bash 2009; Career and Recovery Resources, Inc., Board of Directors 2010-Present - Helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment; Mexican American Bar Association, Member; American Bar Association, Member; Houston Bar Association, Member; Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member; Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member; American Association for Justice, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Week Committee 2011-2012., 2011
  • 2010 and 2011 - East End Project - Teaching Hispanic youth the importance of the law.  In 2010, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and Mexican American Bar Association of Houston received an national award from the American Bar Association for this project.  In 2011, the State Bar of Texas awarded the Houston Bar Association of Houston, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston with the Outstanding Partnership Award for partnering together to host the East End and Third Ward Poster Outreach Workshops.  Johnny served as President-Elect and President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston during this time. 2010 and 2010 - Law Week Celebration - Instructing various elementary classrooms on the importance of the law. 2010 - Constitutional Day - Instructing  various high school classes on the importance of the constitution and the justice system    

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • THE ADVOCATE, State Bar Litigation Section Report, Winter, Volume 37, 2006 A lien attaching to settlement proceeds related to damages other than medical costs is not authorized by the federal Medicaid law and is also prohibited by the federal Medicaid anti-lien provision.  A state's Medicaid agencies cannot claim any part of the settlement that is allocated for non-medical damages, including pain and suffering and lost wages, etc., Author, Do State Medicaid Agencies Have the Right to Full Reimbursement For Medical Payments Made on Behalf of a Medicaid Recipient? The U.S. Supreme Court Has Weighed In, THE ADVOCATE, Texas State Bar Litigation Report, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 2010 and 2011 - East End Project - Teaching Hispanic youth the importance of the law.  In 2010, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and Mexican American Bar Association of Houston received an national award from the American Bar Association for this project.  In 2011, the State Bar of Texas awarded the Houston Bar Association of Houston, the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston with the Outstanding Partnership Award for partnering together to host the East End and Third Ward Poster Outreach Workshops.  Johnny served as President-Elect and President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston during this time. 

Educational Background:

  • 1994 - Simon Rivera High School in Brownsville, Texas - graduate number 4 in a class of over 300 students 1998 - Texas A&M University of College Station - Cum Laude - Double Major, Sociology and Latin American Studies 2002 - University of Houston Law Center - Cuma Laude
Office Location for Johnny N. Garza, Jr.

1322 Yale Street
Houston, TX 77008

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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