Biography

EDUCATION

  - Doctor of Jurisprudence (Law Degree) From St. Mary’s University, Cum Laude.

  - Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

  - Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

  - Alternative Teaching Certificate K-12

 

PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND

  - Attorney with Vielma Law Firm, 2006 to Present.

  - Chief Felony Prosecutor for Webb and Zapata Co. District Attorney’s Office.

  - Elementary School Teacher at U.I.S.D.

  - Mental Health Manager at Border Region MHMR Center.

  - Grant Writer for City of Laredo Community Development and Economic Development

    Departments.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  - Current Continuing Legal Education Director and past Officer of the Webb County Bar

    Association.

  - Former board member of Casa de Misericordia Domestic Violence Shelter.

  - Legal Aid Liaison and founding coordinator of the “Pro-Bono Social Justice Night Court”.

  - Founder and organizer of the Annual Summer Fun Fest for Victims of Crime and At-Risk

    Youth.

  - Board member of “Don’t Give Up!” –A local non-profit organization serving at-risk

    populations.

  - Consulting Attorney for the Regional Mexican Consulate.

  - Immigration Attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Laredo and Brothers of St. John.

  - ACTS Pioneer for various parishes since 2001.

 

 

City Hall

1110 Houston Street

Laredo, Texas 78040

Phone:  956-791-7300

Fax:  956-791-7498

City Hall Annex

1102 Bob Bullock Loop

Laredo, Texas 78041

Phone:  956-727-6400