Laura Pazin Porter
Laura Pazin Porter is an associate attorney with Tom Rhodes Law Firm and was previously an associate in the law firms of Rhodes Vela and Lyons & Rhodes, P.C.
Laura determined at an early age that she wanted to be an attorney, based on her desire to help others and her interest in public speaking. She is the first lawyer in her family.
Laura was born in Florida and lived there until High School when her family moved to South Texas. She graduated from McAllen Memorial High School in 1993, the University of Texas Pan-American in 1998, and received her J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2001. Laura has been actively practicing law since 2001, and provides the firm with experience in civil litigation, including complex litigation and civil trial work, as well as appellate law experience. Laura has participated in cases in litigation in Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
Laura has assisted in obtaining jury verdicts and settlements. She has been named by her peers as a "Texas Rising Star" through Thomson Reuters in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Laura is admitted to practice in the following courts: Texas Courts, New Mexico Courts, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.
She is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, San Antonio Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.