Ricka Tijerina

Ricka Tijerina

Attorney & Candidate

University of Houston Law Center

Juris Doctorate – May 2020

Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; cum laude

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas; Southern District of Texas

Experience

2020 - Present

associate attorney

Represent clients in first and third-party personal injury cases, including auto, slip & fall, motorcycle, wrongful death, and premises liability. Responsible for preparing, reviewing, and filing various motions and petitions, mediating and negotiating settlements, and conducting all phases of discovery. Created, maintained, and manage the firm’s social media accounts. Serve as point of contact for media requests on publicized cases.

Law office of james stafford

2018-2020

Law Clerk

Delivered legal support to clients, working on capital murder, felony, and misdemeanor cases at state and federal levels. Conducted research on complex criminal law issues, synthesizing key points for lawyers. Drafted motions, briefs, and client letters, in line with guidelines.

Southern District of Texas - McAllen Division

Summer 2019

Intern

Gained broad knowledge of working in public office, interning under the Honorable Judge Ricardo Hinojosa. Conducted analysis of cases brought before the Court, delivering support in hearing and trial preparation. Prepared memos, providing recommendations on rulings on cases and motions by Judge.

444th district court

Winter 2017

intern

Earned critical experience working under Judge David Sanchez, exchanging with him daily rulings. Observed courtroom proceedings, gaining first-hand insights on courtroom processes

The Farm Soho

Summer 2017

Social Media Intern & Front Desk Coordinator

Developed marketing strategies specific to community workspace by strategically identifying entrepreneurs and innovators throughout New York and selling coworking plans to them. Worked with members and guests of the creative space on collaborations, scheduling, giving tours, and hosting events. Oversaw technical matters and assisted when needed.

renee's of sharyland & south padre island

2010-2017

Sales Associate & assistant buyer

Worked remotely as assistant buyer. Attended bimonthly retail markets to form new vendor relationships and place orders for upcoming seasons.