Christa Samaniego

Christa Samaniego

Attorney
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
888-592-9136
Fax:
210-764-1718
Email:

Christa Samaniego was Born in Munich, Germany in1956. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio (B.A., 1978) and then St. Mary's University - School of Law (J.D., 1981).  She has been admitted to practice in all Texas State Courts, as well as U.S. District Court, Western Division and the Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. She is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She was named a "Super Lawyer" in the area of Personal Injury by Texas Monthly Magazine (2003). He was also named "Nation's Top One Percent" by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

She has been Lead Counsel in well over 100 jury trials in both State and Federal Courts. She has negotiated and resolved by way of settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial thousands of cases in various areas of civil law.

Employment History 1979-1981 Joe Meador, Inc. She was a Law Clerk

1979 to 1981 and joined the firm when she became licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.  This firm was later named Meador and Samaniego. This firm was engaged primarily involved in defending insurance carriers and their clients.  Several large corporations also hired this firm to resolve claims made against them by way of settlement, trial or arbitration.

In 1991 Christa Samaniego established her own firm and for 18 years established a very successful firm representing individuals and their families in civil cases against insurance companies and corporations for personal injury, wrongful death, construction defects, wrongful termination, product liability, and contract disputes.

In 2009 Christa Samaniego joined Chris Pettit & Associates and continues to represent individuals and their families in civil cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. - 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Rated as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003
  • Rated Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas State Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association