Firm Secures Candidate’s Right to Sue Opponent Over Campaign Finance Violations

The Martinez de Vara Law Firm has secured a major victory for election integrity and transparency after the Texas Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth District (Corpus Christi) issued an opinion in favor of our client and a Texas law aimed at transparency in our elections.  The case  Gonzalez v. Graham, No. 13-23-00091-CV (Tex. App. Jan. 18, …

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Firm Assists Client Gain Access to Skull of Alamo Defender for Forensic Portrait

Lois Gibson, a renowned forensic artist with a career spanning four decades, has turned her skills towards solving a historical mystery at the Alamo. Working alongside Lee Spencer White, founder of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, Gibson has been granted access to a partial skull discovered in 1979 on the Alamo grounds. The skull, believed …

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Dept. of Interior approves plan for reinternment of Aboriginal individuals by Witte Museum and Tāp Pīlam Coahuiltecan Nation

The Martinez de Vara Law Firm is pleased to announce that after a lengthy process, the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a plan by the Witte Museum and Tāp Pīlam Coahuiltecan Nation to reinter Aboriginal individuals in their ancestral lands in West Texas. The Martinez de Vara Law Firm represents the Tāp Pīlam …

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Texas History: José Francisco Ruiz is the ‘Tejano Patriot’ you don’t know

Texas History: José Francisco Ruiz is the ‘Tejano Patriot’ you don’t know Michael BarnesAustin American-Statesman Tell me what you know about José Francisco Ruiz. Until recently, I could only, with help, identify him as one of two native Texans, along with his nephew José Antonio Navarro, to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence in March …

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Sandy Oaks Incorporation

In 2013, the Martinez de Vara Law Firm represented the Committee to Incorporate Sandy Oaks, a group of residents seeking to incorporate their community into a municipality and avoid annexation by the City of San Antonio. The City of San Antonio announced an aggressive plan for southside annexation, which included the area now known as …

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