Rudy A Garza

Practice Areas


  • 1977, Texas


  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Government with Honors, 1974
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1977


Professional Experience

Mr. Garza is a shareholder with the firm and has been actively engaged in the civil litigation practice for 37 years. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he was President of Garza & Lazor, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of fiduciary litigation, business litigation, and personal injury litigation. He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law for over 24 years and has been consistently selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.


Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Texas Supreme Court and state courts of the State of Texas


Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1990)
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1990)

Professional Organizations and Distinctions

State Bar of Texas (1977)
Chairman and Member District 10A Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas (1985-87)
San Antonio Bar Association; Treasurer (1987-88); Director (1986-87)
San Antonio Young Lawyers Association; President (1985-86); Secretary (1983-84)
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow, San Antonio Bar Association
Former Master, Williams S Sessions American Inns of Court
Martindale—Hubbell; A-V Rated
Texas Super Lawyer 2003, 2006-2017
San Antonio’s Best Lawyers by San Antonio Scene Magazine
Best Lawyers of America in Litigation — Trusts and Estates, 2016-2017 editions
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
Education Service Center, Region 20; Board of Directors

Community Service

Boerne Independent School District Board of Trustees (1992-99); President (1995-97); Vice President (1994-95)
United Way Allocations Panel Chairman and Volunteer (1985-92)
San Antonio Museum Association Board of Trustees (1990-93)
Youth Sports Coach; Baseball, Basketball, Football (1985-2000)

Recent News

Garza Receives 2019 Texas Super Lawyer Honor

Rudy A. Garza was named to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers in the practice area of Estate and Trust Litigation. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each...

Five Shareholders Named Best Lawyers in Texas

Five shareholders were recently named to the Best Lawyers in Texas. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional...

ESC-20 Elects Rudy A Garza to Board of Directors

Shareholder Rudy A. Garza was recently elected by local school district board members to serve on the board of directors of Education Service Center, Region-20. ESC, Region-20 is one of 20 regional education service agencies within Texas that assists school districts...

Four HFG Attorneys Selected 2018 Texas Best Lawyers

The 2018 Texas issue of Best Lawyers includes four attorneys from Hornberger Fuller & Garza Incorporated. For over thirty years, Best Lawyers lists have been compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers....

Garza Selected as Top 100 Litigator

Rudy Garza, an HF&G shareholder, has been selected to "America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators," for Southern Texas. Less than 1% of professionals in the United States are selected for membership. According to the website, "to be considered for selection, an...

Garza Named 2017 Super Lawyer

Rudy Garza, an HF&G shareholder, was once again selected by Super Lawyers as a top rated estate and trust litigation attorney in San Antonio. In 2003 and since 2006, Mr. Garza has been designated a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.Super Lawyers is "a rating service...

Garza and Matheson Featured Speakers at Advanced Trust Seminar

On Friday, October 21, 2016, HFG Shareholder Rudy A. Garza and Associate Cassie Garza Matheson were featured speakers at the Advanced Trust Forum sponsored by the Texas Bankers Association held in San Antonio, Texas. Rudy and Cassie spoke on updates and current issues...

Texas Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers magazine, a joint publication of Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly, named two of our attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in the 2015 edition. Charles M. "Boxy" Hornberger (Estate & Trust Planning) and Rudy A. Garza (Estate & Trust Litigation).According...

HSFG Attorneys Voted “Best S.A. Lawyers”

In the most recent edition of the S.A. Scene Publication, six HSFG attorneys were named in the published results of the city magazine's annual peer survey to find the top attorneys in San Antonio. Charles M. Hornberger and Eduardo L. Morales were both honored as...

Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers”

Super Lawyers magazine, a joint publication of Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly, named two of our attorneys as "Super Lawyers" in the 2012 edition. Charles M. "Boxy" Hornberger (Estate Planning & Probate) and Rudy A. Garza (Estate & Trust Litigation) were...


Rudy A Garza, The Preparation of the Personal Injury Case – Plaintiff’s Perspective, in State Bar of Texas, Texas Practice Guide, Vol II (2nd ed. 1985)