Sandra D. Laurel

Professional Background
A board certified personal injury attorney since 1995, Sandra handles various, civil legal cases concerning motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, all aspects of family law and business litigation including partnership disputes. Sandra is bilingual.

EDUCATION
December 1996 Juris Doctor, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
December 1985 Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
LICENSURE
May 1997 Admitted to the State Bar of Texas
1997 Licensed as Mediator
EXPERIENCE
2003 – Present PARTNER– FORD & Laurel, L.L.P., San Antonio, Texas
Represented contracts, collections, probate, real estate, business, personal injury, workers’ compensation, insurance, family and criminal law clients. Responsible for litigation and pre-litigation departments in San Antonio and Laredo.
1998 – 2003 PARTNER – Alworth & Ford, L.L.P., San Antonio, Texas
Represented personal injury, family law, insurance, real estate, and business law clients. Responsible for litigation and pre-litigation departments. Crafted and responded to written discovery, settled and/or tried cases to jury verdict.
1997 – 1998 PARTNER – Kugle, Alworth, Noe, Ford & Bernal, San Antonio, Texas
Partner – Represented personal injury clients. Oversaw pre-litigation department, responsible for statutes and calendar dates. Took numerous depositions, crafted and responded to written discovery, settled and/or tried cases to jury verdict.
1995 – 1996 LEGAL INTERN – Snow & Laurel, San Antonio, Texas
Performed legal research, prepared documents, filed documents, and negotiated settlements.
1990 – 1995 CASE COORDINATOR – Kugle, Byrne & Alworth, San Antonio, Texas
Handled pre-litigation investigation, prepared documents, and filed documents with the court. Negotiated with parties and attorneys to resolve cases without litigation.
1988 – 1990 CASE COORDINATOR – Kugle, Stewart, Dent & Frederick, San Antonio, Texas
Worked with clients, attorneys, and insurance companies to negotiate settlements.
1986 – 1988 CLAIMS ADJUSTER – Employers Insurance, Ft. Worth, Texas
Investigated and settled insurance claims for all lines.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
CITY OF CASTLE HILLS:
Councilman 2003 – Present
Board of Adjustment 2001 – 2002
Zoning Board 2000 – 2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
San Antonio Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
National Bar Association
Laredo Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association