Sandra D. Laurel

Professional Background
Board certified in personal injury law since 1995, Sandra D. Laurel 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.

EXPERIENCE

2007- Present
Partner with the Firm of Ford & Laurel, L.L.P.
Offices in Laredo & San Antonio

1992-2007
Partner with the Firm of Snow &Laurel, LLC.
Offices in Laredo & San Antonio

1989-1992
Associate with the Law offices of Kugle, Stewart, Dent & Frederick
Offices in Laredo, San Antonio & Fort Worth

EDUCATION

B.B.A. Finance May 1986
St. Mary’s University Business School

J.D. May 1989
St. Mary’s University School of Law

Board Certification Trial Law December 1995
Practicing in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Family law, Business litigation including collections for private individuals. .

Types of cases worked on include complex Medical Malpractice cases, serious 18 -wheeler and automobile accidents, construction cases, breach of contract cases for partners in different businesses, complex divorces including custody cases, adoptions , pre-nuptial and post nuptial drafting and litigation, class action cases regarding defective products.

Active Member of the Community;

Past Board Member of Any Baby Can Alliance
Parishoner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Past Board Member of San Antonio Zoo
Past Board Member of Susan G. Komen San Antonio Affiliate
(2006-2009)
Board Member AugustHeart
Board Member YMSL Alamo Chapter
Board Member Esperanza’s Children
Alamo Heights Mule Team
Professional Affiliations

San Antonio Bar Association
Elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
Member of the College of the State of Texas
Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
Bilingual
Personal

2 children, Jarvis & Zach

robert Ford Personal Injury attorney www.fordandlaurel.com San Antonio - Laredo

Robert J. Ford (1963-2017)

Professional Background
With his practice focused on family law, personal injury, business litigation and criminal law, Robert has extensive courtroom and litigation experience in all types of cases. He has served two terms on the city council for Castle Hills.

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