Fernando R. Cruz is a first-generation American who was born and raised in San Antonio’s Southside. He graduated from Burbank High School then completed undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was elected by the student body to the Student Senate as Hispanic Senator and received his B.A. in Political Science. In 1998, Fernando received a Juris Doctorate degree from Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as President of the Hispanic Law Student Association.
For seven years, Fernando honed his trial experience as a litigator specializing in insurance defense. He has tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict, primarily in Bexar, Nueces and Maverick counties. Since then, Fernando has represented individuals and families who have been injured or have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others.
Fernando’s commitment to community service and dedication to the law were inspired by Mexican parents who came to the United States in pursuit of happiness through hard and honest work and civic responsibility.
Fernando practices in the area of personal injury trial. He is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas.
His legal affiliations include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and Mexican American Bar Association.
Fernando is a strong supporter of ACTS Missions of San Antonio and has an unwavering commitment to inspiring San Antonio’s under-privileged youth to reach their full potential. Fernando is sought after as a motivational speaker and has spoken to hundreds of students at numerous schools throughout San Antonio.
- Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, Juris Doctorate – 1998
- Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A. – 1995
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
- San Antonio Bar Association
- Mexican-American Bar Association
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