Espronceda Law’s History:
Jennifer Espronceda is a passionate and dedicated family lawyer who has spent her career advocating for families in need. She is a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas, with deep roots in South Texas and Mexico. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where she developed a commitment to using her legal knowledge to make a difference in people’s lives. She began her career at a global law firm before founding Espronceda Law in 2011.
In addition to her work as a civil trial attorney, Jennifer, also worked as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Texas San Antonio for six years, training future lawyers in the University’s lauded Summer Law School Preparation Academy. Despite her busy schedule, Jennifer has remained committed to mentoring students and hosts accredited internships at her law office through UTSA.
Jennifer is on the board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where she brings her firsthand experience guiding clients through the legal system in family law matters. She believes that every family deserves quality legal representation, and she works tirelessly to ensure that her clients receive the best possible outcomes. In addition to her legal work, Jennifer owns and manages a commercial real estate company.
Paralegal, Billing Specialist
Brittany began with us as a billing specialist in 2016, serving as a liaison to clients handling stressful events like divorce, custody, and child protective services.
As Brittany’s experience grew, so did her role in our office. Brittany became our Office Manager in 2017 and later took on the role of Case Clerk. Meanwhile, Brittany has continued her educational path, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2018. She studied for her Paralegal Certification from the University of the Incarnate Word and was certified in 2022.
Andrew J. Espronceda
Andrew Jacob Espronceda joined our team in 2023 as a Data Specialist. Andrew holds a B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is fluent in Japanese.
Before joining Espronceda Law, Andrew served as the head of internal security at a renowned national Cyber Security and IT consulting firm, where his duties focused on safeguarding digital assets and managing complex technological environments.
Mark A. Cevallos
Attorney, Of Counsel
Mark A. Cevallos is a highly accomplished attorney with deep roots in San Antonio. Born and raised in this vibrant city, Mark possesses a genuine understanding of the local community and its legal landscape.
In 1999, Mark obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wabash College, setting the foundation for a successful legal career. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2002, solidifying his commitment to the pursuit of justice.
Licensed in the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Mark has honed his expertise across a wide spectrum of practice areas. Throughout his career, Mark has litigated more than 30 jury trials ranging from traffic tickets to Federal wire fraud.
Mark’s diverse trial experience includes cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation, defamation, deceptive trade practices, premises liability, business disputes, real estate matters, contract disputes, and custody disputes.
Dora Gomez-Garza joined our team in 2021 as our esteemed Senior Paralegal, bringing with her a wealth of experience accumulated over 20 years while working in the family law field. In 2017, Dora earned her Paralegal Certificate, followed by her associate degree in Paralegal Studies in 2018 from the Center of Advanced Legal Studies in Houston, Texas. Currently, Dora is actively pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, which is slated for completion in 2025.
Beyond her professional achievements, Dora is an avid home baker. Dora cherishes the moments spent with her loving family, especially with her four beloved grandchildren.
Diego M. Bernal
Attorney, Of Counsel
Diego Bernal is a lifelong advocate for Texas families and brings unique experience and perspective to the firm. He was born in South Texas and raised in San Antonio. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his undergraduate degree, Master’s in Social Work, and law degree. After law school, he returned to San Antonio permanently as a civil rights attorney for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), representing working people, children, and public schools. He continued those efforts in private practice before joining Espronceda Law in 2023.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Diego also serves the community through elected office. In June 2011, Diego was elected to the San Antonio City Council representing District 1. He was then elected to the Texas House of Representatives in February 2015, representing Texas House District 123.