ELIZABETH F. ECHAVARRIA
Elizabeth Francine Echavarria was born and raised on the Texas-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas. She graduated from Del Rio High School in 1996. She completed her undergraduate career at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in December 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. After working for four years in the financial industry with Charles Schwab, she decided to pursue her law degree and enrolled in law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. During her time in law school, she worked with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and the Bexar County Battered Women’s Shelter. Elizabeth graduated from St. Mary’s Law School in May 2007 with a Juris Doctorate and was licensed to practice in November that same year.
Elizabeth began her legal career as a prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in 2008, where she worked until 2010. Since then, she has focused her practice on immigration law, primarily in the areas of legalization, citizenship, and work visas. During her career she has also been involved in pro-bono events to encourage and assist lawful permanent residents to become U.S. citizens. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and licensed to practice in the United States District Court of the Western District of Texas. She has been a guest presenter for various events, including the Bexar County Paralegal’s Association and Boerne Bar Association to provide information on current issues and changes to immigration law in the United States. Elizabeth is a compassionate and dedicated attorney who loves her work helping the immigrant community and their families.
JOSEPH R. ECHAVARRIA
Joseph Rogelio Echavarria graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio, receiving degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice. In 2007 he graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Mr. Echavarria started his legal career by serving two years as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, he joined Carabin Shaw. Since then he has concentrated primarily on personal injury and automobile claims. Mr. Echavarria remains Of Counsel to Carabin Shaw.
In 2019 Mr. Echavarria became Managing Partner of the Echavarria Law Firm. He believes the mission of the Echavarria Law Firm is to help others through difficult times. He and His Wife, Elizabeth, have made sure their family-owned practice prioritizes client attention and care, making sure their family takes care of yours.