Since becoming a licensed attorney in 2008, Ivan has been successfully representing clients who have been victimized by the negligence of others. Ivan comes to Hightower | Capellan with valuable litigation knowledge including trial, mediation, negotiation and settlement experience.
Ivan?s additional experience includes serving with the State of Texas Office of the Attorney General, Tort Litigation Division under then Attorney General, Greg Abbott. He has also served as an intern for the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals under Justice Eva M. Guzman (now a Supreme Court Justice) and Chief Justice Adele Hedges. Ivan also interned at the 164th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas under Judge Martha Hill Jamison.
Ivan earned his BA in Economics from the University of Texas in 2004, and his JD from South Texas College of Law in 2008. His class standing was in the top 25%, earning him Dean?s List as well as becoming a finalist for the Garland R. Walker Memorial Intramural Mock Trial Competition, 2006. He was also the President of the Hispanic Law Students Association, 2008.
In 2017, Ivan was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star in its Texas Super Lawyers publication. Ivan currently serves on the Board of Advocates for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. Ivan also serves as a member on the State Bar of Texas Committee for Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters.
A native of Mayag?ez, Puerto Rico, Ivan is fluent in Spanish. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys traveling and Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) training.