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Trisha Morales Padia

CEO and Community Educator

With over 10 years of experience in the legal industry, I have assisted hundreds of families with their legal needs. My journey has been marked by a commitment to a client centered approach, transparent communication and guiding clients through the ups and downs of the legal process, and I bring that dedication to every client and project.

A Southern California native, Trisha completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs obtaining her B.S. in Marketing. She went on to move to the Great State of Texas and settle right here in San Antonio. After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in 2013 she has worked zealously to represent her clients and fight for their rights.

Best S.A Female Lawyers 2021

San Antonio Scene Magazine

Top Family Law Lawyer 2017

San Antonio Scene Magazine

San Antonio Best Lawyer 2016

San Antonio Scene Magazine

2023 Top DUI/DWI Lawyer

SA Scene Magazine

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Denise Rodriguez
Associate Attorney

Denise is a San Antonio native and attended Incarnate Word High School. In 1989, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University. In 1992, Denise was graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate degree.

Denise began her career in the legal profession in private practice representing clients in family law, probate and estates and juvenile and criminal law matters. During this time, Denise also provided pro bono services to retired veterans and their spouses through the San Antonio American GI Forum.

In 1996, Denise joined Lone Star Legal Aid in Belton, Texas as a staff attorney. A year and a half later, she was promoted to Managing Attorney of the office’s Family Protection Unit. During her time at legal aid, Denise represented many victims of domestic violence in family law and immigration cases. She also provided services to clients in landlord/tenant law, wills and estates, bankruptcy and public benefits. Denise also served as a Juvenile Court Magistrate for Bell County for five years.

In 2007, Denise returned to San Antonio and continued practicing family law for a nonprofit family law firm and then returned to private practice. Today, Denise is a strong and skilled advocate for clients dealing with the many complex and difficult issues involved with family law.

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Dorothy Dominguez
Paralegal- Family/Probate

I have devoted my entire professional career to helping families and children. I worked for a Head Start Program as Family Service Associate in October 2015 for 6 years, where I obtained my Family Service Credentials in 2017.

I wanted to continue exploring opportunities in the legal field of how I could do more for families, so I furthered my studies by attending San Antonio College and obtained my AOS in Paralegal Studies in December 2021. In November 2020, I worked part-time as a legal assistant at an Immigration Law firm until I was offered an opportunity to join Morales Padia Law in June 2022.

With my professional training, passion, and dedication I aim to provide the best legal work and knowledge to our team, our clients, and our firm. I enjoy working closely with people and get most of my joy from the feeling of helping people through what may be the most difficult times of their lives.

On a personal level, I love spending time with my family, cuddling next to my Hubby watching television, being outdoors, going hiking, and exploring new adventures.

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Mallory Cribbs
Paralegal- Family

Mallory began her career as a paralegal interning at Morales Padia Law in September 2022, and officially became a part of the team in December of 2022. She is responsible for helping support Attorney Trisha Padia and other team members with drafting orders, pleadings, memos, conducting research, and with case management. Mallory is excited to graduate with her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and is looking forward to furthering her education and career as a paralegal.

Before Mallory started her paralegal career, she was a military spouse and student. Mallory was a spouse in the military from 2012-2020. She was afforded the opportunity by the Army to move around the country to duty stations in Washington, Hawaii, and Texas. During her time as a military spouse, she volunteered with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a local military spouse group dedicated to supporting and encouraging mothers and children in a military environment.

In her free time, Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband and four children: Connor (2010), Colin (2012), Owen (2016), and Diana (2019). Mallory considers herself a soccer fanatic and loves cheering for the local team SAFC. She is always eager for weekend trips to a coffee shop or a ride on her motorcycle. She is an active member at her local church here in San Antonio and is proud to call San Antonio home.

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Cameron Ozuna
Paralegal- Family/Criminal

Administrative Assistant to Trisha Morales Padia

I recently graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University – San Antonio in May of 2022. I have always had an interest in the field of law, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of the team here at Morales Padia Law. On a personal level, my family is the most important thing to me. I also really enjoy traveling and experiencing new environments.

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Allyson Gilmore

Allyson is a life-long Texas native, originally from the Coastal Bend but moved to San Antonio to attend school in 2007. She has her degree in Business Administration and has worked in the accounting field for over 12 years, with a focus on bookkeeping and tax preparation.

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Esperanza Flores
Administrative Assistant

Esperanza Joined Morales Padia Law as an intern in February 2023 and soon transitioned to a full time role in June. Her strong interest in law has led her to apply for admissions to law school in 2024.

Esperanza was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended high school at Winston Churchill High School where she graduated with honors in 2019. Following High School, she embarked on her higher educational path by attending Tarleton State University. However, a year later she transferred to St. Mary's university, where she Ultimately earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

In her free time, Esperanza enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves the outdoors, often indulging in hiking and golfing.

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Veronica Ruvalcaba
Client Services Director

Veronica started off her career as a Mortgage Loan Officer in 2004, she enjoyed helping families purchase their forever homes. In the year 2020, she faced some life-altering health issues, that only made her stronger. She decided to join the workforce once again, but with a different twist. She gladly accepted to be part of Morales Padia Law. She is very grateful for the opportunity to broaden her skills and knowledge in a different environment but continuing to help individuals.

Veronica loves to cook and host events, Mexican food and Charcuterie are her specialties. She has three great children, a daughter that now has a great career in Veterinary medicine and two young boys in school. Her goal for her family is for them to strive for success, always pushing them forward. Her life motto is: Live Life to its fullest, you only have one.

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Ava Louviere
Of Counsel, Attorney