Judge Amparo Guerra for Justice

Judge Amparo Guerra for Justice

Judge Amparo Guerra for JusticeJudge Amparo Guerra for JusticeJudge Amparo Guerra for Justice

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Judge Amparo Guerra is well qualified to be your Justice.

  • 17-year lawyer who handles complex civil cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Texas and the U.S.

  • Experience representing all types of clients from individuals and families, to businesses of all sizes, including sole proprietorships, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies (in fact, for the last four years, she has been lead counsel for the largest corporation in the world in state and federal courts in Texas and Colorado) 

  • She has worked in legal aid clinics, municipal and federal courts, as well as law firms of all sizes—small, mid-size, and large  

  • The first Hispanic partner at her law firm

  • She is the only woman, the only person of color, and the only judge in the Democratic primary

  • She is the only woman in this race (Republican or Democrat)

  • An Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Houston from 2005-2010, and appointed again in 2019 by the Mayor and unanimously confirmed by City Council 

  • When she was originally appointed to the Municipal Court, she was the youngest sitting judge on the court, having been appointed at 28 years old

  • She has received every organizational endorsement awarded so far in this race (through March 2, 2020)

  • She moved to Houston to attend Rice University (where she was a double major, and was on the President's Honor Roll), and then the University of Houston Law Center (where she was awarded the Dean's Merit Scholarship, and Public Interest Law Fellowships to work at Texas Rural Legal Aid, and Farmworker Legal Services in Michigan)

  • She was a federal judicial law clerk immediately following law school for U.S. District Judge Filemon Vela

  • She is multilingual (she has a Superior Certification in Legal and Commercial Spanish from the Chamber of Commerce in Madrid, Spain; she also speaks Portuguese and Italian)

  • Her mom (Ret. Justice Linda Yanez) was the first Latina on a Court of Appeals in Texas

  • She has been promoting diversity on the bench for years through bar organizations and otherwise (we currently have no African American or Hispanic justices on the Houston Courts of Appeals)

  • She is an Officer of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015

  • She is well respected by her peers for her quality of work, analytical skills, and strong work ethic

  • She has garnered strong support of her candidacy from well-respected members of the bar, including criminal defense lawyers, civil litigators, personal injury lawyers, legal aid lawyers, appellate practitioners, criminal law and appellate law professors, in-house counsel, and a former Justice on the highest Criminal Court in Texas

  • She won the State Bar of Texas Judicial Poll in this race (it is a preference poll of licensed Texas lawyers)

Justice for all Texans


About Amparo

 Amparo Guerra is a lawyer with a mission. Her legal career has been one of applying her exceptional analytical skills to the handling of complex litigation in state and federal courts across Texas, as well as other states throughout America--successfully representing a variety of clients, from individuals to sole proprietorships and large multi-national companies. Amparo is a leader in our community. She has worked tirelessly with several law groups and other volunteer associations to help make the community a better place to live. Public service is important to Amparo. She has been involved in community activities since high school. Her passion to serve others continued through college, law school and well into her professional career when she served as a Municipal Judge in Houston. Her mission remains steadfast—advance equality and justice for all Texans. 


1st Court of Appeals, Place 5

 The First Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from ten counties. (Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington). 


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Amparo Guerra for Justice

P.O. Box 6514, Houston, TX 77265

(832) 786-1283