G Esther Cruz
G. Esther Cruz has had an extensive and diversified law practice in Texas for over 30 years. She has litigated complex bankruptcy cases for Chapter 7 Trustees for the Southern District of Texas, represented numerous creditors in Chapter 13 cases, represented Estates in Probate, worked on complex Trust cases, and represented clients in real estate transactions. In the 1990's she served as lead attorney for the FDIC on numerous bank closings, including one of the largest bank closings in the state of Texas. Ms. Cruz conducted extensive research into some very complex transactions of failed banks and co-chaired lawsuits which resulted in obtaining summary judgments in favor of the FDIC in excess of $2 million. FDIC means "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" - insures Financial Institutions in the United States.
Prior to law school, Ms. Cruz was employed by Texaco, Inc. as a Title Analyst for Oil and Gas Leases and was employed by Texas Commerce Bank, Houston, Texas , as a Supervisor in the Trust Department, where she supervised title changes on stocks and bonds for over 50 major corporations.
Ms. Cruz is a member of the State Bar of Texas, United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
Probate & Estate Administration
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1982
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 1969
Honors and Awards
Woman of the Year American-Business Women's Association Ft. Bend County Chapter, 1991 - 1992
Former Member of American Business Women's Association & Served as President
Former Board of Director for the Fort Bend Chapter of CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocates)
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Texas, 1982 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio, Texas